Triumph Thunderbird 900 Motorbikes For Sale

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Triumph Thunderbird 900
Current Prices: £4,750–£3,700
Insurance Costs: 7 of 10

What Is It?

The Triumph Thunderbird is a popular cruiser style bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 885 cc triple engine, producing 70 bhp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque at just 4,800 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • 320 mm disc at the front with two piston caliper
  • 285 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
  • 43 mm Kayaba fork
  • Rear shock with adjustable pre-load
  • Three 36 mm Mikuni carbs
  • 3->2 exhaust system
  • Peashooter silencers
  • 5 speed gearbox

The wire-spoked 18" front wheel takes a 110/80 tyre and the rear 16" a 160/80.

Accessories include panniers, pillion backrest, lower bars and a screen.

Colours: Black, red/silver, red/white, gold/green

Specs

Launch RRP: £8,000

Capacity: 885 cc (average)

Power: 70 bhp, 52 kW (average)

Red Line: 8,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 120 mph, 193 km/h (high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 40 mpg, 7.1 l/100km, 14.2 km/l (average)

Range: 130 miles, 209 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 15.0 litres, 4.0 US gallons (average)

Seat Height: 790 mm, 31.1 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 231 kg, 509 pounds (heavy)

Dry Weight: 220 kg, 485 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.303 bhp/kg, 0.226 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Model History & Updates

1999: 6 speed gearbox upgrade.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Classic looks

Any Downsides?

  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Heavy

Up And Down The Range

The Sport model gets you dual discs at the front, better adjustable suspension, lower bars, larger 17" wheels, more aggressive riding position, blacked out engine and up swept silencers. It's also around 7 kg heavier.

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2004
£4,750
£3,800
£3,350
23,300
2003
£4,750
£3,800
£3,300
24,000
2002
£4,700
£3,750
£3,300
24,600
2001
£4,700
£3,750
£3,300
25,200
2000
£4,650
£3,750
£3,300
25,600
1999
£4,650
£3,750
£3,250
26,000
1998
£4,650
£3,750
£3,250
26,300
1997
£4,650
£3,700
£3,250
26,500
1996
£4,650
£3,700
£3,250
26,600
1995
£4,650
£3,700
£3,250
26,700
1994
£4,750
£3,800
£3,350
26,700

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2004
31
35
66
47 / month
2003
62
74
136
11 / month
2002
137
130
267
30 / month
2001
86
102
188
19 / month
2000
76
91
167
40 / month
1999
47
89
136
31 / month
1998
59
66
125
60 / month
1997
42
64
106
44 / month
1996
7
10
17
Rarely
1995
12
10
22
79 / month
1994
1
-
1
Rarely

Source: DVLA

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