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– 2000 Triumph Thunderbird Sport
Here is a motorcycle aimed at the rider who appreciates the traditional styling and authenticity of Triumph’s classic machines, but who still yearns for something extra when it comes to performance.
The looks certainly play their part. The striking single colour scheme options and lean appearance immediately suggest a sporting purposefulness, while the handling has been described by Triumph’s highly experienced testers as the most accomplished of this classic range of machines.
The suspension has a longer travel than the Thunderbird, for example, to cope with poor surfaces at higher speeds, while the wheels are both a sportier 17-inch diameter than the Thunderbird’s 16-inch and 18-inch wheels.
So that the enhanced handling of the Thunderbird Sport can be fully exploited, the engine’s power and torque are higher at 83PS (82bhp) and 76Nm (56lb.ft) compared with the 70PS (69bhp) and 72Nm (53lb.ft) of the Thunderbird’s plant.
Pillion comfort has been improved on the 2000 model by positioning the two silencers, one on each side of the rear wheel so that the passenger footrest can be sited lower down. The previous model featured both silencers stacked one above the other on the right side of the machine.
A restriction kit complying with European Union Category A Licence regulations (34PS, 33bhp) is also available.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2000
1. Repositioned silencers.
2. New colour option.
1. By moving the silencers to each side of the rear wheel, the pillion footrests have been positioned lower down, for improved long distance passenger comfort.
2. The Thunderbird Sport is now available exclusively in a classic Opal White with Tangerine infill and Gold coachline, a colour scheme drawn from Triumph’s heritage.
Proven 885cc liquid-cooled 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves, modified from the Thunderbird for extra horsepower.
Low maintenance bucket and shim valve train.
Black powder coated engine for long term durability, with classic styling and polished cylinder fins.
Low maintenance hydraulic clutch operation.
Classic sports style perforated airbox covers.
Digital electronic ignition for precise combustion control.
Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission to maximise engine performance.
Stainless steel exhaust headers with bright chrome finish for durability and good looks.
Legend-style silencers designed for a sleek, elegant look and improved passenger comfort.
Lightweight, powder coated steel spine frame using engine as structural member.
Anodised oval section aluminium alloy swingarm.
Rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, adjustable compression (15 way) and rebound (10 way) damping.
43mm cartridge forks with triple rate springs, preload adjustment and adjustable compression (15 way) and rebound (12 way) damping.
Wide rimmed spoked wheels fitted with sports radial tyres.
Stainless steel braided front brake line.
4 way adjustable front brake and clutch levers.
Leather effect seat with embossed Triumph logo.
Classically-styled instrumentation including: speedometer with odometer, trip meter, tachometer, with warning lights for turn signals, main beam, oil pressure, low fuel, engine temperature and neutral.
Hazard warning lights.
Hand finished coachlines.
Chromed cast tank badge.
Colour matched, shorter front and rear mudguards
Opal White with Tangerine infill and Gold coachlining
L.E.D fitted as OE on bike
two circuit immobilisation
‘fail-safe’ engine immobilisation
‘hot-wire’ detection circuit
internal rechargeable battery, current draw of less than 5 Ma
Summer Screen – 4.5 mm polycarbonate, designed for maximum upper body weather protectionRoadster Screen – classic styling, bright chrome finishing strips, 4.5 mm polycarbonate
Front Mudguard Extension Kit
Fork Protector Kit
King & Queen Seat
Colour co-ordinated Fly Screen
Single Seat Conversion
Range of Chromed Accessories
Range of Grabrails, Sissy Bars & Luggage Racks
2000 Triumph Thunderbird Sport Specifications:
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 76 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 10:01
Fuel System 3 x 36mm flat slide CV carburettors
Ignition Digital – inductive type
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Micro alloyed high tensile steel spine
Swingarm Twin sided, aluminium alloy
Wheels Front 36 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear 40 spoke, 17 x 4.25in
Tyres Front 120/70 R 17
Rear 160/70 R 17
Suspension Front 43mm cartridge forks with triple rate springs with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear Monoshock with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, 2 piston calipers
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2250mm (88.6in)
Width 860mm (33.8in)
Height 1105mm (43.5in)
Seat Height 790mm (31.1in)
Wheelbase 1580mm (62.2in)
Weight (Dry) 224kg (494lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres (4 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (measured to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 83PS (82bhp) at 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 76Nm (56ft-lb) at 6,500 rpm
COLOURS Opal White & Tangerine
Service intervals 6000 miles
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Roadside Assistance 1 year
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.