Triumph Finally Releases Full Specs for Thruxton and Thruxton R


The most powerful members of Triumph’s new Bonneville family are the 1200 cc, parallel-twin Thruxton and Thruxton R. Final production specifications have now been released by Triumph for these models.

Triumph is claiming a healthy 96 horsepower (at a relatively low 6,750 rpm) and 83 pound/feet of torque (at 4,950 rpm). In other words, a torque monster that should be more than quick enough around town and on the highway. The 17″ spoked wheels carry tubeless Pirellis, and both models feature 310 mm dual front discs. The upmarket Thruxton R gets fully adjustable suspension (including Öhlins shocks) and Brembo monobloc front calipers. We can’t wait to swing a leg over these new models.  Here are the specifications from Triumph.


2016 Triumph Thruxton 2016 Triumph Thruxton R
Type Liquid-cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-Twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Maximum Power 96 hp @ 6750 rpm (claimed)
Maximum Torque 82.6 lb-ft. @ 4950 rpm (claimed)
Fuel system 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
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Fuel Economy 4.6 l/100km / 61 MPG (claimed)
Emissions EURO 4 Compliant, CO2 – 106.0 g/km
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminum Twin-sided, aluminum – Clear anodized
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5in
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17 – Pirelli Angel GT 120/70 ZR17 – 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 Öhlins 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
Length 2105 mm (82.9 inches)
Width 745 mm (29.3 inches)
Height 1030 mm (40.6 inches), without mirrors
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 inches) 810 mm (31.9 inches)
Wheelbase 1415 mm (55.7 inches)
Rake 22.7º 22.8º
Trail 90.8 mm (3.57 inches) 92 mm (3.62 inches)
Dry Weight 454 lb. (claimed) 448 lb. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity 3.8 Gal.

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