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2014 Triumph Thunderbird ABS

Laid back and relaxed, the Thunderbird is exactly the way a cruiser should be.

But, on top of that, Triumph engineering has added superior performance and handling without ever diluting what the Thunderbird is all about.

The engine itself is unique in its class, a classic Triumph parallel twin. And the styling is pure cruiser with sweeping lines, low seat and high bars.

But like any Triumph it's highly practical too, and perfectly feasible as an everyday commuter. A long, low, fat-tyred, chromed up, everyday commuter.

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Bodywork

We made sure that the Thunderbird's authentic classic style lives on. With a long, low stance, fat rear tyre, teardrop tank and high bars. By keeping it pure, uncluttered, clean and elegant, with plenty of chrome, it still looks exactly how a cruiser should look.

Instruments

The instruments are set into a tank-mounted chromed pod, leaving the top yoke area lean to show off the array of polished aluminium and chrome, so it looks as great to you as it does to the people watching it pass by.

Engine

The Thunderbird’s 1597cc parallel twin engine kicks out a muscular 86PS and a thumping 146Nm of torque at just 2750rpm.

Configuration

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 which ensures the engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.

6 Speed Gearbox

The transmission uses a six-speed gearbox with a tall top ratio for relaxed highway cruising and exceptional fuel efficiency.

Belt Drive

We’ve incorporated high tech materials in the belt and pulleys so you get a drive with an exceptionally long life even compared with other modern bikes. And almost zero maintenance requirements. It's also smooth, quiet and helps keep the rear of the bike clean.

Frame

We gave the Thunderbird a twin spine steel frame that's exceptionally stiff. Coupled with well-dampened suspension this gives you a plush ride and exceptionally stable, easy handling for a bike in this class.

Suspension

With their 47mm diameter and 120mm of travel, the forks are carefully matched by our suspension specialists to the pair of chromed rear shocks. And, their 5-position adjustable spring preload allows you to adjust them to suit the way you want to ride.

Brakes

We made sure that the brakes are well up to the Thunderbird's wide range of capabilities. A pair of four-piston callipers up front provide sufficient power to cope with a fully loaded bike, high speeds and mountainous terrain. You’ll find they offer loads of feedback too.

Wheels and TIres

The Thunderbird gets handsome, five spoke cast alloy wheels, fitted with Metzeler tires.

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Specifications

2014 Triumph Thunderbird ABS
Year 2014
Manufacturer Triumph
Model Name Thunderbird
Trim Name ABS
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser
Engine
Engine Type Liquid-cooled 1699cc DOHC Parallel-Twin, 270° firing interval
Displacement 1597cc
Bore 103.8 mm
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
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