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

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled
Displacement 346cc
Bore x stroke 70 mm X 90 mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque 28Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply UCAL, BS29
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric/Kick
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Type Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension Twin 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 Front 280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston caliper
ELECTRICAL

Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail Lamp LED lamp with position light guides
Turn Signal Lamp Hazard Light featured for the first time on an Indian motorcycle

56 COMMENTS

  1. Firstly I want to tell is that my height is 5’3, 19 yrs in age and just 50 kgs in weight. Whether tb will best suit for me or I should prefer for any other bikes? I want to buy the bike which is more than 200cc… and I also thought of cbr 250r. ..but its too costly when compared to tb’s price.. Any suggestions on tb and cbr 250r?

  2. I am 5′ 3” and 70 Kg.Will my height make any issue in driving TB 350 ? I want my both legs touch the ground for better stability in city traffic.Need advice on that .Also on the mileage .
    Thanks in advance

  3. I have the TB350 second version, or 2013 model. The bike is good for stylish looking and for long raiding and gives me around 36kmpl in chennai city. But want to mention about the rear break of the vehicle , which gets locked up suddenly when u apply breaks while driving. I have noticed couple of times of this issue , where the bike skids itself to a corner and this situation can lead to accidents. I suggest Royal Enfield to release a the new Thunderbird with drum breaks version for rear wheel, which will be more safer for raiders in the Indian roads.

    • The problem you are facing might be due to worn or defective brake pads. Have them replaced. It might also be a reason that you have air in your brake fluid supply. Have them checked.

  4. Daer all,
    I am having claasic 350 i got last year in april 2012 almost 1yr very good bike but especially i dont like spilt seat can some one will tell me thundrbird old model seat will suite to this bike without any mofications i.e. except welding or any suggessions will be appricated.

  5. Hi All,
    I have booked tb 350 last week . The waiting period was Max 10 months. but i’m ready to wait because Owning a TB 350 is awesome feeling. I had a confusion between CBR 150 and tb, and finally i went for tb for its look & Performance.

  6. B350 is a very good bike go for it but some are suggest that TB350 is very hevy for my physic type don’t go for it. Kindly suggest me whether i’ll purchase my dream bike or not. My body type- hight 5ft 2″ weight 60kg. Waiting for yours reply.

  7. The new silencer given by company iz bst i too own a new TB350 d thumpin.a quite kul n soft nt too hard as compare to.other RE silencer better dnt chnge…..
    n if u chnge ur silencer it firm tht there wil b a difference in mileage ….

  8. hi.i’m planning to buy RE TB350 nd i wanted to know that will it suit me or not…my age is 19 years..,my height is 5ft 7″ and my weight is 57 kg.
    please advice me on the same as i’m very confused
    thankew

  9. Hi,

    I am planning to book TB350 in next week, ao I need all your valuable feed back abou the beast. Please please help me. I am really confused between TB350 and Classic 350. But on top of mind I have TB350, will it suit me as my height is 5’7” and weight is 72. Awaiting for your reply. You can also drop me an e mail.

    Thanks in advance.

  10. Is anyone changed Silencer in New TBTS 350?
    If yes kindly let me know the performance and milage.
    How Will be the Sound?

  11. I Have booked The new RE Thunder bird 350 i am feared abt comfort its a bit short bike my height is 6’ft and weight is 65 is this beast comfortable for me please help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Hello everyone,

    Currently, I own a Pulsar DTSi 150, which I have been riding since my college days. Now I have grown a bit buIky after passing out from college 2 years ago. To be precise, I am 5 ft 10″ , 95 kgs. Pulsar now looks like a child’s toy to me. So I have booked a TB 350 and expecting it to be delivered by either the end of this month or April first week. This waiting period is making me quite restless though, as it’s already been 6 months.

    Anyway, regardless of my physique and waiting period to own my personal RE, I am already an Enfield guy as I have been riding my uncle’s Classic one since a few weeks now. I love how the heads turn when I hit the roads on this majestic beast thumping in all it’s glory and making it’s own way! I just love the whole experience of riding a Royal Enfield.

    I have heard quite brilliant things about this mean machine. It would be my first Enfield to be frank. Would you like to pass on some tips/suggestions/advice to me?

    • All bikes have their own good and bad, and the enfield is no different. Keep to the basics, as in do regular basic maintenance/service, keep the chain properly lubed, check engine oil regularly and ride it like a enfield is supposed to be ridden and you most probably will never have an issue.

  13. Guys,
    “Think 1000 times making any decisions but after making decision do not turn back if its 1000 troubles”.
    RE is RE none of the Indian bike will beat that.

  14. Hi,
    I have noticed lot of changes in the new TB350 and I felt the Vintage look of TB is missing like the silencer looks like similar to one which is used in spendour. And also backrest looks similar to fancy bikes. Any way I like RE. But I am not considering TB instead I made up my mind for Bullet Electra 350. Pl. exisiting user of new TB350 give your valuable feedback.

  15. The rear disc-brake has an issue. It locks rather frequently. Trust me, the old school drum brake was better. Picture yourself dragging a 180-kg Bull in the summer heat. Just that the Bull’s rear legs won’t move!

  16. Hi!
    I own an Enfield ThunderBird 350 cc,2004 model.
    My worry is that my right front leg (Fork) has a oil leak & oil seal needs a replacement.
    All I want to know is the correct grade of fork oil for the same for smooth working of fork..
    I would really appreciate some help on this..
    Thanks!!

  17. Hi frnds, i m Sunny. i already have a classic 350 in new brand condition, should i go for TB350?, is there in changes in engine or any other part

  18. nyc bike
    had a test drive today, there seemed to be no problem there, lesser vibrations as compared to classic and great pick up which i felt was missing in classic even though bith hv a sane engine. the thubderbird gives u a sophisticated look while the other RE give u a rough feel and look. i am going to book the bike within a week and will wait for it eagerly.

    just wanted to know from any of the users of tbird 350 2012 model if there are any issues related to the bike

  19. Dear friends,
    am in dilemma whether to book classic350 or Thunderbird350 .
    My height 5.9, weight 70.
    Please help me in this regard.
    I will be eagerly waiting for the reply.
    Thank. You.

  20. Am in dilemma whether to book classic350 or Thunderbird350.
    Please help me in this regard, it’s urgent.
    I will be eagerly waiting for the reply thank
    you.
    (my height 5.9, weight 70)

  21. hai friends last week i booked a tb 350 bike and made test drive ..its very nice moment yaar…finally i am going get my dream bike..i am working in bank..the bike is good choice for based on my salary..and tel the mileage ?…..

  22. guys i need some help.i am planning to buy the new TB350 but im very concerned about the mileage.i come from a middle class family so i want a bike that has at some good mileage.not very high but good.can accept upto 30.pls can any1 help me??

  23. hi,
    i own Apache 160 and i am very much satisfied with it but after driving TB350 i want to get this bike in my house.please help should i go for it or not. it is a good bike as in market i got mix review all about it. so please help me.

    • Apache is good..but then a TB is a TB… ride it to believe it..if already taken a ride…u shudnt even think twice before making the decison..my TB350 will be delivered by march end may be..and i chose this bike over all the others irrespective of the price and weight(FYI- i am 5 ft 6 inches weighing 80 kgs)

  24. My dream is to own a Royal Enfield. TB350 attracted me more. but my concern is that whether my physic will suite for TB for a long Drive. i am 5’6″ and 82 KG. i want to know whether TB350 suit me. please help

    • hi arun,
      First of all i want 2 say that your weight and height is perfect for this bike. And i can assure u that u will love this bike for sure.

    • I am riding my thunderbird 350 for last one month. Iam 163cm in hight and 59kgs in weight. I never get in to any problem with my phisique and TB 350. It is very rider friendly and you can handle the Bike at any condition well than any othre bikes available in india nw. Even I used it in rough roads as well as on High ways too.

  25. I have booked and waiting for delivery of my dream bike TB-350. I have no doubt, no confusion, no tension about mileage / maintenance / weight / cost or any thing. Because it is “ROYAL” and when you ride on the Royal “BULL” you can feel the proud…..every body on the road is looking on you and feeling grudge……..

    • I really admire your thought Prabir, as b’coz my thought are 100% similar to yours,
      and i want 2 say 1 more thing that guyz who are saying negative thing about RE, they doesn’t know about the bikes.

  26. i had a confusion of choice
    i mean in between yamaha R15 and TB350
    can u please guide me which is better and why it is, so that i could opt the best one :)

    • dear, these are two different bikes..i own R15 and my TB 500 will be delivered next week..if you have a choice of high speeds and more concerned of latest technologies..go for R15..its not just a 150cc engine..But if you want some thing heavy.., and have a long distance to cruise..and the ROYAL image when you sit on the bike, TB is your choice.. any way R15 is cheap than TB.

  27. i hav booked tb 350 ! but heard reviews r not good !!!!! am confused now :( :( i want full reviews abt the bike ??
    can any one post review abt the bike plssss ..

  28. Hi guys, i need yours valueable suggesion. TB350 is my dream bike. I am planing to purchase TB from last 6 month. But i am confused whether i’ll go for it or not. Some of my friends suggest TB350 is a very good bike go for it but some are suggest that TB350 is very hevy for my physic type don’t go for it. Kindly suggest me whether i’ll purchase my dream bike or not. My body type- hight 5ft9″ weight 67kg. Waiting for yours reply.

    • Hi Saswat,
      Well to startoff with, you would need to understand about “riding a bull”. Yes it is quite heavy at standstill compared to sports models, but that would not be an issue at all while riding.
      Secondly, the TB350 and 500 are quite low on ride height compared to other makes from the same manufacturer. Our test rider who is 5’8″ was quite comfortable with the riding position and ride height (knees comfortably bend). This again helps in controlling the weight of the bike like you asked for.
      Overall, the TB350 is an excellent machine to go for if you are interested in highway cruising and are comfortable riding cruiser machines and prefer over sports models.
      Good luck with your purchase.

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