The British bike marque Triumph Motorcycles has taken the wraps off its new motorcycle, Thunderbird LT. The bike has been launched at a price label of Rs 15.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Thunderbird LT will be the third full-sized cruiser motorcycle in Triumph’s line-up here in India, and is slotted between Thunderbird Storm and Rocket III Roadster in terms of pricing and specifications. The bike, unlike the two other cruisers of Triumph, will appeal more to the people who love retro-themed cruisers.
Based wholly on the Thunderbird Storm, the Thunderbird LT has been given a plethora of retro elements, which remind you of the aura of cruisers from bygone decades. The chrome finish to engine, rear view mirrors and dual exhaust pipes, spoke wheels, leather saddle bags on both the sides at rear, back rest for pillion rider, auxiliary headlamps on both the sides of main headlamp with the turn indicators mounted on them, large front windshield – each and every component means pure business.
To add in more old-school feel, the bike is fitted with white wall tyres.
The Thunderbird LT borrows a lot of components and features from its inspiration, the Thunderbird Storm, such as the 22-liter fuel tank, LED tail lamp, front and rear fenders and the tank mounted instrument console, which displays an analog speedometer, fuel gauge and a small LCD strip displaying digital odometer and trip meter.
Under the skin, the Thunderbird LT is the same machine as the Thunderbird Storm, which means it borrows the frame, engine, suspension and brakes from the latter. The engine is the humongous 1,699cc parallel twin motor, which pumps out 94 PS of power and 151 Nm of torque. This largest V-twin in production is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox. The suspension setup on duty is the combination of 47 mm telescopic forks at front and 5-way preload adjustable coil springs at rear. The bike comes fitted with twin disc brakes at front and a single disc brake at rear, which are further assisted with ABS as standard.
The Thunderbird LT is now on sale from all the authorized Triumph dealerships across India, and is offered in three paint schemes – Caspian Blue with Crystal White, Lava Red with Phantom Black and Jet Black. The bike will witness its natural competition from the Harley Davidson’s Softail Heritage Classic.
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