As we speculated a couple days before, today at the launch event of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, the company also launched the refreshed Thunderbird 350 with all the same features of the Thunderbird 500. However, the Thunderbird 350 will be placed below the newly launched Thunderbird 500. By making this move, Royal Enfield has expanded the Thunderbird’s range of new features to suit the budgets of a wider range of buyers.
The Thunderbird 350 as its name suggests, it will feature the same smaller UCE engine displacing 346cc. This engine produces 19.8 Bhp and 28 Nm. Like its elder sibling, the 350cc engine too features hydraulic tappets, an electric starter and a five speed manual gearbox. However, the motor uses a carburetor instead of fuel injection, thereby allowing Royal Enfield to price it much more competitively. Also its fuel efficiency is also expected to be much higher than the 500cc model.
The older 350cc Thunderbird bookings have been stopped and the newer version is available now. Bookings for both the new Thunderbird 350 as well as the 500 models are now open at Royal Enfield dealerships across the country. The Thunderbird 350 is priced at Rs. 1,43,000 (on-road, Mumbai) and has the same features as that of the 500cc bike.