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

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.

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 1,700cc 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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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £6,550 £5,250 £4,600 18,000
2010 £6,550 £5,250 £4,600 16,400
2011 £6,850 £5,450 £4,800 14,800
2012 £7,200 £5,750 £5,050 13,000
2013 £7,750 £6,200 £5,400 11,000
2014 £8,400 £6,700 £5,900 9,000
2015 £9,200 £7,350 £6,450 6,800
2016 £10,100 £8,100 £7,100 5,100
2017 £11,200 £8,950 £7,850 3,700
2018 £12,400 £9,900 £8,650 2,100

Parts & Accessories

Exhausts
Storage
Tyres
ACF-50

Clothing

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Helmets
Jackets
Gloves
Boots

Popularity

Year On the road Off the road Total registered Adverts seen
2009 192 50 242 18/month
2010 361 108 469 110/month
2011 203 76 279 82/month
2012 119 27 146 42/month
2013 86 24 110 28/month
2014 56 11 67 5/month
2015 45 9 54 17/month
2016 20 0 20 2/month
2017 4 0 4 8/month
2018 n/a n/a n/a Rarely

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