2004 Triumph Thurxton
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– 2004 Triumph Thurxton
Thruxton is a well-known racing circuit in Hampshire (Great Britain) and following the 1969 success of a first, second and third-placed romp home for Triumph in the Thruxton 500 (a 500-mile endurance race), a series of very special racing Bonnevilles was born.
The Bonneville Thruxtons back then were essentially racers for the road with tuned engines and a pared-down style that inspired the cafÃ© racing street motorcyclists of the time. Over thirty years later that essence of raw motorcycling and svelte cafÃ©-racer lines is still very much a magnetic draw. Now, in 2004, a new breed of Triumph Thruxton is ready to inspire a new generation of road riders.
To create the new Thruxton 900 the Bonneville’s 790cc air-cooled twin-cylinder engine was enlarged to 865cc. Then tuned with new cams, new carburettors and megaphone-style exhausts for more power and torque, everywhere. The Thruxton’s engine has a peak power output of 70PS (69bhp) at 7,250rpm. Peak torque of 72Nm (53ft.lbf) is found at 5,750rpm. Polished engine covers add to the Thruxton’s appeal, as do clip-on handlebars and rearward-set footpegs.
Revised telescopic forks and longer rear shocks (both with preload adjustment) enhance the suspension action and compliance while sharper steering geometry aids responsive handling. A fully floating front disc and twin-piston brake caliper provide powerful, yet sensitive, braking performance. The tubular steel twin cradle frame and box section swingarm are more than capable of making use of the engine’s increased power output. Finishing off the new Thruxton is a shorty front mudguard and evocatively shaped seat hump, further reinforcing the bike’s cafÃ©-racer appeal.
Colour options available are Jet Black or Sunset Red, both with a chequered-flag tank graphic and silver mudguards, and both complement the bike’s clean lines. With a name that holds real magic for Triumph, from a very different era, the new Thruxton is a machine built for sheer riding pleasure. And it is as elementally beautiful now as it was then.
Take a Bonneville´s 790 cc air-cooled twin-cylinder engine and add a dollop of extra capacity – make it 865cc! Then hop it up with hot cams, new carburettors and megaphone-style exhausts for more power and torque, everywhere. Polish the engine covers. Don´t stop there, fit drop handlebars, rearward-set footpegs, revise the telescopic forks and rear shocks and tweak the steering geometry. Clamp on a larger, fully floating front disc, two-piston brake caliper and shorty front mudguard and finish off with an evocatively shaped seat hump and aluminum wheels.
Jet Black / Silver
Cardinal Red / Silver
2004 Triumph Thurxton Specifications:
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Fuel System Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition Digital – inductive type
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels Front 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 100/90 R 18
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension Front 41mm forks with adjustable preload
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single 320mm floating disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2212mm (87.1in)
Width (Handlebars) 714mm (28.1in)
Height 1170mm (46.1in)
Seat Height 790mm (31.1in)
Wheelbase 1477mm (58.1in)
Weight (Dry) 205kg (451lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres (4.2 gal US)
(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 7,250 rpm
Maximum Torque 72Nm (53ft.lbf) at 5,750 rpm
COLOURS Jet Black / Silver, Sunset Red / Silver
Two Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Riders Association Triumph Membership Included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.