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.
2012 Triumph Thruxton
Engine:Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Horsepower @ RPM:69PS / 68bhp / 51kW @ 7400rpm
Torque @ RPM:69Nm / 51ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Energy:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Engine and Transmission
|Type||Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval|
|Bore/Stroke||90 x 68mm|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers|
|Final Drive||X ring chain|
|Oil Capacity||4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)|
Chassis Running Gears and Displays
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front||36-spoke 18 x 2.5in, aluminium rim|
|Rear||40-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminium rim|
|Front||Kayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel|
|Rear||Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,|
106mm rear wheel travel
|Front||Single 320mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Rear||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer,|
trip information and clock
Performance and Fuel efficiency
|Maximum Power||69PS / 68bhp / 51kW @ 7400rpm|
|Maximum Torque||69Nm / 51ft.lbs @ 5800rpm|
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.”