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    Default 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    Dear Members, This is Rahul here. I am currently interested in purchasing 2nd hand Thunderbird. After searching on the internet, i managed to shortlist 2 bikes. The specifications are below

    A) Thunderbird 350 AVL engine.

    • Color- Black
    • Kms run -13000
    • Model- 2007
    • Silencer- WB silencer
    • New Battery
    • Overall very well maintained
    • Price- 75000 Rs


    B) Thunderbird Twinspark
    • Color- Mint
    • Kms run- 13500
    • Model-2010
    • Very nice maintained
    • Price- 85000 Rs


    Had heard there are lots of problems in AVL especially Oil leaks and Tappets. I have never really ridden Twin spark so really confused. As per my discussion with AVL owner, he says AVL engines are better and reliable.

    Appreciate if you all can help me in my selection.

    TA
    Rahul

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    Query Approved

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    Fellow XBHPians, apprecaite if you can comment here. Need to finalise soon. I was actually planning for AVL as the engine is nicely maintained .Will that be good decision in long run?

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    to be frank anything above 50K for a AVL is waste of money(personal exprience).it has got very poor resale and demand in 2nd hand market.Engine is noisy and i have seen mechanic cursing the bike and engine opened with them.

    in Chandigarh AVL doesn't get sold for even 40K.(myself checked out one at 42K and rejected due to engine noise) so i am shocked at the price of 75K for AVL.
    better is to buy a UCE Thunderbird. it is new engine and it is much better than AVL

    where are you from and have you checked olx for thunderbird ?

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    Quote Originally Posted by lnagr View Post
    to be frank anything above 50K for a AVL is waste of money(personal exprience).it has got very poor resale and demand in 2nd hand market.Engine is noisy and i have seen mechanic cursing the bike and engine opened with them.

    in Chandigarh AVL doesn't get sold for even 40K.(myself checked out one at 42K and rejected due to engine noise) so i am shocked at the price of 75K for AVL.
    better is to buy a UCE Thunderbird. it is new engine and it is much better than AVL

    where are you from and have you checked olx for thunderbird ?
    Thanks Inagr for your suggestions. I am from Pune.

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    AVL was not a success story so please don't go for it.For almost 1L you can get standard 350 twinspark brand new.
    Try to get one cheaper if you don't want to get a new one.Only check out twinspark models.
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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    My Advice is to get Twinspark. it has Improved UCE Engine, better resale , Parts availability and hopefully less trips to mechanic than AVL model.

    Thunderbird is around 1.3 lakh on road so it is nearly 50K costly that the twinspark you are getting.. not a bad deal if bike is in good condition.
    one more Negative points of AVL is, it is a phased out model so sooner or later parts will be a problem with it.

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    Quote Originally Posted by albyjose View Post
    AVL was not a success story so please don't go for it.For almost 1L you can get standard 350 twinspark brand new.
    Try to get one cheaper if you don't want to get a new one.Only check out twinspark models.
    Quote Originally Posted by lnagr View Post
    My Advice is to get Twinspark. it has Improved UCE Engine, better resale , Parts availability and hopefully less trips to mechanic than AVL model.

    Thunderbird is around 1.3 lakh on road so it is nearly 50K costly that the twinspark you are getting.. not a bad deal if bike is in good condition.
    one more Negative points of AVL is, it is a phased out model so sooner or later parts will be a problem with it.
    Thanks albyjose and inagr

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    Default Re: 2nd hand Thunderbird TBTS or Thunderbird AVL

    Dear friends, finally could lay hands on new TBTS. just 500 kms driven. Collegue was going onsite and grabbed a nice deal. thanks all. Really enjoying my ride with this great Bull.Luving the mild thump as well. Seems like the stock silencer is good enough. Not much loud, but pleasant to ears.Name:  IMG-20140419-00282.jpg
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