Triumph Thunderbird 900 Sport

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Triumph Thunderbird 900 Sport

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WHAT A STONKING BIKE ! Continue reading...
Triumph should, build these bikes again! A proper cafe racer, this time, with upside down forks, lightwieght wheels,and monoblock breaks ect. This would capitalise on the cafe racer boom, and theyed sell every Continue reading...
OK for pillions with the cissy bar fitted. I also had a single seat and touring screen to prevent my arms being torn out at the shoulders!
Never used a drop of oil (except routine changes) or coolant in 3 year Continue reading...
collectable, rare beauty...timeless classic, '98 and '99 model years..with upswept pipes.. Continue reading...
A keeper and future classic. Continue reading...


I'm interested in one of these, it is one of the few bikes I would trade my W650 for. There is one for sale with 36000 kms on it locally for $9500 Aus. I suppose about 6000 pound.

I'm interested to hear that it is not good for pillions though. A lot of my riding  is with my wife on the back.

Posted: 25/01/2011 at 06:27

My mates got one fitted with a cissy bar..They've been all over europe on a fireblade and his missus reckons the thunderbird is the dogs dangle's and would never go back to the blade.. thats her choice

Posted: 13/02/2011 at 11:24

Great bike if you've got long legs! Thought it was only me who found the bike too top heavy at slow speeds but had the same comment from other owners. Didn't think the build quality was all that good. Every time I used it I found more rusty parts or finishes that had dulled down. Too many visits to the dealer to get stuff replace under warranty, plus the tank would drum at certain fuel levels. Spare parts and accesories really expensive. Loved the suspension and brakes and a great bike for fast long distance trips, but for me useless around town. Funny, I traded mine for a W650 and never regreted doing that.

Posted: 08/09/2011 at 08:38

Triumph Thunderbird is a very smooth and better handling bike! This one is incredibly engineered motorcycle, power is decent and the brakes and suspension is brilliant. I must admit that when I saw it first I fell in love with it. Its a terrific bike and would blow away other competitor bikes out there. Triumph Bikes in India

Posted: 12/09/2011 at 06:03

I came back to riding after a 20 year hiatus and bought the new 2001 Bonneville. In retrospect I wish it had been the T'Bird sport.

I'd love to see Triumph manufacture them again using owner information gathered and improved technology in the 17-18 years since they came out. Upside down quality shocks and rear suspension and brakes,100hp injected version of the 885 and then charge a reasonable premium for it and it could be a genuine Norton opposition for those who resent the money Norton sells them for and the waiting time for the product. These could still be around when Norton implodesagain

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:40

Depends which year of Tbird Sport it is - the later versions with an exhaust on each side had lower pillion rests.  And let's be clear folks, he's asking about the Tbird Sport, not the Tbird, which is a rather different animal...

My late 97 bike is a delight to ride; that wonderful grunty engine and quality suspension for its day make an excellent package.  The finish is fine...

Ask pointed questions about the starter clutch and the alternator drive bolt - keep your battery fully charged to give the starter clutch an easy life if you do buy it.  Good luck!

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:15

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