Triumph Thunderbird

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Triumph Thunderbird

The Triumph is a British motorcycle that was by Triumph in 1949 and produced in its form until 1966. [ 1 ] The was used three more for new and distinct Triumph models.

Original model: 6T Thunderbird

To the American market, the 6T Thunderbird a variant of the earlier Speed ‘s parallel twin bored out from 500cc to to give the added horsepower customers demanded. [ 2 ] The concept of the Speed Twin, the Thunderbird and its ‘paper dart’ logo thought up by managing director Turner on one of his regular trips to operations in the USA. The ‘paper logo was embossed onto the case cover on Thunderbirds 1955 to 1962 and can be seen closer examination on the supplied of the 1962 model. Previously, it as a decal on the headlamp nacelle .

1962 Triumph Thunderbird, the with the ‘pre-unit’ engine. the nacelle, the siamesed exhaust and the full version of the unpopular rear fairing.

The 6T Thunderbird was publicly at Montlhéry near where three standard-production were ridden around a by a team of riders who between averaged a speed of 92mph over a distance of 500 miles All three machines were to the circuit and back to the Meriden [ 3 ]

Triumph obtained further publicity with Marlon ‘s 1953 motion The Wild One . in which he rode a 6T Thunderbird. In the book Triumph In America . there is reproduced a from Triumph’s importers to the producers as to the use of their machine in film about rowdy gangs. [ 4 ]

From 1960, the Thunderbird Turner’s rear fairing the ‘bathtub’ on account of its shape. unpopular feature, dropped in the USA market, remained in ever-abbreviated for the home market until altogether for the final year of 1966. Before then, in the Thunderbird, along with other 650cc models, was the Turner-designed unit engine. this time, however, the retained its distinctive nacelle. [ 5 ] A Thunderbird was prominently used by the in the popular 2006 romance Once .

Meriden co-operative: Thunderbird

The Triumph worker’s at the Meriden factory re-introduced the model name to their in April 1981. [ 6 ] The Triumph Thunderbird 650cc parallel-twin was a version of the 750cc T140 engine and was the cheapest model in range with budget such as a drum rather disc rear brake, the of a tachometer, a siamesed exhaust painted rather than alloy and economy Dunlop Seal tyres. Moreover, Triumph’s 750cc range had ignition, the TR65 was fitted contact breaker points.

Respecting its lineage, the model the Turner-designed ‘paper dart’ on its side panels but with a updated ‘Thunderbird’ script. The was priced upon introduction at The economy finish was upgraded for ‘export’ models although the breaker points and drum brake remained.

1983 Thunderbird with siamesed system. By then, polished or chromed parts replaced the satin black engine on the initial 1981 model

A trail version of the TR65, the was also introduced in 1981 likely as it was priced the same as the version, suffered poor and was dropped from the range in 1982. [ 7 ]

Planned for 1984, a custom-styled and sleeved-down TR60 600cc was exhibited but not produced, [ 8 ] [ 9 ] the co-operative down towards the end of 1983.The price for this model was The prototype Thunderbird 600 was converted by the into a conventional TR65 to a Ministry Of Defence order. the Meriden Triumph factory records held by the Vintage Cycle Club. that made on 1 June 1983, was the 650cc motorcycle and the second motorcycle made at Meriden the factory’s closure that

Norton-Villiers-Triumph (NVT): T180 III

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In 1975, an NVT prototype 850cc the T180 Triumph Thunderbird was developed. This was an enlarged version of the Triumph T160. but the did not reach production. NVT passed on the to the Meriden co-operative which chose not to proceed to production experimenting with installing the in their oil-bearing frame. [ 10 ]

Hinckley (triple): T309RT

Triumph 900 Thunderbird

The new Triumph based at Hinckley introduced the Thunderbird 900 in the autumn of 1994. [ 11 ] T309RT, [ 12 ] the new Thunderbird was instrumental in successful re-introduction to the US market.

The name and retro styling back to the golden years Triumph) of the 1960s. It was the first Triumph to be produced by the resurgent The engine, which was externally to give a period look, was a of the 885cc triple engine, for more torque at lower

Peak power was down to (51kW) from 98bhp

Several variants were namely the Triumph T309TT Triumph T309RC Adventurer and the T309RD Thunderbird Sport, produced a claimed 82bhp. The was produced until 2003 and the Sport until 2004.

also produced an accompanying range consisting of sew-on leather jacket and ankle all featuring Edward Turner’s ‘paper-dart’ Thunderbird logo.

(twin): 1,600 and 1,700 cc

Norton Triumph Prototype
Norton Triumph Prototype
Norton Triumph Prototype

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