Royal Enfield has updated the Thunderbird 350, giving it all the features of the new Thunderbird 500. Called the all new Thunderbird 350, the motorcycle gets the same design as its elder sibling. The Thunderbird 350 comes in Flicker and Twilight colors, with the on-road Mumbai price of Rs. 1,43,346/-. Bookings of the old Thunderbird 350 have been stopped and those who had booked one earlier, can now convert their booking for the all new Thunderbird 350.
Power comes in through the same 346cc UCE engine which uses TwinSpark and produces 19.8 BHP of power at 5250 RPM and 28 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM. This air-cooled engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and uses a carburetor instead of fuel injection seen on the Thunderbird 500. With production of around 10,000 units per month, the company believes prospective Thunderbird customers will not see any waiting period and can purchase their cruisers off the shelf.
For the rough price increase of Rs. 13,500/- over the old Thunderbird 350, the new model offers a stiffer swing arm, LED head lights, all new digital console, rear disc brake, 41 mm front forks and LED tail lamps. Performance is expected to remain more or less the same and the new Thunderbird 350 will appeal to those looking to use the motorcycle in the city. The new Thunderbird 350 slots right below the Classic in the Royal Enfield range.