Triumph Motorcycles at Three Cross Motorcycles in Dorset and near Somerset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander
  • Triumph: Thunderbird Commander

Triumph: Thunderbird Commander

Price From: £13700 (On the road)
Colours Phantom Black / Storm Grey
Crimson Sunset Red / Lava Red
Type Cruiser
On the road prices include manufacturers delivery charge, number plate, tax disc holder, petrol, first service labour, plus first registration fee, VED and VAT.

/// Overview

A strong, willing engine, refined chassis, powerful looks and broad riding position give our new Thunderbird Commander the power and presence to dominate any road. Based on our original Thunderbird, the Commander easily impresses riders and onlookers with its classic cruiser style, premium feel and the world's largest capacity parallel twin engine. Being a Triumph, it's a cruiser that also gives you day-long comfort, practicality, character and, on top of all that, superb handling. There's no compromise here.

/// Specifications

Engine & Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 1699cc
Bore 103.8mm
Stroke 94.3mm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
Exhaust Chromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Toothed Belt
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd - 6th
Oil Capacity 4.2L
Chassis / Running Gear / Displays
Frame Tubular Steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy, 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5 inch
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy, 5 spoke, 17 x 6.0 inch
Front Tyre 140/75 ZR17
Rear Tyre 200/50 ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 47mm forks. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Showa twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload. 109mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm floating discs. Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes Rear Single 310mm fixed disc. Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display and Functions Analogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock
Dimensions & Capacities
Length 2442mm
Width (Handlebars) 990mm
Height (Without Mirrors) 1225mm
Seat Height 700mm
Wheelbase 1665mm
Rake / Trail 30.1º / 135mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 liters
Wet Weight 348 kg
Performance
Maximum Power 94PS @ 5400
Maximum Torque 151NM @ 3550
Fuel Consumption
Urban N/A
56 mph N/A
75 mph N/A

/// Recommended Services

/// Features

    Engine
    With machined engine fins and chrome covers contrasting against the deep black barrels and crankcases. Like the rest of the Commander, this engine was designed to have impact on the eye as well as the road.

    Chassis
    The Thunderbird Commander is bold all over. We took the engine's dominant styling and continued the theme across the entire bike with the quality and level of detailing you'd only expect from a Triumph cruiser.  A massive polished top yoke and polished stainless steel fork shrouds, signature Triumph twin headlamps, bespoke Commander badges and Art Deco LED tail light and rear indicator assembly all combine for a powerful, low, lean, sleek custom cruiser look.

    We used all of our engineering expertise in making the geometry just right, so the Thunderbird Commander  steers as beautifully as it looks. Even at low speeds. And it has to be extremely stable when going faster, yet amazingly agile when you ask it to change direction rapidly. So you get a bike that's responsive, even in the tight, low speed manoeuvres.

    There's no handling compromise when you choose a Triumph cruiser. We built the Thunderbird Commander to look mean and as well as put a smile on your face.

    Frame
    A dynamic engine with dynamic styling demands an equally dynamic chassis; one which reflects our belief that every bike, whatever its style, should be agile yet stable, have predictable, neutral steering and superior suspension and brakes.  The Thunderbird Commander is no exception to that rule.

    Wheels and Tyres
    Fat-section 140/75 17-inch front and 200/50 17-inch rear tyres running on diamond-turned cast wheels.

    Suspension
    The Commander's handling is further enhanced by a chassis specification worthy of sportier bikes.  It features shrouded 47mm Showa forks, twin 5-way preload adjustable Showa rear shocks, with optimised dual-rate springs, keeping you isolated from bumps but in touch with the road.

    Brakes
    Four-pot Nissin callipers on 310mm floating discs up front and a single Brembo calliper and 310mm disc at the rear.

    Handling
    From the moment you roll forward on the Thunderbird Commander, you'll notice that handling control is a priority, not an afterthought.  Light, neutral steering belies the width of the tyres, giving the rider form and function in one package.  The parallel twin engine's compact weight distribution means the centre of gravity is focused in front and below your knees, giving the Commander a gentle, even tilt into turns.

    Footboards
    The Thunderbird Commander gives you high quality foot-boards made from chromed high-pressure die-cast aluminium, featuring replaceable skid plates and an adjustable heel/toe gear lever.

    Seat
    Rider and pillion seat foam is a double-layer, dual-density material, soft and receptive on first feel but compressing to give a firmer, supportive yet pliant ride. The rider's seat has also been especially shaped with wide, flared sides and a lumbar support to provide maximum comfort even at the end of a long day's ride.

    Tank
    A massive 22 litres fuel tank with off-centre filler cap.

    Instruments
    Tank-mounted dash console including classic analogue-style speedometer, a fuel gauge and an LCD with range-to-empty, twin trips, odometer and clock functions, conveniently scrollable via a handlebar-mounted button.

    Silencer
    Twin, straight-cut drainpipe silencers so wherever you ride you'll be accompanied by the Commander's stirring exhaust note, specially tuned for pitch perfect progress.

    Configuration
    Being a Triumph, the Thunderbird Commander  is packed full of modern engineering.  We added double overhead camshafts and a crankshaft with 270 degree firing intervals, to give you an engine with authentic cruiser character.  Whilst the fuelling is looked after by a sequential fuel injection system and progressive throttle linkage so your engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.

    Belt Drive
    We gave the Commander a belt final drive for low maintenance and long life.

    Overview
    The world's largest capacity parallel twin motorcycle engine. As based on the original Thunderbird parallel twin. The beating heart of the new Commander generates an organic, torque-rich riding experience unmatched for sheer grunt and ease-of-use.

    Performance
    Powered by a pair of saucer-sized forged pistons, the 1699cc eight-valve, DOHC engine's uneven 270° firing interval and long-stroke design produces a potent 94PS (93bhp) at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm (111 lb.ft) of torque at a lowly 3550rpm, giving the Commander bags of twin-cylinder character.

    Transmission
    Developed and refined by our engineers so that the Commander gives you performance through a seamless, snatch-free transmission.