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Triumph Thunderbird's toughest test

MCN's tests have proved that Triumph's new 1600cc Thunderbird is one of the best cruisers out there – its mixture of lazy parallel twin power and surprisingly sharp handling more than matches rivals such as the Harley-Davidson Super Glide and Kawasaki VN1700 Classic. But how will it cope doing 500 miles in one day across frozen Britain? It’s not a standard test...

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  • Posted 5 years ago (30 December 2009 18:28)

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Aug 08

Posts: 242

Paulvt1 says:

Kev. You are mad mate. Interested to see the out come.

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Dec 09

Posts: 10

AmericanV says:

Go for it Kev, but hardly a bike test: clothing and rider resilience, maybe, but short of a lack of Anti-Freeze in the radiator and black ice on the road, the bike will breeze it: anything with 12v electrics should - if I'd known you were planning it, I'd have joined you on my Shovelhead :-)

And don't worry, once you're used an upright riding position, neck muscles only start to be a major issue above 80: maybe a little faster with a full face helmet cutting through the air.

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Jan 09

Posts: 52

well it won't be like Rt 66

as it's about 37f below freezing (- 20c) on the midwest to east parts.

good luck with the trip,I was an all year  round commuting biker when I lived in UK,I thought UK was cold was but never knew what real cold was till I moved to USA :wink:

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Nov 09

Posts: 16


i'd love to be in your boots with the new thunderbird kev,

if you chicken out i'l take your place no problem?

good luck kev :)


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Jul 08

Posts: 6

5printst says:

Roadtest ???

4 pages of waffle about underwear, coffee, bridges over bridges and taking a piss ! 

Learned nothing about the Thunderbird except it does over 45 mpg... How about doing an actual road test ABOUT THE BIKE next time ?.



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