Royal Enfield Thunderbird

Introduced in 2002, The Royal Enfield Thunderbird is a cruiser style motorcycle produced by Royal Enfield Motors in India.

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Currently, the price of Royal Enfield Thunderbird ranges from Rs. 1.54 lakhs to Rs. 2.15 lakhs. It is available in two variants, 350 cc and 500 cc.
Note: All information has been sourced from the official website of Royal Enfield.

Royal Enfield Features

The salient features of this bike are:

  1. Odometer
  2. Dual Channel ABS
  3. LED Tail Light
  4. Speedometer
  5. Tripmeter
  6. Tachometer
  7. Fuel Gauge

Royal Enfield Specifications

The following specification is of the base model:

Engine TypeSingle cylinder, 4 stroke, twinspark, air-cooled
Displacement 346cc
Bore x stroke 70 mm X 90 mm
Compression ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum power19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum torque28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition system Transistorized coil ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 speed constant mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine oil 15 W 50 API, SL grade & above, JASO MA 2
Fuel supply 29mm, constant vacuum carburettor
Air cleaner Paper element
Engine startElectric/kick
ChassisSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel
Rear suspension Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel
Tyres front90/90 - 19
Tyres rear 120/80 - 18
Brakes front 280mm Disc, 2-piston caliper
Brakes rear240mm Disc, single piston caliper
ABS Dual Channel
Electrical system12 volt - DC
Battery 12 volt, 8Ah
Head lamp Projection type headlamp, H7 55 / 55 W
Tail lamp LED lamp with position light guides
Turn signal lamp12V, 10W* 4 Nos
Wheelbase 1350 mm
Ground clearance 135 mm
Length 2060 mm
Width790 mm (Without mirrors)
Height 1205 mm (Without mirrors)
Kerb weight 197 Kg (with 90% fuel & oil)
Fuel capacity 20 ltr

List of Models/Variants

  1. Thunderbird 350 cc
  2. Thunderbird X 350 cc
  3. Thunderbird 500 cc
  4. Thunderbird X 500 cc

Royal Enfield Thunderbird Price in India

Model/VariantEx-Showroom Price (Rs.)
Thunderbird 350 ABS
40 kmpl, 346 cc
Thunderbird 350X ABS
346 cc
Thunderbird 500 ABS
30 kmpl, 499 cc
Thunderbird 500X ABS
499 cc

Note: The prices may vary from state to state and are subject to change.

Other Models Manufactured by Royal Enfield


There are three versions of Bullet namely Bullet 350 Twinspark, Bullet Electra Twinspark and Bullet 500 with 2 engines and 1 transmission option.


There are four versions of Classic namely Classic 350, Classic 500, Classic Desert Storm and Classic Chrome with 2 engines and 1 transmission option.

Continental GT

Petrol variant with 535 cc engine and manual transmission.

Why is it Important to Insure your Royal Enfield Thunderbird

  • Coverage for any damages/losses caused to a third party.

  • Comprehensive coverage for your own two-wheeler.

  • Coverage upto the insured declared value in case of theft or

  • Benefits of cashless transactions through network garages.

Essentials about Royal Enfield Thunderbird Insurance

Third-party Liability Insurance:
  • Covers bodily injury and /or death of a third party
  • Property damage to a third party
  • Personal Accident cover for owner driver
Comprehensive Insurance:
  • Third-party liability coverage
  • Loss and damage to the vehicle due to accident, theft, natural calamities, etc.
  • Personal accident cover for the owner-driver
What is Covered?
  • Loss or damage caused by natural calamities
  • Total loss because of fire, explosions or an act of terror
  • Total loss because of theft
  • Personal accident cover
  • Own-damage cover
  • Third-party liability cover
What is Not Covered?
  • Normal Wear and Tear and Electrical or Mechanical Breakdowns
  • Damage to Tyres (unless vehicle also damaged)
  • Driver without a Valid Driving License
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of intoxicants such as liquor or drugs
  • When the two-wheeler is used for any illegal purpose
  • Usage outside geographical limits
  • If the vehicle is used for hire or reward, carriage of goods, organized.

How to Buy/Renew Insurance for Royal Enfield Thunderbird?

You can simply visit the official website of and compare the right plan. Once selected, you need to submit the basic details of your vehicle such as the make, model, registration number, manufacturer, and the manufacturing date and then select the premium amount. Next, you will be required to submit your KYC details such as personal details and communication address. Post submission, you will be directed to the payments page where you can purchase the policy via internet banking. Also, you can request a call back by submitting your telephone number on the website and scheduling an appointment with an agent.

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Review of Royal Enfield Thunderbird

In 2012, Royal Enfield launched the upgraded version of 350 cc and 500 cc. The facelifted version features front and rear disc brakes, a 20 L (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal) teardrop shaped fuel tank, a split seat, digital speedometer console and fuel gauge, projector headlamps, LED tail lights.

FAQs on Royal Enfield Thunderbird

My Royal Enfield bike insurance has already expired. Is vehicle inspection mandatory?

Yes it is mandatory- Fix up an appointment for the inspection of your Royal Enfield bike. Do note; this can invite a nominal fee. If the insurance company chooses to offer you the coverage, you can make the payment and get the policy in hand. However, if you are lucky enough, inspection may not be mandatory.

How does NCB work in case I buy a second-hand bike? Will I get No-Claim Bonus?

As a new owner it’s your obligation to get the existing two-wheeler insurance transferred in your name within the specified period from the date of transfer of RC. If you fail to do so and if you require raising a claim, the same will not be honored. For a favorable claim, the title on the RC of the two-wheeler and the insurance documents has to match. Also, please understand that the current owner can carry forward his existing No Claim Bonus (NCB) with him. He can use it to seek the premium discount if he purchases a new bike in future. Likewise, as a new owner, you will have to earn this bonus with each claim-free year. You can win a maximum of 50% discount on your own-damage premium with NCB.

Is an online policy valid?

Yes-an online policy is very much valid. You can also renew your Royal Enfield bike insurance policy with a debit/credit biked or even through net banking. Although, for expired policies you will have to contact us for an offline renewal process.

Should I opt for a single year insurance plan or a long-term insurance plan?

You should opt for a long-term or multi-year two-wheeler insurance plan for your Royal Enfield bike to enjoy pure convenience and be completely stress-free. You can save on premiums, eliminates the hassles of yearly renewals, skip the paperwork and avoid the gap in coverage since you are insured for an extended period.

Will I get reminder for policy renewals if I buy from

Yes, you will receive reminders via SMS and email on renewals if you have bought the policy from

How is third-party insurance different from comprehensive two-wheeler insurance?

The third party bike insurance only covers your legal liability for any loss and damages to third party because of your bike. It will not cover you or your bike for any damages suffered. Whereas, a comprehensive bike insurance will cover your bike from instances of theft, fire and vandalism. It also protects from natural disasters such as cyclone, floods, earthquakes, or from civil disturbances such as riots, which damages your bike. A list of what perils are covered will be provided in the policy document. Make sure you go through the list to understand the protection being offered. Along with this, it also covers any legal liability arising due to the damages caused to any third party triggered by your bike.