2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
- New model for 2011
- Powerful 1700cc version of Triumph’s award-winning
T-16 engine developing 98PS and
156Nm of torque
- Aggressive blacked-out look with twin streetfighter
- Low, 700mm seat height for classic look and easy
- Powerful four-piston brakes with optional ABS
- Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard
New for 2011 is a power cruiser for riders who expect
a harder-edge to their ride:
the Triumph Thunderbird Storm.
Powered by a big bore, 1700cc, version of Triumph’s
acclaimed T-16 parallel twin engine, the
Thunderbird Storm’s massive 107mm pistons pump
out a muscular 98PS, with a meaty 156Nm
of torque at just 2950rpm.
The Thunderbird Storm utilises the chassis of Triumph’s
award-winning Thunderbird, a cruiser
renowned for its outstanding poise and precision,
but is wrapped up in a pared down, punked up look.
Triumph’s iconic twin headlights, made famous
on the Rocket III and Speed Triple models, and
drag bars perfectly fit this street rod’s aggressive
nature and are complemented by the deep metallic
Phantom Black or dark Matt Black paint options, and
the matching blacked out engine cases.
The low 700mm seat height provides a sumptuous laid
back riding, while handling will provide a
pleasant surprise to cruiser and non-cruiser riders
alike. Triumph is renowned for its ability to make
fine handling motorcycles and the Thunderbird Storm
provides no exception. With 47mm forks up
front and five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear,
the Triumph delivers a compliant and accurate
ride in all conditions, while well appointed twin
310mm floating discs up front are grabbed by powerful
four-piston brakes for progressive stopping power,
with optional ABS for increased rider security.
Sporting Metezeler Marathon tyres, developed especially
for the Thunderbird range, adorn five-spoke
cast alloy wheels and inspire confidence while cornering.
And while the look may be minimalist, the Thunderbird
Storm’s specification sheet certainly isn’t.
This power cruiser oozes quality, from the premium
components to the neat attention to detail and
a distinctive new Triumph script on the tank, this
is a machine for the discerning rider looking for
a distinctive alternative to the mainstream offerings.
The tank mounted speedo includes a comprehensive
on-board computer which includes a clock,
two trip meters and fuel gauge, in addition to a small
and stylish tachometer. A range of almost
100 accessories are available for the Thunderbird
Storm, giving owners the chance to personalise
their bikes to meet their own needs and tastes.