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.

  • 2006 Triumph Thruxton 900
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    865 L

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.

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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.

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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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