Triumph Thunderbird 1600 / 1700 For Sale
The 2009 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 / 1700 is a premium cruiser style bike and is powered by a 1,597cc parallel twin engine which puts out 85bhp (1,699cc and 97bhp with the big bore kit).
Pros / Cons
- Handling, loads of low down power
- No gear position indicator, really heavy
What Is It?
It's 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.
- 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 1,700cc 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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