Triumph ThunderbirdChange Bike
Bike Discontinued in Nov, 2018
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Triumph Thunderbird Highlights
February 25, 2016: Triumph Motorcycles introduced its super cruiser, Triumph Thunderbird Storm in November 2013. This iconic machine from British motorcycle maker features twin headlamp, fuel tank mounted instrument console and dynamic designing with eye-catching graphics. Powered by a 1699cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270 degrees firing interval engine, which is coupled to a 6-speed transmission that is good enough to produce of 96.7bhp of power. The motorcycle has a fuel tank capacity of 22 litres and returns a mileage of around 19 kmpl. It is available in two colors - Matt Graphite and Jet Black and is priced at Rs. 13,95,000 (ex-showroom). The bike was also put on display at the Triumph's pavilion during the 13th edition of Auto Expo.
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Thunderbird Price List (Variants)
|Thunderbird Storm16 Kmpl, 1699 ccDISCONTINUED||Rs.14,45,500|
|Thunderbird LT16 Kmpl, 1699 ccDISCONTINUED||Rs.16,81,000|
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Triumph Thunderbird Mileage
Triumph Thunderbird gives a mileage of 16 Kmpl as claimed by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
|Mileage (ARAI)||16 Kmpl|
|Engine Type||Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval, DOHC|
|No. of Cylinders||2|
|Max Power||94 PS @ 5400 rpm|
|Max Torque||151 Nm @ 3550 rpm|
|Fuel Capacity||22 L|
|Body Type||Cruiser Bikes|
Triumph Thunderbird Features
|LED Tail Light||Yes|
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Triumph is one of the oldest motorcycle brands serving the world since 1984. The British giant is spreading its roots in the Indian superbike market by offering a wide range. Currently, it offering motorcycles in 5 different segments, out of these, Triumph Thunderbird Storm is a cruiser. It is a value for money bike and gets a dual headlight, fuel tank mounted instrument cluster, detachable pillion seat and blacked out looks, making it one of the best machines available in its class.
The motorcycle is powered by a 1,699cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270 degrees firing interval engine that comes mated to a 6-speed, helical type gearbox, which is further linked with a wet, multi plate type clutch. The mill churns out a maximum power of 96.7 bhp at 5,200 rpm with a peak torque of 156 Nm at 2,950 rpm. Thunderbird Storm moves on 120/70 R19 front and 200/50 R17 rear tyres wrapped on cast aluminium 5-spoke alloy wheels. For stopping power, twin 310mm floating discs with Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers are present at the front wheel, whereas the rear wheel gets single 310mm disc with Brembo 2-piston floating caliper. The suspension system consists of Showa 47mm forks with black lowers at the front and Showa black spring twin shocks with 5-position adjustable preload at the rear.
The body dimensions of the motorcycle are 2,340mm x 8,80mm x 1,120mm (L x W x H) with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1615mm and 140mm respectively. It has a fuel storage capacity of 22 liters that comes in handy with its mileage of around 19 kmpl. The company also offers a two-year unlimited mileage warranty with the motorcycle along with a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
Design and Features
The front fascia of Thunderbird Storm carries a round twinned headlights and bullet shaped side indicators providing a classic look to the cruiser. The fuel tank has mounted instrument console over it that houses an onboard computer, clock, twin trip meters, fuel gauge, compact rev counter and self-cancelling side indicators. Although the instrument cluster looks good on the tank, but the rider might face problem in looking at the instrument cluster as he has to remove his eyes from the road, which is unsafe while riding at high speeds. The pillion seat on the Storm is detachable for lone riding. The fat rear tyre complements the short fender that holds a stylish tail light, side indicators and light reflector.
Coming to the dimensions, the bike is 2,340mm long, 880mm wide, 1,120mm and has a wheelbase of 1,615mm. The kerb weight of 339 kg and seat height of 700mm enhances the riding characteristics of the motorcycle. It comes in two colors - Jet Black and Matt Graphite.
Braking and Handling
Thunderbird Storm has a rear fat tyre that offers good grip on the road. Moreover, disc brakes at both ends assisted by ABS extract a good stopping power. The instrument console has a computer and all the information about the bike that keeps the rider updated. Self-cancelling side indicators is an additional feature that is generally not present in motorcycles. The handlebar and footpegs are well within the reach of the rider.
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