The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 has ben launched in Australia as Royal Enfield Rumbler 350. The bike is LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) compliant as well.
With the new cruiser, the brand targets learners, and riders seeking a relaxed, affordable cruiser. The design of the Rumbler 350 is the same as the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350. However, the side boxes feature the Rumbler logo, and the front fork features reflector strips on both sides. Instrumentation is a twin-pod analogue unit with a digital inset. The fuel tank can hold 20 litres of petrol.
The 346 cc twinspark single cylinder engine with air cooling and carburettor is the same unit that is found in the Thunderbird. As expected, it makes 19.8 bhp of power at 5,250 rpm, and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. A five-speed gearbox does duty on the motorcycle.
The cruiser rides on telescopic front fork, and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the back. The 19-inch front and the 18-inch rear spoke wheels wear 90 and 120-section MRF Zapper tyres. Brakes are the same 280 mm front and 240 mm rear disc without ABS. The bike costs AUD 6,790, (INR 3.4 lakhs) OTR. The brand also sells the Classic 350, and 500 range, Continental GT, Himalayan, and the Bullet 500 in the continent.