Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ABS vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 ABS vs Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ABS Comparison

Updated: 09, Apr, 2019 03:04 AM

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,56,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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₹ 1,53,000
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₹ 1,21,000
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DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Kerb/Wet Weight
197 kg192 kg183 kg
Ground Clearance
135 mm135 mm135 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 litres13.50 litres13.50 litres
Wheelbase
1350 mm1370 mm1370 mm
Overall Length
2060 mm2160 mm2140 mm
Overall Width
790 mm790 mm810 mm
Overall Height
1205 mm1090 mm1120 mm
Seat Height
775 mm800 mm800 mm

PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE

0-60 kmph
7 secs4.20 secs3.60 secs

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES

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

ENGINE & GEARBOX

Displacement
346 cc346 cc346 cc
Bore
70 mm70 mm70 mm
Stroke
90 mm90 mm90 mm
Compression Ratio
8.5:18.5 : 18.5 : 1
Air Cleaner
Paper ElementPaper ElementPaper Element
Number of Cylinders
111
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
NA
Engine Description
346cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder346cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder346cc, Air-Cooled, Single Cylinder
Maximum Power
19.8 HP @ 5250 rpm19.8 HP @ 5250 rpm19.8 HP @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm28 Nm @ 4000 rpm28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Number of Gears
555
Cooling
Air CoolingAir CoolingAir Cooling
Ignition
Transistorized Coil Ignition (TCI)Transistorised Coil IgnitionTransistorised Coil Ignition
Clutch
Wet, multi-plateWet, multi-plateWet ,multi-plate
Lubrication
Wet sumpWet sumpWet sump
Oil Grade
15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above JASO MA 215 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA 215 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel System
UCAL, BS29UCAL 29mm, Constant Vacuum CarburettorUCAL 29mm, Constant Vacuum Carburettor
Emission Standard
BS4NABS4

INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES

Fuel Gauge
Digital
Analogue
Tachometer
Analog
NA
Trip Meter
Digital
NA
Speedometer
AnalogAnalogAnalogue

QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY

Top Speed
120 kmph110 kmph95 kmph
Body Type
CruiserCruiserCruiser
Mileage
35-40 kmpl (Approx.)35-40 kmpl (Approx.)35-40 kmpl (Approx.)
Official Tagline
New Definition to Highway CruisingMade Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!Made Like a Gun, Goes Like a Bullet!
Bike Variant
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ABSRoyal Enfield Classic 350 ABSRoyal Enfield Bullet 350 (Standard Model)
Price in India
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 ABS is priced at INR 1.56 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).Royal Enfield Classic 350 ABS is priced at INR 1.53 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ABS is priced at INR 1.21 Lakh in India (Ex-Showroom).
Current Status
AvailableAvailableAvailable
Warranty in India
2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)2 years or 20,000 kms (whichever is earlier)
Braking System
2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)2-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)1-Channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
Shades
Marine, Stone, FlickrClassic Black, Ash, Classic Silver, Lagoon, ChestnutBlack
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.Royal Enfield Classic 350 is currently the most popular RE of all time, selling in high numbers and even beating nearly all of the other products summed together. It uses the same 346cc, 1-cylinder engine producing 19.8 BHP and 28 Nm of torque. Classic 350 comes with front disc brake, MRF Zapper tyres and electric start as its most important options.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is the closest relative to the century-old Bullet series of motorcycles from the brand. It looks more or less the same as models being sold in the late '60s while now comes with a new engine and left foot side gear shift levers. The 346cc engine is good for 19.8 BHP and 28 Nm of torque while it now uses a 5-speed gearbox for better fuel efficiency and enhanced driving pleasure. Bullet 350 has a strict fan following and no Indian product, other than its very own cousin, RE Classic 350 rivals the same.
Fuel Type
PetrolPetrolPetrol

BATTERY & LIGHTING

Pass Light
Voltage
12V12 V12 V
Turn Signal Light (Front)
12V, 10W12V, 10W12V, R10W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Capacity
8Ah8 AH5 Ah
Turn Signal Light (Rear)
12V, 10W12V, 10W12V, R10W
Head Light
Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55W60W / 55W, HALOGEN35 W / 35 W, Halogen
Battery Type
Maintenance FreeMaintenance FreeMaintenance Free
Tail Light
LED lamp with position light guides21W / 5W21 W / 5 W

MAXABOUT RATING & VERDICT

Design
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Features
Build Quality
Value for Money
Standout Features
Projector Headlight, Dual Disc Brakes, 20 Liter Fuel Tank, Informative Instrument Console, 2-Channel ABSFront Disc Brake, Electric Starter, Wide Tyres, Exclusive Design, 2-Channel ABSHuge 19 inch wheels, Retro Design, Powerful Engine
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.If you are a Royal Enfield fan, nothing can present better value for your money than Classic 350. It comes with everything that is missing from Bullet 350.It's better to go for Classic 350 but if you still wish for a Bullet, prepare yourself for a kickstarter and least effective braking system around this segment.

BRAKES & TYRES

Tubeless Tyres
Front Brake
280mm Disc280mm Disc280mm Single Disc
Alloy Wheels
Rear Brake
240mm Disc240mm Disc153mm Drum
Wheel Type
SpokeSpokeSpoke
Front Tyre
90/90-1990/90 - 193.25 x 19
Rear Tyre
120/80-18110/90 - 183.25 x 19
ABS
Yes (2-Channel)Yes (1-Channel)

SUSPENSION & CHASSIS

Front Suspension
Telescopic forksTelescopic ForksTelescopic, 35mm forks
Rear Suspension
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preloadTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preloadTwin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload
Frame
Single downtube, using engine as stressed memberSingle downtube, using engine as stressed memberSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front Wheel Travel
130mm Travel130mm travel130mm Travel
Rear Wheel Travel
80mm Travel80mm travel80mm Travel

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