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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 updated

With the Thunderbird 500 being launched, Royal Enfield have taken the opportunity to breathe some life back into the standard Thunderbird 350 that has been with us for a long long time. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 gets a lot of features carried over from the elder brother except for the FI system and now is a more appealing package than its previous version.

The TB350 tank is now a 20 litre one, the rear section that includes the split seats, the LED tail lights and the pillion back rest is similar to that on the TB500 and it also gets the updated front forks, 18 inch tyres and the rear disc setup. The projectors from the TB500 also make it on to the Thunderbird 350 and so does a similar paint job. The new Thunderbird 350 roughly costs about 13,000INR more than the previous one whose bookings had stopped some while back. The on-road price in Mumbai is at 1,43,346 INR.

Thunderbird 350 specifications
ENGINE

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Displacement346cc
Bore x stroke70 mm X 90 mm
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Maximum Power19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque28Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemTransistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyUCAL, BS29
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
BRAKES AND TYRES

Tyres Fr.90/90-19, 52P MRF Zapper FM
Tyres Rr.120/80-18, 62P MRF Zapper C
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear240mm Disc, Single piston caliper
ELECTRICAL

Electrical System12 volt – DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head LampProjection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail LampLED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal LampHazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle