TRI­UMPH THRUX­TON R

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£11,700 FUEL 14.5 litres @ 49mpg = 149 miles WEIGHT 203kg (dry) SEAT HEIGHT 810mm POWER 95.6bhp TORQUE 82.6ftlb THE RIDER Si­mon Relph, Forty-one years of ex­pe­ri­ence, both on and off road. HEIGHT 6ft 1in WEIGHT 98kg si­mon.relph@motorcyclenews.com

A cou­ple of weeks ago I fit­ted Tri­umph’s Café Racer fair­ing to my Thrux­ton R. At first I was slightly du­bi­ous of it as it re­quired the fit­ment of a low han­dle­bar kit, and the bike had been amaz­ingly com­fort­able with the stan­dard bar risers. I had no choice, the kit had to be fit­ted oth­er­wise the bars would foul the fair­ing. The rid­ing po­si­tion is lower, but I’m pleased to say I feel I am in­ter­act­ing more with the bike, with more weight over the front wheel the steer­ing feels very pos­i­tive. The fair­ing pushes slightly more wind onto my chest than be­fore, but this helps take weight off my wrists. I’ve not rid­den in heavy traf­fic yet.

Tri­umph’s rather sportys low han­dle­bar kit

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