Triumph 6T Thunderbird (1954-62)

Make Model: Triumph 6T Thunderbird


Year: 1954 – 62
Engine: Four stroke, vertical twin, OHV
Capacity: 649 cc / 40.0 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 71 x 82 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1 (Export), 7.0:1 (UK)
Exhaust: Two-into-two
Induction: SU type MC2
Ignition: Lucas RM14
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 25 kW / 34 hp @ 6500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission: 4-Speed constant mesh
Final Drive: Chain, 101 links
Gear Ratios: 1st 11.90:1 / 2nd 8.25:1 / 3rd 5.81:1 / 4th 4.88:1
Frame: Brazed lug
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork, hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension: Swingarm, 2 Griling dampers
Front Brakes: SLS drum, 8 in
Rear Brakes: SLS drum, 7 in

Front Wheel: 3.25 x 19
Rear Wheel: 3.50 x 19
Wheelbase: 1410 mm / 55.75 in
Seat Height: 775 mm / 31 in
Ground Clearance: 127 mm / 5.0 in
Dry Weight: 179 kg / 395 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 13.6 L / 3.6 US gal / 3.0 Imp gal (US), 18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal (UK and export)
Source: Classic British Motorcycles

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