Triumph Thunderbird Storm 1700 First Ride- Triumph Cruiser Reviews

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Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Triumph Thunderbird Storm – First Ride Dial-a-Gale: parallel-Twin cruiser blows up the

Of all the heavy cruisers that aspired to the sacred throne by Harley-Davidson lo these many the most authentic must be the Thunderbird—which is precisely why we named the big parallel-Twin-powered beast CW ’s Best for the last two years. Dark is the new in Cruiserville, though, and Triumph us to Phoenix to ride a new version of the for 2011—Thunderbird Storm 1700—in choice of blacks, Jet or Matte. Not is the paint black on the Storm, so are the covers, cam cover, handlebar and turn signals, triple-clamps, instrument nacelle—and we found out all the old Speed Triple twin went: They blacked out and stuck them on the Storm.

Apart from the lack of (or is abundance of?) pigmentation, really sets the Storm is the fact that it gets year’s optional big-bore kit as equipment, hence the 1700. year, those larger and rings, new cams, cylinder piston pins, gaskets and clutch springs would’ve set you about $900 plus on top of the $12,499 base model This year, the whole factory-installed big-bore enchilada can be for $13,899.

1700cc is just 104 cubic inches for those score at home, which parity with H-D’s 103-inch Power Pak engine. the 103 is only available from the in select Harley touring Comparable H-D cruisers, like the Dyna Fat Bob. must do with 96 cubic inches of V-Twin, from which H-D 92 ft.-lb. of torque, at 3000

For its new 1700 liquid-cooled Twin, claims 115 ft.-lb. at 2950 Which is just about how it when we got our first ride the Phoenix, Arizona, press The 1600 was pretty dang in the 710-pound ’Bird, but those more make a difference you can The Storm doesn’t just harder, the bump in compression gives it better throttle as well.

Whack it open in first and right out, high-school

The Storm doesn’t just harder, the bump in compression gives it better throttle as well. Whack it open in and peel right out, style.

Triumph Thunderbird Storm

For being as large a as it is, the T-bird’s really easy and to roll around upon, and out on the road, each thousand on its small-but-useful tachometer nets 25 mph. At 60 or so, then, you’re in the meat of the torque, and rolling on the gas there results in pretty acceleration that’ll scoot you to the seat bolster and well 100 before you have time to how you’d fare in Maricopa Tent City Jail in underwear.

Since the big-parallel Twin a 270-degree crank, the sound is the your red-blooded American riders seem to crave, and you whack the throttle there’s a bit more blat than think the law would allow the Storm’s dual exhausts, that it burbles quietly at and runs creamy-smooth at all rpm.

bow watch across that black pair of headlights even more than that you’re commanding a wide vessel, but at 5-foot-8-inches me and my 30-inch legs felt enough reaching out to the forwardish and when that grows old you can the passenger pegs and pretend on an old GS1000 with rearsets; the bars are in a good place, the are light enough and the Triumph’s does an admirable job fore and in general there are no reasons not to riding the thing—though the Krylon would grow old with the Black version.

There you have it. Not content to such excellent rule-breakers as the new Triple and a pair of new 800 Tigers. the Street Triple, a slew of and functional Bonnevilles and a great in the new Sprint GT —Triumph’s now got its teeth more solidly sunk the big cruiser market. Why not? many motorcycle companies, is privately held.

And while the world is 50-percent according to owner John he’s going shopping.

Triumph Thunderbird Storm


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