‘Its aggressive stance makes the Thruxton R a potent package on the road’
– What’s the difference?
High Power 1200cc motor. Like the Thruxton’s weight, 95.6bhp and 82.6ftlb won’t leave sportsbike riders quaking in their boots, but the BMW R ninet, which is the Thruxton’s main rival, makes 108bhp and 88ftlb of torque, so it’s more than in the ball park. But here is where the Thruxton separates itself from its competition.
Make no mistake, Triumph’s parallel twin is a very quick engine and spins up rapidly thanks to a lightened crank when compared to the Bonnie T120 models, but it isn’t aiming to be the same kind of animal as BMW’S boxer. When you accelerate on the R ninet you get a feeling of rawness from the engine as it lurches slightly