Bullet Clasic 350 or the New ThunderBird TwinSpark

#1 Jul 5th, 2010, 01:18
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Hi All,

I always dreamed about owning a bullet and hitting the road. Still its a dream for me, however now i have made strong mind set to buy a new Bullet. Did a lot of research on internet about various models and finalized Bullet Classic 350 and ThunderBird.
No i request Bullet riders to suggest which one is better in terms of
*Reliability
*Ride comfort in long rides
*Stability
*Handling

Please help me, i wanna own the beast ASAP and hit to road to Ladakh.
#2 Jul 10th, 2010, 11:29
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If you want to own it ASAP then it'll be the Thunderbird b/c there's a 6 month waiting list for the classic 350. Bit too late in the year then to make it to Ladakh I think.

I'm don't own any of those bikes (but soon will but from long discussions with riders it seems that on balance they tend to think the Thunderbird is the better machine, although reliability doesn't come close to the japanese bikes. I took a look at it and the upright riding posture on the Thunderbird seemed like a plus to me, looks like a very comfy machine for long rides, not so sure about how it'll handle in dense traffic. But...it's not a bullet. What I mean to say is that if you're a bullet aficionado then nothing else will do, despite there being lots of bikes that are more reliable and technically better.

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HI DilliChat,

I got my TB yesterday evening. Its amazing man. it glides on the road like a bird gliding in the sky. I too never owned any RE bike before and had same conern about its handling in traffic. I have cover 50 km in traffic of delhi and NH8, I would say if you are a typical delhi rider who believe to fill every possible place on road than its not for them. If you follow rules and ride with sense it has no issue. though the thump is missing but i m not concerned about that as i m not a Thump maniac. :-)
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congrats on your new baby
if one is new to Bullet world then i would suggest he shud go for RE TBTS. its a wonderful bike with smoothness, durability & pickup... in my group, i have 5 TBTS and have seen the performance across all terrains & seasons... also if you are looking for some riding gears then you may check our www.rawadventures.co.in . they are based in Delhi and i know the person dealing with... he can be reached at Bhavishya Devgun @ 9910460777...
p.s i myself have Std350 & Machismo...
enjoy traveling ...
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Why haven't you considered the classic 500 instead of the TB? I wonder why no one is suggesting it either! How does the C500 fare as a touring bike and in comparison with TB?
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actually Classic350 & TBTS have same Unit construction engine... TBTS have advantage of better sitting posture...
in my group we have both Classic350 and 500. they are running like horses...
so i would only suggest Classic if one is interested in 500cc...
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Bullet classic 350 is a timeless bike.
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Originally Posted by aditya_joshi8718 View Post Bullet classic 350 is a timeless bike.
Errr...That would be Standard 350. Classic 350 is the ultramodern Engine, just came out few months back.
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Originally Posted by shashank.aggarwal View Post Errr...That would be Standard 350. Classic 350 is the ultramodern Engine, just came out few months back.
Agreed it could be an ultra modern engine but the design of frame and sitting position is far better than the second option in my opinion
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Why haven't you considered the classic 500 instead of the TB?
Also a 6-7 month waiting list for the classic 500. And it's more expensive than the TB. Model-wise it's more beautiful, that's for sure but I got to try one and after a -short- ride, my conclusion was that the TB is more comfortable, if you combine that with the waiting period it's a done deal.
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DC - Bullets are highly customizable. Seats, handles are very easy to change and put of your own choice.

However the 500 CC has an EFI engine, and is super powerful. Its considered a superb tourer.
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DC - Bullets are highly customizable. Seats, handles are very easy to change and put of your own choice.
Hi Shashank,

Yeah, I know but I just want to drive it and wanted the bike fast without tinkering. For me it's just about being able to ride a bike again. I don't want fast or powerful here -been there, done that back in Europe- just want to relax a bit and tour the country around Delhi Plan to do some driving around Alwar district in september.

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