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2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander



2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander Review

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

To the onlooker, Triumph Cruiser bikes could be mistaken for being just about pure classic cruiser style…

But one ride tells you that they are about surprising levels of agility and performance in a bike that can deliver an engaging ride every day. They just happen to do it with that pure classic cruiser style.

A strong, willing engine, refined chassis, powerful looks and broad riding position give our new Thunderbird Commander the power and presence to dominate any road. Based on our original Thunderbird, the Commander easily impresses riders and onlookers with its classic cruiser style, premium feel and the world’s largest capacity parallel twin engine. And being a Triumph, it’s a cruiser that also gives you day-long comfort, practicality, character and, on top of all that, superb handling. There’s no compromise here.

 


2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Thunderbird Commander combines custom cruiser styling with a strong willing engine, refined chassis and a broad riding position, without compromising any of the values normally associated with the segment.

Muscular styling combining wide wheels and tyres, shrouded forks, drainpipe exhausts and generous chrome highlights,
High press die-cast aluminium footboards, featuring replaceable skid plates
Wide rider footboards and Triumph’s signature twin headlamps.
Substantial accessory range available.

The Thunderbird Commander is available in:

Lava Red & Crimson Sunset
Phantom Black & Storm Grey




 

 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Styling
Engine

Along with the rest of the Commander, this engine was designed to have impact on the eye as well as the road, with machined engine fins and chrome covers contrasting against deep black barrels and crankcases.
Chassis

The Thunderbird Commander is bold all over. We took the engine’s dominant styling and continued the theme across the entire bike with the quality and level of detailing you’d only expect from a Triumph cruiser. A massive polished top yoke and polished stainless steel fork shrouds, signature Triumph twin headlamps, bespoke Commander badges and Art Deco LED tail light and rear indicator assembly all combine for a powerful, low, lean, sleek custom cruiser look.

 

Colors
Crimson Sunset / Red Lava Red – $16,399
Phantom Black / Storm Grey – $16,399
Jet Black – $15,999

 

Styling
Engine

Along with the rest of the Commander, this engine was designed to have impact on the eye as well as the road, with machined engine fins and chrome covers contrasting against deep black barrels and crankcases.
Chassis

The Thunderbird Commander is bold all over. We took the engine’s dominant styling and continued the theme across the entire bike with the quality and level of detailing you’d only expect from a Triumph cruiser. A massive polished top yoke and polished stainless steel fork shrouds, signature Triumph twin headlamps, bespoke Commander badges and Art Deco LED tail light and rear indicator assembly all combine for a powerful, low, lean, sleek custom cruiser look.

 

Engine
Overview

This is the largest capacity parallel twin motorcycle engine in the world. Based on the original Thunderbird parallel twin, the beating heart of the new Commander generates an organic, torque-rich riding experience unmatched for sheer grunt and ease-of-use.
Configuration

Being a Triumph, the Thunderbird Commander is packed full of modern engineering. We added double overhead camshafts and a crankshaft with 270 degree firing intervals, to give you an engine with authentic cruiser character. Whilst the fuelling is looked after by a sequential fuel injection system and progressive throttle linkage so your engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.
Belt Drive

We gave the Commander a belt final drive for low maintenance and long life.
Performance

Powered by a pair of saucer-sized forged pistons, the 1699cc eight-valve, DOHC engine’s uneven 270° firing interval and long-stroke design produces a potent 94PS (93bhp) at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm (111 lb.ft) of torque at a lowly 3550rpm, giving the Commander bags of twin-cylinder character.
Transmission

Developed and refined by our engineers so that the Commander gives you performance through a seamless, snatch-free transmission.

 

Chassis
Overview

There’s no handling compromise when you choose a Triumph cruiser, and the Thunderbird Commander is no exception. Engineered to be responsive, agile and deceptively easy to turn, even at low speeds, the Commander marries tuned geometry with a low centre of gravity to make it steer as beautifully as it looks.
Frame

A dynamic engine with dynamic styling demands an equally dynamic chassis; one which reflects our belief that every bike, whatever its style, should be agile yet stable, have predictable, neutral steering and superior suspension and brakes. The Thunderbird Commander is no exception to that rule.
Wheels and Tyres

Fat-section 140/75 17-inch front and 200/50 17-inch rear tyres running on diamond-turned cast wheels.
Suspension

The Commander’s handling is further enhanced by a chassis specification worthy of sportier bikes. It features shrouded 47mm Showa forks, twin 5-way preload adjustable Showa rear shocks, with optimised dual-rate springs, keeping you isolated from bumps but in touch with the road.
Brakes

Dual four-pot Nissin callipers on 310mm floating discs up front and a single Brembo calliper and 310mm disc at the rear, in conjunction with latest generation Triumph ABS, provide efficient performance and effortless braking control.
Handling

From the moment you roll forward on the Thunderbird Commander, you’ll notice that handling control is a priority, not an afterthought. Light, neutral steering belies the width of the tyres, gives the rider form and function in one package. The parallel twin engine’s compact weight distribution means the centre of gravity is focused in front and below your knees, giving the Commander a gentle, even tilt into turns.
Footboards

The Thunderbird Commander gives you high quality foot-boards made from chromed high-pressure die-cast aluminium, featuring replaceable skid plates and an adjustable heel/toe gear lever.
Seat

Rider and pillion seat foam is a double-layer, dual-density material, soft and receptive on first feel but compressing to give a firmer, supportive yet pliant ride. The rider’s seat has also been especially shaped with wide, flared sides and a lumbar support to provide maximum comfort even at the end of a long day’s ride.
Tank

A massive 22 litres fuel tank with off-centre filler cap.
Instruments

Tank-mounted dash console including classic analogue-style speedometer, a fuel gauge and an LCD with range-to-empty, twin trips, odometer and clock functions, conveniently scrollable via a handlebar-mounted button.
Silencer

Twin, straight-cut drainpipe silencers so wherever you ride you’ll be accompanied by the Commander’s stirring exhaust note, specially tuned for pitch perfect progress.

 


 



 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15999 USD

Engine and Transmission

typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
capacity1699cc
bore107.1mm
stroke94.3mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
exhaustChromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralized catbox, chrome-plated exhaust
final driveToothed Belt
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox6-speed, helical type 2nd – 6th
oil capacity1.1US Gallon

Chassis Running Gear and Displays

frameTubular Steel, twin spine
swingarmTwin-sided, steel
Front WheelsCast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in
Rear WheelsCast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Front Tires140/75 ZR17
Rear Tires200/50 ZR17
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
brakes rearSingle 310mm disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer and fuel gauge. LCD trip computer, range to empty and clock. LCD function scroll button on handlebars.

Dimensions and Capacities

length2340mm
width handlebars880
height without mirror1120mm
seat height700mm
wheelbase1615mm
rake32º
trail151mm
tank capacity5.8us gallon
wet weight339 kilo
dry weight317 kg

Performance

max power ec 94BHP @ 5400
max torque ec146NM @ 2750

Fuel Consumption

urban38us mpg
56mph/90kph56us mpg

 



 


 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

 

 

 


 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Commander – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £13299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine and Transmission

typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
capacity1699cc
bore107.1mm
stroke94.3mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
exhaustChromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 2 headers, tandem forward mounted large-volume catalysts, chrome-plated silencers
final driveToothed Belt
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox6-speed, helical type 2nd – 6th
oil capacity4.2L

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

frameTubular Steel, twin spine
swingarmTwin-sided, steel
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy, 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5 inch
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy, 5 spoke, 17 x 6.0 inch
Front Tyres140/75 ZR17
Rear Tyres200/50 ZR17
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 108.5mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS.
brakes rearSingle 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS.
instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer and fuel gauge. LCD trip computer, range to empty and clock. LCD function scroll button on handlebars.

Dimensions and Capacities

length2442mm
width handlebars990
height without mirror1225mm
seat height700mm
wheelbase1665mm
rake30.1º
trail135mm
tank capacity22l
wet weight348 kg
dry weight317 kg

Performance

max power ec94BHP @ 5408
max torque ec151NM @ 3550

 

Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

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