By late afternoon, the roads were drying out. Even with generous grip from its Metzeler tires, I didn't manage to use all the Thruxton's increased cornering clearance. The suspension at both ends was firm and well-damped, keeping everything under control. The big single front disc provided lots of bite, and the rear disc was welcome in harder stops. My only real complaints: The moderately low clip-ons were uncomfortable after less than an hour and the mirrors were too narrow to be of much use. Also, the unfaired layout wasn't ideal on a cold day, though the accessory flyscreen gives some protection. Accessories include a grabrail, a single seat, chromed side panels and a centerstand, plus the louder "off-road-only" pipes that would provide a much more satisfying soundtrackfor us at least.