THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
TRIUMPH’S THUNDERBIRD LT MOTORCYCLE LANDS IN DEALERSHIPS ACROSS THE UK
Triumph’s brand new cruiser, the 2014 Thunderbird LT, will arrive in dealerships across the UK from tomorrow. This latest model from Triumph has been developed specifically for the classic cruiser market.
Boasting the world’s largest parallel twin motorcycle engine, the LT is designed for long-distance touring. At 1699cc, the eight-valve DOHC motor produces 94PS at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm of torque at just 3550rpm, creating a classic big-twin feel, with a natural, easy-going stride.
A single front headlight and auxiliary spot lamps tip their cap to iconic art deco design. The look is finished with wire-spoked wheels, a one-off tank badge, white piping around the seat and a hand-painted tank decoration.
The ergonomics feature a comfortable seat, with a dual density construction and lumbar support for comfort, while maintaining a low seat height to accommodate all sizes of rider. It has a pair of removable leather saddlebags and the world’s first white-walled radial tyres also come as standard.
The rider and pillion foot-boards are made from chrome-plated, high-pressure die-cast aluminium, featuring replaceable skid plates and an adjustable heel/toe gear lever for the rider. Handlebars are slightly raised, sweeping back across the tank for a classic custom cruiser feel. Wiring is routed through the bars to give the rider’s eye-view a clean, unfussy look.
The LT’s 16-inch front and rear tyres have wire 56-spoked rims, shrouded 47mm Showa forks and twin 5-way preload adjustable Showa rear shocks, providing excellent control. ABS-enabled Nissin calipers up front and a single Brembo caliper at the rear give powerful braking.
Further features of the LT are a coded key immobiliser, self-cancelling indicators, a massive 22 litre fuel tank with off-centre filler cap, and a well-appointed, tank-mounted dash console including classic analogue-style speedometer.
Available from authorised Triumph dealers across the UK (http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/dealers/find-a-dealer).
The Thunderbird LT is available in:
Caspian Blue/ Crystal White
Lava Red/Phantom Black
Prices start at £13,999. Riders can take advantage of TriStar, Triumph’s PCP product for a monthly payment plan.
Riders will also be able to try the new LT at Triumph Live, a celebration of the brand, taking place on 12 July at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre. The full-day festival will feature live bands; stunt riding shows; factory tours; road and off-road demo rides plus a whole host of other attractions.
For tickets (£28) or more information, please visit www.triumph-live.co.uk
Information from a Triumph press release 13th March 2014
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