TRIUMPH Thunderbird LT Review

Triumph has launched a Thunderbird LT, the motorcycle is fully loaded with a new feature and it’s mainly suits for the long distance drive. It is perfect cruiser looking motorcycle with a relaxed laid back. The engineer of the triumph has added the superior performance with a great handling power. The motorcycle engine is very unique and classic look and feel. The styling of the bike is purely cruiser style with a sweeping lines looks awesome. The thunderbird comes with an authentic live classic style with a los stance, teardrop tank, high bars and fat rear tyre. The motorcycle is elegant, clean, uncluttered, and pure and with a plenty of chrome looks. The lower seat offers a comfortable riding position for the rider with high bars.

The special features are embossed saddlebags, a mid-sized windscreen, whitewalled radial tires, spacious floorboards, three-piece headlight, five spoke cast alloy wheels, Metzeler tyres, laced rims, Immobiliser, high technology security system, standard anti lock braking system and passenger backrest. The electronic instrumentation displays the analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, electric start, analogue two trip-meter, low fuel indicator, low oil indicator and low battery indicator. The fuel gauge, pillion seat, pillion footrest, Pillion Backrest, Pillion Grabrail, stand alarm, Stepped Seat, Antilock Braking System, Killswitch, clock, turn signal and pass light are available in the motorcycle. The available colors are Caspian Blue/Crystal White and Lava Red/Phantom Black.

It comes with a 270º firing interval, Parallel-twin, DOHC, and liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 1597cc, the maximum power of 93 bhp @ 5408 rpm and torque of 151 Nm @ 3550 rpm. The fuel system is Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection and progressive linkage on throttle, the electronic ignition is of digital CDI ignition. The six speed transmission gear box which control the flow of the engine. The Final drive is gears with a Toothed Belt. The clutch is of wet, light action and multi-plated clutch with a multi disc. The chassis type is Tubular Steel with a twin spine, swingarm is Twin-sided and steel.

The front suspension is Showa 47mm forks and 120mm travel, the rear suspension is Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload and 95mm rear wheel travel. The front wheel is made up Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in and tyre size is 120/70 R19, and the rear wheel is Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in and tyre size is 200/50 R17. The braking system is, the front brake is Twin floating discs. Nissin four-piston fixed calipers, ABS available and with a diameter of 310mm, and the rear brake is Single disc, Brembo two-piston floating caliper, ABS available and with a diameter of 310mm. The battery has a free maintenance. The electrical system offers a bulb with a Multi-Reflector Type headlight with 55/60 W; the headlight gives you a good vision on the road. The capacity of fuel tank is 22 liters.


  • It has a torquey engine.
  • Easy to handle.
  • Stylish looks in the bike.


  • Pricing is too high.

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