Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ABS vs Hyosung Aquila 250 vs UM Renegade Commando Comparison

Updated: 07, Oct, 2017 10:56 AM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,56,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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₹ 2,84,000
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₹ 1,82,503
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DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Kerb/Wet Weight
197 kg179 kg179 kg
Ground Clearance
135 mm155 mm200 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 litres14 litres18 litres
Wheelbase
1350 mm1515 mm1545 mm
Overall Length
2060 mm2282 mm2257 mm
Overall Width
790 mm875 mm780 mm
Overall Height
1205 mm1096 mm1140 mm
Seat Height
775 mm710 mm750 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

Top Speed
120 kmph130 kmph125 kmph
0-60 kmph
7 secsNANA
Mileage
35-40 kmpl (Approx.)25-35 kmpl (Approx.)25-35 kmpl (approx.)

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES

Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pillion Backrest
NA

ENGINE & GEARBOX

Displacement
346 cc249 cc279.5 cc
Bore
70 mm57.0 mm74 mm
Stroke
90 mm48.8 mm65 mm
Compression Ratio
8.5:1NANA
Air Cleaner
Paper ElementNANA
Number of Cylinders
121
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
NA
Engine Description
346cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder4 Stroke, DOHC 8 Valve 75O V-Twin 249 CC, Oil CooledSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 4 valve, Liquid Cooled, Spark Ignition
Maximum Power
20 HP @ 5250 rpm26.21 BHP @ 9500 rpm24.8 BHP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm21.37 NM @ 7000 rpm23 NM @ 7000 rpm
Number of Gears
556
Cooling
Air CoolingLiquid CoolingLiquid-cooled
Ignition
Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)NACDI, Spark ignition
Clutch
Wet, multi-plateNAWet Multiplate
Lubrication
Wet sumpNAWet Sump
Oil Grade
15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above JASO MA 2NANA
Fuel System
UCAL, BS29Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection (EFi)
Emission Standard
BS4NABS4

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES

Fuel Gauge
DigitalDigital
Tachometer
AnalogAnalogueNA
Trip Meter
DigitalDigital
Speedometer
AnalogDigital

QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY

Body Type
CruiserCruiserCruiser
Official Tagline
New Definition to Highway CruisingThe Real CruiserFeel the Freedom
Bike Variant
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ABSHyosung Aquila 250UM Renegade Commando
Price in India
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ABS is priced at INR 1.56 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).Hyosung Aquila 250 is priced at INR 2.84 lakh in India (Ex-showroom).UM Renegade Commando is priced at INR 1.83 lakh in India (ex-showroom).
Current Status
AvailableAvailableAvailable
Warranty in India
2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)NANA
Braking System
2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)NANA
Shades
Marine, Stone, FlickrRed/Black, White, BlackBlack Shine, Burgundy Shine, Matte Moss Green,
Vehicle Overview
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 BS4 stands as the most effective cruiser of India, sharing its engine with the other 350cc motorcycles in the lineup. The 346cc, air cooled and carburetor fed engine on the same is good for 19.8 BHP at 5250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at just 4000 rpm. It is the most equipped 350cc bike with both front and rear disc brake, projector headlamp, LED taillight and hazard lights. The 20 liter fuel tank provides extensive driving range while its 192 kg of body weight helps in a more stable ride on the highways. It rivals Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise and UM Renegade series in India.Hyosung Aquila 250 is a twin cylinder, quarter liter cruiser that produces 26.21 BHP at 9500 rpm and 21.37 Nm at 7000 rpm. It comes with a 5-speed gearbox and weighs quite high at 179 kg. The motorcycle costs INR 2,84,000 and rivals no other in the cruiser segment. If compared with its engine value, it stays against the Kawasaki Z250 in India. The proper cruiser appeal on the Hyosung Aquila 250 makes it really attractive while a new version named Aquila 300 is in the pipeline of Hyosung Motorcycles. It claims a top speed of 130 kmph.UM Renegade Commando BS4 carries a vintage, war inspired design. It is new to the Indian market and comes equipped with 279.5cc, 1-cylinder engine producing 24.8 BHP and 23 Nm of torque. It's high 179 kg of kerb weight makes it slower than most bikes in the competition. RE Classic 350 seems to be the most suited rival to the UM Commando in terms of design while pricing places it near to the RE Himalayan and Mahindra Mojo.
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrolPetrol

BATTERY & ELECTRICALS

Voltage
12VNANA
Capacity
8AhNANA
Battery Type
Maintenance FreeMaintenance FreeNA

MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT

Design
NA
Performance
NA
Comfort
NA
Fuel Economy
NA
Features
NA
Build Quality
NA
Value for Money
NA
Standout Features
Projector Headlight, Dual Disc Brakes, 20 Liter Fuel Tank, Informative Instrument Console, 2-Channel ABSNAFuel Injection, Low Stance, Impressive Shades, Wide Tyres
Should You Buy It?
Thunderbird 350 is the most heavily loaded variant in the 350 cc Royal Enfield lineup. It is capable of bringing more than 750 km of driving range in a single full fuel tank. Currently, it is the first choice of people looking for typical touring motorcycle.NAThis point becomes highly debatable as apart from looks, Renegade Commando has nothing else to justify its direct competition with Royal Enfield Bullet 500.

BRAKES & TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
Front Brake
280mm DiscHydraulic disc brake280mm Disc, Twin Piston Caliper
Alloy Wheels
Rear Brake
240mm DiscDrum130mm Drum
Wheel Type
SpokeAlloysSpoke Wheels
Front Tyre
90/90-19110/90 16 59S110/90 16"
Rear Tyre
120/80-18150/80 15 70S140/90 15"
ABS
NA

SUSPENSION & CHASSIS

Front Suspension
Telescopic forksTelescopic SuspensionHydraulic Telescopic, 41mm (Max Compression: 110 mm)
Rear Suspension
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preloadHydraulic Double Shock AbsorberTwin Hydraulic Shocks With Spring ( Adjustable )
Frame
Single downtube, using engine as stressed memberNANA
Front Wheel Travel
130mm TravelNA110 mm
Rear Wheel Travel
80mm TravelNANA

LIGHTING

Turn Signal Light (Front)
12V, 10WNANA
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
NA
Turn Signal Light (Rear)
12V, 10WNANA
Head Light
Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55WHalogenHalogen
Tail Light
LED lamp with position light guidesNANA

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