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).

Triumph Thunderbird 1600 / 1700

What Is It?

  • Handling, loads of low down power
  • No gear position indicator, really heavy

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. RRP was £9,500 in 2009 and £11,800 in 2017 (+£360 for two tone paint).

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 1600cc but Triumph did offer a Big Bore Kit to up it to 1700cc which many people opted for and which forms the basis for most of the later versions. The 5-spoked 19" front wheel takes a 120/70 tyre and the rear 17" a fat 200/50.

Accessories include the big bore 1700cc 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): 1700cc, 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" spoked wheels, white walled tyres, screen, panniers, pillion backrest and 3 front lights.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £6,450 £5,150 £4,500 17,200
2010 £6,650 £5,300 £4,650 15,700
2011 £6,950 £5,550 £4,850 14,100
2012 £7,350 £5,900 £5,150 12,500
2013 £7,900 £6,350 £5,550 10,700
2014 £8,550 £6,850 £6,000 8,900
2015 £9,350 £7,450 £6,550 7,000
2016 £10,250 £8,200 £7,150 5,100
2017 £11,250 £9,000 £7,850 3,700
2018 £12,350 £9,900 £8,650 2,100

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