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2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander ABS — Contact Dealer for Pricing

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2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander ABS

A strong, willing engine, refined chassis, powerful looks and broad riding position give our new Thunderbird Commander the power and presence to dominate any road. Based on our original Thunderbird, the Commander easily impresses riders and onlookers with its classic cruiser style, premium feel and the world’s largest capacity parallel twin engine. And being a Triumph, it’s a cruiser that also gives you day-long comfort, practicality, character and, on top of all that, superb handling. There’s no compromise here.

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Chassis

The Thunderbird Commander is bold all over. We took the engine’s dominant styling and continued the theme across the entire bike with the quality and level of detailing you’d only expect from a Triumph cruiser. A massive polished top yoke and polished stainless steel fork shrouds, signature Triumph twin headlamps, bespoke Commander badges and Art Deco LED tail light and rear indicator assembly all combine for a powerful, low, lean, sleek custom cruiser look.

Engine

This is the largest capacity parallel twin motorcycle engine in the world. Based on the original Thunderbird parallel twin, the beating heart of the new Commander generates an organic, torque-rich riding experience unmatched for sheer grunt and ease-of-use.

Configuration

Being a Triumph, the Thunderbird Commander is packed full of modern engineering. We added double overhead camshafts and a crankshaft with 270 degree firing intervals, to give you an engine with authentic cruiser character. Whilst the fuelling is looked after by a sequential fuel injection system and progressive throttle linkage so your engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.

Belt Drive

We gave the Commander a belt final drive for low maintenance and long life.

Performance

Powered by a pair of saucer-sized forged pistons, the 1699cc eight-valve, DOHC engine’s uneven 270° firing interval and long-stroke design produces a potent 94PS (93bhp) at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm (111 lb.ft) of torque at a lowly 3550rpm, giving the Commander bags of twin-cylinder character.

Transmission

Developed and refined by our engineers so that the Commander gives you performance through a seamless, snatch-free transmission.

Chassis

There’s no handling compromise when you choose a Triumph cruiser, and the Thunderbird Commander is no exception. Engineered to be responsive, agile and deceptively easy to turn, even at low speeds, the Commander marries tuned geometry with a low centre of gravity to make it steer as beautifully as it looks.

Frame

A dynamic engine with dynamic styling demands an equally dynamic chassis; one which reflects our belief that every bike, whatever its style, should be agile yet stable, have predictable, neutral steering and superior suspension and brakes. The Thunderbird Commander is no exception to that rule.

Wheels and TIres

Fat-section 140/75 17-inch front and 200/50 17-inch rear tires running on diamond-turned cast wheels.

Suspension

The Commander’s handling is further enhanced by a chassis specification worthy of sportier bikes. It features shrouded 47mm Showa forks, twin 5-way preload adjustable Showa rear shocks, with optimised dual-rate springs, keeping you isolated from bumps but in touch with the road.

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Specifications

2014 Triumph Thunderbird Commander ABS
Year 2014
Manufacturer Triumph
Model Name Thunderbird
Trim Name Commander ABS
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser
Engine
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 1699cc DOHC Parallel-Twin, 270° firing interval
Displacement 1699cc
Bore 107.1mm
Stroke 94.3 mm
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
Gearbox 6-speed, helical type 2nd - 6th
Oil capacity 1.1US Gallon
Chassis
Frame Type Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided steel
Instrumentation Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock
Wheels & Tires
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
Suspension
Front Suspension Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
Brakes
Front braking system Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
Rear braking system Single 310mm disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Dimensions
Length 2340mm
Width 880mm handlebars
Height 1120mm without mirror
Seat Height 700mm
Wheelbase 1615mm
Rake/trail 32º / 151mm
Fuel Capacity 5.8us gallon
Curb Weight 339 kilo
Performance
Engine Power 86PS @ 4850
Engine Torque, Maximum 146NM @ 2750
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy Urban - 38us mpg, 56mph/90kph - 56us mpg