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Old 05-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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I'm not at all familiar with Triumph bikes - when you say the T-Bird today is not the same as in the past - is that good news or a knock on the modern version??

Someone in the cycle world made the Thunderbird their cruiser of the year two years in a row - that SHOULD mean something...

Appreciate your advice.

By a quick count, there have been at least four versions of the Thunderbird, going all the way back to 1954, I think. But for this thread, there was an earlier 885cc triple that was available in a 'normal' version and the one Kirk mentioned, the Thunderbird Sport. Great bikes.

The award-winner you are talking about is the new 'parallel twin' 1600cc version. Also available this year in the 'Storm,' which comes with the 1700cc kit.

A good friend has a 1999 HD Dynaglide Sport, a 1998 Thunderbird Sport and a brand-new Storm (in Matte Black). The T-birds are really nice (but very different) bikes.
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