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2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm



2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Review

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Thunderbird Storm. Rolling thunder.

Introduced to critical acclaim, Triumph’s Thunderbird has set new standards in the cruiser class.

Powered by the new 1600cc T-16 parallel-twin engine, the Thunderbird delivers class leading power, torque and economy figures, with a refinement previously unheard of in the mainstream cruiser market.

A welcome addition is the Thunderbird Storm, a punked up attitude filled Thunderbird with a raw edge and exciting new look.

Meet the Thunderbird’s punky cousin. Dechromed. Stripped down. More attitude than before. Distinctive twin headlights. Straight bars. Any colour you like, as long as it’s black. This is the Thunderbird Storm, the same great chassis as the award-winning Thunderbird, with more power as standard and a harder edged and more distinctive look.

With the award-winning Thunderbird as its base, it’s no surprise that the Storm comes highly specified as standard.

The edgy, stripped down, styling is complemented perfectly by the iconic twin headlights, made famous on Triumph’s legendary Rocket III and Speed Triple models, give the Thunderbird Storm a street rod look straight from the box.

And while the look may be pared back, the spec sheet certainly isn’t. With a 1700cc parallel-twin at its heart the Thunderbird Storm is a power cruiser that packs a mighty punch. The tank mounted speedo includes a small built in tacho and on-board computer which includes clock, two trip meters and a fuel gauge. The low maintenance belt drive system delivers the torque smoothly and cleanly, while the cycle parts ooze class and quality. Anti-lock brakes are also an option for the Thunderbird Storm, offering extra security and safety to the rider and passenger.




 

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Features and Benefits

Fuel Efficiency: 38 MPG City / 56 MPG Highway

Engine: 1699cc Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval

Instruments: Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Exhaust: Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2. Tandem large-volume catalysts in centralized catbox, chrome-plated exhaust

 

 

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Key Features

Engine
At the heart of the Thunderbird Storm is the 1600cc T-16 parallel-twin engine, a unique feature in a class of V-twins. The character-laden engine features a 270-degree crankshaft and delivers a mountainous 110 ft.lbs of torque at just 2750rpm.

Powered by a big bore, 1700cc, version of Triumph’s acclaimed T-16 parallel-twin engine, the Thunderbird Storm Storm’s massive 107mm pistons pump out a muscular 97bhp, with a meaty 115 ft.lbs of torque at just 2950rpm.

CHASSIS
Triumph has used the knowledge gained developing class-leading sports bikes like the Daytona 675 and Speed Triple to endow the Thunderbird Storm with levels of control and precision previously unheard of in a cruiser. The tubular, twin-spine steel frame features chunky 47mm forks up front with five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear, which can be adjusted to cater for everything from spirited solo riding to two up touring. Powerful twin 310mm floating discs up front are grabbed by powerful four-piston brakes for
progressive stopping power, with ABS for increased rider security.

TRANSMISSION
Each gear change with the six-speed box feels precise, smooth and satisfying. The first belt driven Triumph since 1922, it grabs all that torque and plants it on the road. Low-maintenance rear pulley is durable and clean running.

INSTRUMENTS
Class-leading instruments, tank mounted. Large speedo, tacho, two trip meters and fuel gauge in a chromed nacelle with unique Thunderbird Storm logo.

SEATS
Just 700mm off the ground. Cruise alone or with a partner and still plant both feet on the ground. Well padded and comfortable with a range of seat accessories for even more comfort.

FUEL TANK
A large, 22 litre fuel tank has been fitted to the Thunderbird Storm which, when combined with fantastic fuel economy, ensures that long rides in the low and comfortable saddle will not be interrupted by inconvenient fuel stops.

Thunderbird Storm
Triumph’s iconic twin headlights, made famous on the Rocket III and Speed Triple models, and drag bars adorn the Storm and are complemented by the gloss Jet Black or classic Matt Black paint options, matching blacked out engine cases and black Showa spring twin shocks / black fork lowers. For those wishing to stray away from the all black look, the Thunderbird Storm Storm is additionally available in a Matte Graphite colour option for 2013.


 

 


 

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14,799


Engine and Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1699cc
Bore/Stroke 107.1 x 94.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralized catbox, chrome-plated exhaust
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2 liters (1.1 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Tire Front 120/70 R19
Rear 200/50 R17
Suspension Front
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel

Rear
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front
Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers

Rear
Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper

Instrument Display/Functions
Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
Width (handlebars) 880 mm (34.6 in)
Height without mirrors 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
Rake/Trail 32º/151mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 22 liters (5.8 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 339 kg (746 lbs)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power 98PS / 97bhp / 72 kW @ 5200rpm
Maximum Torque 156Nm / 115 ft.lbs @ 2950rpm
Fuel Efficiency 38 MPG City / 56 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.

Price

MSRP $14,799 *Price is MSRP, and excludes tax, title, license, options, handling, pre-delivery, and destination charges. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change without notice. Actual price determined by dealer.


 


 

2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: On The Road $15,999; $16,999 ABS


Engine and Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1699cc
Bore/Stroke 107.1 x 94.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2 litres (1.1 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Tyre Front 120/70 R19
Rear 200/50 R17
Suspension Front
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel

Rear
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front
Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS

Rear
Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Instrument Display/Functions
Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
Width (handlebars) 880 mm (34.6 in)
Height without mirrors 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
Rake/Trail 32º/151mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 litres (5.8 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 339 kg (746 lbs)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power 98PS / 97bhp / 72 kW @ 5200rpm
Maximum Torque 156Nm / 115 ft.lbs @ 2950rpm
Fuel Efficiency 38 City / 56 Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.

Price

On The Road $15,999; $16,999 ABS *Price is MSRP, and excludes tax, title, license, options, handling, pre-delivery, and destination charges. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change without notice. Actual price determined by dealer.

 


2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – Europe/UK Specifications/Technical Details
European MSRP Price: See Dealer
UK RRP: On The Road from £ 12,499


Engine and Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1699cc
Bore/Stroke 107.1 x 94.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2 litres (1.1 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Tyre Front 120/70 R19
Rear 200/50 R17
Suspension Front
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel

Rear
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front
Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers

Rear
Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper

Instrument Display/Functions
Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
Width (handlebars) 880 mm (34.6 in)
Height without mirrors 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
Rake/Trail 32º/151mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 litres (5.8 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 339 kg (746 lbs)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power 98PS / 97bhp / 72 kW @ 5200rpm
Maximum Torque 156Nm / 115 ft.lbs @ 2950rpm
Fuel Efficiency Urban: 45.0mpg (6.3 l/100km) – 56mph: 67.1mpg (4.2 l/100km) – 75mph: 49.9mpg (5.7l/100km)

Price

On The Road from £ 12,499


All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

 

 


2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: On The Road $21,990 RIDEAWAY | ABS MODEL $22,990 RIDEAWAY


Engine and Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1699cc
Bore/Stroke 107.1 x 94.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2 litres (1.1 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Tyre Front 120/70 R19
Rear 200/50 R17
Suspension Front
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel

Rear
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front
Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers

Rear
Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper

Instrument Display/Functions
Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
Width (handlebars) 880 mm (34.6 in)
Height without mirrors 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
Rake/Trail 32º/151mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 litres (5.8 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 339 kg (746 lbs)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power 98PS / 97bhp / 72 kW @ 5200rpm
Maximum Torque 156Nm / 115 ft.lbs @ 2950rpm
Fuel Efficiency

Price

On The Road $21,990 RIDEAWAY | ABS MODEL $22,990 RIDEAWAY



All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

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