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– 2001 Triumph Thunderbird
The Thunderbird, which was Hinckley’s first classically styled triple, blends authentic retro styling and timeless three-cylinder character with modern engine and chassis technology.
Style is unashamedly at the heart of this model’s appeal. Its two-tone
paintwork, classical tank badge and traditional “peashooter” exhaust
silencers reflect Triumph’s rich heritage, as does the famous Thunderbird name itself.
The Thunderbird’s 885cc, three-cylinder engine is tuned to deliver 70PS
(69bhp) along with generous torque at very low revs, providing the perfect match for the relaxed riding style encouraged by the bike’s laid-back character.
Chassis design is simple yet effective, giving light, easy handling along with unshakeable stability. The upright riding position and low, broad seat aid comfort and control, while efficient front and rear disc brakes give reassuring stopping power.
Triumph’s comprehensive range of accessories enables Thunderbird owners to personalise their bikes, adding further to the distinctive period look and feel.
Proven 885cc liquid-cooled 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves.
Silver powder coated engine for long term durability.
Classically styled engine with chrome plated end covers.
Low maintenance hydraulic clutch operation.
Digital electronic ignition for precise combustion control.
Smooth shifting 5-speed transmission.
Tall overall gearing for relaxed cruising and enhanced economy.
Stainless steel exhaust headers with bright chrome finish for durability and good looks.
Chrome, traditional style peashooter silencers for authentic look.
Lightweight, powder coated steel spine frame, using engine as a structural member.
Anodised oval section aluminium alloy swing-arm.
Rising rate monoshock rear suspension with preload adjustment.
43mm telescopic forks with triple rate springs.
Spoked wheels with chrome plated rims.
Stainless steel braided front brake line.
Low seat height to extend accessibility to a wide range of riders.
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.
Traditional hand finished coach lines.
Chromed cast tank badge.
Cardinal Red / Chromium
Aston Green / Champagne
2001 Triumph Thunderbird 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 X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Micro alloyed high tensile steel spine
Swingarm Twin sided, aluminium alloy
Wheels Front 36 spoke, 18 x 3.5in
Rear 40 spoke, 16 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 110/80 R 18
Rear 150/80 R 16
Suspension Front 43mm forks with triple rate springs
Rear Monoshock with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single 320mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2250mm (88.6in)
Width 810mm (31.8in)
Height 1150mm (45.3in)
Seat Height 776mm (30.5in)
Wheelbase 1580mm (62.2in)
Rake / Trail 27º / 106mm
Weight (Dry) 220kg (485lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres (4 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (measured DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 70.3Nm (51.7ft-lbf) at 4,000 rpm
Service intervals 6000 miles
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Riders Association Triumph membership included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.