Royal Enfield Thunderbird is a powerful bike which ensures comfortable ride for its riders. Equipped with plenty of modern technology, it is a modern motorcycle which maintains the legacy of Bullet. All Thunderbird enthusiasts love to have smooth and reliable rides of Thunderbird. The bike has one won the Best Cruiser Award from BBC Wheels
Looks and Styling
Loads of chrome has been used to style Thunderbird. Weld lines have
become cleaner in Thunderbird, cumbersome fuel tank extensions are
absent and there is minimal graphic display. The color has become more
attractive with strong vibrant shades. Display panel hides the lights
when they are off, making it cool.
Control and Comfort
Front suspension of the two-wheeler employs hydraulically damped
telescopic forks. the rear suspension is outfitted with a short swing
arm with five way adjustable shock absorbers. The one-piece stepped seat
ensures adequate comfort and a firm cushioned backrest makes it better
for the pillion rider. The bike is equipped with digital TCI (Transistor
Coil Ignition) and it shows on performance. It has telescopic front
suspension with hydraulic damping. Rear suspension has swing arm with
gas shock absorbers. However, neutral-finder, which is a common feature
in Bullet bikes, is missing.
This is the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to come equipped with a
front disc brake.. It is also the first Enfield bike to use Digital CDI
ignition and sport a production 5-speed gearbox.
The grand two-wheeler is equipped with single cylinder, 4 stroke 350cc
engine that churns out a peak power of 18 bhp @ 5500 rpm. The engine has
a constant vacuum carburetor which assists combustion and improves
initial pick-up. The CDI ignition system of Royal Enfield Thunderbird
takes care of cold start problems. It has optional disc brakes and
self-start. The bike gives the mileage of approximate 40km/litre. This
is due to lighter aluminum alloy which is used to make this motorcycle.