VERDICT ‘The Triumph wins our hearts’
MICHAEL NEEVES SENIOR ROAD TESTER
All three of these bikes make you feel special from the moment you roll them out of your garage. They stir the soul just standing still, they’re a cinch to ride slowly and all offer big thrills at speed. The smooth Yamaha offers fantastic value for money, but it’s close between the fast, raucous BMW and the hugely accomplished Triumph. But the Thruxton R wins our hearts. It’s a very special machine and without doubt Britain’s best café racer.