2023 Triumph Thruxton RS Guide

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2023 Triumph Thruxton RS: THE LEGEND EVOLVES.

Introducing the 2023 Triumph Thruxton RS…

All the hallmarks of the original cafe racer with more power, better handling and more contemporary style.

A unique update and a major engine development for this exciting Thruxton introduces an all-new RS model that delivers 8 more horsepower, 83 LB-FT peak torque lower down in the rev range and more responsiveness than ever before.

The new Thruxton RS has all the hallmarks, features and quality of Triumph’s celebrated Thruxton R, together with even more intuitive agile handling, more contemporary style and unique high-quality detailing.

A dedicated sports-focused chassis combines with a high specification suspension, race-derived tires, premium Brembo M50 front brake setup and upgraded rider technologies to create a truly exciting, modern ride. Topping up its incredible equipment, the significantly updated Thruxton 1,200cc high-power parallel twin engine is now more responsive, has more peak power (104 HP @ 7,500rpm) and delivers 83 LB-FT of torque 700rpm lower in the rev range.

Everything about this incredible new motorcycle was honed to enhance the Thruxton’s celebrated reputation and take Triumph’s cafe racing pedigree to the next level. With the new RS model, the legend evolves.

For model year 2023 the iconic Thruxton RS café racer comes in two colours, with a timeless Jet Black, and a stunning new Competition Green and Silver Ice scheme. This sophisticated new scheme features a Competition Green and Silver Ice fuel tank and seat cowl, with gold graphic detailing on both. This is matched with Jet Black mudguards, headlight bowl and side panels and Matt Silver Ice fork protectors.

THE ORIGINAL MODERN CAFE RACER
The name Thruxton is an internationally acclaimed motorcycle racing icon, born from incredible success at the Thruxton 500 and the Isle of Man TT, inspiring a whole generation of fanatical teenage cafe racers.

Designed and developed to evolve the legend further, the new Thruxton RS combines all the original cafe racer design DNA and pure original style while pushing forward the level of modern capability and performance.

THRUXTON RS
All the iconic hallmarks, features and quality of Triumph’s celebrated Thruxton R, but now with range-topping RS specification, even more supreme cafe racing handling, more contemporary style, and incredible finish and detail.

 

 

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

  • Competition Green & Silver Ice NEW
  • Jet Black

THRUXTON ENGINE
Exciting engine developments earn this new Thruxton genuine RS status, with more peak power than any of its predecessors.

CLASS-LEADING HANDLING
Triumph’s legendary cafe racer comprises an incredible combination of dynamic handling, incredible agility and responsiveness to deliver a totally engaging riding experience.

THE ORIGINAL
From creating moments of motorcycling history to representing a generation of cafe racers, this distinctive, beautiful and authentic motorcycle is the newest original Thruxton.

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

SIGNIFICATLY UPGRADED THRUXTON RS ENGINE

Engine upgrades include new lightweight low inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, thin-walled engine covers, as well as new high-compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile, and secondary air system. Together, these deliver an incredible 20% reduction of inertia and a new Thruxton engine that revs harder for longer.

MORE POWER

With 104 peak horsepower @ 7,500rpm (which is 8 HP more than the previous Thruxton), the new Thruxton RS delivers thrilling cafe racer performance with more power low down and across the entire rev range.

PEAK TORQUE LOWER DOWN

The peak torque (83 LB-FT @ 4,250rpm) of the Thruxton RS is now delivered 700rpm lower in the rev range, offering an exceptional thrilling ride.

LIGHTER BY 13 POUNDS

Weight savings were achieved through engine upgrades that include magnesium cam cover and thin-walled engine covers and a lighter weight battery.

HIGHER SPECIFICATION BREMBO M50 BRAKES

Enhanced stopping power with better initial bite, better feel and better fade characteristics come from a new higher specification brakes setup: Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc calipers, twin 320mm floating Brembo discs, and Brembo master cylinder.

FULLY ADJUSTABLE OHLINS SUSPENSION

The Thruxton RS enjoys a unique premium rear suspension setup, with fully adjustable Öhlins piggyback rear suspension units that contribute to that engaged and thrilling cafe racer ride.

RACE-BRED ADJUSTABLE SHOWA FORKS

Premium high-spec adjustable Showa USD big piston forks are tuned and set up to deliver sharp handling that really delivers on its cafe racer looks, and enhances Triumph’s signature ride dynamics of neutrality, agility and stability.

NEW WHEELS AND TIRES

The Thruxton RS features new Metzeler Racetec RR tires which offer incredible grip, trajectory precision and high-speed stability, and are fitted to lightweight 17” aluminum 32-spoke wheel rims.

UPGRADED RIDING MODES

The Thruxton RS’s enhanced three riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport – can now be changed at the touch of a button to adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit riding conditions and rider preference.

NEW BLACKED-OUT STYLING

Incredible all-new black details and finishes include powder-coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover finishes, Öhlins RSU springs, Thruxton side panel and sprocket cover with integrated heel guard, plus premium black anodized wheels and wheel rims.

THRUXTON RS PERFORMANCE
Major new engine upgrades increase peak power to 104 HP (at 7,500rpm) and deliver the peak torque of 83 LB-FT 700 rpm lower in the rev range.

Here’s how we evolved this amazing bike with a modern roadster specification designed to introduce a whole new generation of riders to this authentic cafe racer.

THRUXTON RS HANDLING
The Thruxton RS is 13 pounds lighter, has more character, and is perfect for riders who love the focused sporting purity and performance of a cafe racer.

Enhanced rider-focused technologies introduce a higher level of modern capability that encourages even more rider confidence and creates an unparalleled Thruxton RS ride.

THRUXTON RS STYLE
From making motorcycling history to representing a generation of cafe racers, this distinctive, beautiful and authentic motorcycle is the next evolution of the celebrated Thruxton.

There’s an all-new blacked-out look to the new Thruxton RS and, to reflect its class-leading cafe racer status, there’s a host of elegant premium details too.

THE NEW THRUXTON RS IN NUMBERS
1200 CC ENGINE
Significant engine upgrades for higher power and weight savings, delivering more responsiveness and even more British racing character.

83 LB-FT PEAK TORQUE
The new Thruxton RS delivers its peak torque 700 rpm lower in the rev range compared to the Thruxton R – exactly where it’s needed.

103 HP PEAK POWER
This new Thruxton-tuned engine delivers 8PS more over its predecessor for a unique thrilling ride.

80 ACCESSORIES
A wide range of genuine Triumph accessories designed to add extra style, comfort, protection and security to suit rider taste.

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: from $12,395  USD
Canada MSRP Price: from $13,845 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: from £11,295 (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6
Stroke 80
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 79 HP @ 6550 RPM
Max Torque EC 77.4 LB-FT @ 3500 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers
Final Drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel, with twin cradles
Swingarm Twin sided fabrication
Front Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke 2.75” x 18”
Rear Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 4.25” x 17”
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Ø41mm cartridge forks
Rear Suspension Twin RSU’s, with pre-load adjustment
Front Brakes Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 30.7 in (780 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43.7 in (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 in (790 mm)
Wheelbase 57.1 in (1450 mm)
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 4.1 in (105.2 mm)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 litres)
Wet Weight 520 lb (236 kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 60.1 mpg (4.7 L / 100km)
CO2 Figures EPA Procedure CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 40 CFR Part 86 Subpart F. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

SERVICE INTERVAL: 10,000 miles/16,000 Km or 12 Months, whichever comes first.

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6
Stroke 80
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 79 HP @ 6550 RPM
Max Torque EC 77.4 LB-FT @ 3500 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers
Final Drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel, with twin cradles
Swingarm Twin sided fabrication
Front Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke 2.75” x 18”
Rear Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 4.25” x 17”
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Ø41mm cartridge forks
Rear Suspension Twin RSU’s, with pre-load adjustment
Front Brakes Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 30.7 in (780 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43.7 in (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 in (790 mm)
Wheelbase 57.1 in (1450 mm)
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 4.1 in (105.2 mm)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 litres)
Wet Weight 520 lb (236 kg)
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 60.1 mpg (4.7 L / 100km)
CO2 Figures EPA Procedure CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 40 CFR Part 86 Subpart F. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.
SERVICE
Service Interval 10,000 miles/12 months service interval, whichever comes first

 

SERVICE INTERVAL: 10,000 miles/16,000 Km or 12 Months, whichever comes first.

 

 

 

 

2023 Triumph Thruxton RS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6 mm
Stroke 80 mm
Compression 10.0:1
Max Power EC 80 PS / 78.9 bhp (58.8 kW) @ 6550 rpm
Max Torque EC 105 Nm @ 3500 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Black 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin black silencers
Final Drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Tubular steel, twin cradle frame
Swingarm Twin sided fabrication
Front Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke 18 x 2.75 inches
Rear Wheel Aluminium rimmed 32 spoke, 17 x 4.25 inches
Front Tyre 100/90-18
Rear Tyre 150/70 R17
Front Suspension Ø41mm cartridge forks
Rear Suspension Twin RSU’s, with pre-load adjustment
Front Brakes Twin 310mm discs, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 780 mm
Height Without Mirror 1100 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1450 mm
Rake 25.5 º
Trail 105.2 mm
Tank Capacity 14.5 L
Wet Weight 236 kg
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 60.1 mpg (4.7 l/100km)
CO2 Figures 107 g/km EURO 5 CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.
SERVICE
Service Interval 10,000 miles/16,000 Km or 12 Months, whichever comes first

 

SERVICE INTERVAL: 10,000 miles/16,000 Km or 12 Months, whichever comes first.

 

 

 

 

 

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