Triumph Thunderbird Commander For Sale
What Is It?
The Triumph Thunderbird Commander is a premium cruiser style bike with more traditional US cruiser styling. It's powered by a liquid cooled 1,699 cc 270º parallel twin engine, producing 92.5 bhp at a low 5,400 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,550 rpm.
- Belt final drive
- Tubular Steel frame and swingarm
- Dual 310 mm discs with Nissin four piston calipers
- 310 mm disc at the rear with Brembo two piston caliper
- ABS system
- 47 mm Showa fork with 120 mm travel
- Dual Showa rear shocks with adjustable pre-load and 109 mm travel
- Chromed 2->1->2 exhaust system
- 6 speed gearbox
Compared to the base Thunderbird you get the new chassis, larger 1,699 cc engine, a 17" front wheel rather than a 19", wider front tyre, more travel at the rear from Showa shocks, an adjustable fork, touring seat and floorboards but it's 9 kg heavier.
The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a 140/75 tyre at the front and a fat 200/50 at the rear.
Accessories include the tall screen, leather panniers (£520), heated grips (£153), pillion backrest (£155), rear rack (£102), headlight cowl and dresser bars.
Colours: Black, black/grey, red/silver
Up And Down The Range
Base model 1600/1700 (2009 On): 1,600 cc, single headlight and lots of Chrome.
Storm (2011 On): 1,700 cc, 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.
LT (2014 On): Fully dressed Commander with 16" spoked wheels, white walled tyres, screen, panniers, pillion backrest and 3 front lights.
Launch RRP: £13,000
Capacity: 1,699 cc (very high)
Power: 93 bhp / 69 kW (average)
Red Line: 6,500 rpm (average)
Top Speed: 120 mph / 193 km/h (high)
Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)
Range: 220 miles / 354 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 22.0 litres / 4.8 gallons (very high)
Seat Height: 700 mm / 27.6 inches (low)
Wet Weight: 348 kg / 767 pounds (very heavy)
Dry Weight: 317 kg / 699 pounds
Power to Weight: 0.267 bhp/kg / 0.199 kW/kg
Check out this video review from Captain Rambunctious.
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