2016 Triumph Thruxton & Thruxton R. the Fastest “Modern Classic”

Triumph Thruxton is the sportiest and fastest member of the all new Bonneville family. Moreover, it also comes with an R version.

Thruxton was named after a 500 mile endurance race series and is inspired by the 60’s British racing machines. The all new 1,200 cc twin is the same used for T120, but it was tuned to be sportier. The “Thruxton Spec” 8 valve engine delivers a 112 Nm peak torque @4,950 rpm – 62% more than the old Bonneville. Same as the other Bonneville family member it has ride-by-wire fuel injection and a liquid cooling system but it still looks classic.

The new Thruxton has cafe-racer ergonomics with low clip-on bars which give a sporty “flat on the tank” position. Moreover, the suspension is fully adjustable and it’s got a 17inch front wheel. 

Electronics

ABS, Ride-by-wire, Traction control and Riders Modes. All these new technologies are part of the 2016 Thruxton. It’s got a rain, a road, and a sport mode, the latter giving an immediate throttle response. 

Among the ultimate-fashion elements are the LED daytime running lights, the USB charge socket and the slippery clutch. 

Just like the other Bonneville models, Thruxton can be fitted with custom kits and be transformed into a track racer-styled bike or into a cafe-racer. You can choose from 160 genuine accessories, including a Vince & Hines exhaust and a sculpted cockpit fairing. 

High specs for Thruxton R

The R model gets some racing goodies: Brembo braking system (twin floating discs on front and racing mono bloc calipers), fully adjustable suspension (Showa upside down big piston golden fork and Ohlins rear shocks) and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires. 

With all this specifications, Thruxton and Thruxton R are aimed at models such as BMW R nineT and Yamaha XJR 1300. 

 

 

 

 

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