Triumph Thunderbird – The Great British Cruiser

The Triumph Thunderbird has been very popular since we added it to our fleet. Finished in Lava Red, and with acres of chrome, the Thunderbird is a pure cruiser with sweeping lines, low seat and high bars. On top of that, Triumph engineering has added superior performance and handling without diluting what the Thunderbird is all about.

The Triumph big-bore parallel twin

The Thunderbird is British to its core in its design and engineering. The 1600cc (98ci) Triumph parallel twin is unique in its class and is built with Triumph’s usual quality and durability. It is engineered with a 270 degree firing interval, which provides the charismatic sound, power delivery and massive low-end torque that it shares with its cousin, the American V-Twin motor. Unlike most V-Twins, the Thunderbird’s air-cooling fins encase a modern, high-performance, water-cooled power plant.

The Thunderbird’s motor produces a huge 146Nm (108 ft. lbs) of torque at a mere 2,750 rpm and its twin balancing shafts soothe low frequency vibration so that the power delivery is smooth and effortless.

Triumph Thunderbird Touring motorcycle by RoadTrip

The Thunderbird is a thoroughbred and comfortable British cruiser. It is also an ideal touring machine and RoadTrip has equipped our T-bird with everything to satisfy the needs of the moto-tourer. We have replaced the standard saddles with a more comfortable one piece touring saddle and added a mid-sized screen. We also have a shorter screen available, or you can hire the bike without a screen at all if you wish.

The bike has a removable passenger backrest, engine bars, custom luggage, heated grips and highway pegs, among other bespoke features, ensuring that you can ride this motorcycle all day long, securely and comfortably.

The RoadTrip Thunderbird also has a very low seat height of just 700 mm (27 ½”). When fully equipped, the RoadTrip T-Bird weighs in at approximately 320 kg (705 lbs). While it is a heavy machine, it is fully 60 kg lighter than its stablemate, the Thunderbird LT (380 kg/ 838 lb.) which is another reason why we chose to add this motorcycle as a touring cruiser in preference to any other.

Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - Motorcycle Rental Rates (inc. VAT)

One Day
£ 195
Two Day
£ 327
Three Day
£ 450
Four Day
£ 570
Five Day
£ 687
Six Day
£ 797
Seven Day
£ 375
£ 2,000*

All rates include UK and European insurance and Roadside Assistance.
*Deposit taken as a pre-authorisation against a credit or debit card at the time of hire. A pre-authorisation is not a payment.

Motorcycle luggage & accessories

Our Thunderbird is available with custom lockable, detachable leather panniers

Triumph Thunderbird Panniers for hire from RoadTrip. Wokng, Surrey, UK +44 (0)1483 662 135

Triumph Thunderbird Panniers

Per Day
£ 6
included in motorcycle deposit

The Thunderbird is also equipped with a rear luggage rack to which we can fit a roll bag with a waterproof cover.

Per Day
£ 6
included in motorcycle deposit

SatNav: Tom Tom Rider Sat Nav with full up to date European maps can be fitted to this motorcycle.

Per Day
£ 6
£ 300
Technical specification
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1597 cc; 98 ci
Final Drive Toothed Belt drive
Gearbox (Transmission) 6-speed
Brakes – front Twin 310 mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed callipers, ABS
Brakes – rear Single 310 mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating calliper, ABS
Suspension – front Showa 47 mm forks. 120 mm travel
Suspension – rear Showa chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 95 mm rear wheel travel
Seat Height 700mm
Handlebar Width 880mm
Tank capacity 22l.
Wheelbase 1615mm
Dry Weight 308kg
Max. Power 86 PS/85 BHP (63 kW) at 4,850 rpm
Max. Torque 146 Nm at 2,750 rpm
Additional Features included Longhaul touring saddle, touring screen (two height choices) , heated grips, pillion sissy bar and backrest, tail luggage rack, engine dresser bars, highway pegs, leather tank bib. Full matched luggage available..