Triumph Thruxton


Make Model

Triumph Thruxton


2007 - 08


Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


865 cc / 57.8 cu in
Bore x Stroke 88.9 x 68.6 mm
Cooling System Air-cooled
Compression Ratio 9.9:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 15W/50


Twin carburetors, with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters


Spark Plug NGK, DPR8EA-9
Starting Electric

Max Power

51.5 kW / 69 hp @ 7250 rpm

Max Torque

71.8 Nm / 7.3 kgf-m / 53ft.lbf @ 5750 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate


5 speed 
Final Drive X-ring chain
Frame Tubular steel cradle, twin sided swingarm, tubular steel

Front Suspension

41 mm Forks with adjustable preload

Rear Suspension

Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload

Front Brakes

Single 320mm floating disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Wheels Front 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5 in
Wheels Rear 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5 in

Front Tyre

100/90 R18

Rear Tyre

130/80 R17
Rake 26°
Trail 97 mm / 3.8 in
Dimensions Length 2212 mm / 87.1 in
Width    714 mm / 28.1 in Handlebars
Height 1170 mm / 46.4 in
Wheelbase 1477 mm / 58.1 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in

Dry Weight

205 kg / 451 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal / 3.5 Imp gal

Consumption Average

5.2 L/100 km / 19.1 km/l / 45 US mpg / 54 Imp mpg

Standing 1/4 Mile

13.2 sec

Top Speed

185 km/h / 115 mph


The Triumph Thruxton is a modern day representation of how racing Triumphs would have looked back in the sixties when they dominated the tracks. In order to achieve that, Triumph made it look like it sited all its life in a museum or its restoration was finished yesterday. Many will be amazed to find out that this true work of art had just rolled out the production line because it simply reminds of the times when nothing else but a powerful engine and a courageous rider were needed for a first place on the podium.

Starting with the new millennium, riders could enjoy the revived Bonneville which was a motorcycle standing as the starting point for all Triumph models featuring two cylinders.

After the Bonneville, Triumph played its other aces that it kept hidden in its sleeve, the America model in 2002 and the Speedmaster only a year later. But none of these motorcycles were more powerful than the Bonneville and the motorcycling public together with their voice, the motorcycle press, started wondering when the acclaimed café racer from Triumph would see the production line.

All the models before it were very successful, but when the Triumph Thruxton was launched in 2004, riders simply couldn’t believe their eyes. It was exactly what their senses told them they needed and their consciences required.

Triumph had taken the Bonneville engine, increase the bore and fit larger pistons while keeping the 360 degree firing interval (instead of 270 degree on the America and Speedmaster) and it ended up with a parallel-twin that developed 69bhp, 7bhp more than the one found on the Bonneville.

The latest Triumph at that time was marketed either Red or Black painted, but who cared? We had a café racer back in our hands and we wore more willing to enjoy it than ever before.

Back in the early days when it came to café racing bikes people would imagine an engine, two wheels, a seat and the handlebars, all strategically positioned so that they will set the rider in an uncomfortable, but aerodynamic riding position. Today, with the Thruxton things aren’t very different as the bike is called a café racer mostly thanks to the way it is perfectly proportioned so that it would look like an incursion in Britain’s sixties.

People who are attracted to this style find the Thruxton overwhelmingly good looking. Defining for this category is the way the fuel tank (individualized with the help of the Triumph badge and rubber knee grippers), seat, and rear end are practically lined up as well as the stylish handlebars and mirrors which are placed in order to give the sporty riding position that the Thruxton features. I’ve always thought that Thruxton’s rear end looks like the one of a bee as this modern day replica of the early-days machines is impressively finished.

The exhaust system exits on both sides of the bike making it look the same, no matter on what side you’re on while admiring it. It will shine beautifully in front of the coffee shop, as well as the spoke wheels, a must at that time.

Colors available for 2008 are meant to give it a nice, distinctive look (not that the bike is hard to identify). Whether you prefer it Jet Black with Gold Stripe, Tornado Red with White Stripe, or Aluminum Silver with Red Stripe, it won’t let the admiring eye to be taken off of it.