2010 Triumph Thunderbird Review

Review Title: This Is The Best Bike I Have Ever Had And I Have Had More Than 20
Ratings
Overall★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reliability★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Quality★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Performance★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Comfort★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I really was ready to get a Harley this time just to tick that box. Over the last years I have had five Kawasaki Vulcans, a Yamaha 1900 Roadliner, a Honda VTX 1300, a Royal Enfield, an ERN 6 and a Triumph America. All were great rides but nothing prepared me for the absolute perfection of the Thunderbird. The Harleys just didn't get me but I loved the whole heritage thing. With the Triumph you get the street cred and the heritage but more importantly a better overall bike for similar or less money. It is completely faultless in my opinion with awesome finish, great ergonomics, great handling and terrfic comfort with their gel seats. I have changed the pipes and love the sound which sounds to me like a V8 at idle all the way to that brilliant over run crackle when you back off. The wife just loves it also and we get out every week because where we live in Perth there is no real winter!


Upgrades:
Stainless steel pipes, Triumph bags, Triumph sissy bar and rack, new grips, locking fuel cap, passenger boards and engine remap.

About the reviewer:
Author:
Height:5' 9"
Weight:185
Miles or hours spent on the review:5000 miles
LocationPerth, Australia
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Submitted: February, 2012