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One glance at the Thunderbird said about the bike that created to spearhead its return to the market in 1995. The three-cylinder was built for nostalgia, echoing the firm’s 1950s and ’60s from its high bars and headlamp all the way to its wire wheels and ‘peashooter’ silencers.

The name to the period feel, too, for the 650cc Thunderbird parallel had been a big US hit for Triumph in the ’50s, and was the famously ridden by Marlon character, Johnny, in The Wild

The Thunderbird represented a big step for the Hinckley firm, as it was the first to move significantly away the modular concept on which range had been based. the basic layout of this watercooled, twin-cam, 12-valve was shared with the eight triples in the range, numerous and chassis components were making the Thunderbird more and expensive to produce.

Triumph the big triple’s familiar 885cc but the T-bird’s cylinder head, and covers were restyled to those of ok aircooled models. changes, including different and a lower compression ratio peak power to 69bhp the normal 97bhp. Like the Triple, the new triple had five, than Triumph’s more six ratios in its gearbox.

The frame’s main spine was to the other models’, but joined a rear section that a slightly lower dual-seat. was al new, and did a great job of recapturing the o the old twins. The classical ‘mouth-organ’ badge was almost identical to the original.

The fuel tank’s the chrome carb-covers and wire wheels (in 18-inch front, rear sizes all added to the effect.

Triumph’s previous triples had superbly tractable, yet the detuned was even stronger at low revs torque arrives at just Given a handful of throttle, the surge forwards almost of how far the tacho needle was from its redline. The mote was wonderfully too, and the gearbox typically Top-end performance was les impressive, as the began running out c breath before its modest top speed of

The Thunderbird’s chassis was well up to its engine performance. The frame was and suspension at both ends by cruiser standards. Hard particularly over a series of sometimes revealed the handling’s with a slight twitch.

Triumph Thunderbird

Unlike other Triumphs, bike made do with a front disc brake, but it was providing the lever was given a squeeze.

For short trips and cruising the Thunderbird was comfortable, and very pleasant indeed. some practicality had been to style. This bike’s tank held only 3.3 compared to the 5.5 gallons of most Triumphs, limiting range to 100 miles.

By then, the wind-blown riding had normally made the rider of a stop, despite the broad and dual seat.

Triumph extra practicality — and -with a range of accessories a screen and panniers. But many preferred the added retro of cosmetic options such as two-tone paintwork and rubber for the fuel-tank. That

carefully air of nostalgia, combined with performance and excellent build rapidly made the new Thunderbird a big hit not just in America but all over the

Triumph Thunderbird
Triumph Thunderbird
Triumph Thunderbird
Triumph Thunderbird
Triumph Thunderbird

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