Triumph Bonneville – Reborn. The new Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R: The legend is back

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  • Introducing the all-new 1200cc Thruxton and Thruxton R, both with beautifully imposing and authentic Triumph modern classic sports styling and all the poise, performance, braking and handling to live up to their legendary name.
  • Powered by the game-changing 1200cc ‘high power’ Thruxton spec. engine, with immediate and exciting power delivery, the instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire system and a truly thrilling exhaust note.
  • With a dedicated chassis and fully uprated suspension for stunning handling and agility, and on the Thruxton R, a higher specification of equipment taking the ride to the next level.
  • Both a striking and imposing evolution of the iconic Thruxton racer with the same ‘flat-on-the-tank’ ethos and streamlined sports silhouette. Crafted with styling cues from classic Thurxton’s of the late ’60s and featuring an incredible level of detailing, including a uniquely beautiful new Monza-style filler cap.
  • Named after the legendary 500 mile Thruxton endurance race series and the Triumphs that dominated it, and which broke the first 100mph lap at the Isle of man TT, the Bonneville ‘Thruxton’ racers inspired a generation of teenage café racers and custom special builders.
  • The Thruxton and Thruxton R are two of the five exciting motorcycles
    in the new Bonneville family – all with 100% authentic Bonneville character,
    truly modern capability and performance.

Out of all the members of the new Bonneville family, the new Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R have the most to live up to. Their name is about as legendary as it gets, even for an icon like the Bonneville. Back in the 1960s and ’70s it was synonymous with Triumph’s racing success across the world and most notably at the Isle of Man TT, and it inspired a generation of teenage café racers and custom specials.

The all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R more than just look the part, they really deliver out on the road too.

The breath taking new Thruxton returns the café racer to its heritage performance roots, with all the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, and the handling, agility and capability to match its beautifully imposing and authentic styling.

The more contemporary Thruxton R is simply the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic you can buy. Building on the capability of the Thruxton, the Thruxton R is equipped to a higher specification with Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tires. The legend is back.

Together, their uncompromisingly elegant and imposing lines are perfectly matched by the quality of their design, detailing, power and performance, and the incorporation of contemporary technology into a ride that’s as poised as it is exhilarating.

This combination of head-turning style, spine-tingling performance and unparalleled heritage and character is what makes the new Thurxton’s the real deal and the ultimate modern classic café racers.

New Thruxton ‘High Power’ 1200cc Engine

The legendary character of the Thruxton comes to life through the 1200cc ‘high power’
8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine.

This all-new ‘low inertia – high performance’ six-speed engine features a lighter crank, higher compression and unique airbox. With the pinpoint accuracy and instant throttle response of Triumph’s next generation ride-by-wire fuel-injection, fed by authentically styled twin throttle bodies, the Thruxton spec engine delivers a massive peak torque figure of 82.6 ft.-lbs. at 4950rpm – an amazing 62% more than the previous generation. With a high power output of 96HP at 6,750rpm, 41% up on the previous model’s engine, the new 1200cc Thruxton delivers much more power lower down and across the whole rev range, with an incredible 68% more power at 4,500rpm.

Beautifully styled, with a very high level of finish and detailing, the new engine, exhaust and throttle bodies incorporate cues from the original racing Thruxtons, whilst carefully integrating contemporary components to maintain that authentic look.

Behind the new 1200 engines stylish exterior sits a cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimize its visual impact whilst achieving cleaner emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency – 11% better than the previous generation. Combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles, (16,000km), this contributes to a reduced overall cost of ownership.

The Unmistakable Sound of a British Twin

A pair of new twin upswept exhausts with reverse-megaphone end cans that deliver a thunderous, rich bass exhaust note to match their powerful presence and performance. Finished in chrome on the Thruxton and brushed stainless steel on the Thruxton R.

Dynamic Handling

The new Thruxton chassis and suspension is all about sharp handling that really delivers on its café racer looks.  With sporting ergonomics, clip-on bars, fully adjustable suspension and 17inch front wheel, for stunning handling and agility, combined with Triumph’s signature ride dynamic of neutrality, agility and stability, the new Thruxton delivers a truly engaged and thrilling ride.

To deliver the high performance handling dynamic of its sports-orientated focus, the new Thruxton R benefits from cutting-edge chassis components and settings.

– Twin floating Brembo discs
– Racing Brembo monobloc callipers
– Brembo master cylinder
– Race bred, fully-adjustable Showa big piston forks
– Fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks
– Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres.

Modern Capability

The new Thruxton and Thruxton R feature a full suite of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced control, safety and enhanced rider confidence – sensitively integrated and without compromise to maintain its authentic Bonneville style and character.


ABS                                         Triumph’s anti-lock braking system brings a new level of control to the Thruxton and Thruxton R.

Ride-by-Wire                            Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.

Traction Control                       The ride-by-wire system, with the switchable traction control system, offers increased control.

Slip Assist Clutch                    Bringing a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer.


Rider Modes                             Linked to the ride-by-wire system the three selectable rider mode options, road, rain and sport, that provide greater control and safety, and, in ‘sport’ mode, a more immediate throttle response.

LED Accent Lighting                Incorporating the latest in accent lighting that delivers a distinctive signature light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability.

LED Rear Light                         Built into the classically inspired tail set-up, bringing a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.

USB Charge Socket                  Under seat mounted USB socket provided so riders can charge up their essential devices. 

Engine Immobilizer                 Transponder integrated into the key.

Stylish Twin Clocks                 Feature packed clocks (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces, cleverly incorporating a digital menu system.

Key features include:

  • Rider mode settings: road, rain or sport
  • Gear position indicator
  • Odometer
  • Two trip settings
  • Service indicator
  • Range to empty
  • Fuel level, average and current MPG
  • Access to turn off traction control and ABS features
  • Clock

Additionally riders can add accessories, which would also then be accessed via the clock display. Including: heated grips and cruise control (available on the Thruxton only).

Switchgear                               New elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the new twin clocks.

Café Racer Styling

With all of the brooding presence and poise of the original Triumph racers, the all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R take the modern classic sports bike to a new level with tighter lines and an imposing stance.

Beautiful Detailing

Both feature a unique fuel tank incorporating a ‘flip top’ Monza style cap (a first on any modern production bike), authentic bullet seat and stunning lightweight aluminium bar-end mirrors, wheel rims and swinging arm.

The Thruxton R also features a host of higher quality details with an additional painted seat cowl, amazing polished top yoke, aluminium tank strap and clear anodized aluminium swinging arm.


The Thruxton comes in three exciting colour choices:

  • Jet Black
  • Pure White, with a black tank stripe
  • Competition Green, with a stunning metallic gold tank stripe


The Thruxton R comes two exciting colour choices:

  • Diablo Red
  • Silver Ice



  • $12,500 (Jet Black)
  • $12,750 (Pure White, Competition Green)

Thruxton R

  • $14,500 (Diablo Red, Silver Ice)

Building Your Own Thruxton Special

The original Thruxton racers inspired a generation of stripped-back and hand built ‘one-off’ café racers. With the launch of our new Bonneville accessories range, featuring over 160 accessories for the Thruxton and Thruxton R alone, it’s never been easier for riders to create their own special. This includes a garage full of custom inspired parts, including: sculpted cockpit fairing, exhausts from Vance & Hines, rear mudguard removal kit, lower clip-on handlebars and beautiful compact bullet indicators.
And for the very first time…

Performance Race Kit for the Thruxton R
The Factory Race kit, for competition use and closed circuit racing only, takes the standard engine performance to an even higher level, with more power, torque and lower overall weight.

– Stainless steel “de cat” headers
– Stainless steel open silencers with removable dB killers
– Race specification cam shaft kit
– Race specification washable air filter
– Clip-on handlebars

With more performance, more poise and more pedigree, the new Bonneville Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal – modern classic sports bikes with ultra-authentic café racer styling, a serious engine and the handling capability to live up to their legendary name.
Engine and transmission

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 3.84’’ x 3.15’’ 3.84’’ x 3.15’’
Compression Ratio 11.0:1 11.0:1
Maximum Power 96 hp @ 6750 rpm 96 hp @ 6750 rpm
Maximum Torque 82.6 ft.-lbs. @ 4950 rpm 82.6 ft.-lbs. @ 4950 rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system
with twin chrome silencers
Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive X ring chain X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed 6-speed


Fuel consumption and emissions

Standard EPA
Fuel Consumption 45.4 MPG

Fuel economy estimates are based on the EPA exhaust emission test procedure.


Frame Tubular steel cradle Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminum Twin-sided, aluminum – Clear anodized
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5in 32-spoke 17 x 5in
Front Tire 120/70 ZR 17 – Pirelli Angel GT 120/70 ZR 17 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear Tire 160/60 ZR17 – Pirelli Angel GT 160/60 ZR17 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Front Suspension Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel Showa 43mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel Fully adjustable Ohlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston axial
floating calipers, ABS
Brembo twin 310mm floating discs
Brembo 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston axial floating caliper, ABS Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston axial
floating caliper, ABS

Dimensions and weight

Length 82.9 in (2105 mm) 82.9 in (2105 mm)
Width (Handlebars) 29.3 in (710 mm) 29.3 in (745 mm)
Height Without Mirrors 40.6 in (1030 mm) 40.6 in (1030 mm)
Seat Height 31.7 in (805 mm) 31.9 in (810 mm)
Wheelbase 55.7 in (1415 mm) 55.7 in (1415 mm)
Rake 22.7º 22.8º
Trail 3.6 in (90.8 mm) 3.6 in (92 mm)
Dry Weight 454 lbs. (206 Kg) 448 lbs (203 Kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.8 gal. 3.8 gal.

Standard equipment



Switchable ABS

Switchable Traction Control


Riding Modes

Monza cap

USB socket


LED rear light

Switchable ABS

Switchable Traction Control


Riding Modes

Monza cap

USB socket


LED rear light

Seat Cowl

Tank strap