2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm
- Powerful 1700cc version of Triumph’s award-winning
T-16 engine developing 98PS and 156Nm of torque
- Aggressive blacked-out look with twin streetfighter
- Low, 700mm seat height for classic look and easy
- Powerful four-piston brakes with optional ABS
- Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard
The Triumph Thunderbird Storm is a power cruiser
for riders who expect a harder-edge to their ride.
Powered by a big bore, 1700cc, version of Triumph’s
acclaimed T-16 parallel twin engine, the Thunderbird
Storm’s 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 rod’s aggressive
nature and are complemented by the gloss Jet Black
or classic 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 Metzeler 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
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.
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
needs and tastes.