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Triumph Thunderbird

Ridden: Triumph Thunderbird review

Torque of the town

How you take on Harley Davidson if you Triumph?

Build a triple? tried that with the Three. It was nearly an apt name in they sold approximately of them.

So if a good bit of British didn’t work, what taking the fight right to and build a big twin? A really big

Say hello to the T-16 engined a clean-sheet design and on that clean piece of paper a far design than anything in the HD line-up.

Except the bike I a couple of weeks ago was the 1,700cc version of the 1,600cc Thunderbird. You can a Storm because they come in black and it looks it’s been put through an powerful chrome magnet. describe the Storm (shudder) as a up’ version of the Thunderbird.

That’s the last time use that phrase, I promise.

of high speed torture

any big cruiser, the Storm is, er, big. In sense of the word. The bars are the tank’s big and the engine’s really, big. The seat height big, though.

At 27 inches the ground, it’s about as low as heights get, this of a 250 Gas Gas.

Its dry weight is pretty too. This is not a bike to be on top of you off your workbench. But that’s all of the cruiser scene, isn’t it?

I pottered into town and on it somewhat self consciously that I might be lacking the on a chain and necessary leather And then, a week last I wrote off a whole day to get better (no pun intended) to this behemoth.

To cut a long and possibly tedious short, I came back but slightly confused.

£12,499 + for very handy ABS

The 1.700cc engine is Amazing in most The upper case A was not misplaced,

Not only is it incredibly smooth a small amount of vibration its way through to the bars) but the torque by those gargantuan cylinder can’t fail but make you The off-beat 270 degree crank is the size of a small lathe but its pulses and obvious inertia the most remarkable affect on the way the explodes its way forward, regardless of

Triumph Thunderbird

Compared to the base Thunderbird, its tiny 1.600cc motor, the features larger diameter and rings, new cams, cylinder piston pins, a head with bigger holes in it and clutch springs. There’s of torque on tap, or in new money There must be a at least a cliches to describe that of torque but they’d be wasted.

You can fully appreciate it when riding it and you wind on the fat throttle. The of acceleration always seems disproportionate to the thudding, lazy note. If you’ve ever fortunate enough to ride a Black Shadow or a 900SS Drive Ducati, it’s a experience — just a lot powerful.

Riding the Storm is all about up through the six gears and surfing the curve. The gearbox is snickety-snick so early and frequent shifts are a to execute.

And dare I say it? It handles too, especially bearing in it weighs a third of a tonne. have done a fantastic job the whole chassis. Coax the into a series of fast, top sweepers and it holds its line and off any bumps, hollows or surface There’s never a hint of any suggestion of wallow.

It’s as rock steady as made in Jamaica in the late

Is your garage long

With a 1,615mm wheelbase, of trail (. ) a 200 section tyre and all that cake, it’s 250 two-… flickable. It’s two and a half metres from bow to after all. But in this this market, the Storm is the handling bike out there by furlongs. If you know your and plan ahead there’s equity in the Storm’s handling to allow you to keep pace most other people on other bikes. Ninety of the time.

This is never an on a big Harley with the exception of the V-Rod.

So. it’s quite comfortably the bike in this class if viewed on its spec’ list and I also think it looks than anything else out The engine castings, finish and to detail is more like Arlen Ness would in a show than you’d to plop off a production line.


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