Written on: 14/04/2010
Wow, I have had my Triumph Thunderbird big bore 1700 for 2 weeks now and it is awesome!
Ordered it in Sept 2009 and was told in January that the factory were going to do the big bore fit rather than the dealer. This meant a slight delay but really worth waiting for.
Took bike to Aberaeron in Wales over the weekend in wonderful weather and we did almost 500 miles in 3 days. Now it has to go in for its first service.
The grunt, the power, the torque are just amazing. Keeping the revs to... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2009
I have owned a Triumph America for two years and absolutely love it. That is until last week when I got the opportunity to ride the new Triumph Thunderbird. I have changed the front tyre of the America but no need to change the back tyre. I ride hard and I ride often but I don't do burnouts and I get 15,000km plus out of a tyre. Now i wanna Thunderbird. Best ride I've had yet. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2008 by brutalbrital (1 review written)
I have now put 70000 klms on the clock now and the redbird still looks like it just come off the factory floor. It has performed faultlessly. Zero mechanical faults, some very minor electrical faults but nothing to affect reliability. I get a good 230kph with a little in reserve but who needs it. The redbird does need TLC but thats a pleasure on such a fantastic motorcycle. It's a pity that the NEW thunderbird has been reduced to a Harley rip off but there will be enough people out there to... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2006 by bjlovejoy
I have 20,083 miles on the Triumph Thunderbird, which I have ridden for 2+ years now. I've ridden in ALL weather conditions, and usually ride it at it's comfort speed of 82 to 85 miles per hour. Though I'm 48 years old, I run with kids with rockets, and give them one hell of a run while I'm at it.
I've had the opportunity to ride ALL models of Triumph motorcycles during a factory demo day at the local rep, and I gained a new appreciation for the Thunderbird after that experience. I made... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2005 by triumphthunderbird (1 review written)
Ive owned and ridden a Triumph Thunderbird from new in 2002 and have clocked up almost 20,000 miles. These have included daily commutes and touring in France and UK. I use my red and silver Thunderbird all year round and it has never spent a day under cover - I don't have a garage - and apart from badly pitted mirrors and to a much lesser extent the wheels - it looks like new. At the first service the neutral switch was replaced under warranty - nothing else has failed.
The main thing... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2005 by theory900 (5 reviews written)
Triumph have now stopped manufacturing the Thunderbird range I believe, probably due to the success of the Bonneville range which, to my mind, looks even better. Despite that I have found the T-bird to be a great bike, plenty of power, loads of torque and surprisingly quick.
The seat is, in my opinion, it's greatest weakness as although it looks comfortable it's actually a pain in the rear after an hour or so.
Range is 135 - 150 miles per tank, mpg about 40, top speed reputed to be 125 mph... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008
The Triumph Thunderbird has all the makings of a true classic with enough power to keep up with others and still look good when parked up. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008
The Triumph Thunderbird must be one of the best standard/cafe bikes ever made. Great bike for long hauls, very comfortable riding position. Almost worry free engine. Great handeling. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2006 by triumphchap (1 review written)
Triumph Thunderbird Cruiser Review:
I have also bought items that carry the Triumph name/logo; such as caps, ink pen, stickers worn on my helmet, a Triumph jacket through Ebay, and I am a member of the Riders Association of Triumph known as R.A.T. It is free to join and they will register your name, contact information, year, make, model of your Triumph and you can choose a username/password. You will also receive their free periodical about all things motorcycle related to Triumph. (read more)
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