By April 29, 2011 Read More →

Triumph Thruxton 2011

Inspired by the Bonneville-based café racers of the 1960s and named after the Hampshire race track where Triumph enjoyed so much success, the Thruxton is Triumph’s sportiest classic and a machine for the real connoisseur. With its low slung handlebars, alloy rimmed wire wheels and central racing stripe, the Thruxton looks ready to roll onto the grid at a classic motorcycle race. Thumb the starter and enjoy the satisfying growl that only a British parallel-twin can provide. Make no mistake, motorcycles are designed to evoke emotions. And no motorcycle creates a bigger emotion than the Triumph Thruxton.

The Bonneville’s 865cc eight-valve DOHC parallel-twin has been tuned for performance in the Thruxton and delivers 69PS thanks to its revised camshaft profile and high-compression pistons. Handling is composed and precise too, with 41mm forks and chromed twin shock absorbers adjustable for preload and delivering a tailored sporting ride to match the looks. A fully floating 320mm front disc brake equips the Thruxton with far more power and assurance than the 1960s bikes it pays homage to. As one would expect from the flagship to Triumph’s classic line, the Thruxton is dripping with neat touches and quality components. Neat bar end mirrors complement the minimalist lines, while lightweight alloy rims, bar mounted instruments, sporty graphics and racy megaphone silencers ensure the Thruxton remains faithful to the café racers of the period.

Two premium colour options are available for the Thruxton: Diablo Red with a white race stripe or Phantom Black with a classic gold stripe.