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2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200 Review

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200

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THE LEGENDARY CAFE RACER IS BACK.

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200: 

The Thruxton takes the modern classic sports bike to a new level, combining beautifully sharp and imposing styling with a wealth of high-quality details. Powered by the 1200c ‘high-power’ engine it delivers game-changing torque, performance and capability.

The combination of head-turning style, spine-tingling performance, unparalleled heritage and character make the Thruxton the real deal and the ultimate modern classic café racer.

 

THE CAFÉ RACER REBORN

Real poise, Real power, Real performance. The 1200cc Bonneville Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal, the ultimate modern classic cafe racers. Both with the beautifully imposing and authentic styling, the poise, the power, braking, performance and the handling to live up to their legendary name.

The Bonneville Thruxton returns the legendary café racer to its performance roots, from the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, to the handling, agility and capability to match its beautifully imposing and authentic Thruxton styling.

The ultimate factory cafe racer, arguably the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic motorcycle you can buy. Building on the capability of the Thruxton, the R is equipped to the highest specification with twin floating Brembo disks, Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa Big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres.

THRUXTON – THE CAFÉ RACER REBORN. The Bonneville Thruxton returns the legendary café racer to its performance roots.

 

THE ORIGINAL BRITISH SUPERBIKE

Named to celebrate the 1956 motorcycle land speed record smashing Triumph streamliner and built to deliver class leading performance, adding twin carbs to the snarling Tiger 110, the 59 Bonneville was born. A race winner straight out of the crate, Bonneville was there at the birth of modern motorsport, winning AMA Flat Track races, the Isle of Man TT, the International Six Day Trials and countless Thruxton 500 races, where it got its legendary racing name. Lusted after by a generation of 60’s teenage rockers it was first choice for famous bikers including the iconic movie star Steve McQueen.

 

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Single bullet seat set-up
•Switchable ABS
•Ride By Wire
•Switchable traction control
•Torque-Assist Clutch
•3 Riding modes
•LED DRL Headlight
•LED rear light
•USB charging socket
•Immobiliser
•17″ front wheel
•Clip on bars
•Adjustable suspension
•Unique fuel tank with flip up ‘Monza’ cap
•Lightweight aluminium bar-end mirrors, wheel rims and swinging arm

 

 

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED FUEL ECONOMY

Behind the 1200cc Thruxton spec engines exterior is an advanced liquid cooling system sensitively designed to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – 11% better than the previous generation. Combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles, (16,000km), this contributes to a reduced overall cost of ownership.

 

THRILLING 1200cc ENGINE

The legendary character of the Thruxton comes to life through the 1200cc, high power, 8 valve, parallel twin engine.

The ‘low inertia – high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank and airbox unique to the Thruxton and Thruxton R. With the pin-point accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by authentic twin throttle bodies, the Thruxton spec engine delivers a massive peak torque figure of 112Nm at a low 4950 rpm – an amazing 62% more than the previous generation. With a high power output of 97Ps at 6,750rpm, 41% up on the previous model’s engine, the new 1200cc Thruxton delivers much more power lower down and across the whole rev range, with an incredible 68% more power at 4,500rpm.

 

BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND SOUND

Beautifully styled with a very high level of finish and detailing the Thruxton 1200cc high power engine incorporates visual cues from the Thruxton Bonneville whilst integrating contemporary engine components to maintain that authentic look.

With all upswept reverse megaphone exhausts designed to deliver the thrilling sound of a British racing twin, with a rich and raw note that matches its legendary name.

 

BEAUTIFUL DETAILING

Both feature a unique fuel tank incorporating a flip up ‘Monza’ cap (a first on any modern production bike), bullet seat and lightweight aluminum bar end mirrors, wheel rims and swinging arm. The Thruxton R features an additional painted seat cowl, polished top yoke, tank strap and clear anodized aluminum swinging arm. There are three Thruxton colour choices, Jet Black, Pure White or Competition Green, and three for the Thruxton R in Diablo Red, Silver Frost and Matt Black.

 

BEAUTIFULLY AGGRESSIVE STYLING

 

With all of the brooding presence and poise of the original Triumph racers the Thruxton and Thruxton R take the modern classic sports bike to the highest level. Combining beautifully sharp and imposing styling with a wealth of high quality details, including a slim sculpted petrol tank, single seat set-up and a unique flip-up ‘Monza’ cap, the Thruxton and Thruxton R set the new benchmark.

 

MODERN CAPABILITY

 

LED REAR LIGHT

LED rear light, incorporated into the classically inspired and stylish tail set-up, bring a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.

 

ENGINE IMMOBILISER

A security device that integrates a transponder into the Thruxton key, linked to a receiver in the ignition system, that prevents the engine from running if the correct key isn’t used.

 

USB CHARGING SOCKET

An under-seat USB socket is provided so you can charge up your essential devices.

 

ABS

The contemporary safety standard, Triumph’s anti-lock braking system brings the highest level of control to the Thruxton and Thruxton R.

 

RIDE-BY-WIRE

The Thruxtons’ electronic ride-by-wire system enhances throttle control, responsiveness, safety and feel.

 

RIDING MODES

Linked to the ride-by-wire system the three selectable Mode options ‘road, rain and sport’ provide the rider with greater control and safety and with the ‘sport’ mode an even more immediate response.

 

TRACTION CONTROL

Taking advantage of the sophisticated ride-by-wire system the Thruxton and Thruxton R incorporates a switchable traction control system that optimises the delivery of its outstanding torque.

 

TORQUE ASSIST CLUTCH

Bringing a light touch and feel to the clutch control of the Thruxton and Thruxton R, the torque assist clutch system makes it easy to ride, and ride longer.

 

FINGER TIP CONTROLS

The Thruxton and Thruxton R switchgear presents a simple fingertip control scroll button for easy access to the key features on the digital clocks.

 

TWIN FEATURE CLOCKS

Stylish feature-packed twin clock (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces cleverly incorporating a digital menu system accessed by a handlebar mounted scroll button. Key features include: gear position indicator, odometer, two trip settings, service indicator, range to empty, fuel level, average and current MPG, clock, access to turn off traction control and ABS features.

 

LED DRL HEADLIGHT

A new contemporary standard, the Thruxton and Thruxton R headlight incorporate the latest LED daytime running lights (DRL) delivering a distinctive signature light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability.

 

HIGHER SPECIFICATION THRUXTON R

The Thruxton R takes the riding capability to the next level with a more focused riding position, kicked up back end, smaller diameter grips and a very high specification of equipment all round. Including twin floating Brembo discs with Brembo monobloc calipers and master cylinder, Showa USD forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres.

 

DYNAMIC HANDLING

The Thruxton chassis and suspension is all about sharp handling that really delivers on its café racing looks. With sporting ergonomics, clip on bars, uprated fully adjustable suspension and a 17 inch front wheel, for stunning handling and agility, combines Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability the Thruxton delivers an engaged and thrilling ride.

 

THE CAFE ‘INSPIRATION’ KIT

The Café inspiration kit brings the finishing touches to achieve the full-on café racer style. Featuring a sharp tail courtesy of the rear mudguard removal kit, lower clip on handlebars, aggressive Vance & Hines exhausts, a tinted fly screen, a single painted seat cowl (which comes as standard on the Thruxton R), signature Triumph knee pads, knurled handlebar grips and an authentic leather tank strap.

Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers, rear mudguard removal kits and indicators are governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph dealer for availability.

 

OVER 160 STYLISH ACCESSORIES

In our Bonneville accessories range, with over 160 stylish and high quality parts for the Thruxton and Thruxton R alone, it’s never been easier to create your own special. This includes a sculpted Thruxton cockpit fairing, exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts, including a Thruxton tail tidy and beautiful compact bullet indicators.

 

THRUXTON ‘INSPIRATION’ KITS

We’ve created two exciting ‘inspiration’ kits to use as the starting point for designing your own special or to have fitted by your dealer as a complete set – including a full-on Track Racer kit and the ultimate Cafe Racer kit.

 

THE TRACK RACER ‘INSPIRATION’ KIT

The Track Racer kit brings the final touches to the ultimate Thruxton. Featuring a host of competition-inspired accessories including a sculpted cockpit fairing with lower clip on handlebars, single painted seat cowl (which comes as standard on the Thruxton R), rear mudguard removal kit with compact light, Vance & Hines slip-on silencers, knurled handlebar grips and an authentic leather tank strap.

Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers, rear mudguard removal kits and indicators are governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph dealer for availability.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13000 to $13250 
USD

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore Stroke 97.6 / 80 mm
Compression 11.0:1
Max Power EC 97 Hp (72 kW) @ 6750 rpm
Max Torque EC 82.6 FT-lbs (112 Nm) @ 4950 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium
Front Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminium rims
Rear Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 5in, aluminium rims
Front Tires 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tires 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip ready, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.
Width Handlebars 29.3 in (710 mm)
Height Without Mirror 40.5 in (1030 mm)
Seat Height 31.9 in (810 mm)
Wheelbase 55.7 in (1415 mm)
Rake 22.7º
Trail 3.6 in (90.8 mm)
Dry Weight 454 lbs (206 Kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US Gallon
CO2 figures ** EURO 4 Standard: 106.0 g/km

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $14000 to $14250 CDN

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore Stroke 97.6 / 80 mm
Compression 11.0:1
Max Power EC 97 Hp (72 kW) @ 6750 rpm
Max Torque EC 82.6 FT-lbs (112 Nm) @ 4950 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium
Front Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminium rims
Rear Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 5in, aluminium rims
Front Tires 120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tires 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip ready, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.
Width Handlebars 29.3 in (710 mm)
Height Without Mirror 40.5 in (1030 mm)
Seat Height 31.9 in (810 mm)
Wheelbase 55.7 in (1415 mm)
Rake 22.7º
Trail 3.6 in (90.8 mm)
Dry Weight 454 lbs (206 Kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US Gallon
Fuel Consumption ** 4.6 l/100km
CO2 figures ** EUR4 Standard: 106.0 g/km
**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Thruxton 1200 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £10800 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parrellel twin

Capacity               1200cc

Bore Stroke        97.6 mm / 80 mm

Compression      11.0:1

Max Power EC   97 PS/ 96 Bhp (72 kW) @ 6750 rpm

Max Torque EC 112 Nm @ 4950 rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust                Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers

Final drive           O ring chain

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox               6-speed

Frame   Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm            Twin-sided, aluminium

Front Wheels     32-spoke 17 x 3.5in

Rear Wheels       32-spoke 17 x 5in

Front Tyres         120/70 ZR 17

Rear Tyres           160/60 ZR17

Front Suspension             KYB 41mm cartidge forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension               KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS

Brakes Rear        Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Instrument Display and Functions             LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip ready, fuel consumption display, traction control status and throttle mode display.

Width Handlebars            745 mm

Height Without Mirror   1030 mm

Seat Height         805 mm

Wheelbase         1415 mm

Rake      22.7º

Trail       90.8 mm

Dry Weight         206 Kg

Tank Capacity    14.5 L

Fuel Consumption **     4.6 l/100km

CO2 figures **   EUR4 Standard: 106.0 g/km **CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

 

 

 

 

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