The 2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Motorcycle

New for 2011 is a power cruiser for riders who expect a harder-edge to their ride: the Triumph Thunderbird Storm.

Triumph Motorcycle, Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270 degree firing interval

Powered by a big bore, 1700cc, version of Triumph’s acclaimed T-16 parallel twin engine, the Thunderbird Storm has massive 107mm pistons that pump out a muscular 98PS, with a meaty 156Nm of torque at just 2950rpm.

The Thunderbird Storm utilises the chassis of Triumph’s award-winning Thunderbird, a cruiser renowned for its outstanding poise and precision, but is wrapped up in a pared down, punked up look.

Triumph’s iconic twin headlights, made famous on the Rocket III and Speed Triple models, and drag bars perfectly fit this street rod’s aggressive nature and are complemented by the deep metallic

Phantom Black or dark Matt Black paint options, and the matching blacked out engine cases.

The low 700mm seat height provides a sumptuous laid back riding, while handling will provide a pleasant surprise to cruiser and non-cruiser riders alike. Triumph is renowned for its ability to make fine handling motorcycles and the Thunderbird Storm provides no exception.

With 47mm forks up front and five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear, the Triumph delivers a compliant and accurate ride in all conditions, while 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.

Sporting Metezeler Marathon tyres, developed especially for the Thunderbird range, adorn five-spoke cast alloy wheels and inspire confidence while cornering.

And while the look may be minimalist, the Thunderbird Storm’s specification sheet certainly isnt.

take a look for yourself: Specs;

This power cruiser oozes quality, from the premium components to the neat attention to detail and a distinctive new Triumph script on the tank, this is a machine for the discerning rider looking for a distinctive alternative to the mainstream offerings.

The tank mounted speedo includes a comprehensive on-board computer which includes a clock, two trip meters and fuel gauge, in addition to a small and stylish tachometer. A range of almost 100 accessories are available for the Thunderbird Storm, giving owners the chance to personalise their bikes to meet their own needs and tastes.

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