Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X vs UM Renegade Sports S: Tech Spec Comparo

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Royal Enfield recently launched the Thunderbird X range in India with an aim to further advance the youthful character and the story of self-expression of the Thunderbird family. While the Thunderbird 500X may not have a immediate rival, the Thunderbird 350X faces direct competition — in terms of segment, performance and pricing — from the UM Renegade Sport S. The ex-showroom Delhi prices for both the motorcycles differ by just INR 2,803 with the Thunderbird 350X being the affordable one. So how does the new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X match against the UM Renegade Sports S.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird X – Roving Red (1)

Here’s a technical specification comparison of Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350X Vs UM Renegade Sports S:

SpecificationsRoyal Enfield Thunderbird 350XUM Renegade Sports S
TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled Engine with CarburetorSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, Liquid Cooled Engine with Fuel Injection
Displacement346cc279.5 cc
Maximum Power19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm24.8 bhp @ 8500 RPM
Maximum Torque28 Nm @ 4000 rpm23 Nm @7000 RPM
Transmission5 Speed6 Speed
Length2,040 mm2,257 mm
Width830 mm780 mm
Height1,140 mm1,140 mm
Wheelbase1,350 mm1,545 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm200 mm
Weight (Kerb)195 kg170 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity20 Litres18 Litres
Front Brake280 mm single disc with double piston caliper280 mm single disc with double piston caliper
Rear Brake240 mm single disc with single piston caliper130mm drum
Front Tyre90 / 90 – 19 Tubeless110 / 70 – 17
Rear Tyre120 / 80 – 18 Tubeless140 / 90 – 15
Front SuspensionConventional 41mm forksConventional 41mm forks
Rear SuspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preloadTwin Hydraulic with Spring
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)INR 1,56,849INR 1,59,652

In terms of performance, the UM Renegade Sports S has an edge in terms of power, delivering 24.8 bhp against the Thunderbird 350X’s 19.8 bhp. The UM also packs less weight than the thumper, tipping the weighing scale a whopping 25 kg below the Thunderbird 350X, thus delivering better power-to-weight ratio. Moreover, the Renegade Sports S also offers convenience and safety features such as a USB charging port and UM’s 360 degrees illumination and has that big-cruiser persona at a relatively affordable price tag that makes it quite desirable.

Renegade Sports S burnout 1

However, with an extensive Royal Enfield service network, along with easy availability of spares and a substantial amount of aftermarket accessories, the Thunderbird 350X makes a strong case that overshadows the UM’s performance numbers and big-cruiser inspired styling.

We didn’t get to test the new Thunderbird 350X but you can check out our detailed review of the Thunderbird 500X in the video below:

If you were in the market to buy a motorcycle below INR 2 lakh (on-road) mark, which one of the aforementioned cruisers would you opt for? Let us know your views through the comments section.

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