Triumph Thruxton and the R version are exactly what you need in today’s cafe racer demanding market as there is more focused version too
Triumph has just made a spectacular entrance at the Auto Expo with the new models it has showcased. The iconic retro motorcycles have been heavily revised by Triumph this time in the year 2016. Post their inception the have just minor changes all around, but this it is major changes that have been seen. The Thruxton is the most awaited motorcycle as it was set to get a sportier version too.
The wait is over after EICMA, it has reached Indian shores. The normal Thruxton has normal suspension that is home made by Triumph which means dual shocks at the rear and telescopic front forks with gators to make it look retro. The Thruxton R on is the real deal here from Triumph and it is the best cafe racer ever to be equipped mechanically. Thruxton R lives upto that name ‘cafe racer’ with top notch Ohlins shock at the rear and Showa forks at the front, all are adjustable. Brembo mono bloc calipers make it to this cafe racer too.
Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas tyres, clear anodized aluminum swingarm for agile and precise handling. Engine wise Thruxton has a Lower inertia crank and higher compression helps producing 112Nm at 4950 RPM from its 8-valve 1200cc inline twin-engine. Triumph is claiming a big increase in power of 62% over the previous model as numbers of BHP has not been announced yet.
The motorcycle should be a hoot to ride given the motorcycle of the past was near perfect. Triumph will officially launch these motorcycles in the country on 18 Feb 2016 and pricing is set to be impressive as before. CKD and CBU units for some along other models along with competitive pricing will make things more attractive for customers.