2011 Triumph Thunderbird

2011 Triumph Thunderbird
MSRP $12,499

With its strong, muscular lines the Triumph Thunderbird oozes cruise from every angle.But there is more to the Thunderbird than meets the eye. This critically acclaimed motorcycle, voted ‘Cruiser of the Year’ by top US magazine Cycle World, rewrites the rules on the way that cruisers should perform, bringing Triumph’s reputation for handling and engineering excellence to the mainstream cruiser market for the first time.

Engine TypeDOHC, Parallel-twin, 270 degree firing interval
Engine Displacement1597cc / 1700 Big Bore Edition - 1700cc
Bore Stroke103.8 mm x 94.3 mm
Compression Ratio9.7:1
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Starting SystemElectric
Transmission6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd - 6th
Final DriveToothed belt
Rake Trail32 degree 5.94 in.
Seat Height27.5 in.
Wheelbase63.5 in.
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa chromed spring 2 shocks w/5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear travel
Front BrakeTwin 310 mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear BrakeSingle 310 mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Front Tire120/70R-19
Rear Tire200/50R-17
Fuel Capacity5.8 gal.
Dry Weight746 lbs. (Wet)