Triumph Thunderbird Storm review — Hindustan Times

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Triumph Thunderbird Storm


That’s big money for a big bike, because the Thunderbird is seriously oversized in almost all Sheer size apart, you can a Thunderbird by its twin headlights the Harley Fat Bob uses a similar massive 22-litre fuel and bobbed tail. Our test was finished in a stealthy matte but the chrome on the dual exhausts, and forks did add the requisite flash expected from a cruiser.

it may not be, but the Thunderbird Storm sure is

From the saddle it can be more a bit intimidating too. That the is heavy (it weighs 339kg) clear the moment you fold the side stand. Manoeuvring out of spaces requires serious leg (and often a helping and the large turning circle help matters. A high-ish and cruiser-typical forward-set foot also make this a better suited to taller

This group will themselves in decent comfort on the seat, though their will feel like guests on the miniscule rear brief ride in Gurgaon’s also revealed the Thunderbird to be a that requires much to ride within city Throttle response is a tad too sharp for stop-go traffic and the clutch is heavy too.

Vibrations from the palm and footpegs at low engine speeds help matters either.

One for sure, the Triumph Thunderbird is not an ideal daily rider. this motorcycle comes its own is on the open road. That’s you can make the most of the 1,699cc, and fuel-injected parallel twin’s 15.9kgm of torque, which is at a very accessible 2,950rpm. a purposeful growl, the Storm pulls forward with in each gear.

What’s good is that it so from very low down in the band, so you need not shuffle the positive-shifting six-speed gearbox as you alternating your pace that of the highway traffic.

Out on the you’ll also enjoy the Thunderbird Storm’s trait of stability – that beefy x 17-inch rear tyre a part here. Gentle and quick lane changes pose no problem for the Storm, but in bends you have to roll on the throttle and plan your well in advance. When you do to drop speed faster, you the safety net of ABS on the pair of 310mm discs and the single rear brake.

Front telescopic forks and shock absorbers (adjustable for take care of suspension While we couldn’t tinker the rear suspension settings in the time we had on the bike, we found quality to be a tad too firm.

So, given the condition of our roads and city traffic, it’s to recommend the big Triumph Thunderbird . But as Harley-Davidson has shown, and with success, there are more a few buyers for large cruisers in The Thunderbird Storm then be just the bike for cruiser with performance high on wish lists.

Triumph Thunderbird Storm


Price Range (in lakhs)*

price Rs. 13 lakh (ex-showroom,

Type 1699cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled

Bore/… 107.1/94.3mm

96.6bhp at 5200rpm

Torque at 2950rpm

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