Triumph Thunderbird Commander

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£13,700.00
£13,700.00
The new Thunderbird Commander has the power and presence to dominate any road.

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Description

Details

A strong, willing engine, refined chassis, powerful looks and broad riding position give our new Thunderbird Commander the power and presence to dominate any road. Based on our original Thunderbird, the Commander easily impresses riders and onlookers with its classic cruiser style, premium feel and the world’s largest capacity parallel twin engine. Being a Triumph, it’s a cruiser that also gives you day-long comfort, practicality, character and, on top of all that, superb handling. There’s no compromise here.

Colour Options:

Jet Black

Lithium Flame / Frozen Silver (+£360)

Phantom Black / Storm Grey (+£360)

 

  • ABS
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Belt Drive
  • Footboards
  • Immobiliser
  • Showa forks and rear shocks

 

Max power 94 PS/93 BHP (69 kW) 5,400 rpm
Max torque 151 Nm 3,550 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 twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 108.5 mm rear wheel travel



Engine

With machined engine fins and chrome covers contrasting against the deep black barrels and crankcases. Like the rest of the Commander, this engine was designed to have impact on the eye as well as the road.

Chassis

The Thunderbird Commander is bold all over. We took the engine’s dominant styling and continued the theme across the entire bike with the quality and level of detailing you’d only expect from a Triumph cruiser.  A massive polished top yoke and polished stainless steel fork shrouds, signature Triumph twin headlamps, bespoke Commander badges and Art Deco LED tail light and rear indicator assembly all combine for a powerful, low, lean, sleek custom cruiser look.

Configuration

Being a Triumph, the Thunderbird Commander  is packed 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 so your engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.

Belt Drive

We gave the Commander a belt final drive for low maintenance and long life.

Overview

The world’s largest capacity parallel twin motorcycle engine. As based on the original Thunderbird parallel twin. The beating heart of the new Commander generates an organic, torque-rich riding experience unmatched for sheer grunt and ease-of-use.

Performance

Powered by a pair of saucer-sized forged pistons, the 1699cc eight-valve, DOHC engine’s uneven 270° firing interval and long-stroke design produces a potent 94PS (93bhp) at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm (111 lb.ft) of torque at a lowly 3550rpm, giving the Commander bags of twin-cylinder character.

Transmission

Developed and refined by our engineers so that the Commander gives you performance through a seamless, snatch-free transmission.

Overview

We used all of our engineering expertise in making the geometry just right, so the Thunderbird Commander  steers as beautifully 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.

There’s no handling compromise when you choose a Triumph cruiser. We built the Thunderbird Commander to look mean and as well as put a smile on your face.

Frame

A dynamic engine with dynamic styling demands an equally dynamic chassis; one which reflects our belief that every bike, whatever its style, should be agile yet stable, have predictable, neutral steering and superior suspension and brakes.  The Thunderbird Commander is no exception to that rule.

Wheels and Tyres

Fat-section 140/75 17-inch front and 200/50 17-inch rear tyres running on diamond-turned cast wheels.

Suspension

The Commander’s handling is further enhanced by a chassis specification worthy of sportier bikes.  It features shrouded 47mm Showa forks, twin 5-way preload adjustable Showa rear shocks, with optimised dual-rate springs, keeping you isolated from bumps but in touch with the road.

Brakes

Four-pot Nissin callipers on 310mm floating discs up front and a single Brembo calliper and 310mm disc at the rear.

Handling

From the moment you roll forward on the Thunderbird Commander, you’ll notice that handling control is a priority, not an afterthought.  Light, neutral steering belies the width of the tyres, giving the rider form and function in one package.  The parallel twin engine’s compact weight distribution means the centre of gravity is focused in front and below your knees, giving the Commander a gentle, even tilt into turns.

Footboards

The Thunderbird Commander gives you high quality foot-boards made from chromed high-pressure die-cast aluminium, featuring replaceable skid plates and an adjustable heel/toe gear lever.

Seat

Rider and pillion seat foam is a double-layer, dual-density material, soft and receptive on first feel but compressing to give a firmer, supportive yet pliant ride. The rider’s seat has also been especially shaped with wide, flared sides and a lumbar support to provide maximum comfort even at the end of a long day’s ride.

Tank

A massive 22 litres fuel tank with off-centre filler cap.

Instruments

Tank-mounted dash console including classic analogue-style speedometer, a fuel gauge and an LCD with range-to-empty, twin trips, odometer and clock functions, conveniently scrollable via a handlebar-mounted button.

Silencer

Twin, straight-cut drainpipe silencers so wherever you ride you’ll be accompanied by the Commander’s stirring exhaust note, specially tuned for pitch perfect progress.

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 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
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, 17 x 3.5 inch
Rear Wheels
Cast aluminium alloy, 5 spoke, 17 x 6.0 inch
Front Tyres
140/75 ZR17
Rear Tyres
200/50 ZR17
Front Suspension
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 109mm 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 2442mm
Width handlebars 990
Height without mirror 1225mm
Seat height 700mm
Wheelbase 1665mm
Rake 30.1º
Trail 135mm
Tank capacity 221
Wet weight 348 kilo

 

Performance

Max Power EC 94PS @ 5400
Max Torque EC 151NM @ 3550