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2016 Triumph Thruxton
2016 Triumph Thruxton



2016 Triumph Thruxton Review

2016 Triumph Thruxton on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Tough…

In the 1960s, far from civilisation and regular roads, stripped down desert bikes based on Triumph twins and fitted with high level exhausts, dirt bike tyres and suspension were being used for hard recreational fun and competition on tough terrain.

The Thruxton takes its inspiration from these very bikes.

They were highly competitive and most famously were used by Hollywood superstar Steve McQueen for pleasure and in full competition. Including the 1964 International Six Day Trial (ISDT) in East Germany. We built the Thruxton to evoke that spirit of freedom and escape, carefree times when all you needed was a bike and somewhere to ride.

With a stunning visual heritage straight from the off-road trails and Thruxton scene of the 1960s which it dominated, the Triumph Thruxton takes one of the most iconic images in motorcycling and brings it up to date with 21st century technology in a road-based package.

 


2016 Triumph Thruxton www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Classic scrambles styling inspired by the stripped-down, toughened-up off-road Triumphs of the 1960s
•Specially tuned version of the iconic, charismatic, 865cc parallel twin
•Massive range of accessories for the ultimate in personalising and customising

The Thruxton is available in:
•Diablo Red & Lunar Silver
•Matt Pacific Blue
•Jet Black

 


Overview

In the 1960s, far from civilisation and regular roads, stripped down desert bikes based on Triumph twins and fitted with high level exhausts, dirt bike tyres and suspension were being used for hard recreational fun and competition on tough terrain. The Thruxton takes its inspiration from these very bikes.

They were highly competitive and most famously were used by Hollywood superstar Steve McQueen for pleasure and in full competition. Including the 1964 International Six Day Trial (ISDT) in East Germany. We built the Thruxton to evoke that spirit of freedom and escape, carefree times when all you needed was a bike and somewhere to ride.


Overview


Design


Just as desert racers and enduro riders in the 1960s took Triumph twins and personalised them for off-road fun and competition, we started out with the standard Bonneville and modified it to achieve the classic Thruxton look. As well as studying closely the original Triumph TR6C Trophy Special from the late 1960s, the bike which inspired the Thruxton’s high level exhausts.

The current Bonneville itself made its first appearance in 2001 when it was powered by the first 790cc version of the retro parallel twin, but when the Thruxton appeared in 2006 we fitted it with the latest 865cc engine, to achieve the strong torque at low revs we were after. After that it was a case of researching the archives and adding features to give the Thruxton its convincing 1960s style, while ensuring it still rode like a modern Triumph should.

 


Engine


Performance

For the Thruxton we retuned the 865cc eight-valve engine to give you more torque at very low revs. It peaks at a strong 68Nm at 4750rpm but keeps producing useful thrust much lower than that, with 90 per cent of its torque on tap from as low as 2500rpm.


Configuration

Powered by a special version of our twin-cylinder Bonneville engine, the Thruxton is air-cooled and styled like the 1960s originals yet quietly bristling with 21st century technology to ensure it’s efficient, durable and easy to use.


Fuel Injection

It even looks as if it comes with old-style carburettors, but we’ve disguised the thoroughly modern fuel injection system, which along with the double overhead cams and contemporary internals makes this a highly fuel efficient, as well as engaging engine.



Frame

With the exhausts lifted high out of the way it’s possible to see the traditional tubular steel, twin cradle frame in all its glory. Classically styled but strong enough to meet modern handling expectations. The engine is bolted in to lend its own stiffness to the frame which creates a ride that’s light, predictable and completely engaging.


Chassis


Suspension


The pair of chromed shocks we put at the back look classic on the outside but are modern inside. Giving you balanced and effective damping for comfort and controlled handling. And the front forks wear traditional rubber bellows to protect against dirt, while the stubby front mudguard is just like those you would have fitted in the 1960s.


Brakes, Wheels and Tryes

Only wire spoke wheels would do for a classic like the Thruxton so that’s what we’ve fitted, now with eye-grabbing black hubs and rims. There’s a 19 inch diameter rim at the front to add to the authenticity and style. On those are block-treaded tyres, another nod towards the off-road look but with excellent on-road performance in all conditions.

We matched the Thruxton’s performance perfectly with a single front disc, providing progressive, confident stopping power without overwhelming you.


Chassis


Riding Position


The riding position has its roots in off-roading too. We gave the Thruxton high and wide black finished handlebars and footrests raised for better ground clearance. It sits you tall and upright so you are in command either riding around town or cruising along in the country and enjoying the view. It also gives you fine control of the bike when you’re hustling it through corners and slipping through traffic because it’s so responsive, obedient and easy to control.

The traditional long, flat seat of the Thruxton not only looks the part, it means riders of all sizes can find the ideal position to sit just by sliding into the most comfortable place. This works for the passenger too. There’s plenty of room behind the rider without being forced into a single position – snuggle up or sit back, either is fine.

 


Key Accessories


Seat Option

Made to the highest standard, there are a variety of seats available on the Thruxton made to suit your riding needs.


Skid Plate

Brushed alloy Skid Plate for the heritage race feel, clear anodised for durability.


Headlamp Grille

Chrome plated Headlamp Grille for the traditional ‘Classic Thruxton’ look. Provides protection for the headlight whilst adding to the retro appeal of the Thruxton.


Tachometer

Tachometer kit includes matching tacho with Triumph logo and all mounting hardware.


Engine Dresser Bars

Textured black with a durable finish the Engine Dresser Bars adds rugged protection to your Thruxton and completes the classic racer look.


Fuel Filler Cap Billet

For a personal touch of chrome add the Billet Fuel Cap which allows for easy fastening and removal thanks to its styling. Also check out the Lockable Fuel Filler Cap as a alternative replacement to the standard fuel cap.

 

 

 

2016 Triumph Thruxton www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

STYLING


The Look

Lean and basic, just as the originals were, the Thruxton reflects the look of 1960s Triumph twins, converted by their owners for off-road riding in deserts and open scrubland where the power of the engines could be used to the full.

With its cut down mudguards and black engine finish, the Thruxton has a classic, rebellious style that is loved by so many riders.


Engine

Based on our Bonneville the Thruxton’s engine is the classically styled parallel twin, as handsome as those 1960s originals, fitted into a tubular steel cradle frame, just as it should be.


Exhaust

High level twin chromed stainless steel exhaust pipes and evocative heat shields are inspired by the 1960s Triumph TR6C Trophy Special.


Wheels

The wheels are wire-spoke with black rims and hubs and wear dual-purpose tyres. The front is 19 inches in diameter to give that authentic off-road look.

 

ENGINE


Performance

For the Thruxton we retuned the 865cc eight-valve engine to give you more torque at very low revs. It peaks at a strong 68Nm at 4750rpm but keeps producing useful thrust much lower than that, with 90 per cent of its torque on tap from as low as 2500rpm. The power maximum is 59PS, enough for you to get up to all kinds of fun.


Configuration

Powered by a special version of our twin-cylinder Bonneville engine, the Thruxton is air-cooled and styled like the 1960s originals yet quietly bristling with 21st century technology to ensure it’s efficient, durable and easy to use.

Each cylinder has four valves, all operated by double overhead cams making for quieter operation, more accurate valve control and high rev reliability. And the exhaust meets all noise emission regulations but it’s free breathing with a note that gives the Thruxton its unique character. So you get a proven and reliable engine, which is the most fuel efficient in our range.

We gave the Thruxton a voice of its own with a crankshaft that differs to the Bonnevilles with a 270 degree firing order. So you get an encouraging, off-beat sound from those twinned high level pipes.


Fuel Injection

It even looks as if it comes with old-style carburettors, but we’ve disguised the thoroughly modern fuel injection system, which along with the double overhead cams and contemporary internals makes this a highly fuel efficient,

 

CHASSIS


Frame

With the exhausts lifted high out of the way it’s possible to see the traditional tubular steel, twin cradle frame in all its glory. Classically styled but strong enough to meet modern handling expectations. The engine is bolted in to lend its own stiffness to the frame which creates a ride that’s light, predictable and completely engaging.


Suspension

The pair of chromed shocks we put at the back look classic on the outside but are modern inside. Giving you balanced and effective damping for comfort and controlled handling. And the front forks wear traditional rubber bellows to protect against dirt, while the stubby front mudguard is just like those you would have fitted in the 1960s.


Brakes

We matched the Thruxton’s performance perfectly with a single front disc, providing progressive, confident stopping power without overwhelming you.


Wheels and Tyres

Only wire spoke wheels would do for a classic like the Thruxton so that’s what we’ve fitted, now with eye-grabbing black hubs and rims. There’s a 19 inch diameter rim at the front to add to the authenticity and style.

On those are block-treaded tyres, another nod towards the off-road look but with excellent on-road performance in all conditions.


Handling

Built to be light and agile yet reassuringly stable when the going gets bumpy. We made the Thruxton forgiving enough to be easy and natural for inexperienced riders but sharp and responsive enough to satisfy even if you’re coming to the Thruxton from larger or sportier machines.


Riding Position

The riding position has its roots in off-roading too. We gave the Thruxton high and wide black finished handlebars and footrests raised for better ground clearance. It sits you tall and upright so you are in command either riding around town or cruising along in the country and enjoying the view. It also gives you fine control of the bike when you’re hustling it through corners and slipping through traffic because it’s so responsive, obedient and easy to control.


Seat Height

The traditional long, flat seat of the Thruxton not only looks the part, it means riders of all sizes can find the ideal position to sit just by sliding into the most comfortable place. This works for the passenger too. There’s plenty of room behind the rider without being forced into a single position – snuggle up or sit back, either is fine.

 

DESIGN

Overview

Just as desert racers and enduro riders in the 1960s took Triumph twins and personalised them for off-road fun and competition, we started out with the standard Bonneville and modified it to achieve the classic Thruxton look. As well as studying closely the original Triumph TR6C Trophy Special from the late 1960s, the bike which inspired the Thruxton’s high level exhausts.

The current Bonneville itself made its first appearance in 2001 when it was powered by the first 790cc version of the retro parallel twin, but when the Thruxton appeared in 2006 we fitted it with the latest 865cc engine, to achieve the strong torque at low revs we were after. After that it was a case of researching the archives and adding features to give the Thruxton its convincing 1960s style, while ensuring it still rode like a modern Triumph should.

 

ACCESSORIES


Skid Plate

Brushed alloy Skid Plate for the heritage race feel, clear anodised for durability.


Headlamp Grille

Chrome plated Headlamp Grille for the traditional ‘Classic Thruxton’ look. Provides protection for the headlight whilst adding to the retro appeal of the Thruxton.


Engine Dresser Bars Black

Textured black with a durable finish the Engine Dresser Bars adds rugged protection to your Thruxton and completes the classic racer look.


Fuel Filler Cap Billet

For a personal touch of chrome add the Billet Fuel Cap which allows for easy fastening and removal thanks to its styling. Also check out the Lockable Fuel Filler Cap as a alternative replacement to the standard fuel cap.


Seat Options

Made to the highest standard, there are a variety of seats available on the Thruxton made to suit your riding needs. Check out the Configurator and Accessories Catalogue to see what options you have available to you.

 

WARRANTY

Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that we give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.

The Thruxton carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.



 

 


 

2016 Triumph Thruxton – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9400 USD

Engine and Transmission
typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
capacity865cc
bore90mm
stroke68mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
exhaustHigh level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers
final driveX ring chain
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox5-Speed
oil capacity1.2US Gallon


Chassis Running Gear and Displays
frameTubular steel cradle
swingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Wheels40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Front Tires100/90-19
Rear Tires130/80-17
Front SuspensionKYB 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer with odometer and trip information.


Dimensions and Capacities
length2213mm
width handlebars860
height without mirror1202mm
seat height825mm
wheelbase1500mm
rake27.8º
trail105mm
tank capacity4.2us gallon
wet weight230 kg
dry weight214 kg


Performance
max power ec59 6800
max torque ec68 4750


Fuel Consumption
urban46.0us mpg
56mph/90kph60us mpg




 


 

2016 Triumph Thruxton – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9400 CDN


Engine and Transmission
typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
capacity865cc
bore90mm
stroke68mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
exhaustHigh level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers
final driveX ring chain
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox5-Speed
oil capacity1.2US Gallon


Chassis Running Gear and Displays
frameTubular steel cradle
swingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Wheels40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Front Tires100/90-19
Rear Tires130/80-17
Front SuspensionKYB 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer with odometer and trip information.


Dimensions and Capacities
length2213mm
width handlebars860
height without mirror1202mm
seat height825mm
wheelbase1500mm
rake27.8º
trail105mm
tank capacity4.2us gallon
wet weight230 kg
dry weight214 kg


Performance
max power ec59 6800
max torque ec68 4750


Fuel Consumption
urban46.0us mpg
56mph/90kph60us mpg




 

2016 Triumph Thruxton – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine and Transmission
typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
capacity865cc
bore90mm
stroke68mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
exhaustHigh level stainless steel headers with twin chromed silencers
final driveX ring chain
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox5-Speed
oil capacity1.2US Gallon


Chassis Running Gear and Displays
frameTubular steel cradle
swingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Wheels40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Front Tires100/90-19
Rear Tires130/80-17
Front SuspensionKYB 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer with odometer and trip information.


Dimensions and Capacities
length2213mm
width handlebars860
height without mirror1202mm
seat height825mm
wheelbase1500mm
rake27.8º
trail105mm
tank capacity4.2us gallon
wet weight230 kg
dry weight214 kg


Performance
max power ec59 6800
max torque ec68 4750


Fuel Consumption
urban46.0us mpg
56mph/90kph60us mpg


Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).

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