2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
MSRP $14,799

The Triumph Thunderbird Storm is liquid-cooled and has a 1699cc DOHC, parallel twin engine with a 270 degree firing interval. The dual front discs deliver smooth and progressive braking. Class leading instruments, tank mounted. At just 27.5 inches off the ground and a 63.5 inch wheelbase means that you will be in control even while at a stop. The Triumph Thunderbird Storm is able to carry just you or even two up with ease and still stay comfortable.

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 SystemElectronic
TransmissionSix-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd - 6th
Final DriveToothed Belt
Rake Trail32° / 5.8 in.
Seat Height27.5 in.
Wheelbase63.5 in.
Front SuspensionShowa 47 mm forks. 4.72 in.travel
Rear SuspensionShowa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 3.7 in.travel
Front BrakeTwin 310 mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 310 mm disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Front Tire120/70R-19
Rear Tire200/50R-17
Fuel Capacity5.8 gal.
Dry Weight746 lbs. (Wet)

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