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2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm



2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Review

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm 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.

Less chrome, more power and more attitude. The Thunderbird Storm comes with a 1700cc engine and hard-edged style.

Based on our original Thunderbird, the Storm keeps the pure Triumph twinned headlights but adds a low, blacked out look that’s mean and minimalist for massive street presence backed up by huge torque and confident handling.

We squeezed 102cc more from the muscle-bound parallel twin engine so that it packs an even bigger punch. Still laid-back but underpinned by serious power and the best handling in the class. This is a cruiser with a dark side.

 


2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Thunderbird Strom is a fully specified, blacked out power cruiser for riders who demand a harder edge along with their laid-back ride. Powered by an uprated, big-bore 1699cc version of the award winning Thunderbird.

Big bore 1699cc parallel twin
107mm pistons push out 98PS and 156Nm of Torque at 2950rpm
Aggressive blacked-out look dark-style stealth cruiser looks with twin headlights

The Thunderbird Storm is available in:

Jet Black
Matt Graphite




 

 

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

Engine
Performance

We took the 1597cc parallel twin from the Thunderbird and boosted its capacity to 1699cc with 3.3mm bigger pistons in huge, 107.1mm bores. So the Thunderbird Storm does have a classic-looking engine that packs a mighty punch, but that power is delivered smoothly thanks to twin balance shafts.

The result of the Thunderbird Storm’s bigger engine is more power at 98PS. And an even higher peak torque at 115lb.ft right down at 2,950rpm with more torque across the rev range. So it delivers instant thrust when you twist the throttle, even at very low rpm.
Configuration

Despite the air-cooled appearance, the Thunderbird Storm engine is liquid-cooled. We placed its radiator unobtrusively between the frame downtubes and the fat, twin exhaust headers.

And there’s plenty more 21st century technology tucked away too, like our highly accurate sequential fuel injection system with its progressive throttle linkage so you get power predictably and smoothly.

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.
Blacked Out

The Thunderbird Storm has a big black engine with upright cylinders and machined cooling fin edges to help define its imposing shape.

Many other parts of the Thunderbird Storm are black. Including the rear springs and headlight bowls.
Belt Drive

The final drive is an inverted tooth belt with carbon fibre strands to give it a higher tensile strength than steel. While the pulleys have a patented ultra-hard coating that minimises wear so that the whole belt drive system needs very little attention. It’s really quiet and clean too.
6 Speed Gear Box

The transmission uses a six-speed gearbox with a tall top ratio for relaxed highway cruising and exceptional fuel efficiency.
Fuel efficiency

We gave the Thunderbird Storm double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, along with a very tall top ratio in the six-speed transmission for a great ride and to help the fuel economy. Even at 75mph you get almost 50mpg, as good as some commuter bikes.

 

Chassis
Suspension

We gave the Thunderbird Storm fat 47mm diameter forks with plenty of travel at 120mm. And the rear shocks are adjustable for spring preload so you can set the bike up to suit your load or riding style.
Handling

We used all of our engineering expertise in making the geometry just right, so the Thunderbird Storm steers as great as it looks. Even at low speeds. And it has to be extremely stable when going faster, yet amazingly agile when you ask it to change direction rapidly. So you get a bike that’s responsive, even in the tight, low speed manoeuvres that some cruisers make hard work of.
Brakes

We wanted plenty of stopping power to match the engine on the Thunderbird Storm. So you get a pair of four-piston callipers at the front to scrub off speed in an instant and give great feedback, backed up by ABS as standard.
Riding Position

You get a feeling of control on the Thunderbird Storm, with forward-sited footrests and controls and wide, pulled-back bars for a spacious, comfortable riding position. Comfortable enough for much more than a quick trip into town or a Sunday spin.

And, even though the passenger seat detaches to enhance the lean looks of the bike when riding solo, it’s still comfortable and relaxed enough for a pillion. The high quality suspension being more than enough to keep the ride plush and stable even when there are two people on board.
Wheels and Tyres

We’ve fitted Metzeler tyres to five-spoke cast aluminium wheels that, not only look the part in their black finish, but are light for sharper handling.

Tyres are fat with a wide 200 section dominating the rear view and are mounted on modern five-spoke alloy wheels – black finished, of course.
Frame

We built the twin spine, steel tube frame of the Thunderbird Storm to be exceptionally stiff. Then we reinforced it with the engine itself, making it a stressed component of the chassis for even more agility.
Seat Height

With a seat just 700mm from the ground, you’ll find the Thunderbird Storm very accessible for such a big bike.

 

Equipment and Technology
ABS

We fit ABS to the Thunderbird Storm as standard. So it never loses it’s cool.
Instruments and Computer

It looks lean and mean but the Thunderbird Storm has loads of equipment.

You get an on-board computer with a clock, twin trip meters and a fuel gauge, along with a neat, compact rev counter and electronic self cancelling indicators.
Tank Range

Typical Triumph fuel efficiency and a 22 litre tank means you can cover more than 200 miles between refills. Not bad for any bike, let alone a cruiser.


 



 

2015 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $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 Storm – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $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 Storm – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £12899 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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