Triumph Thunderbird Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2010 Triumph Thunderbird from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance600 miles

Summary:

Never rode or owned anything like it..

Faults:

Nothing... It hiccuped a couple of times from the air cleaner, but other than that it's flawless.

General Comments:

Very smooth... very well handling bike!

It has very good power that comes on very smooth and predictable... smoothness is key with this bike!

I have never ridden a better handling better riding motorcycle... it just keeps getting better the more I ride it.

This is a very well thought out and incredibly engineered motorcycle... I will probably add more motorcycles, but I really don't think I will ever sell this one!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2010

1998 Triumph Thunderbird from United States of America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki SV650

Summary:

Definitely a classic

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

One of the best bikes ever. I got the TBS to have a bike to accommodate my wife. I came across this bike while just browsing and immediately fell in love. With the solo seat it looks like a cafe racer, or I put on the windshield and backrest and cruise with the wife.

Seat comfort is not the greatest, but I don't know if that's the bike or just me after an accident on another bike.

Power is decent, and the brakes and suspension are excellent!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2007

1998 Triumph Thunderbird from United States of America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17500 miles

Summary:

One of the best bikes on the market

Faults:

So far I only had to change the rear light bulb.

I took the bike to every scheduled inspection and did all the required oil changes. But I have trouble starting the bike in cold weather (below 32 Fahrenheit).

General Comments:

This is a bike I will keep as long as possible. It is very well built and is a pleasure to look at.

I changed the high handle bar and exchanged it with the lower bar, added crush bars, fog lights and Hepco and Becker luggage cases.

The bike is very reliable as long the temperatures are above 32 Fahrenheit.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2005

27th Jan 2007, 12:34

Having owned a 1998 Triumph Thunderbird 900, I agree that they are excellent motorcycles, if only Triumph still manufactured them. I rode mine for 2 seasons, then sold it for almost as much as I paid for it, and eventually it will be a classic model.

The new Triumph 2007 line up offers nothing like the Thunderbird except racing bikes, so I have moved on to other brands.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews