ATLANTA (November 4, 2014) - The Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm Special  Edition  is a fully-specified, blacked-out power  cruiser  for riders  who  demand  a harder edge  along  with their laid-back  ride.   Based on the successful  Thunderbird Storm  and powered by the  big-bore 1699cc (l04ci)  version  of Triumph's acclaimed parallel- twin engine. The Nightstorm adds a host of styling touches to provide a darker, moodier and more menacing presence.


  *   Stunning 'Dark' Special Edition of the Thunderbird Storm featuring a custom paint  scheme. All black exhausts and  a new  deluxe seat.
  *   Custom  'ghost flames' paint -work  (phantom black and  silver frost)  with hand sprayed tank logo.
  *   1699cc parallel twin engine developing 98PS and a truly breathtaking 156Nm  of torque
  *   Low 700mm seat height delivers classic looks coupled with  easy riding  dynamic suitable for  all types  of riders.
  *   Triumph's core handling values  of manageability,  agility  and  stability across  the  entire range ensure  class-leading handling and braking characteristics.


The Nightstorm   takes black to a new  level.  Stripped of much of its chrome work, the Nightstorm gets a custom makeover.  The custom   hand painted tank features 'ghost flames' in  a two  tone combination of Phantom Black and Silver Frost that provides an incredible sparkle effect finish.

The tank is first  painted to a deep Phantom Black and  then both  flames  and  the  Triumph logo are  subtly sprayed   with silver  frost  giving a seamless,  ghosted finish without any coach  lining. This results in a unique, eye catching scheme  that really  captures the  essence  of the  bike

The twin-skinned full exhaust system  is coated  with our  high  temperature resistant black paint  which is rated  to  maintain Triumph's signature quality finish.  The exhaust defines  the attitude o f the Nightstorm   and  delivers the  Thunderbird's distinctive thumping soundtrack.

The dark character continues with black handlebars, mirrors, control plates,  rear brake and  gear  levers. Contrasting to the black are the specially machined cam bore finishers and  the   striking Nightstorm emblem.

The finishing touch is provided by the new nubbed design seat, which adds  another dash  of  style plus added comfort . The stitched paneling gives  a distinctive look and  is embossed  with the Triumph  logo.


The centerpiece of the  Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition is an acclaimed  l699cc parallel-twin cruiser   engine.  Its  massive  107.1 mm pistons pump  out  a tire-shredding 98PS. with a tidal  wave  of spectacular 156Nm of torque arriving at  just  2950rpm. The Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition guarantees a dramatic and  engaging ride  every  time  the  motor is fired  up.

Power  delivery is smooth, refined and  always  controllable thanks to  the  twin balancer shafts and  a sophisticated  sequential fuel  injection system.  The motor's 270  degree  off-beat firing Interval adds a distinctive churning character to its  delivery


The Thunderbird Nightstorm utilizes the same chassis as the Thunderbird. Itself much lauded for its un­-cruiser like poise and controlled handling characteristics, the Nightstorm is endowed with equally outstanding agility  and precision. Fat 47mm Showa forks, preload adjustable twin Showa rear  shocks and painstakingly  refined geometry result in stability at speed, but  amazing steering response  and agility at all speeds, even in slower,  tighter  maneuvers that sometimes make cruisers work hard, the  Thunderbird Nightstorm  retains a highly manageable balance.

A pair of sizeable front discs and powerful four piston calipers come standard with Triumph's advanced anti-lock brake system, generating high levels of perfectly controlled stopping ability. Confidence­ inspiring Metzeler Marathon tires are developed especially for the Thunderbird range and adorn five­ spoke cast  alloy  wheels.

The Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition's tank-mounted speedo features a comprehensive on-board computer which Includes a clock, two  tank  meters and  fuel  gauge,  plus  a fashionably small  tachometer.


The Thunderbird Nightstorm will be launched in Triumph dealerships beginning in Spring 2015 and will be priced starting at $15,499 USD / $17,299 CAN


Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles,<>

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