The Triumph Thruxton was inspired by the classic café racers of the 1960s. It features a retro style with a classic paint scheme, low and narrow Ace handlebars and twin instrument pods.

Like it was expected, the bike comes with an upright riding position which helps it be perfectly suited for a wide range of activities.

The motorcycle’s frame has a simple tubular steel construction offering a perfect balance between lightness and rigidity. The frame houses an 865 cc, air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine which cranks out a maximum output of 69BHP at 7400 rpm and 69NM at 5800 rpm.

As far as the stopping power is concerned, the Triumph Thruxton is fitted a big 320mm single disc up front and a rear single 255mm disc.

The Triumph Thruxton is offered with a base price of £7,699.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Thruxton.

  • 2015 Triumph Thruxton
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
  • Transmission:
    5-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    69
  • Torque @ RPM:
    51
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
  • Displacement:
    865 cc
  • Top Speed:
    118 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    7699

Overview

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The Thruxton is born of the café racer culture that dominated motorcycling in the 1960s.

Back then, British twins, usually Bonneville engines, were used to form the basis of home built bikes. Used to race from one café to another, they featured extensive modifications such as dropped bars, single seats and upswept exhausts.

To this day, we’ve kept many of these styling cues for the modern Thruxton. Named after the high speed British circuit where Triumph enjoyed great success in production racing, it follows in the tyre tracks of the legendary 1960s Thruxton T120R.

And just like those café racers of the 60s, the modern Thruxton is Bonneville based but nowadays, our engineers have made sure it rides like a modern Triumph twin. So it’s dependable enough for everyday use, easy and fun to ride yet still evokes the classic café racer look.

2015 Triumph Thruxton Key Features:

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  • Classic café racer styling inspired by iconic Triumph race machines of the 1960s
  • Vintage-style wire spoked wheels on light alloy rims, clip-on-style bars, bar end mirrors, colour-coded fly screen and detachable seat hump as standard
  • Powered by a tuned version of the Bonneville 865cc parallel twin engine
  • Signature Triumph handling dynamics from 41mm KYB forks, KYB twin rear shocks and Nissin disc brakes front and rear

2015 Triumph Thruxton Features and Benefits:

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Styling:

Bodywork
We created a style for the Thruxton that echoes the 1960s café racers. Back then, machines were modified by their owners for higher speeds and sharper handling.

We used classic 1960s paint schemes with period sports stripes and fitted a typical single-seat, or so it looks thanks to the rear cover. In actual fact a passenger can enjoy the ride on a Thruxton too.

Handlebars
Low and narrow ’Ace’ handlebars, named after London’s famous Ace Café, with classic bar-end mirrors sit behind a colour-coded flyscreen.

Instruments
Twin instrument pods sitting high on their top yoke mounting position.

Engine
You get the same iconic, air-cooled parallel twin that sits proudly at the heart of the Bonneville. Setting the 60s style for the entire bike.

The engine and transmission has been engineered with the look of the classic Triumph twins in mind. Even the fuel injection has been moulded so you get the appearance of a pair of carburettors. And there are double overhead camshafts despite what looks like a pushrod tube at the front of the engine, just like the café racers of the 60s used to have.

Engine:

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Performance
The café racers were built to perform, not just to look good.

Today, this 865cc parallel twin puts out a healthy 69PS with 69Nm of torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs so you get most use out of it.

Fuelling is controlled by a sophisticated computer programmed management system for clean emissions and a smooth, predictable throttle response.

Configuration
The basic format is the same as the current Bonneville, with 360 degree firing intervals, double overhead cams, eight valves, twin balance shafts and fuel injection. So you know it’s a thoroughly modern engine that, despite its convincing old-school looks, easily meeting Triumph’s high standard of reliability, durability and efficiency.

Sound
It’s the sound and feel of the engine that matters, from the thumping thrust of the generous low rev torque to the eager high revs and the purring, even exhaust note. So distinctive to the parallel twin.

Chassis:

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Frame
All of our extensive chassis experience and technology has gone into the Thruxton’s simple tubular steel construction. Providing easy, neutral steering and exceptional balance even at low speeds.

Suspension
We fitted 41mm forks and chromed rear shocks and retuned them for a firmer ride and tighter control in high speed corners. The shocks include adjustability for spring preload for carrying a passenger or to suit your riding style.

Brakes
We fitted the front with a big 320mm single disc strong enough to match the sporting pedigree of the Thruxton with plenty of feedback to enhance your ride. Yet we’ve made it as unobtrusive as possible within the 1960s styling.

At the rear is another disc, so there’s no compromise in the Thruxton’s thoroughly modern braking performance.

Wheels and Tyres
The wheels are wire-spoked with aluminium alloy rims, 18 inches at the front and 17 inches rear for the classic café racer look. They’re lightweight too, for increased suspension performance and handling agility.

Handling
We kept the geometry similar to the Bonneville’s but with a little less trail at 97mm so you get sharper steering and more urgent handling when ridden hard. But the same neutral, obedient feel during less exuberant riding, making the Thruxton a rewarding as well as an easy bike to ride.

Riding Position
Pure 1960s café racer but not at the expense of comfort, that’s what the Thruxton is all about. So there’s a sporty forward lean that makes you look the part. The footrests have been raised and set back to complement the bar position, so you are close to the bike and can really feel how the front end is performing.

We’ve positioned the bar end mirrors to work best when you are tucked down and forward, providing a good view of the road behind around elbows and body.

But none of this is so extreme that it spoils the feeling of versatility. You can still tour or commute on the Thruxton as well as take it for a sunny Sunday burn.

Key Accessories:

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Gel Touring Seat
Gel Seat unit to offer optimum comfort and style. Triumph branding and Gel layer to ensure it looks as good as it feels.

Chrome Cam Cover
As a straight swap replacement to the standard equipment, the Chrome Cam Cover compliments the existing chrome featured on the bike.

Knee Pads
Dual purpose the Knee Pads will protect your bikes tank as well as provide added comfort for when you’re tackling the miles. Features Triumph Branding and are self adhesive for quick installation.

Skid Plate Black Anodised
Brushed alloy Skid Plate textured black for durability contributes to the heritage race feel. Also available in clear anodised.

Fuel Filler Cap Lockable
With a high gloss finish the Lockable Chrome Fuel Filler Cap is a straight swap replacement for the standard fuel filler cap but with added security. Supplied with two keys and a Triumph Branded Bezel the Fuel Cap comes with a knurled edge for easy use.

Arrow 2 into 2 Exhaust System
For that added performance the Arrow 2/2 Exhaust System offers up to 6PS gain (without dB killer) and provides weight saving over the OE exhaust. Also check out Thruxton’s Arrow 2/1 Exhaust System.

Chrome Chain Guard
With a high gloss polished chrome finish the Chain Guard Chrome is a straight swap replacement to the OE Chain Guard.

Warranty and Service:

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Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that we give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.

The Thruxton carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.

Specifications

Engine type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore 90mm
Stroke 68mm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers.
Final drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil capacity 4.5L
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 36-spoke 18 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
Rear Wheels 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminium rim
Front Tyres 100/90-18
Rear Tyres 130/80 R17
Front Suspension Kayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
Brakes front Single 320mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument display and functions Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information
Length 2150mm
Width handlebars 830
Height without mirror 1095mm
Seat height 820mm
Wheelbase 1490mm
Rake 27º
Trail 97mm
Tank capacity 16l
Wet weight 230 kg
Dry weight 214 kg
Max power ec 69BHP @ 7400
Max torque ec 69NM @ 5800
Fuel Consumption urban 51mpg
Fuel Consumption 56mph/90kph 68mpg
Fuel Consumption 75mph/120kph 56mpg
Color Options Brooklands Green, Phantom Black
Price £7,699

Quotes

“Inspired by the Triumph Bonneville-based café racers popular in the 1960s, and named after the Hampshire race track where Triumph enjoyed so much success, the Thruxton is Triumph’s sportiest classic.” ----- Total Motorcycle

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