Strong, muscular lines. Impeccable manners. Outstanding engineering. A tour de force. Voted ‘Cruiser of the Year’ by Cycle World magazine in the USA, Thunderbird rewrites the rules and brings Triumph’s reputation for handling and engineering excellence to the cruiser market. Personalisation? No problem, with great paint schemes and over 100 accessories. It’s what cruiser riders have been waiting for.
The critically acclaimed new Thunderbird is a revelation. The bike that cruiser riders have been waiting for. But it’s turning heads among other types of rider too. Why? Because it delivers – on looks, on power, on handling, on comfort, on everything.
On the road or on the spec sheet, Thunderbird leads the way. Sit astride the well-appointed low seat and enjoy the high-quality chrome that dominates the design.
The tank mounted speedo includes a small built in tachometer and on-board computer which includes clock, two trip meters and a fuel gauge. Low maintenance belt drive, Triumph’s first in the modern era, delivers the torque smoothly and cleanly, while the cycle parts ooze class and quality. Anti-lock brakes are an option for the Thunderbird, offering extra reassurance on all road conditions.
But riding a cruiser is all about individuality and with over 100 accessories you can personalize your Thunderbird and find your own unique look. From stripped down street rod to a soft bagged tourer, the Thunder 2013 Triumph Thunderbird Features and Benefits
Engine: 1597cc Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Instruments: Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock.
Thunderbird delivers with style and charisma.
Rear Suspension: Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 95mm rear wheel travel
2013 Triumph Thunderbird Key Features
At the heart of the Thunderbird is the 1600cc T-16 parallel-twin engine, a unique feature in a class of V-twins. The character-laden engine features a 270-degree crankshaft and delivers a mountainous 110 ft.lbs of torque at just 2750rpm.
Triumph has used the knowledge gained developing class-leading sports bikes like the Daytona 675 and Speed Triple to endow the Thunderbird with levels of control and precision previously unheard of in a cruiser. The tubular, twin-spine steel frame features chunky 47mm forks up front with five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear, which can be adjusted to cater for everything from spirited solo riding to two up touring. Powerful twin 310mm floating discs up front are grabbed by powerful four-piston brakes for
progressive stopping power, with ABS for increased rider security.
Each gear change with the six-speed box feels precise, smooth and satisfying. The first belt driven Triumph since 1922, it grabs all that torque and plants it on the road. Low-maintenance rear pulley is durable and clean running.
Class-leading instruments, tank mounted. Large speedo, tachometer, two trip meters and fuel gauge in a chromed nacelle with unique Thunderbird logo.
Just 700mm off the ground. Cruise alone or with a partner and still plant both feet on the ground. Well padded and comfortable with a range of seat accessories for even more comfort.
A large, 22 liter fuel tank has been fitted to the Thunderbird which, when combined with fantastic fuel economy, ensures that long rides in the low and comfortable saddle will not be interrupted by inconvenient fuel stops.