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2009 Triumph Thunderbird

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Triumph has unveiled the all-new Thunderbird cruiser that will join the 2010 model line-up.
Designed to take on the best in the cruiser category, combining sleek and modern custom styling with strong performance and great dynamics, the Thunderbird delivers an authentic cruiser experience in a uniquely Triumph package.

Triumph’s Thunderbird features an all-new 1599cc parallel twin-cylinder motor with six-speed gearbox and belt drive. The engine, with a bore and stroke of 103.8 x 94.3mm, will develop in excess of 75bhp in standard trim and produces more than 100 lb/ft of torque.

The Thunderbird will be offered with an extensive range of official accessories for riders who wish to tailor the bike to their individual needs. Whether they want a stripped-down and chromed-up hot rod with muscular performance or a fullydressed classic style custom-tourer for two-up touring, Triumph’s accessory range lets the rider customise the Thunderbird to their individual tastes. An ABS option will also be available.

Full specifications will be available at a later date, with the bike expected to arrive in showrooms in the summer of 2009.


  • Engine type - Liquid-cooled, DoHc, parallel twin, 270º firing interval
  • capacity - 1599cc
  • Bore/Stroke - 103.8 x 94.3mm
  • fuel System - Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with Sai, progressive linkage on throttle
  • final Drive - toothed belt
  • clutch - Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox - 6-speed constant mesh, helical type.
  • frame - tubular steel, twin spine
  • Swingarm - twin sided, steel
  • Wheels - front; cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 inch
  • Rear; cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 inch
  • tyres - front; 120/70 R19
  • Rear; 200/50 R17
  • Suspension - front; Showa 47mm forks.
  • Rear; Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload.
  • Brakes - front; twin 310mm fixed discs. nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear; Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
  • instrument - display/functions tank mounted instrumentation with large speedo, integrated tacho and LcD display with odometer, twin trip counters, range-to-empty and clock. auto-cancelling indicators.
  • Length - 2350mm (92.5 in)
  • Width (Handlebars) - 947mm (37.2 in) (tBc)
  • Height - 1216mm (47.9 in) (tBc)
  • Seat Height - 702mm (27.6 in) (tBc)
  • Wheelbase - 1641mm (64.6in)
  • Rake/trail - 32°/151.3mm
  • fuel tank capacity - 21 litres (5.5 gal US)
  • Maximum power - in excess of 80bhp
  • Maximum torque - in excess of 100ft.lbf