Triumph Thunderbird Nightstorm 2017 – OTR Price: £13,300

The 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 (104ci) 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.

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 twin-skinned full exhaust system is coated with our high temperature resistance black paint which is rated to maintain Triumph’s signature quality finish.  The exhaust defines the attitude of 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 centrepiece of the Thunderbird Nightstorm Special Edition is an acclaimed 1699cc parallel-twin cruiser engine. Its massive 107.1 mm pistons pump out a tyre-shredding 98PS, with a tidal wave of spectacular 156Nm of torque arriving at just 2950rpm.


Low 700mm seat height delivers classic looks coupled with easy riding dynamic suitable for all types of rider.


Engine and Transmission

  • typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, Parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
  • capacity1699cc
  • bore107.1mm
  • stroke94.3mm
  • systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, progressive linkage on throttle
  • exhaustChromed twin-skin stainless steel 2 into 1 into 2, tandem large-volume catalysts in centralised catbox, chrome-plated silencers
  • final driveToothed Belt
  • clutchWet, multi-plate
  • gearbox6-speed constant mesh, helical type 2nd-6th
  • oil capacity4.2L

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

  • frameTubular Steel, twin spine
  • swingarmTwin-sided, steel
  • Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 3.5 in
  • Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 6 in
  • Front Tyres120/70 R19
  • Rear Tyres200/50 R17
  • Front SuspensionShowa 47mm forks with black lowers. 120mm travel
  • Rear SuspensionShowa black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 95mm rear wheel travel
  • brakes frontTwin 310mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
  • brakes rearSingle 310mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
  • instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer featuring integrated rev counter, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer, fuel gauge and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

  • length2340mm
  • width handlebars880
  • height without mirror1120mm
  • seat height700mm
  • wheelbase1615mm
  • rake32ºmm
  • trail151mm
  • tank capacity22l
  • wet weight339 kg
  • dry weight308 kg


  • max power ec98BHP @ 5200
  • max torque ec156NM @ 2950

Fuel Consumption

  • urban45mpg
  • 56mph/90kph66.8mpg
  • 75mph/120kph48.9mpg