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2014 Triumph Thruxton

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With its retro style, low seat height and comfortable riding position, the 2014 Triumph Thruxton continues to remind us about the old school café racers that dominated the city streets not long ago.

Like the previous model year, the 2014 Thruxton is built on the Bonneville platform and features a classic design language inspired by the ‘60s. The motorcycle uses a Tubular Steel Cradle frame and sits on a set of lightweight aluminum rims wrapped in 100/90 18 front and 130/80 R17 rear tires.

In terms of power, the 2014 Triumph Thruxton is equipped with an air-cooled, 865cc, DOHC, parallel-twin engine with 360º firing interval. The engine puts out 68 Bhp of power at 7400rpm and 51 Ft.Lbs of torque at 5800rpm. The engine’s fuel consumption is rated at 43 MPG in the city and is mated on a five speed transmission.

The 2014 Thruxton is offered in either Phantom Black or Brooklands Green with gold racing stripes and can be yours for no less than $9099.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Thruxton.

Overview

Triumph Thruxton

Thruxton. The café racer. Reinvented.

Thruxton. Named after the race track where Triumph ruled the roost and inspired by the famous "Ton Up Boys" of the 60s. The Thruxton is our sportiest classic, an authentic café racer delivering that unique Triumph riding experience. Low rise bars, sporty riding position, 18 inch spoked wheels, megaphone style silencers and a modern 865cc parallel-twin engine. It stirs the heart for those around at the time and for those who seek the classic sporty retro cool.

Styling

Triumph Thruxton

A motorcycle to stir the heart. Classic 60’s retro styling. Café racer to the max. Beautiful chrome, aluminium-rimmed spoked wheels, sporty colour schemes, megaphone style silencers. Sporting low handlebars and stylish bar end mirrors complete the look.

Engine

Triumph Thruxton

Air-cooled dohc parallel-twin 865cc engine with 360 degree firing interval. Modern engine meets euro 3 emissions but with retro styling and the authentic sound. 69ps (68bhp) and 69nm of torque at 5800rpm.

Handling

Triumph Thruxton

The sturdy, pre-load adjustable 41mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give it superb suspension and compliance with sharp steering geometry.

Specifications

Triumph Thruxton
Engine typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Displacement865cc
Bore/Stroke90 x 68mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustStainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept mufflers
Final DriveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5-speed
Oil Capacity4.5 liters (1.2 US gals)
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel Front36-spoke 18 x 2.5in, aluminum rim
Wheel Rear40-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminum rim
Tire Front100/90 18
Tire Rear130/80 R17
Suspension FrontKYB 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel
Suspension RearKYB chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
Brakes FrontSingle 320mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes RearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/FunctionsAnalogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information
Length2150mm (84.6in)
Width (handlebars)830mm (32.7in)
Height without mirrors1095mm (43.1in)
Seat Height820mm (32.3in)
Wheelbase1490mm (58.6in)
Rake/Trail27º/97mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency16 liters (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)230 kg (506 lbs)
Maximum Power69PS / 68 bhp / 51 kW @ 7400rpm
Maximum Torque69Nm / 51 ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Fuel Efficiency43 MPG City / 57 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
Price$9099

Verdict

Triumph Thruxton

The Triumph Thruxton is an authentic no-nonsense cafe racer that didn’t lost its old school flair despite the new technologies that can be found under its skin.

The bike receives good marks in the comfort, practicality and efficiency departments and won’t disappoint you with its relatively sporty suspensions either. You’ll also like the Nissin discs and calipers that offer a pretty sharp stopping power judging by café racer standards.

The bike’s engine can reward you with a sporty riding in a classic type of way and the bike feels nimble at low speeds. At high speeds however, it isn’t as stable as expected, but the handling is great thanks to the narrow tires and the friendly chassis that help you tackle any windy road without too much fuss.




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