2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

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2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition



2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition Review

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Cruise to the Dark Side of the Moon…

The Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition is a fully-specified, blacked-out power cruiser for riders who demand a harder edge along with their laid-back ride. Based on the successful Thunderbird Storm and powered by the big-bore 1699cc (104ci) version of Triumph’s acclaimed parallel-twin engine, the Nightstorm adds a host of styling touches to provide a darker, moodier and more menacing presence.

Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition Take a thrill ride to the dark side on the ultimate street cruiser. This special edition builds on the best of the Thunderbird Storm to create an even darker, moodier machine that’s effortlessly cool. With its big bore 1699 parallel twin engine, 107mm pistons pushing out 98PS and 156Nm of Torque at 2950rpm, custom ghost flames paintwork in Phantom Black and Silver Frost and hand-sprayed tank logo, it’s a road-burner and a head-turner.

 

 


2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

– Stunning ‘Dark’ Special Edition of the Thunderbird Storm, featuring a custom paint scheme, all-black exhausts and a new deluxe seat
– Custom ‘ghost flames’ paint work (phantom black and silver frost) with hand sprayed tank logo
– 1699cc parallel twin engine developing 98PS and a truly breath taking 156Nm of torque
– Low 700mm seat height delivers classic looks coupled with easy riding dynamic suitable for all types of rider
– Triumph’s core handling values of manageability, agility and stability across their entire range ensure class-leading handling and braking characteristics

The Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition is a fully-specified, blacked-out power cruiser for riders who demand a harder edge along with their laid-back ride. Based on the successful Thunderbird Storm and powered by the big-bore 1699cc (104ci) version of Triumph’s acclaimed parallel-twin engine, the Nightstorm adds a host of styling touches to provide a darker, moodier and more menacing presence


The Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition is a fully-specified, blacked-out power cruiser for riders who demand a harder edge along with their laid-back ride. Based on the successful Thunderbird Storm and powered by the big-bore 1699cc (104ci) version of Triumph’s acclaimed parallel-twin engine, the Nightstorm adds a host of styling touches to provide a darker, moodier and more menacing presence.



 

 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

STYLING

The Nightstorm takes black to a new level. Stripped of much of its chrome work, the Nightstorm gets a custom makeover. The custom hand painted tank features ‘ghost flames’ in a two tone combination of Phantom Black and Silver Frost that provides an incredible sparkle effect finish.

The tank is first painted in a deep Phantom Black and then both flames and the Triumph logo are subtly sprayed with silver frost giving a seamless, ghosted finish without any coach lining. This results in a unique, eye catching scheme that really captures the essence of the bike.

The twin-skinned full exhaust system is coated with our high temperature resistance black paint which is rated to maintain Triumph’s signature quality finish. The exhaust defines the attitude of the Nightstorm and delivers the Thunderbird’s distinctive thumping soundtrack.

The dark character continues with black handlebars, mirrors, control plates rear brake and gear levers. Contrasting to the black are the specially machined cam bore finishers and the striking ‘Nightstorm storm’ emblem.

The finishing touch is provided by the new ribbed design seat which adds another dash of style plus added comfort. The stitched panelling gives a distinctive look and is embossed with the Triumph logo.

 

ENGINE

The centrepiece of the Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition is an acclaimed 1699cc parallel-twin cruiser engine. Its massive 107.1 mm pistons pump out a tyre-shredding 98PS, with a tidal wave of spectacular 156Nm of torque arriving at just 2950rpm. Thus equipped, the Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition guarantees a dramatic and engaging ride every time the motor is fired up.

Power delivery is smooth, refined and always controllable thanks to the twin balancer shafts and a sophisticated sequential fuel injection system. The motor’s 270 degree off-beat firing interval adds a distinctive churning character to its delivery.

 

CHASSIS

The Thunderbird Nightstorm utilizes the same chassis as the Thunderbird, itself much lauded for its un-cruiser like poise and controlled handling characteristics. The Nightstorm is endowed with equally outstanding agility and precision. Fat 47mm Showa forks, preload adjustable twin Showa rear shocks and painstakingly refined geometry result in stability at speed, but amazing steering response and agility at all speeds. Even in slower, tighter manoeuvres that cruisers can sometimes make hard work, the Thunderbird Nightstorm retains a highly manageable balance.

A pair of sizeable front discs and powerful four piston calipers come with Triumph’s advanced anti-lock brake system as standard, generating high levels of perfectly controlled stopping ability. Confidence-inspiring Metzeler Marathon tyres are developed especially for the Thunderbird range, and adorn five-spoke cast alloy wheels.

The Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition’s tank-mounted speedo features a comprehensive on-board computer which includes a clock, two trip meters and fuel gauge, plus a fashionably small tachometer.

Low 700mm seat height delivers classic looks coupled with easy riding dynamic suitable for all types of rider.

 

LAUNCH TIMINGS

The Thunderbird Nightstorm will be launched in Triumph Stores from spring 2015.

A full suite of customisable Triumph Genuine Accessories are available for further personalisation.


 

 

 


 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $14999 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 centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
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 aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Front Tires120/70 R19
Rear Tires200/50 R17
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks with black lowers. 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa black 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 featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

length2340mm
width handlebars880
height without mirror1120mm
seat height700mm
wheelbase1615mm
rake32ºmm
trail151mm
tank capacity5.8us gallon
wet weight339 kg
dry weight308 kg

Performance

max power ec98BHP @ 5200
max torque ec156NM @ 2950

Fuel Consumption

urban38us mpg
56mph/90kph56us mpg

 



 


 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: from $16799 CDN

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 centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
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 aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Front Tires120/70 R19
Rear Tires200/50 R17
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks with black lowers. 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa black 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 featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

length2340mm
width handlebars880
height without mirror1120mm
seat height700mm
wheelbase1615mm
rake32ºmm
trail151mm
tank capacity5.8us gallon
wet weight339 kg
dry weight308 kg

Performance

max power ec98BHP @ 5200
max torque ec156NM @ 2950

Fuel Consumption

urban38us mpg
56mph/90kph56us mpg

 

 


 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: OTR £12,999.00 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 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
final driveToothed Belt
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox6-speed constant mesh, 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 19 x 3.5 in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Front Tyres120/70 R19
Rear Tyres200/50 R17
Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks with black lowers. 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionShowa black 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 featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

length2340mm
width handlebars880
height without mirror1120mm
seat height700mm
wheelbase1615mm
rake32ºmm
trail151mm
tank capacity22l
wet weight339 kg
dry weight308 kg

Performance

max power ec98BHP @ 5200
max torque ec156NM @ 2950

Fuel Consumption

urban45mpg
56mph/90kph66.8mpg
75mph/120kph48.9mpg

 

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