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Meet the Triumph Thunderbird Storm

OD Newsdesk  | Updated: November 29, 2013, 03:36 PM IST

Also part of Triumph's arsenal for the Indian two-wheeler market, are cruisers. One of them is the Triumph Thunderbird Storm.

The Thunderbird Storm is the more rugged looking, stripped down version of the base Thunderbird. It is available with a black paintjob and gets a more prominent, low look and also more power than its sibling. Like typical cruisers, the riding position is low, with wide handlebars and twin headlamps. The chrome is kept to a bare minimum, to achieve a further blacked-out look.

Triumph Thunderbird StormTriumph Thunderbird Storm

The Thunderbird Storm is powered by a liquid-cooled 1699cc, parallel twin, DOHC engine with a 270 degree firing interval. The capacity has been upped from the Thunderbird's 1597cc by increasing the piston size by 3.3mm in 107.1mm bores. It delivers 98PS of max power and 156Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The suspension setup is 47mm front forks with 120mm travel and rear shocks that are adjustable for spring preload. Putting control on this power is a pair of four-piston caliper disc brakes. The twin spine and steel tube frame offers greater rigidity. The five-spoke cast aluminium wheels wear Metzeler tyres, the rear being wider, as is typical with cruisers.

Tech and feature additions include ABS, an on-board computer with a clock, twin trip meters, fuel gauge, compact rev counter and electronic self cancelling indicators. It gets a 22-litre fuel tank.


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