Triumph’s hot new Thruxton R is so much more than a café racer. The mission We fell in love with the Thruxton R at its launch a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to get our hands on it again. So we took two of its best retro rivals to Triumph’s launch loca
riumph have timed the launch of the new Thruxton R to perfection, right when retros are capturing the imagination of bikers and non-bikers alike. It’s a machine that comfortably mixes style and character with searing performance.
Triumph could have given the outgoing Thruxton a short back and sides, checked shirt, beard and turn-ups and it would’ve still sold in its droves, but café racer looks aside, it’s a spellbinding motorcycle in its own right.
It’s everything we hoped it would be: smooth, easy to ride, fast and fun. It’s beautifully built with fastidious attention to detail. It’s a bike to suit your every mood, whether you want to potter, pose or go bananas. It’s a bike that gives you so much, you’ll never tire of it.