The new Thunderbird 350 gets BSIV compliant engine and the AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) function.
The 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has received BS IV compliant engine and the AHO (automatic headlamp on) as part of the mandatory feature on the two wheelers. The model is now available for retail across authorized RE dealerships in India at a slightly higher price. Bookings for the BS IV compliant version were already open much before it reached dealerships. The company has showcased the Europe-bound, Euro 4 compliant bikes at last year’s EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan.
The bike continues using the same 346cc, single cylinder, twinspark, air-cooled engine that has now been tweaked to comply with the BS IV emission standards. For transmitting power to wheels, it uses the conventional five-speed manual unit. The engine on the carburetted bike can be cracked up either with a kick or through the electric starter. Additionally, the bike comes with 41mm telescopic front forks and twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload rear suspension set-up. Stopping power is derived from the 280mm disc units with two piston calliper at front and 240mm unit with single piston calliper at rear. Read – 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI To Replace BS3 Model; Launch in May
|Price||Rs 1.61 lakh (on-road, Delhi)|
The BSIV complaint 2017 version of the Thunderbird 350 is now being retailed at Rs 1.61 lakh (on-road, Delhi).
|Engine||346cc single cylinder, twinspark, air-cooled engine|
|Power||19.8bhp at 5,250rpm|
|Torque||28Nm at 4,000rpm|
Power on the Thunderbird 350 comes from the 346cc, single cylinder, twinspark, air-cooled engine tuned to make maximum power of 19.8bhp at 5,250rpm and peak torque of 28Nm at 4,000rpm. A five-speed gearbox is mated to the engine to direct power to wheels.
Since the engine has not received any significant change, the fuel economy remains unchanged around 25kmpl, which is relatively less compared to rivals in the segment.
-New BS IV complaint engine
-Automatic Headlamp On
-280mm front disc brake
-240mm rear brake
-41mm telescopic front forks
– Twin gas charged rear shock absorbers
-Twin-pod instrument cluster
-LED tail lamp
-19 inch multiple-spoke alloy wheels
Carrying the Royal Enfield DNA, the Thunderbird 350 gets all the key design and styling elements on par with other bikes in the line-up. In tandem with its cruise stance, the seat has been placed low, while the handlebar is set high. The large seat provides comfortable space for both rider and pillion; however the design appears a tad dated. The sculpted tank and upright riding position add to it retro styling. Use of chrome around the body adds bulk to the prowess, thankfully, it doesn’t appear overdone. This in turn diverts attention to the other parts of the bike. It rides on the 90/90-19 MRF front and 120/80-18 62P MRF tyres shod with traditional multiple-spoke alloy wheels from RE bikes. One area where the bike scores high is the fit, finish and quality.