2011 Triumph MotorcycleThe Triumph Thunderbird gets an update in 2011, thanks to the Storm’s larger capacity motor that puts out an additional 12 horsepower and 7 ft/lbs of torque over the standard model.
Bars with a straighter bend give the Thunderbird Storm a tougher attitude, along with new Speed Triple- inspired twin headlights and lots of black where there used to be chrome.Two “color” choices greet you: Jet Black and Matte Black. Showa does the suspension, Nissin calipers grab the twin 310mm floating front discs and a Brembo caliper grips the 310mm rear disc.2011 Triumph Thunderbird Storm 1700 Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
BORE x STROKE: 103.8 x 94.3mm
WHEELBASE: 63.5 inches
RAKE: 32 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 27.5 inches
WET WEIGHT: 746 pounds
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.