Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TRIUMPH Thunderbird (2010) features

TRIUMPH Thunderbird (2010) Features
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Features & Benefits

- The new Triumph Thunderbird, powered by an all new parallel twin 1600cc/98 inch water cooled engine, beats a rhythm of primal appeal. Open up the throttle to enjoy immense torque at low revs, because you want the shove without the scream and the glide without the grate. But it’d be a crime not to ride slow enough now and again for everyone to cast a long, envious stare in your direction.

- All that ‘go’ is balanced out with a whole world of ‘stop’. Dual front discs deliver the message from hand to wheel so smoothly and progressively that braking feels more intuitive than responsive. And those seeking the ultimate in control and peace of mind have the option of adding ABS.

- The cast aluminium 19 x 3.5 inch front and 17 x 6 inch rear 5-spokes are machined with such precision that you can see your face in them. And when you’ve created a thing of such beauty, you don’t slap any old piece of rubber on it. The Thunderbird team worked with Metzeler to develop bespoke profiles, with the rear being engineered to give it a look that means business at no expense to that trademark Triumph handling.

Instruments and Lighting
- Fitting that a bike which tells you more about the road also tells you more about your journey, with class-leading functionality. The tank has a large speedo, integrated tacho, two trip meters and fuel gauge, set in a chromed nacelle and proudly bearing the unique Thunderbird logo. This detailing is carried through to the indicators, which have clear lenses so as not to spoil the monochrome look and are self-cancelling – because you’d rather just concentrate on enjoying the ride.

Fuel Tank
- A capacious 5.8 gallons affords you the freedom of enjoying your ride rather than looking for a fuel stop. And even when you do have to fill up, you won’t see it as an inconvenience – more as an ideal chance to admire the tank’s perfect, seamless contours and to run your eyes over the brilliant chromed zinc Triumph badge that proudly adorns it. Listen carefully and it’ll whisper of more than a hundred years of pedigree and dedicated engineering excellence.

- Get right down in the thick of the action on a seat just 27.6 inches off the ground. But as expected from Triumph this low seat height, amongst the lowest in its class, isn’t at the expense of padding. Cruise with a partner in comfort – or alone – and still plant both feet firmly on the ground at lights. And when you return to your Thunderbird, you can do so in the knowledge that taped seams for extra waterproofing mean you’re in for a comfortable ride even if it’s been caught in a shower.

- Supple enough to let you eat up mile upon mile of Tarmac with all the comfort and control you demand. Triumph brings its legendary engineering to the cruiser market to produce a revelation in suspension performance. The finely calibrated system blends effortlessly to complement rather than hinder the bike’s looks and with the rear being adjustable for preload, it’s ready to go whether you’re two-up or in serious solo mode.

Transmission and Gearbox
- Each gear change feels – positive, smooth and satisfying. And with a sixth gear to slip into you can enjoy those soothing, deep, booming low-rev tones to their full even at higher speeds. The first belt drive to appear on a Triumph since 1922 grabs all that torque from the engine and plants it firmly into the road. But in conforming to cruiser ride expectations, the team just couldn’t resist exceeding them by engineering a low-maintenance rear pulley that lasts up to 3 times longer than standard.

USA Specifications
MSRP Standard Thunderbird $12,499 USD
MSRP Premium ABS Thunderbird $13,299 USD

ENGINE (Metric units US units)
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270ยบ firing interval
Capacity 1597 cc 98.0 Cubic inch
Bore/Stroke 103.8 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle

Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type
Oil Capacity 4.2 litres 1.1 US gallons

Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
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 Metzeler Marathon ME880
Rear Tire 200 / 50 R17 Metzeler Marathon ME880
Front Suspension Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional, dual-channel ABS
Instrument display/functions Tank mounted instruments assembly with large speedometer and integrated tachometer
Includes LCD to display Odometer, Trip 1, Trip 2, Fuel Gauge, Range-to-empty & Clock
Integrated instrument scroll button on handlebars
Display: Clock / Trip 1 / Trip 2 / Odometer / Fuel Gauge / Range to Empty
Warning lights Indicators / High Beam / Neutral / EMS / Fuel / Oil Pressure / Alarm / Water Temp
Headlight H4 60 / 55W, single reflector
Rear Light LED
Indicators Clear-lensed, self-cancelling

Length 2340 mm 92.1 inch
Width (Handlebars) 880 mm 34.6 inch
Height 1120 mm 44.1 inch
Seat Height 700 mm 27.6 inch
Wheelbase (mm/inch) 1615 mm 63.6 inch
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 litres 5.8 US gallons
Vertical Ground Clearance 140 mm 5.5 inch
Dry Weight 308 Kgs 678 lbs
Weight in running order 339 Kgs 746 lbs (full tank of fuel)

PERFORMANCE (Measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power EC1 86.0PS / 84.8bhp / 63.2kW @ 4850rpm
Maximum Torque EC1 146.1Nm/107.7ft.lbf @ 2750rpm
Colors Jet Black, Pacific Blue / Fusion White, Aluminium Silver / Jet Black

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