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!