November 27, 2021


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Triumph Thunderbird Parts

Triumph Thunderbird Parts

The Thunderbird has been a motorcycling icon since it was first released to the world by Triumph. You might think of the Ford Thunderbird when you hear that name, but it was Triumph that licensed the name to the American automaker for use on their new 1955 “personal luxury car” coupe.

The first Triumph model designated ‘Thunder bird‘was produced in 1949; it was called Thunderbird 6T and was powered by a 649c.c. motor. This model lasted until 1966. In 1981, the Thunderbird TR65 began production with an engine of the same size, but very different. The 885c.c. Thunderbird from 1994 was more in tune with the original goal of lead designer Edward Turner, who developed the bike primarily for the US market. If this model was up to the task, the Thunderbird Sport took it to a new level in 1997; 82 hp and 56 ft / lb of torque come from the triple 885c.c. engine – more than enough to make it a quality sport / tour bike.

This is the past but very relevant history of Triumph – as it leads us to the Thunderbird 1600 2010. This powerful motor cruiser takes the name back and manages to retain the original spirit of the breed.

However, if you’re looking for parts for that first T-bird, you won’t find them in the Hinckley factory. As with most manufacturers, you will need to look for NOS (New Old Stock) parts wherever you search for such items – dealer networks, local stores, and increasingly nowadays, the internet. The internet is becoming a formidable international hunting ground for hunting down these hard-to-find pieces.

The good news is that Triumph has parts for all models produced from 1993 onwards, which means pretty much all motorcycles produced at Hinckley. Every part manufactured by Triumph is of the highest quality and is manufactured to the exact stock specifications of the model to which it belongs. Triumph manages to maintain a premium rate of 99% across its network, the highest in the industry. Within days – if your part is not in stock at your local store – Triumph can have one of over 25,000 parts shipped directly to your dealer.

Plus, genuine accessories available from Triumph are included in the same ordering system – so you’ll see the same build quality and get them quickly. For example, if you own a new 2010 Thunderbird and you think 98 cubic inches is too small; in a matter of days you can have a 104 cubic inch Big Bore kit ready to install.

If you own a Triumph Thunderbird and need parts or accessories, your solution is as close as that of your nearest authorized Triumph dealer … or even right here on your computer screen.