The Triumph Thunderbird


 

The Triumph Thunderbird

The Triumph Thunderbird was named by Edward Turner, who had stayed at the Thunderbird Motel while traveling in the US. He liked the sound of it & so named his new 650cc twin after it. The T-Bird has an interesting history among Triumph Motorcycles. The name has been used 3 times, the first which we will delve into here, the 6T ran from 1950 through 1966. The name was revived again in 1981 for the TR65, an entry-level bike made by destroking the Triumph Bonneville 750. And lastly, it was revived again in 1994 by the new Hinkley-based Triumph Motorcycles as the Triumph Thunderbird 900 triple.

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