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March 24, 2013

In Detail


From the Triumph website:

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 Triumph’s sportiest classic, an authentic café racer delivering that unique Brit twin riding experience. Low rise bars, sporty riding position, aluminum-rimmed spoked wheels (18” front and 17” rear), megaphone style exhaust 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.

• Air-cooled, DOHC, 360º parallel twin
• Twin carburettors
• Capacity 865cc
• TPS and electric heaters
• Compression Ratio 10.2:1
• Ignition Digital – inductive type
• Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm

• Primary – Drive Gear
• Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 7,250rpm
• Final Drive – X ring chain
• Maximum Torque 72Nm (53ft.lbf) at 5,750rpm
• Gearbox 5-speed
• measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020
• Clutch – Wet, multi-plate

• Length 2212mm (87.1in)
• Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
• Width (Handlebars) 714mm (28.1in)
• Wheels
   – Front, 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in,
   – Rear, 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
• Seat Height 790mm (31.1in)
• Tyres – Front R18 100/90, Rear R17 130/80
• Height 1170mm (46.1in)
• Suspension
   – 41mm forks with adjustable preload,
   – Rear – twin shocks, adjustable pre-load
• Weight (Dry) 205kg (451lb)
• Brakes
   – Front, Single 320mm floating disc, 2 piston caliper, Rake/27º Trail/97mm                
   – Rear,  Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
• Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres (4.2 gal US)
• Wheelbase 1477mm (58.1in)