2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
MSRP $14,799

The Triumph Thunderbird Storm has a DOHC, parallel twin, 1700cc engine that can haul you anywhere you want to go. The lithe suspension help makes the miles chug by without feeling stressed out. Able to turn into a two-up in a flash and a seat height on the Thunderbird Storm is 27.5 inches makes allows you a comfortable ride with ease to keeping your feet close to the ground.

ModelThunderbird Storm
Engine TypeDOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Engine Displacement1699cc
Bore Stroke107.1 mm x 94.3 mm
Compression RatioNA
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Starting SystemNA
Transmission6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd - 6th
Final DriveToothed Belt
Rake Trail32º / 5.94 in.
Seat Height27.5 in.
Wheelbase63.5 in.
Front SuspensionShowa 47 mm forks. 120 mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload.
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)

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