Have I mentioned lately how much I love it when a manufacturer reproduces a classic look while blessing it with contemporary technology? Well, I do, so you can imagine my delight when I laid eyes on the 2014 Thruxton 900 from Triumph. From the bullet front fairing, across the knee-dent fuel tank to the tail fairing, this bike embodies the 1960’s cafe’ racer vibe, and Triumph furthers this historical connection by naming this model after the famed Thruxton Race Track. Best of all, the retro good looks are backed up by subtle improvements, such as the fuel injectors hidden in the ’carburetors’ and disc brakes instead of the old drums, among others that I will touch on later. Overall, the factory designed this bike to serve as a daily commuter/weekend burner with a liberal dose of nostalgia added.