2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Review

2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Review

The Triumph Thunderbird Storm is a parallel twin performance cruiser. Based on the award-winning Thunderbird, for 2012 model, the Triumph Thunderbird Storm is powered by a powerful 1700cc version of Triumph’s award-winning T-16 engine developing 98PS and 156Nm of torque, and comes with the same great chassis as the award-winning Thunderbird for comfortable long-distance cruising.

The 2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm has aggressive blacked-out look with twin streetfighter headlights, class leading instruments, tank mounted, large speedo, tacho, two trip meters and fuel gauge in a chromed nacelle with unique Thunderbird logo. Its 27.5 inches seat height gives classic look and allows you a comfortable ride with ease to keeping your feet close to the ground, while its well appointed twin 310mm floating discs up front are grabbed by powerful four-piston brakes for progressive stopping power, with optional ABS for increased rider security.

Here’re the US Specifications/Technical Details of the 2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm:

Engine and Transmission:
– Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
– Capacity 1699cc
Bore/Stroke 107.1 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
– Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th
– Oil Capacity 4.2 liters (1.1 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays:
– Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
– Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
– Wheel Front Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
– Rear Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
– Tire Front 120/70 R19
– Rear 200/50 R17
– Suspension Front Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
– Rear Showa black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
– Brakes Front Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
– Rear Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
– Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities:
– Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
– Width (handlebars) 880 mm (34.6 in)
– Height without mirrors 1120 mm (44.1 in)
– Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
– Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
– Rake/Trail 32º/151mm
– Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 22 liters (5.8 US gals)
– Wet Weight (ready to ride) 339 kg (746 lbs)
– Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
– Maximum Power 98PS / 97bhp / 72 kW @ 5200rpm
– Maximum Torque 156Nm / 115 ft.lbs @ 2950rpm
– Fuel Efficiency 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.

Price On The Road: $14,799, a range of almost 100 accessories are available for the Thunderbird Storm.

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