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Bike review: 2012 Thunderbird Storm


So this Memorial Day weekend I my kids out to Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio. an amazing time we had – thanks to Lane that is.  Sure it extra, but we were able to just everything we wanted times.

 It was so hot and so packed that if we had to with normal lines it would have been a different weekend.

Anyway to the trip even more I’d decided to ride there and – and the guys at Precision Bikeworks of Erie hooked me up with a Triumph Thunderbird Storm Anti-lock Brakes to demo.  It just any old Storm either – one was the beneficiary of Triumph’s Short Kit, high-performance air cleaner and to make it all communicate the right  Rich was nice enough to think about my comfort a and added a Longhaul Touring Touring.

I was super excited about an extended ride on what’s so many people’s Bike of the two years running.  The fun as soon as I arrived at the dealership. was ready with a small of paperwork for me to sign, and then we out to go over the bike.

 It was parked to my Fat Bob – they looked like actually.  Both had the dual the flatblack paint, not too much and an aggressive stance.  There are more to talk about so take a look.

Appearance is subjective, no?  In my opinion the Storm awesome.  I love the sinister of it, minimal chrome, etc. dual headlights look awesome too – they set it apart on the from just about other bike (almost!). on it was of very high quality as from the paint to the black

 They also included for the cables, to minimize clutter, and cool touches like the logo on the primary cover. the T-bird to my Fat Bob, my kids split on looks, with my son the Storm by far, and my daughter the Storm quite a bit better. me it’s at tie, but that’s after I’ve invested a lot of and effort into customizing my  Stock vs.

Stock I think the black Triumph has a slight

Since the test bike is new, we couldn’t dyno it to get to numbers, but luckily there are of sources online that already done this.  A Storm comes in at about and 102 Torque at the rear wheel – the of the pipes, air cleaner and download can help.  The Storm has power through the entire rpm very smooth and linear, like my old Speed Triple.

 Compared to my Harley it had a little low-end and a ton more mid and high. you my Fat Bob has about $3,000 worth of and costs about $2K more to so in my mind the Storm is a bargain. upgrades they did to it for the ride are about the only upgrades I the bike needs, performance-wise – the thing I would do differently is go a more aggressive exhaust.

aren’t too many of after-market around just yet, but I was to find a couple of good  Easy would be the DD slip on but I I would actually go with the Hog by British Customs. a full exhaust that great, increases performance and and saves 13 pounds to boot.

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 Given that most equate 7 pounds to 1 HP that’s a 2 HP gain on top of whatever the actual does.  Plus if you’re any non-Harley cruiser can you really go buying a pipe called a Hog lol?

Wow!  What a bike.  It turned very at low speeds and handled so smoothly at speeds that in inspired a lot of

 The bike was very and went where you wanted it to go you wanted to do it.  Every time I about it I start to say sport-bike and stop myself; obviously not a sport-bike but compared to most it handled like one.  I to say that my Fat Bob handles well with its chubby front and great balance, but even great handling Harley the handling battle to the Storm.

Here is where the Storm impressed.  Brakes were strong and linear with a easy pull.  They inspired a feeling of control out especially when combined the outstanding handling we already

 Since the weather was beautiful I get a chance to test our the ABS, but I felt any flutter at all, of how aggressively I was braking.  This is the best braking cruiser ever ridden.

All in all I really this bike.  I really you guys to go down to Precision   and check out whichever Triumph matches your own, but the in particular does it so well for so  You can set it up as a slick solo or hook up bags, boards and a (and that comfy – thanks Rich!) and ride across a state or two – it will do it

 If was going to get my own I’d probably go with insane swirled red Thunderbird had on the floor, upgrade it with the performance package which to be crazy cheap, some of Hog Slayer pipes and headlights off the old Triple – either way I want  Good luck and if you do try one out be sure to let me

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