Triumph Thunderbird med 1600 Twin

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With its strong, muscular the Thunderbird oozes cruise every angle.

But there is to the Thunderbird than meets the This critically acclaimed voted ‘Cruiser of the Year’ by top US Cycle World, rewrites the on the way that cruisers should bringing Triumph’s reputation for and engineering excellence to the mainstream market for the first time.

devours curves and laughs in the of those who say cruisers don’t From the very first you take, the Thunderbird will pay you the complement, flattering the rider its impeccable handling and dynamic in acceleration, handling and braking. An ABS option has been offered as an too, offering additional in all conditions.

Powered by the all-new T-16 parallel-twin engine, the delivers class leading torque and fuel economy with a refinement previously of in the mainstream cruiser class. And if the and 108 ft.lbs. of the standard bike is not Triumph is also offering a dealer-fit big bore kit to boost to 100bhp and torque to 118 ft.lbs. for a memorable experience.

Triumph has endowed the Thunderbird with a of over 100 other accessories to owners to add their personal to the Thunderbird. From stripped street rod to a soft touring Triumph’s Genuine Accessories enhance this award motorcycle’s character and style. It is what cruiser riders been waiting for.

Go on a reborn.

Strong, muscular Impeccable manners. Outstanding A tour de force.

Voted of the Year’ by Cycle World in the USA, Thunderbird rewrites the and brings Triumph’s reputation for and engineering excellence to the cruiser Personalisation? No problem, with paint schemes and over 100

It’s what cruiser have been waiting

Triumph Thunderbird

Twice awarded ЃeCruiser of the by leading US magazine Cycle Triumph’s Thunderbird

cruiser has an unbridled success since its in the summer of 2009.

Designed the ground up as Triumph’s first in the mainstream premium cruiser the

Thunderbird combines classic styling and ergonomics with the companyЃfs engineering

and design

At the heart of the Thunderbird is the 1600cc parallel-twin engine, a unique in a class

of V-twins. The character-laden features a 270-degree crankshaft and a mountainous

146Nm of torque at 2750rpm.

Triumph has used the gained developing class sports bikes like the 675

and Speed Triple to endow the with levels of control and previously unheard

of in a cruiser. The twin spine steel features chunky 47mm up front with five-way

twin shocks at the rear, can be adjusted to cater for everything spirited solo

riding to two up Powerful twin 310mm discs up front are grabbed by

four-piston brakes for progressive power, with optional ABS for rider security.

The Thunderbird dripping with acres of adorning the high-quality cycle The high

specification includes cast alloy wheels with bespoke Metzeler while the tank mounted includes a comprehensive on-board which includes a clock, two meters and fuel gauge, in to a small and stylish tachometer and indicators.

A large, 22 litre, tank has been fitted to the which, when combined class-leading

fuel economy 17% better than the competition to Triumph’s internal tests)

that long rides in the low and saddle will not be interrupted by fuel stops.

Part of the ThunderbirdЃfs attraction is its to be customised to the riderЃfs personal A range

of almost 100 accessories are for the Thunderbird and allow it to be turned an all-road

cruiser to a stripped power cruiser or even a light tourer. Among accessories is a 1700cc big bore screens, panniers and a wide of chrome and leather items for more presence and pizzaz.

For the Thunderbird comes with a range of standard and limited run colours.

Standard options the ever popular metallic Black and two-tone Pacific with

Fusion White stripe and Aluminium Silver Phantom Black centre

Special colour options the Phantom Red Haze and Phantom Haze, hand painted

schemes that change near black to resplendent red or depending

on the sunlight.

A new highly scheme based on the new Cranberry Red will also be available

in alongside two variants of a Crystal and Sapphire Blue design feature bold

new Triumph

A special edition Thunderbird SE is available and comes complete a range of

touring-orientated factory accessories as standard and a unique Red colour option.

Triumph Highlights

Engine: 1597cc DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270є interval

Instruments: Analogue featuring integrated rev counter, button on handlebars, LCD trip fuel gauge and clock.

Suspension: Showa chromed twin shocks with 5 adjustable preload, 95mm wheel travel

— World Cruiser of the Year in and 2010

— Bespoke parallel-twin powerplant delivers torque

— Class handling and braking characteristics

Low, 700mm, seat for classic looks and easy

— Almost 100 official for limitless customisation options

SE version comes with light touring accessories

Large, 22 litre fuel for long-distance cruising

— new colour options available for

— Two year unlimited warranty as standard

The Thunderbird has been very important to the of Triumph. We have to go back to to find the original Thunderbird 6T, a specifically designed for the American In fact, its name is derived a native American mythical of enormous size with powers and a taste for human

Just two years later in the Thunderbird became famous the world largely due to it being Brando’s motorcycle in the movie The One.

In 1981, the Thunderbird was placed on a 650cc roadster and in 1994 on a bike with a three-cylinder engine. And now that the brand is going through one of the times in its history thanks to its in the global marketplace, a mythical from the past is reappearing; the of thunder is back and rumbling two cylinders.

Triumph is fortunate its rich history allows it to bikes without looking to influences, a strategy that has the brand to enjoy great So when the company announced it would make a large custom-style bike to fill the gap existed in its line between the America and Speedmaster, and the huge Rocket III, we knew its engine wouldn’t be a Harley-style, engine.

So we’re not surprised the new Thunderbird is powered by a new water-cooled, engine that displaces with a DOHC 8-valve The engine makes 85 horsepower and Kgm (108 ft/lbs) at 2750 For those who want more Triumph offers a kit that 12 horsepower and more torque.

Besides these stout figures, Triumph’s engineers managed to tune the engine to and sound strong. Its thrust is and linear, as if pulled by a locomotive, and turn of the thick throttle is by a fierce punch and an exhilarating of the 270-degree crankshaft and the work on the exhaust system.

Another we notice at the moment we turn the key, located on the right of the bike, is one of refinement. And one should not refinement or smoothness with a of character, as any engine that has that displace roughly each is brimming with The smoothness of the engine is achieved by two balance shafts in front and the cylinders, and by the use of an advanced fuel system by Keihin that has an sensor for each cylinder allows for constant optimization of the mixture).

Aside from the T-16 engine, the Thunderbird gets a new six-speed gearbox. a that has a tall overdrive gear for long, high-speed

As we mentioned earlier, Triumph has maintained its own identity and this is reflected in the design of the Thunderbird. no V-twin engine or Harley as the Thunderbird is a statement of Triumph’s principles. To say that its design is British doesn’t help and it also doesn’t help the bike isn’t very

It is better appreciated in person, the long exhaust pipes are better proportioned in the flesh.

The is of a muscular bike-a massive tank that holds 22 (5.8 U.S. gallons) and atop the engine is a striking that makes the bike physically wider than it is. The padded seat is set low, a 700mm (27.6 inches) the ground and is set far back from the due to the large fuel tank. The peg location stretches out the legs and the of the bike opens them

Passengers on the Thunderbird will a very small seat only a strap to hold But if long journeys are your you should know that has a large catalog of accessories to the cruising appeal of its bikes.

hasn’t been so successful is the low of the speedometer on the fuel tank. bothers us most is the confusing of km/h and mph markings that us to lower our eyesight for a closer something we now have to do often to the increasing threat of radar (overseas). In contrast, important and information is pleasingly displayed on the LCD screen; odometer, trip a clock, fuel level, and to empty.

Accessing this is as easy as pushing a button to the screen.

One design principle we in the Thunderbird is functionality. The Thunderbird things like wire a single front disc, and a exaggerated front fork on many cruisers. The braking is a real standout in the cruiser In front, two large floating measure 310mm each and are by Nissin brand four-piston In back, another 310mm is mated to a two-piston Brembo

The brakes are more than up to down the 308-kilogram (claimed dry equivalent to 678 lbs.) bike any trouble. For those who need a version is available with

The Thunderbird is a long motorcycle, is the norm for this class of The wheelbase measures 1615mm inches), but thanks to the rigid cornering is easy and doesn’t constant mid-corner corrections. riders will find the willing, but the footpegs will scrape the ground; one of the only that this bike is a

Suspension movements are well due to the action of the thick 47mm with 120mm (4.7 of travel, and the five-position adjustable preload) rear shock with 95mm (3.8 of travel — on the generous for a bike in this category. is lighter than one might in a bike that weighs 300 kilograms thanks to a low center of and wide set handlebars that enough leverage to make easy.

Having tested the in the city, on secondary roads, and on the our general impression is very in all of these environments; our only is that we didn’t have time with the bike. To sure that doesn’t to you, you should know putting a Thunderbird in your will require purchasing the machine at a U.S. MSRP of and the ABS model at $13,799.


The emitted by the two-cylinder engine and its exhaust pipes is successful in together the rider and the ride.

The low height combined with its handlebars and the 19-inch front greatly facilitate the bike’s when stopped and at low speeds.

offers a large number of for the Thunderbird, from touring to a kit that increases power by 12

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