Triumph Thunderbird 1600 / 1700 For Sale

Triumph Thunderbird 1600 / 1700
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Insurance Costs: 7 of 10

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Current Prices: £10,200–£5,000

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Launch RRP: £9,500

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Power: 85 bhp

Engine: 1,597 cc, 6,500 rpm red line, 120 mph top speed

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Economy: 45 mpg

Range: 220 miles from the 22.0 litre tank

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Seat Height: 700 mm

Weight 308 kg (dry)

What Is It?

The Triumph Thunderbird is a cruiser style bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,597cc 270º parallel twin engine, producing 84.5bhp at a low 4,850rpm and maximum torque at just 2,750rpm. Like a number of other cruisers final drive is via belt.

Features include:

  • Tubular Steel frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310mm discs with Nissin 2 piston calipers
  • 310mm disc at the rear with Brembo single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 47mm Showa fork with 120mm travel
  • Dual rear shocks with adjustable pre-load and 95mm travel
  • Chromed 2->1->2 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox

The basic Thunderbird is roughly 1,600cc but Triumph did offer a 1,699cc 97bhp Big Bore Kit which many people opted for and which forms the basis for most of the later versions. The 5-spoke 19" front wheel takes a 120/70 tyre and the rear 17" a fat 200/50.

Accessories include the big bore 1,700cc kit (£730), ABS, tall screen, leather panniers (£520), touring seat (£310), heated grips (£153), rider backrest, pillion backrest (£155), rear rack (£102), fog lights (£290), headlight cowl, dresser bars and floorboards (£205).

Colours: Black, grey, blue, red, red/silver

Storm (2011 On): 1,700cc, blacked out, low bars, dual headlights and ABS.

Nightstorm (2015 On): Special Edition Storm with blacked out exhausts, mirrors, custom paint job, Showa shocks and premium seat.

Commander (2014 On): More touring oriented with 17" front wheel, Showa shocks, adjustable fork and floorboards.

LT (2014 On): Fully dressed Commander with 16" wheels, white walled tyres, screen, panniers, pillion backrest and three front lights.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £6,250 £5,000 £4,400 16,200
2010 £6,700 £5,350 £4,700 14,800
2011 £7,100 £5,700 £5,000 13,300
2012 £7,550 £6,050 £5,300 11,800
2013 £7,950 £6,400 £5,600 10,300
2014 £8,400 £6,750 £5,900 8,600
2015 £8,850 £7,100 £6,200 7,000
2016 £9,300 £7,450 £6,500 5,100
2017 £9,750 £7,800 £6,800 3,700
2018 £10,200 £8,150 £7,150 2,100

Popularity

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2009 192 50 242 74 / month
2010 361 108 469 120 / month
2011 203 76 279 61 / month
2012 119 27 146 19 / month
2013 86 24 110 55 / month
2014 56 11 67 9 / month
2015 45 9 54 45 / month
2016 20 - 20 30 / month
2017 4 - 4 24 / month
2018 - - - Rarely

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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