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2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

– 2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

New for 2011, meet the Thunderbird’s punky cousin. Dechromed. Stripped down. More attitude than before. Distinctive twin headlights. Straight bars. Any colour you like, as long as it’s black. This is the Thunderbird Storm, the same great chassis as the award-winning Thunderbird, with more power as standard and a harder edged and more distinctive look.

 

Triumph Thunderbird Storm

New for 2011 is a power cruiser for riders who expect a harder-edge to their ride:
the Triumph Thunderbird Storm.

Powered by a big bore, 1700cc, version of Triumph’s acclaimed T-16 parallel twin engine, the
Thunderbird Stormfs massive 107mm pistons pump out a muscular 98PS, with a meaty 156Nm
of torque at just 2950rpm.

The Thunderbird Storm utilises the chassis of Triumph’s award-winning Thunderbird, a cruiser
renowned for its outstanding poise and precision, but is wrapped up in a pared down, punked up look.

Triumph’s iconic twin headlights, made famous on the Rocket III and Speed Triple models, and
drag bars perfectly fit this street rodfs aggressive nature and are complemented by the deep metallic

Phantom Black or dark Matt Black paint options, and the matching blacked out engine cases.

The low 700mm seat height provides a sumptuous laid back riding, while handling will provide a
pleasant surprise to cruiser and non-cruiser riders alike. Triumph is renowned for its ability to make
fine handling motorcycles and the Thunderbird Storm provides no exception. With 47mm forks up
front and five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear, the Triumph delivers a compliant and accurate
ride in all conditions, while well appointed twin 310mm floating discs up front are grabbed by powerful
four-piston brakes for progressive stopping power, with optional ABS for increased rider security.

Sporting Metezeler Marathon tyres, developed especially for the Thunderbird range, adorn five-spoke
cast alloy wheels and inspire confidence while cornering.

And while the look may be minimalist, the Thunderbird Stormfs specification sheet certainly isnft.

This power cruiser oozes quality, from the premium components to the neat attention to detail and
a distinctive new Triumph script on the tank, this is a machine for the discerning rider looking for
a distinctive alternative to the mainstream offerings.

The tank mounted speedo includes a comprehensive on-board computer which includes a clock,
two trip meters and fuel gauge, in addition to a small and stylish tachometer. A range of almost
100 accessories are available for the Thunderbird Storm, giving owners the chance to personalise
their bikes to meet their own needs and tastes.



 

 

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Highlights

Engine: 1699cc Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval

Instruments: Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Exhaust: Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2. Tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers

– New model for 2011

– Powerful 1700cc version of Triumph’s award-winning T-16 engine developing 98PS and
156Nm of torque

– Aggressive blacked-out look with twin streetfighter headlights

– Low, 700mm seat height for classic look and easy riding

– Powerful four-piston brakes with optional ABS

– Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard


 

2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Features and Benefits

With the award-winning Thunderbird as its base, it’s no surprise that the Storm comes highly specified as standard.

The edgy, stripped down, styling is complemented perfectly by the iconic twin headlights, made famous on Triumph’s legendary Rocket III and Speed Triple models, give the Thunderbird Storm a street rod look straight from the box.

And while the look may be pared back, the spec sheet certainly isn’t. With a 1700cc parallel-twin at its heart the Thunderbird Storm is a power cruiser that packs a mighty punch. The tank mounted speedo includes a small built in tacho and on-board computer which includes clock, two trip meters and a fuel gauge. The low maintenance belt drive system delivers the torque smoothly and cleanly, while the cycle parts ooze class and quality. Anti-lock brakes are also an option for the Thunderbird Storm, offering extra security and safety to the rider and passenger.

Engine
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin, 270 degree firing interval 1,700cc delivers tree stump pulling torque and power.

Chassis
Supple suspension for mile eating. A finely calibrated system which blends effortlessly to complement the bike’s looks. Rear adjustable for preload, it’s ready to go – one up or two. Dual front discs deliver smooth and progressive braking. ABS available too.

Instruments
Class leading instruments, tank mounted. Large speedo, tacho, two trip meters and fuel gauge in a chromed nacelle with unique Thunderbird logo.

Seats
Just 700mm off the ground. Well padded and comfortable with a range of seat accessories for even more comfort. Fly solo or attach the pillion seat for two-up fun.



 

 

 


2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – USA Specifications
American MSRP: $TBA USD

Engine
Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270 degree firing interval
Capacity
1699cc
Bore/Stroke
103.8 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle

Transmission
Final Drive
Toothed belt
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th

Cycle Parts
Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel
Front Wheel
Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel
Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Front Tyre
120 / 70 R19
Rear Tyre
200 / 50 R17
Front Suspension
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes
Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper


Dimensions
Length
92.1 in
Width (Handlebars)
34.6 in
Height
44.1 in
Seat Height
27.5 in
Wheelbase
63.5 in
Rake/Trail
32 degree / 151mm
Wet weight
746 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.8 US gals
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximun Power EC
97bhp @ 5200rpm
Maximum Torque EC
115ft.lbs @ 2,950rpm

Colours
Jet Black





2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – Canada Specifications
Canadian MSRP: $TBA CDN

Engine
Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270 degree firing interval
Capacity
1597cc
Bore/Stroke
103.8 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle

Transmission
Final Drive
Toothed belt
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th

Cycle Parts
Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel
Front Wheel
Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel
Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Front Tyre
120 / 70 R19
Rear Tyre
200 / 50 R17
Front Suspension
Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes
Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper


Dimensions
Length
2340 mm (92.1 in)
Width (Handlebars)
800 mm (34.6 in)
Height
1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat Height
700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase
1615 mm (63.5 in)
Rake/Trail
32 degree / 151mm
Wet weight
339 kg (746 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity
22 litres (5.8 US gals)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximun Power EC
98PS / 97bhp / 72kW @ 5200rpm
Maximum Torque EC
156Nm / 115ft.lbf @ 2950rpm
Colours

Phantom black, pacific blue/fusion white, aluminium silver/phantom black, cranberry red, crystal white/sapphire blue/blue decals, crystal white/sapphire blue/red, white and blue decals

 



2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm – UK Specifications
United Kingdom MSRP £TBC OTR

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1699cc
Bore/Stroke 103.8 x 94.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd – 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2 litres (1.1 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
Tyre Front 120/70 R19
Rear 200/50 R17
Suspension Front Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2340 mm (92.1 in)
Width (handlebars) 880 mm (34.6 in)
Height without mirrors 1120 mm (44.1 in)
Seat Height 700 mm (27.5 in)
Wheelbase 1615 mm (63.5 in)
Rake/Trail 32º/151mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 litres (5.8 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 339 kg (746 lbs)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 86PS / 85bhp / 63 kW @ 4850rpm
Maximum Torque 146Nm / 108 ft.lbs @ 2750rpm

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