2003 Triumph Thunderbird

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2003 Triumph Thunderbird
2003 Triumph Thunderbird

2003 Triumph Thunderbird
2003 Triumph Thunderbird

2003 Triumph Thunderbird
2003 Triumph Thunderbird

2003 Triumph Thunderbird
2003 Triumph Thunderbird


– 2003 Triumph Thunderbird


The traditionally-styled Thunderbird has always appealed to riders looking for the unmatched Triumph triple experience in a classic package, and there is still nothing to touch this retro heavyweight for sheer presence and relaxed unhurried performance.

The refined 885cc three-cylinder engine delivers a hefty 69bhp, while the fat torque curve ensures the T’bird is never short of drive whatever revs the engine is turning at. Couple the unhurried power characteristics with a low seat height and relaxed riding position and it’s easy to see why Hinckley’s first classically-styled machine, still the only three-cylinder retro available, has such a strong following.

A substantial chassis adds to the imposing looks and makes the Thunderbird a stable performer on the open road while offering light, responsive steering at slower speeds and exceptional comfort. Disc brakes front and rear keep a dependable check on speed when required.

With the soulful triple sound barking out of ‘peashooter’ pipes and that classic badge shining from the duo-tone painted tank – available in two new colour options for 2003, it’s easy to see why the Thunderbird turns heads wherever it goes. And with Triumph’s comprehensive range of dedicated accessories available to create an even more individual machine for each owner, the T’bird legend lives on.

Colour Options

British Racing Green with Cream infill
Cardinal Red with Silver infill


Triumph Accessories

Silencer (for off-road use only)
Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1 compliant)
Tank Bag
Summer Screen
Roadster Screen
Colour Co-ordinated Fly Screen
Fabric Panniers
Leather Panniers
King & Queen Seat
Tubular Grab Rail
Sissy Bar & Luggage Rack
Chrome Sissy Bar
Chrome Luggage Rack
Chrome Master Cylinder Cover
Chrome Radiator End Caps
Chrome Radiator Guard
Chrome Outrigger Finishers
Chrome Chain Guard
Chrome Water Pump Pipe
Chrome Caliper Covers
Chrome Levers
Adjustable Levers
Chrome Side Stand
Centre Stand
Fork Protectors
Low Handlebars
Various Tank Badges
Front Mudguard Extension
34PS Restrictor Kit


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 Front 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
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 2280mm (89.8in)
Width (Handlebars) 810mm (31.8in)
Height 1190mm (46.9in)
Seat Height 776mm (30.5in)
Wheelbase 1580mm (62.2in)
Rake/Trail 27°/106mm
Dry Weight 220kg (485lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres (3.9 gal US)

(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 8,000rpm
Maximum Torque 70Nm (51.7ft.lbf) at 4,000rpm
Warranty 2 years, unlimited mileage
Service Intervals 6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first

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