2012 Triumph Thruxton
- Authentic café racer styling
- Tuned 865cc parallel-twin developing 69PS
- Classic spoked wheels with light alloy rims
- Powerful 320mm fully-floating front disc brake
- Two-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard
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
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
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.
A range of genuine Triumph accessories are available
for the Thruxton to further increase its sporting
prowess. These include an aerodynamic bikini fairing
and, for those wishing to take to the race track,
a beautifully crafted race exhaust from Arrow Special
Parts which increases performance and the aural tone
from the parallel-twin engine.
Two premium colour options are available for the
Thruxton: Diablo Red with a white race stripe or Phantom
Black with a classic gold stripe.