1998 Triumph Thunderbird Sport

HIGH BID: $1,100

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Brought to market as a return of the Triumph name, the Thunderbird Sport was the first in a long line of newly-minted motorcycle’s that redefined what the British manufacturer would be known for moving into the 21st Century. Having sold the name and rights to making motorcycles, Triumph was purchased by a newly-formed motorcycle company in the late 1980’s, with the intention of using the Triumph name for newer models.

Introduced as a sportier variant of the classic Thunderbird cruiser, this model showcased a blend of retro aesthetics and modern performance. Powered by a 885cc liquid-cooled, inline-three engine, it delivered a healthy dose of power and torque, putting out roughly 82 horsepower with 68 lb-ft of torque. Its distinct styling, characterized by a twin headlight setup and dual exhausts, exuded a timeless appeal. The Thunderbird Sport marked Triumph’s commitment to expanding its lineup with a more performance-oriented cruiser, catering to riders seeking a combination of classic aesthetics and engaging riding dynamics.

This example is VIN: SMT398DL3WJ058727. The seller purchased this example six months ago from the second owner of this motorcycle.

The odometer shows 6,575 miles. During the past 6 months, the seller has put 100 miles on this example.

The seller states they changed the oil, and serviced the carburetors, spark plugs, and headlight rubber brackets.

Aftermarket grips.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Winchester, California, this Triumph is offered on a clean Texas title. Have any Thunderbird Sport stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Winchester, California






Thunderbird Sport







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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 7

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: coelhojoao

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
coelhojoao June 30, 2023 9:20 am PDT $1,100
joaoitaqui June 30, 2023 9:20 am PDT $1,001 Auto
joaoitaqui June 30, 2023 9:20 am PDT $1,000 Auto
coelhojoao June 30, 2023 9:20 am PDT $900
joaoitaqui June 28, 2023 6:28 pm PDT $600
dandashi June 28, 2023 6:28 pm PDT $500 Auto
dandashi June 28, 2023 10:58 am PDT $1
Auction started June 27, 2023 10:20 am PDT
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