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The Triumph Thruxton; Modern yet Classic

The Triumph Thruxton is a café racer to the T and is an excellent looking motorcycle. The sport stripes from a by-gone era look stunning; it truly familiarizes back to the ‘60s retro design. It’s a modern classic and beautifully styled by Triumph. Do not be fooled by the single seater looks of the Thruxton. The rear cowl can be removed to seat a passenger as well. The twin instrument pods comprise basic analog dials, providing a speedometer, tachometer, and digital trip and odometer. A fuel gauge is sorely missed, although the instrumentation sports a low fuel warning light.

The Thruxton’s design is based on street racers & its engine is the same motor as the Bonneville’s – a 865cc parallel twin which makes a healthy 69PS with 69Nm torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs. Indeed, fifth gear is good enough to potter around town at 50kmph, and it can take you to 180kmph if more speed is desired.

At Rs 6.7 lakh ex-showroom Delhi, the Thruxton is within reach for many motorcycle enthusiasts aspiring for a higher displacement motorcycle with qualities that will lure them too. It has classic styling; a motor that provides enough power and low end grunt for a daily commute or for an occasional burst of excitement; great riding dynamics to take on a twisty mountain road; and to climb up several thousand feet up a mountain.


  • Type: Air-Cooled, DOHC, Parallel-Twin, 360º Firing Interval
  • Capacity: 865 cc
  • Bore/Stroke: 90 X 68mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.9:1
  • Maximum Power: 68PS
  • Maximum Torque: 68Nm
  • Front Tire (Full Spec): 100/90 R18
  • Rear Tire (Full Spec): 130/80 R17
  • Wheelbase (in/mm): 58.6 / 1490

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