TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS

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Triumph Thunderbird

Overall Rating

4.5 / 5
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Rider Rating - 10 Reviews

Value for money
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.5 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.3 / 5
Engine
4.5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5

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Triumph Thunderbird

The Triumph Thunderbird has been on UK roads for more than 20 years, and you don’t last that long unless you’re doing something right.

The Thunderbird is a retro-looking cruiser, splashed with chrome and a big, round central headlight.

But as well as looking cool, it also rides comfortably, making it one of the most laidback motorbikes available and ideal for city commutes or casual rides on the open road.

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Triumph THUNDERBIRD

We asked customers of The Bike Insurer to review their motorbikes. Real Triumph THUNDERBIRD owners gave their bikes a score of 4.5 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

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Alan
Overall rating
4/5
Triumph THUNDERBIRD
Lean angles are limited due to the forward controls so you have to be careful when cornering (soon get used to it) quality of chrome not has good has you would expect... Lean angles are limited due to the forward controls so you have to be careful when cornering (soon get used to it) quality of chrome not has good has you would expect mainly exhaust .
Engine is smooth and power delivery is also very smooth ,the torque is astounding,lovely riding position very comfortable ,pillion seat not really much use especially on long journeys (touring seat solves this but not cheap).

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
3 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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2 years ago
Gary
Overall rating
4/5
Triumph THUNDERBIRD
I find the handling very good and the grip from the tyres very good long journey's are comfortable on the seat but would consider changing to seat of newer version name... I find the handling very good and the grip from the tyres very good long journey's are comfortable on the seat but would consider changing to seat of newer version name of which escapes me at moment. Journeys through town can be a bit hit and miss depending on volume of traffic but can still filter to a fare degree. Mpg is not that great about town but on the open road things improve quite a bit. At the moment the only thing I would recommend is that the side stand be moved back about one to two inches so as to make it easy for short legged people like myself to reach. At the rear of the bike is fitted a sissy bar and rack plus panniers, and the front is fitted with fog lights and screen, fog lights work well especially when filtering through traffic the screen takes quite a bit of getting use to as its a tall one and the top seems to be at the wrong hight for me so will try the shorter version when possible, but apart from that quite pleased with things.

Rider Rating

Value for money
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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3 years ago
Michael
Overall rating
4/5
Triumph THUNDERBIRD
the THUNDERBIRD is easy to ride & good fun, not fast but very powerful, comfort is good. Strap the tent on the rack and go camping. I have ridden Suzuki Bandits Honda CBF... the THUNDERBIRD is easy to ride & good fun, not fast but very powerful, comfort is good.
Strap the tent on the rack and go camping. I have ridden Suzuki Bandits Honda CBF 1000 but the thunderbird suits my later years.

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
3 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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3 years ago
Chris
Overall rating
4/5
Triumph THUNDERBIRD
I have replaced the standard seats with new Mustang seats, the original rider seat was OK but the passenger pillion seat was awful, Triumph don't do a seat of the same... I have replaced the standard seats with new Mustang seats, the original rider seat was OK but the passenger pillion seat was awful, Triumph don't do a seat of the same quality as the Mustang seats, overall the bike is great now.

Rider Rating

Value for money
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
5 / 5
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3 years ago
Mac
Overall rating
4/5
Triumph THUNDERBIRD
brilliant. brilliant.

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
4 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4 / 5
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3 years ago
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