With all this sporting capability and modern technology, the Thruxton still maintains its classic rocker look. Twin “analogue” dials, brushed Monza-style flip-up gas cap, bullet indicators, brushed stainless exhaust, and that oh-so-unique stainless tank strap keep the Thruxton R very much in tune with its cafe racer roots. The main complaint is that the R isn’t available in good ol’ BRG (aka “Competition Green,” only available on the base Thruxton, along with Pure White and Jet Black.) It does, however, come in Diablo Red, Silver Ice, and Matte Black. The only other gripe is the price: Thruxton R starts at $14,500, and that’s before even touching the catalog of over 160 optional accessories, not to mention the 3 available Inspiration Kits: Track Racer, Café Racer, and Performance Race Kit.