Triumph Thunderbird 1600: history, specs, pictures

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The Triumph Thunderbird Storm was a twin, four-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 2009 and 2018. Max torque was 115.07 ft/lbs (156.0 Nm) @ 2950 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 95.88 HP (71.5 KW) @ 5200 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 107.1mm bore x 94.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1699.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 9.7:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. The final drive was via belt. Power was moderated via the wet. multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-r19 front tire and a 200/50-r17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. nissin 4-piston fixed calipers. abs. in the front and a single disc. brembo 2-piston floating caliper. abs in the rear. The front suspension was a showa 47mm forks. while the rear was equiped with a showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload.. The Thunderbird Storm was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 679.02 pounds (308.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 63.58 inches (1615 mm) long.

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Triumph Thunderbird 1600
Manufacturer
Also called Thunderbird Storm ABS, Thunderbird Nightstorm, Thunderbird SE, Thunderbird Storm
Production 2009 - 2018
Class Cruiser
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 103.8mm x 94.3mm
Compression ratio 9.7:1
Horsepower 83.14 HP (62.0 KW) @ 4850RPM
Torque 107.69 ft/lbs (146.0 Nm) @ 2750RPM
Fuel System injection. multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Air Filter K&N TB-1610 `10-14[1]
Ignition digital-inductive type via engine management system
Spark Plug NGK DPR6EA-9
Battery YUASA YTX20HL-BS
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: wet. multi-plate
Final Drive Belt
Suspension Front: showa 47mm forks.
Rear: showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload.
Brakes Front: double disc. nissin 4-piston fixed calipers. abs.
Rear: single disc. brembo 2-piston floating caliper. abs
Front Tire 120/70-r19
Rear Tire 200/50-r17
Wheelbase 63.58 inches (1615 mm)
Length 92.13 inches (2340 mm)
Width 34.65 inches (880 mm)
Height 44.09 inches (1120 mm)
Seat Height 27.56 inches (700 mm)
Weight 679.02 pounds (308.0 Kg) (dry), 339.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.11 Gallon (4.20 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 7.13 liters/100 km (14.0 km/l or 32.99 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Triumph Thunderbird was a twin, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Triumph between 2009 and 2018. Max torque was 107.69 ft/lbs (146.0 Nm) @ 2750 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 83.14 HP (62.0 KW) @ 4850 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled twin, four-stroke. A 103.8mm bore x 94.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1597.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet. multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-r19 front tire and a 200/50-r17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. nissin 4-piston fixed calipers. abs. in the front and a single disc. brembo 2-piston floating caliper. abs in the rear. The front suspension was a showa 47mm forks. while the rear was equipped with a showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload.. The Thunderbird was fitted with a 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 679.02 pounds (308.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 63.58 inches (1615 mm) long.

2010 Triumph Thunderbird SE[edit]

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The 2009 Thunderbird SE receives a lot f upgrades in the form of touring-worthy accessories which make life aboard this bike a lot more fun and more convenient. The basic Thunderbird now comes with detachable windscreen and passenger backrest with luggage rack, leather saddlebags, a more comfortable touring seat and floorboards for both passenger and rider.

So if you're into long hauls aboard your bike and love cruisers, the 2009 Thunderbird SE might be just the right machine for your weekend getaways and vacations, especially if British blood is your passion.


2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm[edit]

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If you thought the 2010 Thunderbird was a tough bike, prepare to meet its really tough cousin, the Thunderbird Storm. Building on the proven platform and taking the heritage one step further into the realm of really mean bikes, the Storm brings in a blacked out livery which is both great-looking and a tad menacing.

A hooligan straight bar complements the dual reflector headlights for an even more aggressive look, while the tank-mounted instrument cluster keeps the front end slender and clean. And with tremendous torque readily available right off idle, the 2010 Thunderbird Storm is even more fun.


2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm[edit]

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A might derivative from the acclaimed Thunderbird, the 2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm is all about mean roadster design. Retaining the basic design cues of the base model, the Thunderbird Storm brings in a more aggressive stance, menacing dual headlights in the vein of the Rocket III and Speed triple, more revving power and a more sober livery are setting this bike apart.

And with the blackened engine cases, fork lowers and rear shocks, the 2012 Thunderbird Storm is a no-frills road aggression machine for those in search of a pure, zero-bling, all-out attitude ride.


2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm[edit]

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Taking the already powerful Thunderbird, and enlarging its bore to 107mm, the 2015 MY Thunderbird Storm now produces 98 horsepower and a whopping 156 Nm, in a more dark, stealthy package. The British engineers' main focus was the classic cruiser appearance, and they nailed it. For example, they hid modern pieces like the radiator between the frame downtubes and the twin exhaust headers, giving the impression of an air-cooled engine.

Standard ABS and a comprehensive instrument cluster powered by an on-board computer, conveniently located on the fuel-tank are the only obvious hints that let you know that this is not a restored 60's cruiser.



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References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 


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