Triumph Thunderbird Storm is a British big cruiser and like every other cruiser, this is also big in every sense i.e. big handlebars, big fuel tank, big dry weight, and a really big engine.
Though the seat height is quite optimum. Triumph basically describes ‘Storm’ as the pumped up version of thunderbird and if you note the specs you will find this notion absolutely correct. The engine is pretty impressive and the suspension offers really a smooth cruising on the highways. To explore all the features of this bike you have to wind on at a good throttle and the moment you hit the sixth gear you will actually be storming on the roads. The brakes are very competent and give you a feeling of security when riding at insane speeds. Along with they also give the rider a full control of the bike so that you storm confidently.
Engine & Transmission
Triumph Thunderbird Storm offers a DOHC eight-valve parallel-twin 1,699 cc engine with 2 balance shafts and a 270mm crank which imitates the sound and gives a feel of a V-twin engine
The Triumph Thunderbird model offers 1,599 cc of engine, a bit less in front of Storm’s engine. The maximum power offered by it is 96.7bhp at 5200 rpm with a maximum torque of 156Nm at 2950rpm. Further, the engine has 2 spark plugs per cylinder which brings to you a better combustion resulting in lower fuel consumption and cleaner exhaust emissions. The engine the matted to a six-speed gearbox and the power is transferred to the rear while via belt drive. The twin headlight style is borrowed from Rocket lll and Speed Triple models.
Triumph Thunderbird Storm offers 38 MPG when riding through the city and 56 MPG when cruising through the highway. Further, these figures also depend on the traffic and road conditions and can easily vary a bit up or down. With such handsome mileage, comfortable seat and an ergonomic handle bar, this bike is all set to serve you well. But the question is, are you ready to ride out the storm?
Performance and Handling
The company has done a fantastic job with the chassis keeping in mind the heavy weight of the bike and the cruising purpose of the model. Such a chassis also offers a very good dynamics to this model so that when you are cruising, there is no point that makes you feel disappointed or low on mood. The seats are comfortable and you don’t feel any aches or pains even when riding for long hours. The double front disc brakes with 4-piston calipers and a single rear disc brake with 2-piston calipers give you a great sense of security when touching the tops speeds. Some other features offered by the Triumph Thunderbird Storm are the tank mounted speedometer which includes a small built in tachometer and on-board computer which includes clock, two trip meters and a fuel gauge.