Thunderbirds are go.
Triumph has launched an internet micro-site for its upcoming new Thunderbird cruiser.
Triumph has launched an internet micro-site for its eagerly awaited new 1600cc Thunderbird cruiser, which arrives in showrooms later this year.
Potential Thunderbird buyers can visit www.triumphthunderbirdcruiser.com to find out more about the British company’s new model, which combines a classic laid-back cruiser style with the quality, dynamics and engineering excellence riders have come to expect from Triumph over recent years.
The site, which is online now, offers visitors an insight into the technical features of the new Thunderbird, as well as access to a range of downloadable photography and information on the specially developed parts and accessories for the new machine.
As the bike gets closer to production, the site will evolve with a number of exciting features and stories to whet the appetite of potential owners. Users can register to automatically receive the latest site updates and there is even a facility for pre-ordering a Thunderbird online. The microsite coincides with the announcement of the Thunderbird’s official specification.
Powering the all-new model is a thoroughly modern twin-cam engine using Triumph’s signature parallel-twin layout. With a bore and stroke of 103.8 x 94.3mm, the 1,597cc unit is the world’s largest capacity production parallel-twin. Triumph’s first belt driven model of the modern era develops an impressive 146Nm of torque and over 80bhp as standard but, if that isn’t enough, Triumph’s accessories division has developed a 1,700cc big bore kit which will produce a significant increase in both power and torque.
Thunderbird weighs in at 308kg, with the mass distributed low down in the chassis to aid manoeuvrability and road holding. The new model will be available with a sophisticated ABS braking system to bring the latest safety features to the cruiser market.
Volume production of the new Triumph Thunderbird is due to commence in May, with the first bikes expected to arrive in Australian dealerships in October 2009. RRP will be $20500.00* plus ORC.
*Pricing correct at time of publication but maybe subject to change without notice.