2010 Triumph Thunderbird Exhaust
Triumph Motorcycles Genuine Accessories offer two stock replacement performance exhausts for the Thunderbird 1600; a freer flowing stock replacement and a shorty exhaust that eliminated the catalytic converter. The factory exhaust is quite heavy and leaves a lot of room for improvement. Fortunately, we were able to secure a 2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1600 and have started development on a slip-on cat back performance exhaust.
We had two major concerns to address. First, performance, why have a 1600cc twin and keep it plugged up? It would be a complete waste. Second, the appearance, the length of the 2010 Thunderbird stock exhaust is too long and flares out from the swing arm.
Our new design tucks the silencers in as close as possible to the thunderbirds’ swing arm and shortened the overall length of the exhaust; it now ends ¼” after the axle adjuster.
We are utilizing the stock heat shields and are planning on using a modified version of our America and Speedmaster Bomber Exhaust baffle. The finished product will be offered in a polished stainless and black ceramic finish. As we make further progress on the Thunderbird street exhaust we will be updating the blog with more information. Sound test should be complete in one to two weeks. Once the Street version is completed we will began design of a race version that will eliminate the CAT box. We are still debating the design of the race version (cat box removed). Do we keep with the dual exhaust factory design or develop a left exit 2-1 exhaust? Please post comments, as we will be watching the blogs to measure response to see which direction we should take the race version of our 2010 Thunderbird Exhaust.