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2002 Triumph Thunderbird
2002 Triumph Thunderbird

2002 Triumph Thunderbird
2002 Triumph Thunderbird

2002 Triumph Thunderbird
2002 Triumph Thunderbird

2002 Triumph Thunderbird
2002 Triumph Thunderbird


– 2002 Triumph Thunderbird

Triumph Thunderbird

Another evocative Triumph name straight out of the history books, heavy on retro style and with the power of an 885cc three-cylinder engine to add substance to those head-turning looks.

The Hinckley factory’s first classically styled retro machine offers a low seat height, relaxed riding position and an engine right in tune with the laid-back looks of the Thunderbird. Delivering 69bhp and producing waves of low-rev torque the big triple powerplant is a perfect match for this eye-catching roadster.

With a no-nonsense twin shock chassis to match the brutish good looks, offering light, stable handling and exceptional comfort, and with powerful, progressive disc brakes front and rear, the Thunderbird is as solid a performer on the open road as it is a stylish way of getting about town.
From the ‘peashooter’ pipes to the duo-tone paint and classic badge on the swooping tank, the Thunderbird simply oozes timeless class.

With a huge range of custom-fit accessories and even a restriction kit to comply with European Category A Licence requirements, the Thunderbird is an accessible alternative to the mainstream for almost any rider in new for 2002 Sunset Red with Opal infill or Graphite with Jet Black infill.

Key changes:
– New Sunset Red with Opal infill or Graphite with Jet Black infill.

Colour Options:
Sunset Red / Opal White
Graphite / Jet Black


– Integrated alarm
– two circuit immobilisation
– ‘fail-safe’ engine immobilisation
– ‘hot-wire’ detection circuit
– internal rechargeable battery
– current draw of less than 5 mA
– Thatcham MC1 approved
– Summer Screen
– 4.5 mm polycarbonate
– designed for maximum upper body weather protection
– Roadster Screen
– classic styling
– bright chrome finishing strips
– 4.5 mm polycarbonate
– Colour Co-ordinated Fly Screen
– Tank Bag
– 10 litres expandable to 16 litres
– removable map pocket
– integral water resistant cover
– shoulder strap
– separate harness
– Front Mudguard Extension Kit
– Fabric Panniers
– Leather Panniers and King & Queen Seat
– King & Queen Seat
– Range of Tank Badges
– Polished Grab Rail
– Chromed Grab Rail
– Sissy Bar & Rack
– Chromed Master Cylinder Cover
– Chromed Radiator End Caps
– Chromed Radiator Guard
– Chromed Outrigger Finishers
– Chromed Chain Guard
– Chromed Water Pump Pipe
– Chromed Lever Kit
– Adjustable Lever Kit
– Chromed Side Stand
– Fork Protector Kit
– Aftermarket Silencers
– Centre Stand
– Low Handlebar Kit
– Steel Braided Hose
– Tool Kit (11 pieces)


Type Liquid cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 885cc
Bore/Stroke 76 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
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
Gearbox 6-speed

Frame Micro alloyed high tensile steel spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium alloy
Wheels FrontRear 36 spoke, 18 x 3.5in40 spoke, 16 x 3.5in
Tyres FrontRear 110/80 R 18150/80 R 16
Suspension FrontRear 43mm forks with triple rate springsMonoshock with adjustable pre-load
Brakes FrontRear Single 320mm disc, 2 piston caliperSingle 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Length 2250mm (88.6in)
Width (handlebars) 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 (3.9 gal US)

(measured DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 8,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 70Nm (51.7ft.lbf) at 4,000 rpm

Sunset Red / Opal White, Graphite Grey / Jet Black

2 years; unlimted mileage

6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first

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