Triumph 1200 Thruxton R Track Racer
The 1200cc parallel twin was introduced in the Bonneville and Thruxton in 2016. The Thruxton version of the engine features a lighter crank and larger airbox for a more free-revving response and is tuned to make 96bhp (17bhp up on the Bonnie) and 83lb·ft (6 lb·ft) up on the Bonnie. The Thruxton R comes with a Who’s Who of chassis spec: Showa forks, Brembo monobloc calipers, Öhlins shocks, Pirelli Rosso Corsa tyres, plus traction control and the riding modes of Sport, Rain and Road. Default setting is Road at ignition on. This Track Racer version includes a cockpit fairing, leather tank strap, LED indicators and Vance & Hines end cans, bumping the price from £12,400 to £14,350.
SPEC Price £14,350 Engine 1200cc parallel twin, 4v per cyl, l/c Power 96bhp @ 6750rpm Torque 83lb·ft @ 4950rpm Transmission 6-speed, chain Chassis steel tube Front suspension 43mm forks, 120mm travel, adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping Rear suspension twin shocks, 120mm travel, adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping Front brakes 310mm discs, 4-piston calipers Rear brake 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper Front tyre 120/70 ZR17 Rear tyre 160/60 ZR17 Wheelbase 1415mm Rake/trail 22.8°/92mm Seat height 810mm Dry weight 203kg Fuel capacity 14.5 litres
PCP FINANCE Price £14,350 Deposit £2000 Monthly repayments 36 x £199.83 Optional final payment £8160 APR 9.9% Total payable £17,353.88 Annual mileage 5000
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Adjustable riding modes and traction control, but the Thruxton’s switchgear feels a bit plasticky Despite the menus and display for the electronics, the classic gauges look great
Front gets Showa BPFS and Öhlins twin shocks
Triumph’s 1200 parallel twin looks old-school outside but is state-of-the-art inside