Triumph Thruxton 900

Just to make sure that I wasn't daydreaming or plain upset at being passed right and left by Speed Triples, I turned to check one of the first dyno graphs of the new Thruxton published round here and indeed, 59 RwHp is a bit of a turn-off. That said, the beautiful blue Thruxton in the above photo, having only Supertrapp silencers and K&N filters as engine mods, plus a set of after market shocks, was lapping the track in the low 1:20 range.

Not many modern 600 supersport riders at this track day managed to get down to those times. I'd rather not mention what the Mad Scottish Stuntman Kevin Carmichael is capable of, even on the smaller engined Bonneville...

See, I was wrong in thinking that the new I'd rather not mention what the Mad Scottish Stuntman Kevin Carmichael is capable of, even on the smaller engined Bonneville.Triumph twins were aimed at graying rockers looking for a leak-free replacement for their "real" twins. I might have been wrong again in my expectations that the new Thruxton would be a modern "Road Burner" or at least a Retro-tool with an attitude. Chassis wise the Thruxton does supply a true 60's British experience and in the looks department, it has all the street cred that a new age leather boy or girl will ever need. It'd be easy to picture cool Yuppies on these new Thruxtons, pulling into a classic bike meeting and not feeling totally out of place while there. Then, there is that ease of customization and personalization, just like in the good old days. One important question remains though. Will that power unit fit into the wideline Norton Featherbed frame I have in my backyard? I am dying to finish this Triton project and real pre-unit Triumph mills are somewhat expensive nowadays...

· Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360 degrees firing interval
· Capacity 865cc
· Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
· Compression Ratio 10.2:1
· Fuel System Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
· Ignition Digital - inductive type
· Primary Drive Gear
· Final Drive Chain
· Clutch Wet, multi-plate
· Gearbox 5-speed
Cycle Parts
· Frame Tubular steel cradle
· Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
· Front Wheel 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
· Rear Wheel 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
· Front Tyre 100/90 18
· Rear Tyre 130/80 R 17
· Front Suspension 41mm forks with adjustable preload
· Rear Suspension Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
· Front Brakes Single 320mm floating disc, 2 piston caliper
· Rear Brakes Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
· Length 2212mm (87.1in)
· Width 714mm (28.1in)
· Height 1170mm (46.1in)
· Seat Height 790mm (31.1in)
· Wheelbase 1477mm (58.1in)
· Rake/Trail 27 degrees / 97mm
· Weight (Dry) 205kg (451lbs)
· Fuel Capacity 16 litres (4.2 gal US)
Performance (Measured to DIN 70020)
· Claimed Maximum Power 70PS (69bhp) at 7,250 rpm
· Claimed Maximum Torque 72Nm (53ft.lbf) at 5,750 rpm
MSRP: $7,999

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