I bought my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1700 in March of 2012. She has the sexiest paint scheme I think I've ever seen...Phantom Haze Red.
She had been previously ridden by a retired policeman in New York. He'd put very few miles on her.
I sold my 2010 Triumph America (another fantastic machine) to buy the T-Bird. While I loved my America, I have to say that the Thunderbird is a major step up.
The power produced in her 104 cubic inch parallel twin is much more than I'll ever need. The deep, throaty thump thump of those massive cylinders makes me smile every time I fire the engine up.
For a big machine, her center of gravity is low enough to make her feel much smaller than her true size. She handles better than any other bike of this size that I've ridden...and I've ridden many including BMWs, Harleys (Softails, Dynas, Dressers and Customs).
She feels light even at slow speeds and is nimble in the city. Get her on the open road and she just shines.
I love this motorcycle and wouldn't trade her for any other bike (except maybe another T-Bird).
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