2012 Triumph Thruxton

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Triumph Thruxton is a true connoisseur’s bike, having been inspired by the Bonneville-based café racers of the 1960s and named after the Hampshire race track where the bike maker enjoyed so much success.

In terms of design, the Thruxton is about as classically designed as the word can get. The low slung handlebars exude an old-school attitude that belies its all-world, new-school performance. The central racing stripes are also a picture of design genius, as does the classic spoked, alloy-rimmed wheels and the overall cafe racer-inspired styling of the bike.

At the heart of the Thruxton is an 865cc eight-valve DOHC parallel-twin engine that has been tuned for peak performance, delivering an impressive 68bhp, thanks in large part to a revised camshaft profile and high-compression pistons. Make no mistake, motorcycles are designed to evoke emotions, and no motorcycle creates a bigger emotion than the Triumph Thruxton.

Then there’s its handling capabilities, to which the Thruxton holds a back seat to no one. 41mm forks and chromed twin shock absorbers adjustable for preload, all deliver a tailored, sporting ride to match the looks. A fully floating 320mm front disc brake equips the Thruxton with far more stopping power and assurance than the 1960s bikes it pays homage to.

All told, you won’t find a more evocative, retro-styled bike than the Triumph Thuxton.

Find out more about the Triumph Thruxton after the jump.

Engine and Transmission

Triumph Thruxton
TypeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Bore/Stroke90 x 68mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustStainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers
Final DriveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Oil Capacity4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

Triumph Thruxton
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front36-spoke 18 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Rear40-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminium rim
Front100/90 R18
Rear130/80 R17
FrontKayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel
RearKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,
106mm rear wheel travel
FrontSingle 320mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
RearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/
Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer,
trip information and clock

Performance and Fuel efficiency

Triumph Thruxton
Maximum Power69PS / 68bhp / 51kW @ 7400rpm
Maximum Torque69Nm / 51ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
City43 MPG
Highway57 MPG


Motorcycle-USA----“The Triumph Thruxton features low rise bars, a sporty riding position, 18 inch spoked wheels, and an updated 865cc parallel-twin engine. The rugged, pre-load adjustable 41 mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give it brilliant suspension and compliance with precise steering geometry. They say you can get about 43 miles per gallon in the city and around 57 on the highway, that’s nothing to sneeze about these days.”


I love the aggressive looks of this bike. It is good to know that it has 865 Cc for its fuel capacity. I would love to try riding on this bike, and I am sure that they would have that envious look. smiley

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