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    Default Confused between Classic 350 and thunderbird

    Dear All,

    I have booked a Royal Enfield Classic 350 two months back. But till date I haven't got the delivery. The dealer wants another 10-15 days but even though he's not sure of the exact delivery date.

    Now I have another question, I am now confused whether I should opt for Thunderbird as it is available. I know as far as the engine is considered both the classic 350 and the thunderbird are exactly same.

    But I am confused about the looks. I am 29, height 5'9". My friends say I should go for the thunderbird as it is more appealing. I am really confused.
    Should I go for the thunderbird? As now even I feel that thunderbird will be a better choice between the two.

    Does the thunderbird have the same thump as that of the classic? If required the silencer can be changed as I don't like the original silencer that comes with both the bikes.

    Thunderbird has 19" tyre as compared to 18" of the classic. Does it makes any difference?

    I am totally confused. Any one who has driven both of them please advice.

    Kindly help ....

    Deepak

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    In a conversation with a cornering addict and a person who's advice in a bike's handling i trust to be spot on, the 18 inch rims on the classic 350 aids in better handling while taking corners.
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    Engine wise there is no difference in the two bikes, hence same for the thump.

    Classic has a look of a "Bullet" where as thunderbird is thunderbird. both are equally comfy to ride.
    what you feel apealing is what is imporant.

    i would suggest, dont go for thunderbird just because you are getting it earlier...its not this or that...you are buying a RE bike, wait and get what you always wanted to.

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    I have ridden both the old bullet 350 and new thunderbird twinspark and both are great. The bullet is really good to ride and you can get a royal feel about the bike.
    But as the price of the classic comes at around 1.25lakh onroad, I would suggest the new thunderbird. The thunderbird has twinspark and has bajaj's dtsi like technology. Overall, the ride quality is more comfortable than the bullet. You get the feeling of a cruiser bike. mileage is also more and is in the range of 30-40kmpl.
    My opinion is if you have to ride around 50-100 km a day, go for the thunderbird, the classic 350 is only for ownership thrills.

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    apart from looks, there are only three better things in classic, as it is latest version..

    1. better electricals. all DC setup. I guess, 55W bulb not 35W(not sure on this one.)
    2. better handling as 18" tyres. Also more options available for switch in market for 18" than 19".
    3. don't remember

    go for where your heart goes.. and wait have it's own fruit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitin_traveller View Post
    apart from looks, there are only three better things in classic, as it is latest version..

    1. better electricals. all DC setup. I guess, 55W bulb not 35W(not sure on this one.)
    2. better handling as 18" tyres. Also more options available for switch in market for 18" than 19".
    3. don't remember

    go for where your heart goes.. and wait have it's own fruit
    it sure has a 55w bulb...

    the classic costs just a couple of grands more than TB and sure has some features to justify it.But except for that,I don't see you going wrong with the T'bird...
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    just to point out.. The rear wheel on the CL350 is 18, the front is still 19 inches. and on the Tbird both are 19 inches..


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    Go for the classic 350 if you are need of some sportier looks alone go for thunderbird..anyway my opinion is classic 350 tat too black looks awesome.
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    We both are in same boat, but i am leaning towards thunderbird, i have seen c350 and i was less then impressed with looks, probably i want a macho looking ride. but the plastic patches on oil tank of c350 look rubbish.

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