Triumph Thruxton


Make Model

Triumph Thruxton




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


865 cc / 52.8 cub in.
Bore x Stroke 90 x 68 mm
Cooling System Air-cooled
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 15W/50
Oil Capacity 4.5 L / 1.2 US gal / 1.0 Imp gal


Multipoint Sequential Fuel injection


Spark Plug NGK, DPR8EA-9
Starting Electric

Max Power

50.7 kW / 68 hp @ 7400 rpm

Max Torque

68 Nm / 6.93 kgf-m / 50.2 ft-lb @ 5800 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate


5 Speed
Final Drive Chain, X-ring
Frame Tubular steel cradle, swingarm twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Suspension

41 mm Forks with adjustable preload
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel 106 mm / 4.1 in

Front Brakes

Single 320mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating 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 2150 mm / 84.6 in
Width     830 mm / 32.7 in (with handlebars)
Height  1095 mm / 43.1 in (without mirrors)
Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58.7 in
Seat Height 820 mm / 32.2 in

Dry Weight

214 kg / 472 lbs
Wet Weight 230 kg / 507.06 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 US gal / 3.5 Imp gal

Consumption Average

@ 120 km/h / 75 mph: 4.2 L/100 km / 23.8 km/l / 56 US mpg / 67 Imp gal


Phantom black, Brooklands green



We created a style for the Thruxton that echoes the 1960s café racers. Back then, machines were modified by their owners for higher speeds and sharper handling.

We used classic 1960s paint schemes with period sports stripes and fitted a typical single-seat, or so it looks thanks to the rear cover. In actual fact a passenger can enjoy the ride on a Thruxton too.


Low and narrow 'Ace' handlebars, named after London's famous Ace Café, with classic bar-end mirrors sit behind a colour-coded flyscreen.


Twin instrument pods sitting high on their top yoke mounting position.


You get the same iconic, air-cooled parallel twin that sits proudly at the heart of the Bonneville. Setting the 60s style for the entire bike.

The engine and transmission has been engineered with the look of the classic Triumph twins in mind. Even the fuel injection has been moulded so you get the appearance of a pair of carburettors. And there are double overhead camshafts despite what looks like a pushrod tube at the front of the engine, just like the café racers of the 60s used to have.


The café racers were built to perform, not just to look good.

Today, this 865cc parallel twin puts out a healthy 69PS with 69Nm of torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs so you get most use out of it.

Fuelling is controlled by a sophisticated computer programmed management system for clean emissions and a smooth, predictable throttle response.


The basic format is the same as the current Bonneville, with 360 degree firing intervals, double overhead cams, eight valves, twin balance shafts and fuel injection. So you know it's a thoroughly modern engine that, despite its convincing old-school looks, easily meeting Triumph’s high standard of reliability, durability and efficiency.


It's the sound and feel of the engine that matters, from the thumping thrust of the generous low rev torque to the eager high revs and the purring, even exhaust note. So distinctive to the parallel twin.


All of our extensive chassis experience and technology has gone into the Thruxton’s simple tubular steel construction. Providing easy, neutral steering and exceptional balance even at low speeds.


We fitted 41mm forks and chromed rear shocks and retuned them for a firmer ride and tighter control in high speed corners. The shocks include adjustability for spring preload for carrying a passenger or to suit your riding style.


We fitted the front with a big 320mm single disc strong enough to match the sporting pedigree of the Thruxton with plenty of feedback to enhance your ride. Yet we've made it as unobtrusive as possible within the 1960s styling.

At the rear is another disc, so there’s no compromise in the Thruxton's thoroughly modern braking performance.

Wheels and Tyres

The wheels are wire-spoked with aluminium alloy rims, 18 inches at the front and 17 inches rear for the classic café racer look. They're lightweight too, for increased suspension performance and handling agility.


We kept the geometry similar to the Bonneville's but with a little less trail at 97mm so you get sharper steering and more urgent handling when ridden hard. But the same neutral, obedient feel during less exuberant riding, making the Thruxton a rewarding as well as an easy bike to ride.

Riding Position

Pure 1960s café racer but not at the expense of comfort, that's what the Thruxton is all about. So there's a sporty forward lean that makes you look the part. The footrests have been raised and set back to complement the bar position, so you are close to the bike and can really feel how the front end is performing.

We’ve positioned the bar end mirrors to work best when you are tucked down and forward, providing a good view of the road behind around elbows and body.

But none of this is so extreme that it spoils the feeling of versatility. You can still tour or commute on the Thruxton as well as take it for a sunny Sunday burn.