1699cc parallel-twin with retro-style
TRIUMPH have revealed their Thunderbird LT, essentially a more touring, more retro, more chrome version of the Thunderbird Commander.
It features a screen, additional headlights, saddle bags and a pillion backrest. It shares the same engine as the Commander, a 1699cc eight-valve, DOHC engine with an uneven 270° firing interval and long-stroke design producing 93bhp at 5,400rpm and 111lbft of torque at 3550rpm.
Triumph claim the LT is running on the world's first white-walled radial tyres. Fifty-six spoke wheels help give the LT a classic look.
Triumph claim 'it's all about the vibe of a premium classic touring cruiser'. Hopefully there's not too much 'vibe' from the monster parallel-twin engine.
Available from authorised Triumph dealers in Spring 2014, the Thunderbird LT is available in Caspian Blue / Crystal White or Lava Red / Phantom Black.
Posted: 05/11/2013 at 14:58
Posted: 05/11/2013 at 15:41
Posted: 05/11/2013 at 15:46
Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:29
Posted: 05/11/2013 at 23:00
Posted: 06/11/2013 at 12:07
Posted: 06/11/2013 at 22:02
Posted: 06/11/2013 at 23:21
Posted: 09/11/2013 at 00:26
Posted: 09/11/2013 at 17:56
Having riden one for just over a year and 7k miles I would say:
1) it has bags of power , never mind what gear youare in
2) handles well although ground clearance is limited - but I find it OK
3) comfort is SUPERB
4) no problems at all
5) looks awsome _ always gets good comments wherever I stop
6) needs a LOT of cleaning to keep all the chrome looking good ( something to do when the weather is bad though!)
7) lights are excellent and lots of room for gear n stuff
PLEASE don't "diss" it unless you've lived with one!
Posted: 15/10/2015 at 20:33
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd. 2015 This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediate.co.uk