A new profile has been added to the list of Triumph motorcycle models on this site: The Thunderbird 1600 (2008 - present). Triumph’s Thunderbird was bravely aimed at taking on Harley in the US, but in terms of specification, quality, performance and price it looks the best-equipped rival ever to do just that.
It performs well, handles better, is beautifully built and has all the cruiser goodies you could wish for. But if we have to be critical, it’s a bit derivative and indistinct and that Triumph badge on the tank is going to take some getting used to. (MCN)
Final drive on these models was a belt rather than the usual chain.