2012 Triumph Thruxton Review


The 2012 Triumph Thruxton 900 was introduced in 2004 and still goes strong today. This standard motorcycle is truly as much a classic as the 1960’s model motorcycle, just new. This classic bike is a beautiful marriage of vintage meeting new technology.

Jumping on this motorcycle is like jumping into the past with the large center stripe on the gas tank, the lowered handlebars, and mirrors. The engine box esthetically resembles parts of the past yet has the performance to today’s engines. This 865cc, four stroke, DOH parallel twin engine is air-cooled, fuel-injected and has an electric start. This manual, five-speed motorcycle can top speeds of 75 miles per hour (MPH). It has a 4.2 gallon tank and can get up to 57 miles per gallon (MPG).

In terms of design, the 2012 Triumph Thruxton features low slung handlebars that gives this powerful bike the retro and classic look. Not to mention that bad attitude look we have all come to love. The spoked alloy rimmed wheels combined with the central racing stripes help to make this one of those bikes that will always turn heads.

Classic old school style meets modern technology is what the 2012 Triumph Thruxton is all about. If you are looking for a classic yet powerful bike, this may just be what you are seeking.

New For 2012

  • There are no new features for 2012.

2012 Triumph Thruxton Specs

  • Model: 2012 Triumph Thruxton 900
  • Engine Type: 865cc, four-stroke, fuel injected, parallel twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 90.0mm x 68.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.91:1
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), eight-valves
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electricv
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: X-Ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 43 miles per gallon (MPG) (city) and 57 miles per gallon (MPG) (highway)
  • Brakes (Front): Single hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Single hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork with adjustable spring pre-load
  • Suspension (Rear): Steel twin sided swing arm with dual adjustable spring pre-load shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: 58.6 inches
  • Rake: 27 degrees
  • Trail: 2.02 inches
  • Seat Height: 32.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 506 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 100/90 R 18
  • Tires (Rear): 130/80 R17


  • A variety of windscreens are available to suit your style and comfort needs.
  • Windscreens also provide a level of protection from the elements as well as keeping dirt and debris away from the riders face.
  • Sissy bar back rest available to give comfort and additional support for the passengers. Ideal for the long distance rides. Sissy bars can be detached with ease for when not in use.
  • A cruise screen available that helps to decrease noise and wind. Quick and easy installation and can also be removed with ease when not needed.
  • Paint protector kit that helps to keep the paint looking its best. The paint protector kit helps to keep scratches to a minimum. Also provides a level of protection from dulling.
  • Center stand to provide safe parking of the bike. Helps to balance the bike and is ideal for parking or when working on the bike.
  • All weather covers designed to protect the bike from the elements. The all-weather covers are waterproof and can be used for parking the bike outdoors. Additionally, a dust cover can be purchased which is ideal for parking the bike indoors.

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