TRI­UMPH THRUX­TON R £11,700

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FUEL 14.5 litres @ 47mpg = 150 miles WEIGHT 203kg (dry) SEAT 810mm POWER 95.6bhp TORQUE 82.6ftlb SI­MON RELPH Forty-one years of ex­pe­ri­ence, both on and off road. Pas­sion­ate bike-builder. HEIGHT 6ft 1in WEIGHT 98kg si­mon.relph@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

6000 miles in and the Thrux­ton R is sweeter than ever. With most things, the more you use them the more worn they be­come and they be­gin to lose their edge. Well, I’m pleased to say this can’t be said about the Thrux­ton R – the more miles I put on the clock, the bet­ter it’s got. The engine has al­ways had a real sweetspot around 4500rpm and with so much torque it’s easy just to reach that rev in ev­ery gear and just wind the throt­tle on and en­joy the power. With the ex­tra miles this sweet spot has opened up to 5500rpm, and any lit­tle vibes have with­ered away.

Big miles and the only vibes are good ones

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