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    Quote Originally Posted by aaryan25 View Post
    Hi Bro.
    Welcome to XBHP. Ok to answer your questions, I have a few points for you as I have both kinds of machines The Lazy Cool Thunderbird and The Angry Screaming KTM RC390. it all depends on your riding style and taste. The Thunderbird 350 is definitely worth the price. It is a nice touring machine. I have been on a few long rides 500km+ per day and on the highway it is pretty relaxed. The bike is comfortable at speeds of 80-90kmph. I have touched around 120 on my 2011 TBTS a few times but anything after 100kmph becomes really scary due to the vibrations and a very insecure feel. For daily use it is ok, but after I bought the KTM, I almost stopped using my TBTS as the KTM is much faster and basically you get from point A to B much faster. My suggestion is buy a Royal Enfield ONLY if you love it otherwise you will not be satisfied.
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    Thanks a lot for the reply.. Well I think my racing days are over.. So I am looking for a comfortable ride.. Also TB has got me hooked to it.. Only confused if it's worth the money.. My primary concern are comfort, stability and not much trouble in servicing as I will be using it for daily commuting plus some fun family rides..

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    Thanks a lot for the reply.. Well I think my racing days are over.. So I am looking for a comfortable ride.. Also TB has got me hooked to it.. Only confused if it's worth the money.. My primary concern are comfort, stability and not much trouble in servicing as I will be using it for daily commuting plus some fun family rides..[/QUOTE]

    At around 1.5 to 1.6 lacs for this machine is definitely worth it. Comfort and stability at normal speed limits is excellent.

    Now talking about the reliability and servicing factor, it is a big question mark. I have my TBTS since 5 yrs and never once faced any oil leakage issues or any kind of hassles. The speedo meter cable tends to cut very frequently but apart from that I have faced just the normal wear and tear. My bike has run around 22,000kms and I have done a few small mods that you can see here on a few pages earlier.

    On the other hand; when ever I take my bike to the SVC, I see customers with brand new bikes cursing and swearing over oil leak issues, excess vibrations, rattling noises, lights not working properly and all kinds of various issues. Many of the customers come back again and again over repeated complaints.

    So I guess its all about luck when it comes to a Royal Enfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liveforpower View Post
    Thanks a lot for the reply.. Well I think my racing days are over.. So I am looking for a comfortable ride.. Also TB has got me hooked to it.. Only confused if it's worth the money.. My primary concern are comfort, stability and not much trouble in servicing as I will be using it for daily commuting plus some fun family rides..
    At around 1.5 to 1.6 lacs for this machine is definitely worth it. Comfort and stability at normal speed limits is excellent.

    Now talking about the reliability and servicing factor, it is a big question mark. I have my TBTS since 5 yrs and never once faced any oil leakage issues or any kind of hassles. The speedo meter cable tends to cut very frequently but apart from that I have faced just the normal wear and tear. My bike has run around 22,000kms and I have done a few small mods that you can see here on a few pages earlier.

    On the other hand; when ever I take my bike to the SVC, I see customers with brand new bikes cursing and swearing over oil leak issues, excess vibrations, rattling noises, lights not working properly and all kinds of various issues. Many of the customers come back again and again over repeated complaints.

    So I guess its all about luck when it comes to a Royal Enfield.[/QUOTE]
    I agree it all about luck

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    Don't scare me guys as I have been never high on luck factor..
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaryan25 View Post
    Don't scare me guys as I have been never high on luck factor..
    😂 😂
    Honestly since I brought the RE I have almost claimed 12000 of warranty. Still waiting to get my bike from service. One more daaaam issue and they will hear from consumer court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaryan25 View Post
    Don't scare me guys as I have been never high on luck factor..
    😂 😂
    If you love the bike just go ahead. When it comes to a Royal Enfield don't listen to your Brain, listen to your Heart!!!

    If you take a look at page 214,215 you will see how much I love my bike.

    Also read this article. Its fun trust me..... 6 reasons why I would never buy a Royal Enfield! - RiderZone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liveforpower View Post
    If you love the bike just go ahead. When it comes to a Royal Enfield don't listen to your Brain, listen to your Heart!!!

    If you take a look at page 214,215 you will see how much I love my bike.

    Also read this article. Its fun trust me..... 6 reasons why I would never buy a Royal Enfield! - RiderZone
    I agree ... After all this pain ... You enjoy every single thump

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    Alright.. Another post after a really long time.. Been 20 months and 21000 kms of a bitter sweet relation with my TB, and I still love it. Recently getting clear of many niggles i had from the bike, still have the crazy console... But that is another post probably..

    I am thiking for my bike's second birthday. I will give her an upgraded exhaust. Yes.. I know.. I have lived with the stock exhaust for wayyy too long.... and personally, I have really no complaints about it.. its just that the heat guard is broken from one of the weld points, and makes a wierd rattling noise.. Can get it fixed easily, but no... We need a new exhaust, says Buffy(yes, thats her name)...

    So on the hunt for a proper performance exhaust.. I have fiddled with the thoughts of those goldies, and wild boars, and khan's, and sans, and I do not feel like going that way. I dont mean they are bad exhausts, but not my taste really.

    Recently came across, a couple of really good exhausts, (looks and sound wise). But as said, no idea about the performance. So the dilemma is between the khalidaro cannon, and Red Rooster performance exhaust. The khalidaro damages the pocket by 12k, and red rooster by about 9k, here in mumbai. I have seen and heard the exhaust note of the Khalidaro, and I had almost fixed upon it, but then came the Red Rooster, which boasts of nice performance boost, with fancy dyno graphs, at 3k cheaper!! So guys, please help me out, here, to choose between these two.. Any feedback will be helpful.

    thanks for your help!!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by globe2ride View Post

    Recently came across, a couple of really good exhausts, (looks and sound wise). But as said, no idea about the performance. So the dilemma is between the khalidaro cannon, and Red Rooster performance exhaust. The khalidaro damages the pocket by 12k, and red rooster by about 9k, here in mumbai. I have seen and heard the exhaust note of the Khalidaro, and I had almost fixed upon it, but then came the Red Rooster, which boasts of nice performance boost, with fancy dyno graphs, at 3k cheaper!! So guys, please help me out, here, to choose between these two.. Any feedback will be helpful.

    thanks for your help!!

    Cheers!
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    Hello Bro.
    Well I don't know about the Khalidaro cannon, but I have pretty much tried all the exhausts on my TBTS. Check my pics on page 214 and 215 you will see my collection and I have a few more lying around. For my TBTS; it is her birthday every month.

    Talking about the performance of the free flow glass wool exhausts, no matter which you buy you will end up with pretty much the exhaust note except for the megafone exhaust which is short and very loud. The red rooster boasts of ceramic wool but the note and performance after 1000kms is the pretty much same as a wild boar silencer which costs maybe 3k.

    Also these exhaust do harm to the engine on the long run. Your top end speed will reduce and your back pressure to the engine will reduce.

    You can fit these exhausts if your usage is limited as I keep changing my silencers very often but make sure I fit a stock exhaust on a long drive.

    There are tons of different exhausts for Royal Enfield to choose from. I have 7 in my collection and still after using one for a month, the note gets boring so I keep changing.

    Overall what I would recommend is instead of spending 9k on a red rooster; buy a wild boar bend type and a punjab long bottle. both these together will cost you around 4k.

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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 Owners Experiences

    Hey guys
    FINALLY my bird has landed.has been a really exhausting wait filled with frustration and jealously on seeing other tbs. But got the call today.have changed colors from lightning to marine and now Matt.anyway really excited to share this news.have read the pdi in the posts.will try to remember it in this excitement.hope to get a well crafted machine.

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