Thunderbird Sport


1999 Thunderbird Sport
The Thunderbird Sport promises a great deal with its classic flat track
styling emphasised by its striking colour options and finished to
perfection with its pair of reverse cone silencers stacked one above the
other on the right-hand side.
It lives up to that promise thanks to a chassis which has been described
by many testers as the best handling of a Hinckley Triumph aside from
the supersport T500 series.
Compared with the Thunderbird from which the Sport is derived, the
suspension has a longer travel, the wheels front and rear are a sportier
17 inch diameter (compared with 18 and 16 inches front and rear) and the
front brake is uprated to twin disc specification from single disc.
In addition, to help riders take advantage of the enhanced ability of
the cycle parts, the engine is upgraded over the Thunderbird's to
produce 83PS (82bhp) and 76Nm (56lb.ft) compared with 70PS (69bhp) and
72Nm (53lb.ft).
The result is a classically styled machine in authentic Triumph
tradition with the ability to perform very much as modern riders expect
and enjoy.
1. Longer sidestand to hold the bike in a more upright stance and make
it easier to lift the bike into the fully upright position when starting
2. Shorter, colour matched mudguards, for improved looks.
Proven 885cc liquid-cooled 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves,
modified from the Thunderbird.
Low maintenance bucket and shim valve train.
Black powder coated engine for long term durability, with classic
styling and polished cylinder fins.
Low maintenance hydraulic clutch operation.
Classic sports style perforated airbox covers.
Digital electronic ignition for precise combustion control.
Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission to maximise engine performance.
Stainless steel exhaust headers with bright chrome finish for durability
and good looks.
Chrome reverse cone megaphone silencers stacked one above the other on
right hand side for unique, traditional Triumph appeal.
Lightweight, powder coated steel spine frame using engine as structural
Anodised oval section aluminium alloy swingarm.
Rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment,
adjustable compression (15 way) and rebound (10 way) damping.
43mm cartridge forks with triple rate springs, preload adjustment and
adfjustable compression (15 way) and rebound (12 way) damping.
Wide aluminium rimmed spoked wheels fitted with sports radial tyres.
Stainless steel braided front brake line.
4 way adjustable front brake and clutch levers.
Leather effect seat with embossed Triumph logo.
Classically-styled instrumentation including: speedometer with odometer,
trip meter, tachometer, with warning lights for turn signals, main beam,
oil pressure, low fuel, engine temperature and neutral.
Hazard warning lights.
Hand finished coachlines.
Chromed cast tank badge.
Teardrop fuel tank with 15 litre (3.3 gal Imp, 3.8 gal US) capacity.
Racing Yellow with Jet Black infill and Silver coachlining
Tornado Red with Jet Black infill and Silver coachlining
Aftermarket silencer
Tank bag
Integrated alarm
Front mudguard extension kit
Fork protector kit
Leather seat
King and Queen seat
Colour coordinated fly screen
Single seat conversion
Centre stand
Wide range of chromed accessories
Range of grabrails, sissy bars and luggage racks
Range of screens
Range of tank pads
Type                    Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3 cylinder
Capacity                885cc
Bore/stroke             76 x 65mm
Compression ratio       10:1
Fuel system             3 x 36mm flat slide CV carburettors
Primary drive           Gear
Clutch                  Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox                 6-speed
Ignition                Digital-inductive type
Headlight               Single 12V 60/55W halogen H4
Cycle parts
Frame                   Micro alloyed high tensile tubular steel
Swingarm                Aluminium alloy
Wheels                  Front: alloy 36-spoke, 17" x 3.5"
                        Rear: alloy 40-spoke, 17" x 4.25"
Tyres                   Front: 120/70 x 17
                        Rear: 160/60 x 17
Suspension              Front: 43mm cartridge forks with triple  
                        rate springs, adjustable for preload,  
                        compression and rebound damping
                        Rear: rising rate monoshock with   
                        adjustable preload, compression and    
                        rebound damping
Brakes                  Front: 2 x 310mm discs, 2-piston calipers
                        Rear: 285mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Length                  2250mm (88.5in)
Width                   700mm (27.6in)
Height                  1105mm (43.5in)
Seat height             790mm (31.1in)
Wheelbase               1580mm (62.2in)
Weight (dry)            224kg (494lb)
Performance (measured to DIN 70020)
Maximum power   83PS (82bhp) at 8,500rpm
Maximum torque  76Nm (56lb.ft) at 6,500rpm
Maximum revs            8,750rpm
Service intervals       6000 miles
Warranty                2 years unlimited mileage

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