Review of the Triumph Thruxton 900

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Triumph Thruxton 900

Review of the Triumph Thruxton 900

of the Triumph Thruxton 900

Just as as it is a motorcycle in its own right, Triumph’s is a time machine. Just a Thruxton from afar get images of black Brando oil-spattered leather boots and to break ‘The Ton’ through your mind, actually taking one for a spin the nostalgia flowing in a torrent.

The clip-on ‘bars, the gleaming of the bullet headlight and the rasp of the silencers all play their in sending you back through the when the term ‘Café was born on London’s busy streets, in biker haunts the Ace Café and the Busy Bee.

Fortunately, although its styling back to the days when the bike industry was king, the has its wheels planted firmly in the

With an electric start, brakes front and rear and suspension, this retro racer gives you all the thrills none of the heartache – if you’re a purist, you’ll even to place your own pool of oil this one…

Launched in 2004 and named the historic British circuit, the is basically a café racer of the marque’s leading retro the Bonneville, but with tweaked brakes and steering geometry, ‘bars, megaphone exhausts, a front guard and a seat the latter simply a cover comes off to reveal space for a

The faithful will scorn the of a kick-starter, but a press of the button the Thruxton readily fire and settle into a steady, burble, care of the optional silencers our test bike fitted with.

On the road its manner are pure – its preload adjustable suspension a good job of smoothing the bumps, its brakes haul it down speed well and it tracks a through a corner beautifully.

It keep pace with the big but its 69 horses are respectable enough, when compared with the of the bikes upon which been styled.

Its carburetion is and although redline is an indicated there’s no need to reach heady heights – riding its mid-range is the order of the day.

For the nit-pickers, there are still a few foibles. Firstly, in an absent-minded it’s possible to cook left knee on the cylinder although this isn’t an issue if you’re wearing

Secondly, the separate steering means it’s possible to off with the steering lock on. like the old days, granted, but moved on in this respect for reason.

Finally, the tank cap isn’t lockable. Maybe not an issue back in the day, but a little too tempting these for some light-finger with too time on their hands, if their aim is purely to cause and aggravation…

For those with an affinity café racer-style bikes of the and 70′s, the Triumph Thruxton 900 a truly modern package the style and edge of yesteryear. a potent combination, and one that I’m will keep the café ethos alive and well for years to come.

SPECS: Thruxton 900

Engine: 865cc, four-…, DOHC, eight-valve,

Bore and …: 90 x 68mm

Compression: 9.2:1

Fuel twin Keihin carburettors

69bhp @ 7200rpm

Torque: @ 6400rpm

Transmission: five-speed


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