2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm Unveiled

British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has introduced a new power cruiser for 2011, which receives a blacked-out look with twin streetfighter headlights. Dubbed Thunderbird Storm, it is powered by a 1700cc version of Triumph’s acclaimed T-16 parallel twin engine, the bike’s 107mm (4.2 inch) pistons pump up 98 horsepower and 156 Nm (115 lb.ft.) of torque at 2,950 rpm.

The Thunderbird Storm uses the chassis of the Thunderbird cruiser and Triumph’s iconic twin headlights, made famous on the Rocket III and Speed Triple models.

The drag bars perfectly fit this street rod’s 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, together with the 47mm forks up front and five-way adjustable twin shocks at the rear, make the Triumph Thunderbird Storm to deliver a comfortable and easy to handle ride. Twin 310mm floating discs up front matched with four-piston brakes provide for progressive stopping power, with optional ABS for increased rider security.

Creating the physical and visual connection to the road are the Sporty Metezeler Marathon tires, developed especially for the Thunderbird range, which adorn five-spoke cast alloy wheels.

“And while the look may be minimalist, the Thunderbird Storm’s specification sheet certainly isn’t. 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,” a company statement reads.

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. In addition to that, a range of almost 100 accessories are available for the Thunderbird Storm.
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