Triumph Thunderbird Storm

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£13,100.00
£13,100.00
Less chrome, more power and more attitude.

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Description

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Less chrome, more power and more attitude. The Thunderbird Storm comes with an 1700cc engine and hard-edged style.

Based on our original Thunderbird, the Storm keeps the pure Triumph twinned headlights but adds a low, blacked out look that's mean and minimalist for massive street presence backed up by huge torque and confident handling.

We squeezed 102cc more from the muscle-bound parallel twin engine so that it packs an even bigger punch. Still laid-back but underpinned by serious power and the best handling in the class. This is a cruiser with a dark side.


Colour Options:

Jet Black

Lava Red (+£220)

 

  • ABS
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Belt Drive
  • Liquid-cooled
  • Self cancelling indicators

 

Max power 98 PS/97 BHP (72 kW) 5,200 rpm
Max torque 156 Nm 2,950 rpm
Brakes Front Twin 310 mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 310 mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Front Suspension Showa 47 mm forks. 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Showa black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 95 mm rear wheel travel



Performance

We took the 1597cc parallel twin from the Thunderbird and boosted its capacity to 1699cc with 3.3mm bigger pistons in huge, 107.1mm bores. So the Thunderbird Storm does have a classic-looking engine that packs a mighty punch, but that power is delivered smoothly thanks to twin balance shafts.

The result of the Thunderbird Storm’s bigger engine is more power at 98PS. And an even higher peak torque at 115lb.ft right down at 2,950rpm with more torque across the rev range. So it delivers instant thrust when you twist the throttle, even at very low rpm.

Configuration

Despite the air-cooled appearance, the Thunderbird Storm engine is liquid-cooled. We placed its radiator unobtrusively between the frame downtubes and the fat, twin exhaust headers.

And there's plenty more 21st century technology tucked away too, like our highly accurate sequential fuel injection system with its progressive throttle linkage so you get power predictably and smoothly.

We added double overhead camshafts and a crankshaft with 270 degree firing intervals, to give you an engine with authentic cruiser character.  Whilst the fuelling is looked after by a sequential fuel injection system and progressive throttle linkage so your engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.

Blacked Out

The Thunderbird Storm has a  big black engine with upright cylinders and machined cooling fin edges to help define its imposing shape.

Many other parts of the Thunderbird Storm are black. Including the rear springs and headlight bowls.

Belt Drive

The final drive is an inverted tooth belt with carbon fibre strands to give it a higher tensile strength than steel. While the pulleys have a patented ultra-hard coating that minimises wear so that the whole belt drive system needs very little attention. It's really quiet and clean too.

6 Speed Gear Box

The transmission uses a six-speed gearbox with a tall top ratio for relaxed highway cruising and exceptional fuel efficiency.

Fuel efficiency

We gave the Thunderbird Storm double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, along with a very tall top ratio in the six-speed transmission for a great ride and to help the fuel economy. Even at 75mph you get almost 50mpg, as good as some commuter bikes.

Suspension

We gave the Thunderbird Storm fat 47mm diameter forks with plenty of travel at 120mm. And the rear shocks are adjustable for spring preload so you can set the bike up to suit your load or riding style.

Handling

We used all of our engineering expertise in making the geometry just right, so the Thunderbird Storm steers as great as it looks. Even at low speeds. And it has to be extremely stable when going faster, yet amazingly agile when you ask it to change direction rapidly. So you get a bike that’s responsive, even in the tight, low speed manoeuvres that some cruisers make hard work of.

Brakes

We wanted plenty of stopping power to match the engine on the Thunderbird Storm. So you get a pair of four-piston callipers at the front to scrub off speed in an instant and give great feedback, backed up by ABS as standard.

Riding Position

You get a feeling of control on the Thunderbird Storm, with forward-sited footrests and controls and wide, pulled-back bars for a spacious, comfortable riding position. Comfortable enough for much more than a quick trip into town or a Sunday spin.

And, even though the passenger seat detaches to enhance the lean looks of the bike when riding solo, it's still comfortable and relaxed enough for a pillion. The high quality suspension being more than enough to keep the ride plush and stable even when there are two people on board.

Frame

We built the twin spine, steel tube frame of the Thunderbird Storm to be exceptionally stiff. Then we reinforced it with the engine itself, making it a stressed component of the chassis for even more agility.

Wheels and Tyres

We’ve fitted Metzeler tyres to five-spoke cast aluminium wheels that, not only look the part in their black finish, but are light for sharper handling.

Tyres are fat with a wide 200 section dominating the rear view and are mounted on modern five-spoke alloy wheels - black finished, of course.

Seat Height

With a seat just 700mm from the ground, you’ll find the Thunderbird Storm very accessible for such a big bike.

ABS

We fit ABS to the Thunderbird Storm as standard. So it never loses it’s cool.

Instruments and Computer

It looks lean and mean but the Thunderbird Storm has loads of equipment.

You get an on-board computer with a clock, twin trip meters and a fuel gauge, along with a neat, compact rev counter and electronic self cancelling indicators.

Tank Range

Typical Triumph fuel efficiency and a 22 litre tank means you can cover more than 200 miles between refills. Not bad for any bike, let alone a cruiser.

Warranty & Service

Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that we give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.

The Thunderbird Storm carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.

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ORDERS UNDER £100

Our Northern Ireland & UK Mainland delivery charges start from £2.99 per package. Deliveries to The Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Scottish Highlands and Islands and Isle of Man start from £3.99 per package. Delivery’s to the Republic of Ireland start from £9.99.

UK Mainland Standard, UK Highlands and Islands Standard, and Northern Ireland 48 Hour will be shipped by Royal Mail. All other shipping methods will be shipped by our preferred courier services.

DELIVERY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours from the time payment is received. Please note if we do not have the item/s you require in stock, we will contact you ASAP with a delivery date and give you the option of a full refund if you prefer.

During the order payment process the Purchaser will be presented with delivery options depending on delivery location. It is the responsibility of the Purchaser to choose the correct shipping method. Phillip McCallen Motorcycles reserves the right to refuse shipping of any order for which insufficient delivery payment has been made.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

We do offer international shipping. If your country is not listed under shipping options in the shopping basket, please contact us for individual shipping charges.

DELIVERY OF HELMETS, SAFETY GUARANTEED

Regardless of the price, we will only deliver your helmet by our preferred Couriers with charges starting from £8.99 for helmets costing less than £100 (over £100 are shipped free - see above for terms).

We don't cut corners or costs when safety is involved.


Returns

You may return any Products you have purchased within seven (7) working days of delivery for any reason (including if you simply change your mind) provided that the Product is unused, undamaged and in its original packaging with all tags in place. To do so you must notify us in writing or other durable medium (including email) within those seven (7) working days. You will then be entitled to a refund from us, which will be paid as soon as possible, but in any event within thirty (30) days of safe receipt of your returned Product in compliance with this clause. You must arrange for and pay the costs of returning the Products to Phillip McCallen Motorcycles Ltd – on request, we will collect the Products from you, but the cost of this will be charged to you and we may deduct this from the refund. While in your possession, you must keep any Products you intend to return to us in good and saleable condition with all original packaging and tags in place.

If:

  • (a) the Product delivered is not what you ordered or does not correspond with its description;
  • (b) the Product delivered is not of a satisfactory quality; or
  • (c) the Product is not fit for any other purpose for which you have bought it and you notified Phillip McCallen Motorcycles Ltd of this purpose before purchase, and Phillip McCallen Motorcycles Ltd has not informed you that the Product is not fit for that purpose; Phillip McCallen Motorcycles Ltd will, at its option, deliver to you a replacement Product or refund to you the price paid and your reasonable costs of returning the Products.

If you have any queries or complaints about returning a Product, please contact our Returns Department on (028) 92 622 886 and speak to one of our returns department representatives.

Technical Specification

Bike Technical Spec

Engine and Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity
1699cc
Bore
107.1mm
Stroke
94.3mm
System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate.
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd - 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2L


Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

Frame Tubular steel twin spine
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6in
Front Tyres 120/70 R 19
Rear Tyres 200/50 R 17
Front Suspension
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Rear Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper


Dimensions and Capacities

Length 2340mm
Width handlebars 880
Height without mirror 1120mm
Seat height 700mm
Wheelbase 1615mm
Rake 32º
Trail 151mm
Tank capacity 221
Wet weight 339 kilo

 

Performance

Max Power EC 98PS @ 5200
Max Torque EC 156NM @ 2950

 

Fuel Consumption

Urban 45mpg
56mph/90kph 66.8mpg
75mph/120kph 48.9mpg