Thruxton R Diablo Red.
Thruxton R Diablo Red.

New Triumph Thruxton

We’ve yet to get our grubby mitts on one but here’s the official press release from Triumph…

The new Thruxton and Thruxton R more than just look the part, they really deliver out on the road too.

The all-new new Thruxton returns the cafe racer to its heritage performance roots, with all the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, and the handling, agility and capability to match its beautifully imposing and authentic styling.

The more contemporary Thruxton R is simply the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic you can buy. Building on the capability of the Thruxton, the Thruxton R is equipped to a higher specification with Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres. The legend is back.

Together, their uncompromisingly elegant and imposing lines are perfectly matched by the quality of their design, detailing, power and performance, and the incorporation of contemporary technology into a ride that’s as poised as it is exhilarating.

This combination of head-turning style, spine-tingling performance and unparalleled heritage and character is what makes the new Thurxton’s the real deal and the ultimate modern classic cafe racers.

New ‘Thruxton’ spec. 1200cc engine
The legendary character of the Thruxton comes to life through the 1200cc ‘high power’ 8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine.

This all-new ‘low inertia – high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and unique airbox. With the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by authentically styled twin throttle bodies, the Thruxton spec engine delivers a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at 4950rpm – an amazing 62% more than the previous generation.


Beautifully styled, with a very high level of finish and detailing, the new engine, exhaust and throttle bodies incorporate cues from the original racing Thruxtons, whilst carefully integrating contemporary components to maintain that authentic look.

Behind the new 1200 engines stylish exterior sits a cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency.

The unmistakable sound of a British twin
A pair of new twin upswept exhausts with reverse-megaphone end cans that deliver a thunderous, rich bass exhaust note to match their powerful presence and performance. Finished in chrome on the Thruxton and brushed stainless steel on the Thruxton R.

Dynamic Handling
The new Thruxton chassis and suspension is all about sharp handling that really delivers on its cafe racer looks.  With sporting ergonomics, clip-on bars, fully adjustable suspension and 17-inch front wheel for stunning handling and agility, combined with Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability, the new Thruxton delivers a truly engaged and thrilling ride.

To deliver the high performance handling dynamic of its sports-orientated focus, the new Thruxton R benefits from cutting-edge chassis components and settings.

– Twin floating Brembo discs
– Racing Brembo monobloc callipers
– Brembo master cylinder
– Race bred, fully-adjustable Showa big piston forks
– Fully adjustable Ohlins twin rear shocks
– Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres.

ABS Triumphs variable anti-lock braking system bringing a new level of control to the Thruxton and Thruxton R.

Ride-by-wire Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.

Traction control – taking advantage of the ride-by-wire system, the switchable traction control system optimises the delivery of the Thruxton engine’s amazing torque.

Slip-assist clutch. Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer.

Rider modes. Linked to the ride-by-wire system the three selectable rider mode options, road, rain and sport, that provide greater control and safety, and, in ‘sport’ mode, a more immediate throttle response.

LED rear light. Built into the classically inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency. With an integrated number plate light.

LED DRL headlight. Incorporating the latest in daytime running lights (DRL) that delivers a distinctive signature light pattern and enhance power efficiency for long term durability. (Where legislation allows).

USB charge socket. Headstock mounted USB socket provided so riders can charge up their essential devices.

Engine immobiliser. Transponder integrated into the key.

Stylish twin clocks. Feature packed clocks (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces, cleverly incorporating a digital menu system.

Key features include:
– Rider mode setting – road, rain or sport
– Gear position indicator
– Odometer
– Two trip settings
– Service indicator
– Range to empty
– Fuel level, average and current MPG
– Access to turn off traction control and ABS features
– Clock

Additionally riders can add accessories which would also then be accessed via the clock display. Including: heated grips and cruise control (available on the Thruxton only).

Switchgear New elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the new twin clocks.

Cafe racer styling
With all of the brooding presence and poise of the original Triumph racers, the all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R take the modern classic sports bike to a new level with tighter lines and an imposing stance.

Beautiful detailing
Both feature a unique fuel tank incorporating a ‘flip top’ Monza style cap (a first on any modern production bike), authentic bullet seat and stunning lightweight aluminium bar-end mirrors, wheel rims and swinging arm.

The Thruxton R also features a host of higher quality details with an additional painted seat cowl, amazing polished top yoke, aluminium tank strap and clear anodized aluminium swinging arm.

The Thruxton comes in three exciting colour choices:
– Jet Black
– Pure White, with a black tank stripe
– Competition Green, with a stunning metallic gold tank stripe

The Thruxton R comes two exciting colour choices:
– Diablo Red
– Silver Ice.

Building your own Thruxton special
The original Thruxton racers inspired a generation of stripped-back and hand built ‘one-off’ cafe racers. With the launch of our new Bonneville accessories range, featuring over 160 accessories for the Thruxton and Thruxton R alone, it’s never been easier for riders to create their own special. This includes a garage full of custom inspired parts, including: sculpted cockpit fairing, exhausts from Vance & Hines, rear mudguard removal kit, lower clip-on handlebars and beautiful compact bullet indicators.

To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of three exciting ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for customers to design their own custom, or to have fitted as a complete set – from the full-on Track Racer kit, to the Cafe Racer kit and a thrilling Thruxton R performance race kit, specifically developed for closed circuit competition.

The Track Racer inspiration kit
Bringing the final touches to the Thruxton or Thruxton R, the Track Racer kit features a host of competition-inspired accessories.

– Sculpted cockpit fairing with lower clip-on handlebars
– Single painted seat cowl (only for the Thruxton as already standard on Thruxton R)
– Rear mudguard removal kit with compact light
– Compact LED Indicators
– Vance & Hines slip on silencers
– Knurled handlebar grips
– Leather tank strap.

The Cafe Racer inspiration kit
Bringing the full-on cafe racer style to the Thruxton of Thruxton R.

– Rear mudguard removal kit with compact light
– Vance & Hines exhausts
– Lower clip-on handlebars
– Short tinted Fly-screen
– Compact LED Indicators
– Single painted seat cowl (only for the Thruxton as standard already on Thruxton R)
– Signature Triumph rubber knee pads
– Knurled handlebar grips
– Leather tank strap

Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers, rear mudguard removal kits and indicators are governed by local market legislation.

And for the very first time…

Performance race kit for the Thruxton R
In 2016 we will launch a unique Triumph race kit only for the Thruxton R, that’s been specifically designed and developed for competition use and closed circuit racing.