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2012 Triumph ›› Motorcycle / Scooter ›› Cruisers ›› Thunderbird ››


2012 Triumph Thunderbird

Go on a legend reborn.

Strong, muscular lines. Impeccable manners. Outstanding engineering. A tour de force. Voted 'Cruiser of the Year' by Cycle World magazine, Thunderbird rewrites the rules and brings Triumph's reputation for handling and engineering excellence to the cruiser market. Personalization? No problem, with great paint schemes and over 100 accessories. It's what cruiser riders have been waiting for.


  • 1,600cc Engine
  • Liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin, 270 degree firing interval 1,600cc Triumph engine with unmistakable character, sound and pulling power. Delivers near endless torque at low revs with 85bhp) and 108ft.lbs at 2,750rpm.

  • Transmission
  • Each gear change with the six-speed box feels precise, smooth and satisfying. The first belt driven Triumph since 1922, it grabs all that torque and plants it on the road. Low maintenance rear pulley is durable and clean running.

  • Chassis
  • Supple suspension for mile eating. A finely calibrated system which blends effortlessly to complement the bike's looks. Rear adjustable for preload, it's ready to go - one up or two. Dual front discs deliver smooth and progressive braking. ABS available too.

  • Instruments
  • Class leading instruments, tank mounted. Large speedo, tacho, two trip meters and fuel gauge in a chromed nacelle with unique Thunderbird logo.

  • Seats
  • Just 27.5in off the ground. Cruise alone or with a partner and still plant both feet on the ground. Well padded and comfortable with a range of seat accessories for even more comfort.


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    2012 Triumph Thunderbird Base
    Year 2012
    Manufacturer Triumph
    Model Name Thunderbird
    Trim Name Base
    Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser
    Engine Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
    Cylinders-Displacement (cc) 1597cc
    Stroke 103.8 x 94.3mm
    Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
    Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralized catbox, chrome-plated exhaust
    Final Drive Toothed Belt
    Clutch Wet, multi-plate
    Gears 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd - 6th
    Oil capacity 4.2 liters (1.1 US gals)
    Frame Type Tubular Steel, twin spine
    Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
    Front Wheel Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
    Rear Wheel Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
    Front Tire 120/70 R19
    Rear Tire 200/50 R17
    Front Suspension Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
    Rear Suspension Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
    Front braking system Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
    Rear braking system Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
    Instrumentation Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock
    Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
    Width 880 mm (34.6 in)
    Height 1120 mm (44.1 in)
    Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
    Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
    Rake/trail 32º/151mm
    Fuel Capacity 22 liters (5.8 US gals)
    Weight 339 kg (746 lbs)
    Maximum Power At Shaft 86PS / 85bhp / 63 kW @ 4850rpm
    Engine Torque, Maximum 146Nm / 108 ft.lbs @ 2750rpm
    Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 38 MPG City / 56 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.