This is the largest capacity parallel twin motorcycle engine in the world. Based on the original Thunderbird parallel twin, the beating heart of the new Commander generates an organic, torquerich riding experience unmatched for sheer grunt and easeofuse.
Being a Triumph, the Thunderbird Commander is packed full of modern engineering. We added double overhead camshafts and a crankshaft with 270 degree firing intervals, to give you an engine with authentic cruiser character.
Whilst the fuelling is looked after by a sequential fuel injection system and progressive throttle linkage so your engine delivers its torque exactly the way you expect.
We gave the Commander a belt final drive for low maintenance and long life.
Powered by a pair of saucersized forged pistons, the 1699cc eightvalve, DOHC engine’s uneven 270° firing interval and longstroke design produces a potent 94PS (93bhp) at 5400rpm and a huge 151Nm (111 lb.ft) of torque at a lowly 3550rpm, giving the Commander bags of twincylinder character.
Developed and refined by our engineers so that the Commander gives you performance through a seamless, snatchfree transmission.