2017 Triumph Thruxton 1200

2017 Triumph Thruxton 1200
2017 Triumph Thruxton 1200CRS

Triumph first introduced the Thruxton in 1965 as a limited edition, hand-built racer based on the Triumph Bonneville for homologation purposes so Triumph could enter into British endurance races. Only 52 were made, all produced at Triumph’s factory at meriden Works. Named after the Thruxton Circuit, those first bikes went on to take the whole podium at the Thruxton 500 in 1969.

It was re-introduced in 2004 as the Thruxton 900, again as a take on the Triumph Bonneville, though this time purely for public production purposes. Manufactured at Triumph’s Hinckley factory, these new bikes added a small fairing, rear cowl, rearsets, clip ons, and other “cafe racer” accoutrements.

2016 brought about another revision, this time with Triumph releasing the all-new Thruxton and Thruxton R. Both of these bikes utilize Triumph’s new 1,200 cc water-cooled motor with a 270 degree crank. Both bikes have ride-by-wire, ABS, traction control, and multiple riding modes. The R comes as an up-spec version of the standard bike with Ohlins shocks and a Showa “big piston” fork and Brembo brakes.

The 2017 Thruxton has a starting MSRP of $13,000 and is available in Jet Black, Korosi Red, Competition Green, and Pure White.

2017 Triumph Thruxton 1200 Specs and Pricing

MSRP $13,000
DISPLACEMENT (CC) 1200
SEAT HEIGHT (IN) 32
WET WEIGHT (LBS) 454

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Thoughts from the Staff

“As much as I loved the Thruxton, every time I would mention it, someone would say “oh is it the R?” to which I would have to reply “No, it’s just the Thruxton.” Which never sat right with me.” Morgan Gales - Editor, Street Chopper Magazine