2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R First Look

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Triumph has announced a new lineup of five new models in its Bonneville family, featuring three versions of an all-new engine that features ride-by-wire fuel injection and liquid cooling. At the sporting end of the lineup are the Thruxton and Thruxton R, which are powered by a 1200cc high-power version of the new engine that produces 83 foot-pounds of torque at 4,950 rpm. Electronics additions include ABS, traction control and three riding modes.

The 1200cc “Thruxton-spec” engine has a six-speed gearbox and features a lighter crank, higher-compression pistons and a unique airbox. The R model benefits from upscale chassis components, including a Brembo front brake package, Showa Big Piston Fork, Ohlins shocks and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires.

A trio of “inspiration” kits for the Thruxton models are offered, and include a variety of the more than 160 accessories available; a performance race kit will be offered for the R model. The standard Thruxton is offered in Jet Black, Pure White and competition Green colors, while the Thruxton R is available in Diablo Red or Silver Ice.

2016 Triumph Thruxton

The text of Triumph’s press material follows:

  • Introducing the all-new 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R, both with beautifully imposing and authentic Triumph modern classic sports styling and all the poise, performance, braking and handling to live up to their legendary name.
  • Powered by the game-changing 1200cc ‘high power’ Thruxton spec. engine, with immediate and exciting power delivery, the instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire system and a truly thrilling exhaust note.
  • With a dedicated chassis and fully uprated suspension for stunning handling and agility, and on the Thruxton R, a higher specification of equipment taking the ride to the next level.
  • Both a striking and imposing evolution of the iconic Thruxton racer with the …read more

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