Triumph Thunderbird 2014 models launched

7th November 2013 by  in News

This week saw the launch of the new Triumph Thunderbirds at this year’s EICMA show, in Milan.

The new 2014 Triumph Speedmaster

The new 2014 Triumph Speedmaster

From Triumph

“Our new 2014 Thunderbird Commander gives the ‘fat custom’ segment a thoroughly British twist. Dominate every situation, whether in town, on country roads or on the motorway.

The bike’s new seat design brings an even higher level of riding comfort yet maintains a low seat height, making the Commander available to a wide range of riders.  The Commander also enjoys high quality foot-boards featuring replaceable skid plates and an adjustable heel/toe gear lever.  Further practical touches include a coded key immobiliser and a massive 22 litres fuel tank.

Propelled by the world’s largest capacity parallel twin motorcycle engine, the beating heart of the new Commander generates a torque-rich riding experience.  The 1699cc eight-valve, DOHC engine’s uneven 270° firing interval and long-stroke design produces a potent 94PS (93bhp) at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm (111lb.ft) of torque at just 3550rpm.

Coupled with revised steering geometry to accommodate new, ultra-wide, 17 inch tyres, the new Thunderbird Commander showcases Triumph’s commitment to handling excellence and manageability.

The Thunderbird Commander comes in two striking two-tone paint options – Lava Red / Crimson Sunset or Phantom Black / Storm Grey and will be available in authorised dealers in Spring 2014.”

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“Much more than a mere fashion statement, the Commander comfortably exceeds the highest expectations of the custom cruiser class thanks to its strong and willing engine, refined chassis, powerful looks and broad riding position.…”

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“ Triumph claim the LT is running on the world’s first white-walled radial tyres. Fifty-six spoke wheels help give the LT a classic look.”

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“The other new Thunderbird variant for 2014 is the Commander, a ‘muscle’ or hot rod styled cruiser in a similar vein to Harley’s Fat Bob…”

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