News 2011 Triumph Thruxton | Preview

2011 Triumph Thruxton | Preview


2011 Thruxton

Inspired by the Bonneville-based cafe racers of the 1960s and named after the Hampshire racetrack where Triumph enjoyed so much success, the 2011 Thruxton is Triumph’s sportiest classic motorcycle and a cafe bike for the real connoisseur.

With its low-slung handlebars, alloy rimmed wire wheels and central racing stripe, the Triumph Thruxton looks ready to roll onto the grid at a classic motorcycle race. Thumb the starter and enjoy the satisfying growl that only a British parallel twin can provide.

Make no mistake; motorcycles are designed to evoke emotions. And no motorcycle creates a bigger emotion than the Triumph Thruxton.

The Bonneville’s 865cc eight-valve DOHC parallel twin has been tuned for performance in the Thruxton and delivers 68 hp thanks to its revised camshaft profile and high-compression pistons.

Handling is composed and precise too, with 41mm forks and chromed twin shock absorbers adjustable for preload and delivering a tailored sporting ride to match the looks.

A fully floating 320mm front disc brake equips the Thruxton with far more power and assurance than the 1960s bikes it pays homage to.

As one would expect from the flagship to Triumph’s classic motorcycle line, the Thruxton is dripping with neat touches and quality components.

Neat bar end mirrors complement the minimalist lines, while lightweight alloy rims, bar mounted instruments; sporty graphics and racy megaphone silencers ensure the Thruxton remains faithful to the cafe racers of the period.

Genuine Triumph motorcycle accessories are available for the Thruxton to further increase its sporting prowess.

These include an aerodynamic bikini fairing and, for those wishing to take to the race track, a beautifully crafted race exhaust from Arrow Special Parts which increases performance and the aural tone from the 865cc parallel-twin engine.

Two premium color options are available for the 2011 Triumph Thruxton: Diablo Red with a white race stripe or Phantom Black with a classic gold stripe.

2011 Triumph Thruxton | Highlights

  • Authentic cafe racer styling
  • Tuned 865cc parallel-twin developing 68 hp
  • Classic spoked wheels with light alloy rims
  • Powerful 320mm fully-floating front disc brake
  • Two-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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