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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thunderbird LT unveiled

Here is the article I found over on VisorDown.

Frankly, way too much chrome for my personal tastes... having to polish those spokes is a nightmare to me. Makes me a little warm and fuzzy now that I have switched over to the Trophy, knowing that there is zero chrome on the bike.

However, thought I would spread the news here on the new bike. I am sure there are going to be folks in here that will love it!

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 11:01 AM
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Count me as one. Love the whitewall tires.

While the R3T is technically in the same category, I think the Tbird will do better because it's more in line size wise with the competition.

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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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All it needs is a vtwin engine and it would look like another HardleyAbelson clone
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 01:36 PM
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The LT appears to have lost its Identity as a Triumph. Not sure whether I like it. The Commander has a nice muscular look but, overall I am not taken in by the changes. It makes me appreciate my 1600 Thunderbird all the more.

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Leather bags and windshield don't make it a tourer. However, it's a nice way to get a 1700 that's not blacked out and that can accommodate a Triumph windshield.
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 06:24 PM
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I like the seat. I like the wire wheels. I like the fenders; especially the front. I get splashed anytime I go through the slightest puddle. Honestly though, I guess I expected more of a revamp.
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 08:32 PM
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Triumph needs a full touring bike. A tricked out Thunderbird would do nicely.
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2013, 08:40 PM
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Triumph must have a huge warehouse full of those warpy-top saddle bags. This model gives them a place to use them.

The saddle looks comfy for the rider, but the passenger accommodations look rather stiff and overly high. And it doesn't look like there is a place to mount a rider's back rest (although the overly high passenger seat probably makes up the difference). The front end is too Harley-clone. but then, I guess that's the idea. And what's with the Bonneville type bent exhaust?

I'll keep my SE. The LT is a fatter version of the original Thunderbird tourer.

Edit: Forgot to add that I do like the larger tank badge. The original looks like the eye of a whale.

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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 06:46 AM
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Here is the link for both bikes on Moto USA. Interesting, but not really enough change to make me want to upgrade my tbird 1600 other than the 1700 engine. The tire size change on both bikes is interesting.

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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 10:02 AM
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837 lbs? Where did they put 100 lbs?

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