2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Review

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Triumph Thunderbird Storm
Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Review

For Triumph Motorcycles, a on the horizon is a good thing. for customers, too, because it a blacked-out, big-bore kitted on the showroom floor, ready to for $13,899.

The 1,700cc kit was available as a installed option for the Thunderbird from the outset, but this new combines a moody new look a useful bump in power. And you can further customize the bike to liking with a shop of factory warranted bolt-ons.

adds a little gold to the Thunderbird Storm.

We liked the Thunderbird from its inception. a big, brutally handsome with a stout motor makes great noises. The crank produces an off-beat that has people doing a at the brawny vertical twin, how does an engine that like that, make stuttering V-twin sounds?

headlights give the Storm a different face.

The irregular firing order pulses through the bike’s that are subdued to tolerable by the engine’s dual counter but never completely eradicated. We that too, it makes the feel alive in your When you pull away on a throttle—something the torquey twin allows—you can feel the frequency of the quicken as you roll through gear.

With the 1,700cc kit includes new pistons, rings, liners and cams) bolted on, the has 12 horsepower and 7 pound-feet of torque than its tamer Thunderbird at 97 and 115 respectively. Thus equipped, the pulls hard from 2,000 rpm, volleying and rider toward the horizon on a wave of torque.

Look at the curves and you can see why. Both and torque curves are nearly and the 1700 engine produces of its torque in the 2,000 to 3,000 rpm then tapers gradually toward the 5,500 rpm redline. there is a tachometer included in the display on the tank, slung below the big 120 mph speedometer.

The new, taller handlebar in black, naturally—are said to the rider’s hand position slightly, and the controls are otherwise from those of its chromed The riding position seems to me than that of the average perhaps because it allows me reach. My arms are too long for bikes in the category, and the seats give you no options.

Other changes include the fitting of a dual headlight assembly, a tank badge with new a Storm emblem on the clutch and the various black-finish components, forks, engine parts and

What is immediately apparent if you between Triumph’s Speedmaster, and Storm models (as we did on the ride) is the of the Storm’s 47mm fork. broad and husky device the front end of the bike with smothering bumps and never inadequate to the task. Triumph’s cruisers, nice as they have harsh and jittery suspensions in comparison.

That substantial character through on the Storm. It feels like as heavyweight boxer a fat guy in a black unitard. It’s not by any means, at 750 pounds, but everything on the is built to scale, and it conducts its like a well-sorted pickup

Large, but definitely stable.

clearly heavy metal. gear selects like a coupling clonking into Yet the transmission feels strong, and the selector is deliberate rather fluid in action, gears with a positive sense of

The brakes, too are operated by a large and take a meaty squeeze for a response.

But it all seems entirely in and the bike is big rather than and its moves are never sloppy or It is, as I alluded to with the boxer solid but not ungainly. I don’t weight for its own sake in motorcycles, but the rides like a big bike, and not a flabby bike.

Triumph Thunderbird Storm

The thing handles quite steering accurately, and cornering more poise than you expect. Weighing what it the Storm is necessarily perched on high-rate springs, but the ride is comfortable. Bumpy roads that the shock valving is a bit for brisk riding in bumpy but I think the overall compromise is good for the likely use patterns bikes experience.

Typical of the the footpegs are slung fairly far just not so much they’re to find without looking. And not enough in the Lazyboy position to a rider’s cornering abilities. The will touch down in confines, but sweeping bends can be at respectable speeds without the of metal on asphalt.

All in all, the Storm is a worthy to the Thunderbird, taking that virtues and adding a little menace on the styling front, and a more performance to match its With a distinctive sound and the Storm is a worthy alternative to the V-twins.

Beginner Riders

thing weighs 750 pounds, and we found it quite stable performing slow U-turns on National Park roads we were broomed by the cops), prefer you practice on something a lighter.

Intermediate Riders

Not a bad to move up to. Easy to ride, a low, 27.5-inch seat the Storm feels like a product that will many miles of riding There’s speed to be had if you want it, but the nature of the beast encourages a riding manner.

The weight to be borne in mind for quick and emergency stops, but at least the steers well and has two big brake up front, squeezed by beefy fixed calipers. And besides, ABS is

Expert Riders

Experts to like this bike if in the mood for a cruiser. It’s a bit more like a standard in the way it but there’s no mistaking the style. though, there’s a decent of functionality accompanying the long and low

Triumph Thunderbird Storm
Triumph Thunderbird Storm
Triumph Thunderbird Storm
Triumph Thunderbird Storm

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