– Cycle World magazine’s Cruiser of the Year in 2009 and 2010
– Bespoke 1,600cc parallel-twin powerplant delivers 146Nm torque
– Class leading handling and braking characteristics
– Low, 700mm, seat height for classic looks and easy riding
– Almost 100 official accessories for limitless customisation options
– Large, 22 litre fuel tank for long-distance cruising
Twice awarded ‘Cruiser of the Year’ by leading US magazine Cycle World, Triumph’s Thunderbird cruiser has been an unbridled success since its introduction in the summer of 2009.
Designed from the ground up as Triumph’s first entry in the mainstream premium cruiser sector, the Thunderbird combines classic cruiser styling and ergonomics with the British company’s engineering and design excellence.
At the heart of the Thunderbird is the 1600cc T-16 parallel-twin engine, a unique feature in a class of V-twins. The character-laden engine features a 270-degree crankshaft and delivers a mountainous 146Nm of torque at just 2750rpm.
Triumph has used the knowledge gained developing class leading sports bikes like the Daytona 675 and Speed Triple to endow the Thunderbird with levels of control and precision previously unheard of in a cruiser. The tubular twin spine steel frame features
chunky 47mm forks up front with five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear, which can be adjusted to cater for everything from spirited solo riding to two up touring. Powerful twin 310mm floating discs up front are grabbed by powerful four-piston brakes for progressive stopping power, with optional ABS for increased rider security.
The Thunderbird comes dripping with acres of chrome adorning the high-quality cycle parts. The high specification includes five-spoke cast alloy wheels adorned with bespoke Metzeler tyres, while the tank mounted speedo includes a comprehensive on-board
computer which includes a clock, two trip meters and fuel gauge, in addition to a stylish tachometer and self-cancelling indicators.
A large, 22 litre, fuel tank has been fitted to the Thunderbird which, when combined with class-leading fuel economy (around 17% better than the competition according to Triumph’s internal tests) ensures that long rides in the low and comfortable saddle will not
be interrupted by inconvenient fuel stops.
Part of the Thunderbird’s attraction is its ability to be customised to the rider’s personal taste. A range of almost 100 accessories are available for the Thunderbird and allow it to be turned from an all-road cruiser to a stripped down power cruiser or even a bagged-up light tourer. Among these accessories is a 1700cc big bore kit, screens, panniers and a wide range of chrome and leather items for even more presence and pizzaz.
Classic cruiser with high mileage is a testament to how much I love to ride this bike.
Bought new from BritBike, I paid 1,050,000baht for it.
Comes with front and rear dresser bars, quick release sissy bar and back pad, auxiliary spot lights, rocket 3 mirrors, locking fuel cap. Saddle bags but these are well worn. Tyres are near new condition, front is Continental TKC70, rear is Avon XM Storm.Brake pads new about 5000klm ago. Full tax from 27 Jan. She is a 2012 model, bought in December 2011, one owner, has been well serviced at Triumph Britbike BKK, ChiangMai, KhonKen. Some service history, but I haven't always updated the service manual She does have some age related blemishes, but nothing serious. A large bike that handles the twisties up north as good as any adventure bike. Its a reluctant sale due to health issues on my part, but I will not entertain any stupid offers. The bike is still being used daily, so mileage will increase.
Green book in my name.