Cheaper Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350: Coming Soon

Thunderbird single-channel ABS along with other changes will cut down the prices of the motorcycle by a grand or so…

After the launch of the lower-spec Bullet and Classic 350, Royal Enfield is set to expand the portfolio with a “lower-spec” Thunderbird too.

According to a recent leaked document, Royal Enfield is working on a new ‘base’ variant of Thunderbird 350. This trim may get a single channel ABS and rear drum brakes instead of the dual ABS and rear disc of the standard variant which is on sale. It could be called as Thunderbird 350S, following the same naming convention as we have seen on the Classic 350S.

The Thunderbird 350S is expected to adorn a few cosmetic changes as well, which may include basic decals and stickers apart from new colours. The new lower-spec Thunderbird 350 may replace the chrome elements with blacked out parts (spoke wheels, rear-view mirror, engine, blinker mounts and fenders are some of the parts which may be blacked out).

The bike will be continue to be available with the same 346 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark engine which produces 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm and 2,400 rpm respectively. The engine is mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. Suspension setup and other such bits are expected to be carried over.

Thunderbird Single-channel ABS

Expect the price to be dropped by around Rs 10,000-12000 which means we are looking at a price tag of around Rs.1.44 lakh ex-showroom (down from the current price tag of Rs 1,57 Lakh). Pricing is one of the key factor Royal Enfield seems to have identified as the deterrent for its buyers. This is the short term measure it is adopting – to have both the variants on offer for which gives an option of whichever version the buyers wants to get.

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Apart from this, RE is also preparing the next-gen Thunderbird, details and spy pics of which you can see here.

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