‘Its ag­gres­sive stance makes the Thrux­ton R a po­tent pack­age on the road’

– What’s the dif­fer­ence?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - New Bikes -

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

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