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2014 Triumph Thruxton - Coolness Factor = 74.1%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 31, 2013 10:46 am

2013 Triumph Thruxton on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2013 Triumph Thruxton

Thruxton. The café racer. Reinvented.

Thruxton. Named after the race track where Triumph ruled the roost and inspired by the famous "Ton Up Boys" of the 60s. The Thruxton is Triumph’s sportiest classic, an authentic café racer delivering that unique Brit twin riding experience. Low rise bars, sporty riding position, aluminum-rimmed spoked wheels (18” front and 17” rear), megaphone style exhaust and a modern 865cc parallel-twin engine. It stirs the heart for those around at the time and for those who seek the classic sporty retro cool.


2013 Triumph Thruxton Features and Benefits

Fuel Efficiency: 43 MPG City / 57 MPG Highway
Engine: Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Front Brakes: Single 320mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Exhaust: Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept exhaust


2013 Triumph Thruxton Key Features

Styling

A motorcycle to stir the heart. Classic 60's retro styling. Café racer to the max. Beautiful chrome, aluminum-rimmed spoked wheels, sporty color schemes, megaphone style exhaust. Sporting low handlebars and stylish bar end mirrors complete the look.


2013 Triumph Thruxton - TMW Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8,799 USD
Canada MSRP Price: On The Road $9,999


Engine and Transmission

Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept mufflers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 liters (1.2 US gals)

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
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Wheel Front 36-spoke 18 x 2.5in, aluminum rim
Rear 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminum rim
Tire Front 100/90 18
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension Front
KYB 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel

Rear
KYB chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front
Single 320mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper

Rear
Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper

Instrument Display/Functions
Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information


Dimensions and Capacities

Length 2150mm (84.6in)
Width (handlebars) 830mm (32.7in)
Height without mirrors 1095mm (43.1in)
Seat Height 820mm (32.3in)
Total Motorcycle Specs
Wheelbase 1490mm (58.6in)
Rake/Trail 27º/97mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 16 liters (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 230 kg (506 lbs)

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power 69PS / 68 bhp / 51 kW @ 7400rpm
Maximum Torque 69Nm / 51 ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Fuel Efficiency 43 MPG City / 57 MPG Highway Total Motorcycle Specs *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 31, 2013 10:47 am

As suggested by Chabu : viewtopic.php?f=61&t=40774

I was getting ready to say "We done that one" but you know what? We haven't! So, let's make this our next Cool Wall bike then as per your suggestion!

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by Johnj » Fri May 31, 2013 2:38 pm

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 31, 2013 2:57 pm

I voted: Cool

There is no question Triumph was right on the money when they introduced the Thruxton in 2004 (2005 model year) http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2 ... ton900.htm as the Café Racer style was just about to boom. Now with the Café Racer style seemingly overtaking the "Custom cruiser" style it will be interesting how many other Café Racers we get! Café Racers were created for European city roads where tight lanes, tight corners, lane filtering/splitting and short distances are common. The Ace Café is London, UK is a landmark for the UK. Even in Houston, TX they have a "Ton Up" club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/58951487544/) dedicated to this lifestyle:
Cracking the ton on a classic. Not some carbon fiber shrouded super bullet, but a bike with some style, history and more momentum than a dual leading shoe can handle. It doesn't have to be British (but it helps) and you don't have to be a ROCKER. To join the TON UP CLUB you need attitude and a bike that lets you know when you've reached 100 MPH.
I would have liked to vote Awesome, but other than the looks, the Thruxton has been almost 10 years now without an update. All the reviews I've read about the bike have been positive except for the lack of engine character and exhaust note. I wouldn't think the size (865cc) needs to be made bigger, it just needs more personality. Owners would disagree I'm sure. I'm not even sure what an update would look as it already looks historical in nature and Triumph has the Scrambler, Bonneville, Bonneville SE and Bonneville T100 which are all representative of different periods.

If I had to guess, Thruxton 2.0 would feature a "beefier" frame and looks, and something like the engine from the Scrambler (which many say sounds better), ABS brakes and even a wider rear tire; maybe even a mono-shock rear suspension (although I do like the looks of the classic shocks).

Overall, a nice bike from one of the original Café Racer brands (the others being Triton, AJS, Moto Guzzi, Norton). It is interesting to see that both Norton (http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... -Racer.htm) and Moto Guzzi (http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... 7Racer.htm) have their own Café Racers as well. (Both of which I actually prefer to the Triumph myself).

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri May 31, 2013 4:27 pm

I went with cool cause the tiger is already awesome :D , but there is no doubt I would own one if I had extra coin.
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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri May 31, 2013 7:51 pm

I voted: Cool

But I wouldn't buy one over my MT-01...the Cafe style is cool, but I like naked muscle bike better!

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:52 am

I'm voting it awesome, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

I agree, more power and ABS would be great. I'd add a wish for tubeless (but still spoked) wheels too.
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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:21 pm

Who are the three numpies who voted uncool or fail? They should be taken out into the streets and FLOGGED!!!!!!!
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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by BobK » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:50 am

I voted awesome, but with the Norton-style mufflers it shouldn't have the bulbous tank; that tank would go better with the classic Triumph peashooters.

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:21 pm

BobK wrote:I voted awesome, but with the Norton-style mufflers it shouldn't have the bulbous tank; that tank would go better with the classic Triumph peashooters.
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The tank ruins the lines of the bike. The bike looks good but just does not look right. I voted cool nonetheless.

ceemes wrote:Who are the three numpies who voted uncool or fail? They should be taken out into the streets and FLOGGED!!!!!!!
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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:28 pm

I'm voting Uncool. My reasons:
  • - I liked them better when they had real clip-ons
    - It's just a warmed-over Bonne with a slightly higher compression ratio, which means.....
    - It weighs too much
    - The exhaust is strangled in stock form
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Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:32 pm

I'm voting uncool.
It's literally just a Bonneville with adjustable suspension preload and an uncomfortable seating position.

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by Chabu » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:41 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:As suggested by Chabu : viewtopic.php?f=61&t=40774

I was getting ready to say "We done that one" but you know what? We haven't! So, let's make this our next Cool Wall bike then as per your suggestion!

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Thanks for taking me up on the suggestion! I really love this bike and (obviously) voted awesome. Retro aggressive cafe....dig it. Like earlier posters mentioned, my wish list for upgrades would be ABS and tubeless.

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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by sapaul » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:55 am

I voted cool because I am scared of Ceemes

I like bikes that had a definite purpose when built and a market mapped out, this bike ticks both those boxes and falls in nicely with Triumphs bosses mind tricks.

That is why it is cool. People will buy these and they will be a round for years, because for those people it invoked everything they want in a bike. It won't get changed much as the market demands that it does not, They want a classic bike, but not the crap that goes along with a true classic. They want to look like ton up boys, but not spend hours doing their hair and then cleaning oil spills before getting the bike out of the garage. they want to go to the pub and have a pint and know the bike is not so dangerous it will kill them.

They want brekkie runs with like minded folk who are happy to run slow in a big group. They want nostalgia, and most will not care about CC's or high tech, as long as it starts first time and the service costs are not to bad.
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Re: This week: 2013 Triumph Thruxton: Vote Today

Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:40 pm

Cool. Cause it looks cool. Out!
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