2007 Triumph Thruxton
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– 2007 Triumph Thruxton
2007 Triumph Thruxton
THE ESSENCE OF A MOTORCYCLE
The Thruxton 900 draws on the Spartan cafÃ© racing machines of the sixties and takes its name from the rare and near mythic racing Triumphs of that era.
With its perfectly proportioned, evocative silhouette the Thruxton is a truly beautiful machine. It captures the very essence of the cafÃ© racer look – the shorty-style front mudguard, rakish clip-on handlebars, distinctive seat hump and Spartan elegance – and matches it to exhilarating, fluid performance. The Thruxton fires the imagination of many of today’s younger riders who seek a distinctive and involving bike, where the classic style of the sixties mixes seamlessly with a modern attitude.
Its 865cc air-cooled twin cylinder power plant is the most powerful of Triumph’s twin-cylinder line up and while it shares the 360° firing interval of the Bonneville, also features ‘hot’ camshaft profiles, a compression ratio of 9.2:1 and megaphone-style exhausts. Peak power output of 70PS (69bhp) is delivered at 7200rpm and peak torque of 72Nm (53ft.lbf) arrives at 6400rpm.
Wrapping the motor is a precisely crafted chassis that inspires confidence; its harder edge delivering real sporting character. The sturdy, preload adjustable 41mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give superb suspension action and compliance while sharper steering geometry, a wheelbase of 1490mm and 18in aluminium-rimmed front wheel all aid steering input. A fully floating 320mm front disc and twin-piston brake caliper provide powerful, but sensitive, braking performance and the tubular steel twin cradle frame and box section swingarm easily contain the engine’s power output.
Colour options available in 2007 are the subtle Jet Black or vivid Tornado Red; both choices wear new, colour matched mudguards and wide centre stripe decal. A comprehensive range of accessories, including less restrictive silencers (not for use on the road), fly screen, soft luggage and various chrome additions further enhance the Thruxton’s scope for owner involvement and personalisation.
Triumph specialises in building unique bikes and with the Thruxton has defined a whole new category in modern motorcycling – retro sports. But if one lesson from the past has stood the passage of time, it’s that the basic essence of motorcycling transcends all technology. What a bike is, and represents to the owner, is very nearly as important as what it does. All that’s really needed, for many, are an engine, two wheels and a pair of handlebars. The Thruxton captures that spirit.
Changes for 2007:
” Revised striple decal on tank and seat cowl
” Black engine with polished and lacquered covers
” Colour matched mudguards
” New paint scheme – Tornado Red
Fly Screen – Colour Co-ordinated
Bar End Mirrors
Centre Stand Kit
Side Stand – Chrome
Tank Badge – Classic
Cam Cover – Chrome
Chain Guard – Chrome
Side Panel – Chrome
Lifter Arm Cover – Chrome
Grab Rail – Chrome
King & Queen Seat
Filler Cap – Lockable
Sports Pannier Set
All Weather Cover
2007 Triumph Thruxton Specifications:
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
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 18
Rear 130/80 R 17
Suspension Front 41mm forks with adjustable preload
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single 320mm floating disc, 2 piston calipers
Rear Single 255mm disc, 2 piston calipers
Length 2150mm (84.6in)
Width (Handlebars) 695mm (27.4in)
Height 1095mm (43.1in)
Seat Height 790mm (31.1in)
Wheelbase 1490mm (56.7in)
Weight (Dry) 205kg (451lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 7200rpm
Maximum Torque 72Nm (53ft.lbf) at 6400rpm