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2008 Triumph Thruxton

Triumph Thruxton

Updates for 2008:

  • Fuel injection
  • New, easy-release fuel cap
  • Repositioned handlebars
  • Bar end mirrors
  • Restyled switch gear
  • New 2008 colours – Jet Black with gold stripe, Aluminium Silver with red stripe

THE ESSENCE OF A MOTORCYCLE
Drawing on the Spartan café racing machines of the sixties and taking its name from the near-mythic racing Triumphs of that era, the Thruxton receives a host of changes for 2008.

With its perfectly proportioned evocative silhouette the Thruxton is a truly beautiful machine, firing the imagination of many of today’s young riders who seek a distinctive and involving bike, which seamlessly mixes the classic sixties style with a modern attitude. The restyled, one-piece tubular chromed steel handlebars have been raised, enhancing the ergonomics of the bike and giving a more upright but still sporty riding position, while stylish bar-end mirrors, engineered specifically for the Thruxton, come as standard. The top yoke, risers and instrument console are now finished in black, contrasting strikingly with the chrome of the handlebars and mirrors.
 
Its 865cc, air-cooled, twin cylinder power plant, the most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, becomes fuel injected for 2008, bringing the Thruxton inline with the forthcoming Euro 3 legislation. The fuel injected engine is cleaner running than the carburettor version, runs smoother and is easier to fire up from a cold start. The cool café racer styling that defines the Thruxton remains uncompromised as the fuel injectors have been cleverly concealed by throttle bodies designed to look like carburettors. The fuel filler cap seal has been redesigned and the cap is now 60% easier to release. Peak power output of 70PS (69bhp) is delivered at 7400rpm and peak torque of 70Nm (52ft.lbf) arrives at 5800rpm. The engine shares the same 360° firing interval as the Bonneville, as well as featuring ‘hot’ camshaft profiles, a compression ratio of 9.2:1 and megaphone style exhausts.

Wrapping the motor is a precisely crafted chassis that inspires confidence; its harder edge delivering real sporting character. The sturdy, preload adjustable 41mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give superb suspension action and compliance while sharper steering geometry, a wheelbase of 1510mm (59.4in) and 18 inch aluminium-rimmed front wheel all aid steering input. A fully floating 320mm front disc and twin-piston brake caliper provide powerful, but sensitive, braking performance and the tubular steel twin cradle frame and box section swingarm easily contain the engine’s power output.

Colour options available in 2008 are a vivid Tornado Red with colour matched mudguards and white centre stripe, Jet Black with colour matched mudguards and a gold centre stripe and Aluminium Silver with colour matched mudguards and a red centre stripe. A comprehensive range of accessories, including less restrictive silencers (not for use on the road), fly screen, soft luggage and various chrome additions further enhance the Thruxton’s scope for owner involvement and personalisation.

Triumph specialise in building unique bikes and have defined a whole new category in modern motorcycling with the Thruxton – retro sports. But if one lesson from the past has stood the passage of time, it’s that the basic essence of motorcycling transcends all technology. What a bike is and represents to the owner is very nearly as important as what it does. All that’s really needed, for many, are an engine, two wheels, a seat and a pair of handlebars. The Thruxton captures that spirit.

Colour Options:
Tornado Red/White
Jet Black/Gold
Aluminium Silver/Red

Triumph Accessories:

Fly Screen Kit - Chequered
Fly Screen Kit - Solid White Stripe
Fly Screen Kit - Red Stripe
Fly Screen Kit - Gold Stripe
Cam Cover - Chrome
Chain Cover - Chrome
Side Panel - Chrome
Lifter Arm Cover - Chrome
Centre Stand Kit
Side Stand - Chrome
Grab Rail - Chrome
Accessory Silencer Kit
King and Queen Seat
Single Seat
Gel Seat
Fuel Filler Cap - Lockable
Fuel Filler Cap - Billet Style
Sports Pannier Set
Tank Bag
Fork Gaiters
Knee Pads
Dust Cover
All Weather Cover
Service Manual
Auxiliary Power Socket
Alarm Immobiliser
Mobil Racing 4t
Restrictor Kit 34ps
Optimate Adaptor

Thruxton Specification:


ENGINE:

Type

 

Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval

Capacity

 

865cc

Bore/Stroke

 

90 x 68mm

Compression Ratio

 

9.9:1

Fuel System

 

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

 

Twin pipe, twin silencer, steel

Ignition

 

Digital–inductive type via electronic management system

TRANSMISSION:

Primary Drive

 

Gear

Final Drive

 

X ring chain

Clutch

 

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox

 

5-speed

Throttle body diameter

 

Æ36.5

Gear Ratios

 

Primary: 108/62
1st: 41/15
2nd: 37/19
3rd: 34/22
4th: 31/24
5th: 29/27
Final: 43/18

Oil Capacity

 

4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

CYCLE PARTS:

Frame

 

Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm

 

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Wheels

Front

36-spoke 18 x 2.5in

 

Rear

40-spoke 17 x 3.5in

Tyres

Front

100/90  18

 

Rear

130/80 R 17

Suspension

Front

Kayaba, 120mm travel, 41mm forks with adjustable preload

 

Rear

Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel

Brakes

Front

Single 320mm floating disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

 

Rear

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Instrument display/functions

 

Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information

DIMENSIONS:

Length

 

2,150mm (84.6in)

Width (Handlebars)

 

950mm (37.4in)

Height

 

1,120mm (44.1in)

Seat Height

 

790mm (31.1in)

Wheelbase

 

1,510mm (59.4in)

Rake/Trail

 

27º/97mm

Weight (Dry)

 

205kg (451lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity

 

16.0 litres (3.5 gal)

PERFORMANCE:

(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)

Maximum Power

 

70PS (69bhp/51kW) at 7,400rpm

Maximum Torque

 

70Nm (52ft.lbf) at 5,800rpm

 

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