2016 Triumph Thruxton, Thruxton R Specs Released

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Triumph has released full specifications for the 2016 Thruxton and Thruxton R to coincide with the new models’ press launch. Tom Roderick’s first ride review will be up later this week but let’s take a look at the numbers. Both versions of the new Thruxton share the same 1200cc parallel-Twin engine. As with the rest of Triumph’s 2016 classic models, the engine uses a 270° crank instead of the 360° crankshaft used in the previous models. The engine boasts the same bore and stroke as the one powering the Bonneville T120 but has a higher compression ratio. Triumph says the Thruxton received a “high power” tuning, claiming 96 hp at 6750 rpm, or about 21.5% more power than the new Bonneville. Claiming 82.6 lb-ft., the Thruxton also gets a bit more torque than the T120, but the Bonneville and its “high torque” tuning reaches its peak at a lower engine speed.

The base model comes with Kayaba suspension while the R model gets upgraded to fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks and Showa fork, though it also loses the classic-looking fork gaiters to show off the gold-colored fully-adjustable fork. The Thruxton R also gets Brembo monobloc front brake calipers instead of Nissins, but both versions come standard with ABS. The R version also gets a tank strap, seat cowl and a brushed stainless steel exhaust instead of the chrome finish on the base model’s exhaust. Pirelli supplies the tires for both Thruxton models; the base model receives Pirelli’s Angel GT tires while the up-spec R model comes with Diablo Rosso Corsas.
The 2016 Triumph Thruxton will be offered in Jet Black, Pure White with a black tank stripe or Competition Green with a metallic gold tank stripe. The Thruxton R also gets three color options: Diablo Red, Silver Ice and Matte Black. Check back here on MO later this week for Tom’s first ride review.

2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R Specifications

2016 Triumph Thruxton

2016 Triumph Thruxton R

TypeLiquid-cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-Twin
Bore/Stroke97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio11.0:1
Maximum Power96 hp @ 6750 rpm (claimed)
Maximum Torque82.6 lb-ft. @ 4950 rpm (claimed)
Fuel systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
ExhaustChromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencersBrushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final driveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate assist clutch
Fuel Economy4.6 l/100km / 51.1 MPG (claimed)
EmissionsEURO 4 Compliant, CO2 – 106.0 g/km
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, aluminumTwin-sided, aluminum – Clear anodized
Front Wheel32-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel32-spoke 17 x 5in
Front Tire120/70 ZR17 – Pirelli Angel GT120/70 ZR17 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear Tire160/60 ZR17 – Pirelli Angel GT160/60 ZR17 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Front SuspensionKayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travelShowa 43mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travelFully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front BrakeTwin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston axial floating calipers, ABSBrembo twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston axial floating caliper, ABS
Length2105 mm (82.9 inches)
Width745 mm (29.3 inches)
Height1030 mm (40.6 inches), without mirrors
Seat Height805 mm (31.7 inches)810 mm (31.9 inches)
Wheelbase1415 mm (55.7 inches)
Trail90.8 mm (3.57 inches)92 mm (3.62 inches)
Dry Weight454 lb. (claimed)448 lb. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity3.8 Gal.
Standard EquipmentSwitchable ABS Switchable Traction Control Ride-by-Wire Riding Modes LED DRL headlight Monza cap USB socket Immobilizer LED rear lightSwitchable ABS Switchable Traction Control Ride-by-Wire Riding Modes LED DRL headlight Monza cap USB socket Immobilizer LED rear light Tank strap Seat Cowl
Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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