2004 Triumph Thunderbird Sport
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– 2004 Triumph Thunderbird Sport
The Thunderbird Sport, one of the Hinckley factory’s first classically styled machines, blends traditional lines, impressive three-cylinder muscle and sophisticated, adjustable suspension in a classic, yet powerful, package. Who said retro looks had to equal retro performance? Certainly not Triumph.
The Thunderbird Sport’s DOHC 885cc liquid-cooled engine delivers a healthy 83PS (82bhp) with a fat roll of torque, 76Nm (56ft.lbf) at 6,500 rpm, to play with. Three 36mm flat slide carburettors feed the engine while ‘peashooter’ pipes add a mellow rumble to the exhaust note.
The T’bird Sport has developed a strong following over the years, thanks to its easy-going nature and relaxed riding position. A solid chassis, utilising a high-tensile steel spine frame, makes for a fast-steering yet stable ride out on the open road, while only a gentle touch is needed at lower speeds. Twin disc front brakes and singe disc rear, both with twin-piston callipers, ensure effective stopping ability.
There’s no doubting the Thunderbird Sport’s good looks, or its abilities. With its duo-tone painted tank – Jet Black with a striking Racing Yellow infill – it attracts attention wherever it goes. And with a whole range of Triumph accessories developed specifically for it, the Thunderbird Sport is ready for further glory. The Thunderbird legend lives on…
Changes for 2004:
– A striking new Jet Black and Racing Yellow paint scheme.
– Jet Black / Racing Yellow
2004 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 X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Micro alloyed high tensile steel spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium alloy
Front 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke, 16 x 3.5in
Front 110/80 R 18
Rear 150/80 R 16
Front 43mm forks with triple rate springs
Rear Monoshock with adjustable preload
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)
Dry Weight 220kg (485lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres (3.9 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (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
Riders Association Triumph Membership Included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.