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Reviews of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

Overall rating:

4.4
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Reviews

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350

Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,49,701

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  •  3Breaking performance 1 year ago by Deepak Singh Kathayat
    This is good bike for cruising but this is not reliable.I have this bike since 1-2 years but this is not perform well .One day i was riding thunderbird in night but suddenly when i came 10-15km,the break was failed.This is my first time experience. If royal enfield work...
    This is good bike for cruising but this is not reliable.I have this bike since 1-2 years but this is not perform well .One day i was riding thunderbird in night but suddenly when i came 10-15km,the break was failed.This is my first time experience. If royal enfield work on this subject, this is a best bike for cruising.
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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5King of enfield 2 years ago by Himanshu
    I bought my royal enfield thunderbird from showroom ,after took try on every model of enfield. I choose thunderbird because...1.The most comfortable bike in all enfields. 2 the most stylish of all models in enfield.3 maintenance is very reasonable.4 balancing u cant ima...
    I bought my royal enfield thunderbird from showroom ,after took try on every model of enfield. I choose thunderbird because...1.The most comfortable bike in all enfields. 2 the most stylish of all models in enfield.3 maintenance is very reasonable.4 balancing u cant imagine.5 easy to ride and control.
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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Feel the difference 3 years ago by Geet Puri
    It's really a head turner bike.Bs4 have a problem like air pressure in tank but it can be solved by good mechanic.20lt tank40km/lt mileageDouble diskAnd best part is feeling.Care this as much as you care yourself.Royal enfield company is best but some of it's service/sh...

    It's really a head turner bike.

    Bs4 have a problem like air pressure in tank but it can be solved by good mechanic.

    20lt tank

    40km/lt mileage

    Double disk

    And best part is feeling.

    Care this as much as you care yourself.

    Royal enfield company is best but some of it's service/showrooms were not good. So search a good service center too before riding this bull.

    At-last...

    Boys rides bikes

    Man rides royal enfield.

    So feel the difference.

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  3My re tbts 350 5 years ago by Abhhijit
    Style good. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine is good. Good milege and gear is bit hard, but ok. Ride quality & handling comfortable ride and handling won't be an issue once you get used to. Final words totally satisfied with a bike. Before getting...

    Style good.


    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine is good. Good milege and gear is bit hard, but ok.


    Ride quality & handling comfortable ride and handling won't be an issue once you get used to.


    Final words totally satisfied with a bike. Before getting it, i prepared myself because that was my first experience with the bike before that i was using pulser 150cc. I already aware that it is not a normal japanese kind bike so whatever issues i had faced after getting it, it was not surprised me. I have learn few safety and riding tricks by experience. So when i realizes someone is complaining about these machines i always count these people in that japanese kind bike rider class. They are not matured enough for these machines. I am not saying that i am perfect here, but i always try to be. Few tricks may be it helps new comers,


    i) always first start in a day with kick not using button start.


    Ii) keep a bike start in an ideal rpm (700-100 rpm) for atleast 2 mins.


    Iii) before taking it in first gear gives some acceleration (about 1.5K-2k rpm).


    Iv) ride smoothly, try to up-shift gear when engine rpm reaches upto 2.5K-3k rpm.


    V) try to ride bike in proper gear. (Many times i do not able to shift it in fifth gear due to road conditions).


    Vi) use proper engine oil (i use motul 3000 4t plus 15w50) and replace it after certain intervals (5k-6k).


    Vii) try to keep your bike clean. Do it by yourself, because it gives you better understanding of your bike.


    Viii) learn little maintenance by reading user manual.


    Ix) feel your bike. It will respond you.


    I have completed almost 35k in 2 years, including some long trips.


    Yes! totally satisfied.


    Areas of improvement need some basic training to new riders.

    Pros

    good engine, good mileage

    cons

    few negligible manufacturing defects

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  •  3This is not a "fanboy" review 6 years ago by Avadhesh
    As the header says, i'm not writing the review as a "fanboy". I read countless reviews of the re bikes before i went for a tbts last year and have been reading them steadily. I always believe that re bikes are shortchanged by reviewers -- the main problem is that the ex...

    As the header says, i'm not writing the review as a "fanboy". I read countless reviews of the re bikes before i went for a tbts last year and have been reading them steadily. I always believe that re bikes are shortchanged by reviewers -- the main problem is that the expectations of the reviewers from the bike are often entirely different and sometimes not at all what the bike is supposed to meet in the first place !!


    for example, people say that re bikes are "unreliable" -- well, i have a tbts for 18 months now -- and i have taken it on various solo trips . Not once has it failed on me. The key is to give the bike a look-over every now and then and if anything doesn't look right, get it tightened, adjusted or fixed straightaway -- a stitch in time folks , it's not an old saying for no reason. You cannot simply accuse your bike of being unreliable if you allow things to go bad. If you say that a bike is no good if it requires such frequent maintenance checks -- then unfortunately, the re is not the bike for you, but don't accuse it of being unreliable.


    Another thing that i'd like to mention is that a re bike requires a very good mechanic to make it work perfectly. Not many mechanics -- not many in the authorised service centers either -- have that touch. In fact, i believe so many people complain about re bikes simply becaue the its a fault on the part of re themselves that their service center staff is often not good enough. So, for an re you need to find a good mechanic in your area -- one with reputation and experience and this little thing can make a lot of difference in how your bike behaves. Secondly : fuel -efficiency -- one of the most common complaints of reviewers. My bike gives a steady mileage of around 46kmpl on the highway and around 40-42 kmpl in city conditions -- i think it is a very good fuel efficiency for an engine that size. Yes, it could be improved, but it isn't bad either. Those who accuse an re of bad fuel efficiency -- again, your expectations are not in sync with reality -- you need to go for the lighter bikes that claim to give 60+ kmpl. To conclude the preamble -- before buying a re bike, and definitely before calling it worthless or unreliable, you need to ask yourself what do you need a bike for -- if you need a bike that can be neglected for months and will still perform perfectly, giving a fuel efficiency of 60kmpl or more at the same time -- then a re is not what you need to buy.


    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine runs smoothly without many hiccups. Self-start is a boon, but is a bit tricky to catch on to than most other bikes. Power output, given the size of the engine, is a little less -- but not that much. The torque, too, is a bit low for an engine this size but provides enough acceleration to leave traffic behind. Fuel economy is fair. Gear shifting is a bit crude with false neutrals occassionally -- one area that has scope of improvement.


    Ride quality & handling balance is very good, the bike (tbts) doesn't feel heavy at all while riding. Best feel of the ride is between 60 and 80 kmph. Beyond 90kmph the ride becomes shaky, esp if there are strong crosswinds. (Not that i recommend riding a bike at more than 90kmph on any indian road).


    Final words despite of all the negative reviews, i consider a re tbts to be a very well balanced bike that will take care of you if you give it a little attention. The bike's price-tag is a bit on the higher side considering all it's pros and cons. I'd be happier if the bike was priced at 1.1Lakh or whereabouts. Also, the re company need to have better servicing staff at their outlets and workshops.

    Pros

    styling, comfort, fuel economy.

    Cons

    cost, non-homogeneous service

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  •  1Gm 3 years ago by Graceson
    1. Buying experience it took about one month to get this bike after booking and it cost me 1.75 Lack (on road ) . I would say the buying experience was average 2 .Riding experience it vibrates a lot when cruising through the highways at speeds between 60 to 80 kmph ,the...

    1. Buying experience

    it took about one month to get this bike after booking and it cost me 1.75 Lack (on road ) . I would say the buying experience was average

    2 .Riding experience

    it vibrates a lot when cruising through the highways at speeds between 60 to 80 kmph ,the back view mirrors are useless . The headlight focus a bit downward and you can't adjust its orientation. The bike had many issues such as oil leakage ,noise etc

    3 looks and performance

    the one star i gave is just for looks . The performance is not that satisfying and also its mileage is between 27(highways) 36 (city ) i don't know that the hell is wrong with my bike its mileage drops significantly when cruising around 60kmph i took it to the service center but they told they don't know what's wrong with the bike.

    4. Service and maintenance

    its expensive to maintain the bike when compared to other bikes . Most of the issues such as vibration of mirrors, noise etc can't be removed. The parts are also expensive but u can find cheaper aftermarket parts .

    5 Pros and cons

    it look good and its comfortable to ride other than that i can't find anything good . I don't know why are they still using carburetor instead of fuel injection. I will not recommended anyone to buy this bike .

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Royal enfield my dream which was completed. 9 months ago by Sagar Bansal
    My childhood aim was ride on royal enfield because it's look awesome according to me and when i came in 11th class my father gifted me a royal enfield that time i was very shocked to saw a royal enfield in front of me. This was my first 350 cc bike earlier i have hero p...
    My childhood aim was ride on royal enfield because it's look awesome according to me and when i came in 11th class my father gifted me a royal enfield that time i was very shocked to saw a royal enfield in front of me. This was my first 350 cc bike earlier i have hero passion pro which i exchanged with this bike. The riding experience is good & you can feel it from first day and it give full satisfaction on long tour because you never feel tiredness when you ride on royal enfield. It gives you power when you need it & delivers it very fast & accurate. As you all know that the bike maintenance really & only depends on riders because only he knows that at what manner he drives the bike. So maintaining the bike is a big question for every rider should keep in mind of his bike to ensure good mileage,looks etc. Pros & cons are all mind thought the things which we like may not like by others so pros & cons are no more in use now days. Satisfaction should be considered if you satisfied than there is no cons & if you are not satisfied than there is all pros turned into cons.
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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  5Gagandeep singh 5 years ago by Gagandeep Singh
    Style awesome. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox super good but problem in getting neutral. Ride quality & handling superb final words the bike is not at all meant for racing. It is meant for comfort, easyness, power. It is a beast and not a rabbit . You ...

    Style awesome.


    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox super good but problem in getting neutral.


    Ride quality & handling superb


    final words the bike is not at all meant for racing. It is meant for comfort, easyness, power. It is a beast and not a rabbit . You never expect beast to run. But beast has raw power.


    Areas of improvement show room staff needs to be more learned. The sales girl started arguing once i asked for the bill of the accesories. They openly claim extra money for bill . The accessories are of the lowest and cheapest quality.

    Pros

    power, comfort, looks, stability , easy

    cons

    ill mannered, un professional staff at show rooms.

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  •  4Best highway bike 2 years ago by Tanmoy Bose
    Awesome bike...Comfortable and obedient... Sound make you crazy.. Projector headlight with great experience.... Digital with analog meter, double indicator switch ... Throttle experience is much better then other.. Road grip very smooth... X version is better but the no...
    Awesome bike...Comfortable and obedient... Sound make you crazy.. Projector headlight with great experience.... Digital with analog meter, double indicator switch ... Throttle experience is much better then other.. Road grip very smooth... X version is better but the normal one is also the king of the road..
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    • Used it for

      Tours

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      39 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Pride to be a enfield man 9 months ago by M A Anurudhan
    Royal enfield thunderbird is awesome machine . As an entry level cruiser it is giving much pleasure when we ride .Royal enfield is an indian brand showing performance and keeping their heritage style.As a rider its an super machine with updated technology and comfort to...
    Royal enfield thunderbird is awesome machine . As an entry level cruiser it is giving much pleasure when we ride .Royal enfield is an indian brand showing performance and keeping their heritage style.As a rider its an super machine with updated technology and comfort to ride long.So ride safe with re.
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    • 4

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Comfortable for long rides
    • Good service reach
    • Has a powerful brand image
  • Could be Better

    • 350cc engine has a lot of vibrations
    • Feels heavy to manage
    • Brakes could be better

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