Out of curiosity, I've always wondered what the top speed is for the 2012 1600 Thunderbird? At 70mph the tach is only half way to red line so I'm assuming it's somewhere north of 115?
Yes, it does. As i said i run a custom map and have run probably 20 that i have downloaded and modified myself and i ALWAYS raise the limiter. Sigh....185? First get it to 130 and let us know. Corrected for speedo error. The map has a speed limiter of 115 mph (185 kph) which you can reset.
That was for the OP’s info before he makes his speed run.Yes, it does. As i said i run a custom map and have run probably 20 that i have downloaded and modified myself and i ALWAYS raise the limiter. Sigh....185? First get it to 130 and let us know. Corrected for speedo error. The map has a speed limiter of 115 mph (185 kph) which you can reset.
I believe they got a stock Rocket to 150 at Bonneville. I had mine to 130 with wind screen and bags. The TBird has much less power but with a 6th gear, that may not be speed limiting.my 2011-2012 Storm would get to 115 mph vary quickly and roll off pretty quickly after that. Plenty for hwy cruising and ditching tailers, but it's not going to run with sport bikes.
As a previous owner of a 2010 Blue Haze Thunderbird I thought I'd throw in some information.
One my old buddies, Matt Capri who has a few speed records at Bonneville prepped a Thunderbird to run at the Bonneville Speed Trials about six years ago.
After running and scratching their heads Triumph admitted the Thunderbird was speed limited to about 135 mph in sixth gear if I remember correctly, that speed might not be correct my memory is a little sketchy.
I do them blowing up the bike by keeping it in 5th gear. I'll look for a picture of that bike and attach it if I can find it.
Realistically about 125 mph would be pretty good on a stocker with it's aerodynamics.
Matt Capri from Southbay Triumph ran a 1700 Thunderbird at Bonneville one year and said the bike was speed limited in sixth gear. The Triumph representative apologized for not letting him know.I've had my 2012 1600 up 110mph.
Im shure l could get more minus the bags & windscreen.l was wondering if the Birds have speed limiters. My wifes 16' America cuts out at 95