Sunday, August 23, 2009

Triumph Thunderbird 2009...British Bikes make a come back

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Specs:
Engine: 1599cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel Twin, 270 degree firing interval
Bore/Stroke: 103.8 x 94.3mm
Maximum Power In excess of 80 bhp
Maximum Torque In excess of 100 lb-ft
Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI , progressive linkage on throttle
Final Drive: Toothed belt
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 6-speed constant mesh, helical type
Frame: Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm: Twin sided, steel
Front Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 inch
Rear Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 inch
Front Tire: 120/70 R19
Rear Tire: 200/50 R17
Front Suspension: Showa 47mm forks
Rear Suspension: Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5-position-adjustable preload
Front Brakes: Twin 310mm fixed discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument display/functions: Tank mounted instrumentation with large speedo, integrated tacho and LCD display with odometer, twin trip counters, range-to-empty and clock. Auto-cancelling indicators
Length: 2350mm (92.5 in)
Width: (Handlebars) 947mm (37.2 in) (TBC)
Height: 1216mm (47.9 in) (TBC)
Seat Height: 702mm (27.6 in) (TBC)
Wheelbase: 1641mm (64.6in)
Rake/Trail: 32°/151.3mm
Dry Weight TBC
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21 litres (5.5 gal US)


Derek said...

Great looking bike. I'm still partial to the classic look of the Bonnie, though. I'm thrilled to see the Brits staking such a wide claim in the market.

Lance said...

I love the fact that Triumph kept with the parallel twin (a MASSIVE one at that), instead of going V-twin. It really makes this bike a Triumph IMO. I got the chance to sit on one and hear it, and it is very nice.

I wonder if Triumph will be considering a 1200cc bike to slot in between the Bonneville and T-Bird.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Baron:

I just saw on a previous posting by Bobskoot that you kissed the pavement as part of an unanticipated dismount.

I realized you have a crushed lower jaw. While this is going to be some bitch for a while, it isn't fatal. Are you all right otherwise?

Were you wearing a full-face helmet by any chance?

While I am distressed that you went down, I am very glad that you are alive, with limbs intact, and hopefully walking.

Fondest regards,
Jack Riepe
Twisted Roads

Baron's Life said...

If you'd told me 10 years ago the Brits would make such a come back with their motorcycles, I'd laughed from here all the way to China...It's very cmmendable and I hope they continue in their success

Baron's Life said...

Lance...I'm with you on this one and I'm really getting excited about getting a Triumph...the more I look at it or think of it the more I want just a matterof time...will they make a 1200cc unit, maybe..., I hope they do

Melissa Russell said...

Now that bike is made for comfort riding. I can see long rides on the open roads.

Don't know a lot about bikes but I know what I like.

Baron's Life said...

Dear Jack R,
Thanks for your visit and concern bud...I do read your blog all the time, even if no comments left, as I truly enjoy your writing style.
Yes, I did kiss the pavement, was avoidable, my mistake as I dind't see it coming, was too late when I finally did see it (No pun intended)I had by then already hit the pavement with my face on the edge of the side walk. The half face helmet was a mistake and didn't help as my right hand side lower teeth either broke, flew off, or were painfully swallowed in the process..It's funny when I think of it now, but it wasn't when it happened...odly enough I have some pain in my left arm (Not the right arm...which is bizarre) and my rib cage...but I can work and major problem there..just that it looks bad with all the sacars on my face... now the dental surgeon has to take the roots out from the fractured teeth out of my lower gum, extract the remaining five teeth I have been left with and build a will probably all be done within a week or two.
Thanks for your concern.

Baron's Life said...

Missy, I really like this's classy but apparently their 2010 model will have more power than th 2009

Anonymous said...

I like the look of this one real well. I didn't even know they still made Triumph bikes. I remember them from a long time ago :) The things you learn on your site :)

montieandme said...

I'd buy this bike, looks great and very classy...this is my type of Motorbike for sure..

Danny said...

If you haven't already, go buy it! If you can find one. My wife's step dad and I have been trying to take a look at one here. The dealer never has one. The salesman called me one day and said they had one. We were at the dealer an hour later and it was already sold and gone.

BBE said...

That is a seriously good looking bike, it's good to see how Triumph has come back from nowhere.

Sorry to hear about your accident, just reading about it made me cringe, hope the rest of the treatment goes well.


The Peach Tart said...

this is a hot bike

B.B. said...

Hmmm, I could see myself on that beautiful bike!

Baron's Life said...

Triumph is made a come back big way...similar to Harley Davidson's come back. My biggest pleasure in Life was seeing Japanese riders on Harleys in Tokyo, Japan

Baron's Life said...

I think I am now sold on the new Triumph.

Baron's Life said...

Danny I know what you mean, same situation here, they can hardly keep them on the floor

Baron's Life said...

BBE worries...all's well mate

Baron's Life said...

The peach...mirror mirror on the wall who's hotter me or Baron's bike

Baron's Life said...

B.B. a beautiful woman like you can have any bike she likes...People will be looking at you and not the Bike