Triumph Thunderbird

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£11,800.00
£11,800.00
Laid back and relaxed, the Thunderbird is exactly the way a cruiser should be.

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Description

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Laid back and relaxed, the Thunderbird is exactly the way a cruiser should be.

But, on top of that, Triumph engineering has added superior performance and handling without ever diluting what the Thunderbird is all about.

The engine itself is unique in its class, a classic Triumph parallel twin. And the styling is pure cruiser with sweeping lines, low seat and high bars.

But like any Triumph it's highly practical too, and perfectly feasible as an everyday commuter. A long, low, fat-tyred, chromed up, everyday commuter.

Colour Options:

Phantom Black

 

Lava Red / Silver Frost (+£360)

 

  • ABS
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Belt Drive
  • Low Seat Height
  • Self cancelling indicators
Max power 86 PS/85 BHP (63 kW) 4,850 rpm
Max torque 146 Nm 2,750 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 chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95 mm rear wheel travel

Bodywork

We made sure that the Thunderbird's authentic classic style lives on. With a long, low stance, fat rear tyre, teardrop tank and high bars. By keeping it pure, uncluttered, clean and elegant, with plenty of chrome, it still looks exactly how a cruiser should look.

Engine

The Thunderbird’s handsome engine is large enough to dominate the bikes appearance, with a sophisticated black finish contrasting with its chromed covers. Fat exhaust pipes and machined cooling fin edges add to the style, which continues even on the fuel injection throttle bodies.

Instruments

The instruments are set into a tank-mounted chromed pod, leaving the top yoke area lean to show off the array of polished aluminium and chrome, so it looks as great to you as it does to the people watching it pass by.

Power

The Thunderbird’s 1597cc parallel twin engine kicks out a muscular 86PS and a thumping 146Nm of torque at just 2750rpm.

Configuration

Full of modern engineering, 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 which ensures the engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.

6 Speed Gear Box

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

Belt Drive

We’ve incorporated high tech materials in the belt and pulleys so you get a drive with an exceptionally long life even compared with other modern bikes. And almost zero maintenance requirements.

It's also smooth, quiet and helps keep the rear of the bike clean.

Frame

We gave the Thunderbird a twin spine steel frame that's exceptionally stiff. Coupled with well-dampened suspension this gives you a plush ride and exceptionally stable, easy handling for a bike in this class.

Suspension

With their 47mm diameter and 120mm of travel, the forks are carefully matched by our suspension specialists to the pair of chromed rear shocks. And, their 5-position adjustable spring preload allows you to adjust them to suit the way you want to ride.

Brakes

We made sure that the brakes are well up to the Thunderbird's wide range of capabilities. A pair of four-piston callipers up front provide sufficient power to cope with a fully loaded bike, high speeds and mountainous terrain. You’ll find they offer loads of feedback too.

Wheels and Tyres

The Thunderbird gets handsome, five spoke cast alloy wheels, fitted with Metzeler tyres.

Handling

We built the Thunderbird to give cruiser riders a bike that handles as well as it looks.

That’s why it steers so well, especially at low speeds despite the forks being raked out at a cool-looking 32 degrees.

The Thunderbird is surprisingly agile too with enough ground clearance for decent lean angles and an engaging ride when the road gets interesting.

Seat Height

The seat is very low at just 700mm and the cruising position is relaxed and spacious, with the footrests positioned forward to keep you comfortable without being too much of a stretch.

The low seat also means that it's easy to plant both feet firmly on the ground. So no matter what your height is, you can confidently manoeuvre even at low speeds.

Riding Position

As you’d expect, the bars are pulled back and wide, so the grips are exactly where you want them. Giving you a relaxed stance and the high levels of control you want on a bike of this size.

Immobiliser

Just in case your Thunderbird attracts the wrong kind of attention, we’ve added a high technology security system. It detects a microchip in the key body and if it's not present the ignition system is disabled.

This prevents a copy of the correct key being used to switch the bike on.

Instruments and Computer

We know you might spend a lot of time on your Thunderbird so we’ve included high levels of equipment. An on-board computer in the tank-mounted instrument pod which includes a clock, range to empty, twin trip meters and a fuel gauge. As well as a neat, compact rev counter and electronic self cancelling indicators. Everything’s right where you need it.

Tank Range

On a big bike like this we were able to fit a 22 litre tank. So, along with the high efficiency engine, the Thunderbird has an exceptional fuel range, at 56mph the Thunderbird will give you more than 67mpg. In fact, it’s easily capable of more than 200 miles between refuelling stops.

ABS

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

 

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

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FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £100

Free Shipping applies to orders for goods over £100, that are shipped to Northern Ireland, UK and the Republic Of Ireland.

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
1597cc
Bore
103.8mm
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 86PS @ 4850
Max Torque EC 146NM @ 2750