2006 Triumph Thruxton 900

The past is a glorious place to visit, for a brief time at least. But the past can also teach us much and one lesson has stood the passage of time - that the raw essence of motorcycling transcends all technology. And all that’s really needed, for many, are an engine, two wheels and a pair of handlebars.

A fact the Thruxton 900 proved so elegantly. Drawing on the Spartan cafe racing machines of the sixties and taking its name from the near-mythic racing Triumphs from the same era, its 865cc, air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine looks and feels like a motorcycle engine should - real. Wrapping the motor is a precisely crafted chassis that inspires confidence, thanks to fine-tuned suspension and delivers total control, thanks to quick steering and powerful brakes.

Triumph Thruxton 900

The Thruxton 900’s silhouette sends nape hairs instantly on end; the steeply angled clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs and evocative seat hump connect the past with the present. 

The Thruxton’s 865cc, twin cylinder power plant is the most powerful of Triumph’s twin-cylinder line up. It shares the Bonnie’s 360° firing interval but adds ’hot’ camshaft profiles, a compression ratio of 10.2:1 and megaphone-style exhausts. Peak power output of 70PS is delivered at 7,250rpm and peak torque of 72Nm arrives at 5,750rpm.

Wrapping the motor is a precisely crafted chassis that inspires confidence and delivers a real sporting character. The sturdy, spring preload adjustable, 41mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give superb suspension action and compliance. Sharper steering geometry, a wheelbase of 1477mm and an 18inch front wheel aids steering input. A fully floating 320mm front disc and twin-piston brake caliper provide powerful, controllable braking performance.

Three colour options are available - Jet Black, Racing Yellow and Caspian Blue - and all feature a chequered flag tank graphic and silver mudguards. A comprehensive range of accessories, including less restrictive silencers, fly screen, soft luggage and various chrome additions further enhance the Thruxton’s scope for owner involvement and personalisation.

Triumph Thruxton 900

Triumph Thurxton 900 Specifications


  • Type - Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360 degree firing interval
  • Capacity - 865cc
  • Bore/Stroke - 90 x 68mm
  • Compression Ratio - 9.2:1
  • Fuel System - Twin carburetors with throttle position sensor and electric carburetor heaters
  • Ignition - Digital - inductive type


  • Primary Drive - Gear
  • Final Drive - X ring chain
  • Clutch - Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox - 5-speed

Cycle Parts

  • Frame - Tubular steel cradle
  • Swingarm - Twin-sided, tubular steel
  • Front Wheel - 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
  • Rear Wheel - 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
  • Front Tyre - 100/90 18
  • Rear Tyre - 130/80 R17
  • Front Suspension - 41mm forks with adjustable preload
  • Rear Suspension - Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
  • Front Brakes - Single 320mm floating disc, 2 piston caliper
  • Rear Brakes - Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper


  • Length - 2150mm (84.6in)
  • Width (Handlebars) - 695mm (27.4in)
  • Height - 1095mm (43.1in)
  • Seat Height - 790mm (31.1in)
  • Wheelbase - 1490mm (56.7in)
  • Rake/Trail - 27 degree/97mm
  • Weight (Dry) - 205kg (451lbs)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 16 liters (4.2 gal US)

Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)

  • Maximum Power - 70PS (69bhp) at 7,200 rpm
  • Maximum Torque - 72Nm (53ft.lbf) at 6,400rpm


  • Jet Black/Silver, Racing Yellow/Silver, Caspian Blue/Silver


  • $7999 MSRP

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