Motorcycles India Private Limited unveiled its premium classic cruiser, the
Thunderbird LT, for the Indian market at a price of Rs 15.75 lakh (ex showroom
Delhi). The company had introduced 11 international models earlier this year.
Thunderbird LT is expected to further strengthen the cruiser line up from
Triumph Motorcycles and join the Thunderbird Storm Rocket III Roadster.
bike is powered by the world’s largest parallel twin motorcycle engine, as
found in the existing Thunderbird Storm and based on the original Thunderbird.
At 1699cc, the LT’s eight-valve DOHC motor produces 93bhp at 5400rpm and 151Nm
of torque at 3550rpm. The enormous thrust from its pair of saucer-sized forged
pistons and uneven, long-stroke 270° firing interval create a classic big-twin
feel, perfect for propelling the LT over long distances with a natural,
easy-going groove. The LT’s engine potential is harnessed by a progressive
throttle, highly accurate fuel mapping, sequential fuel injectors, a six-speed
gearbox and a belt final drive for the convenience of low maintenance and long
has ultra-wide wire-spoked wheels with the world’s
first white walled radial tyres. Other add-ons include shrouded forks,
quick-detach windshield, detachable leather saddlebags and deep, custom-style
mudguards. The bike comes with dual-layer foam seat with lumbar support .
The two-year unlimited mileage warranty comes as
that come as standard on the LT include a pair of removable leather saddle
bags, auxiliary spot lamps and the those white-walled radial motorcycle tyres
riding on wide, wire-spoked rims.
to impress over long distances, special attention has been paid to the LT’s
riding position and wind management to allow the rider to arrive feeling fresh
and relaxed at their destination. Both the rider and pillion seats are made
from a dual-layer, dual-density foam which is soft and pliant on first feel but
compresses to a firmer, more supportive resistance. The rider’s seat is
carefully shaped to distribute pressure evenly, with wide, flared sides and a
dedicated lumbar support pad at the rear. The pillion seat and back-rest are
similarly constructed from the same dual-layer, dual-density foam to ensure the
passenger shares the same level of comfort. The seat cover material was chosen
for its elasticity, always following the contours of the seat, retaining its
shape and reducing uncomfortable high pressure spots.
LT also comes with a look-over windshield which is secured firmly in place by
spring-loaded retainers yet, when unlocked, can be detached by hand in a matter
of seconds to give a completely different look and feel to the bike, said a
press release from Triumph.
Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said the last 10
months have been extraordinary for Triumph Motorcycles in India. It has now eight functional dealerships
successfully selling over 835 motorcycles (Bookings & Retails), he said.
Picture of Triumph Thunderbird LT
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