UPDATE: Two new images have emerged. A photograph of a production-read 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 has emerged, weeks before the revised three-cylinder sportbike’s expected introduction at the 2012 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The photograph popped up on the Triumph675.net forum, a member of the Motorcycle.com forum network. The picture shows a new subframe, revised […]
Triumph Thunderbird Commander World Press Intro – We Are There!
Triumph’s new Thunderbird Commander and Thunderbird LT are being introduced to the world’s media this week in San Diego, California. MO’s Associate Editor and FNG, Evans Brasfield, is on the scene and ready to test the latest versions of Triumph’s big cruiser, now with a new frame.
The Commander sports a tougher image than the regular Thunderbird, boasting dual bug-eye headlights and a beefy 47mm Showa fork holding a fat 140/75-17 tire. The LT version shares the same new frame but adds a windscreen and saddlebags. Both are powered by Triumph’s 1699cc parallel-Twin engine claiming 92 horsepower and 111 ft-lb of torque.
Stay tuned to find out how the latest Triumphs perform!