Based on the S3 Thunderbolt sport-tourer, the “S3T” gained some extra touring bits to go with the extra T – taller bars, lower fairings, and color-matched hard bags.
Other than those changes, the S3 and S3T were basically the same, so you got a 91 horsepower V-Twin that displaced 1,203. This ’97 is a first-year model with WP suspension, Keihin carb, and Performance Machine six-pot front brakes. In 1999 the Thunderbolt got several updates including fuel injection, Thunderstorm cylinder heads, Showa suspension, and a 10 horse bump in power. For more on the Thunderbolt, check out this review from Chuck Hawks.
This example (VIN: 4MZFS56J8V3120017) has 28,212 miles and it looks to be in decent shape with some excellent Emerald Green paint. The bike had one owner until this year, and it’s now being sold by a family friend. The sale includes the owner’s manual, workshop manual, accessory catalog, a spare key, and a copy of Erik Buell’s book. Everything is said to work and the bike has an aftermarket Vance & Hines exhaust. With that said, there’s a couple of cosmetic issues – damaged/repaired left saddlebag cover, some bubbling in the tank clear coat, and some visible welds in the exhaust system.
Find this Thunderbolt for sale in Canoga Park, California with a BIN of $4,500 or best offer