Triumph Thruxton RS Motorbikes For Sale

Triumph Thruxton RS
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Current Prices: £12,000–£9,600
Insurance Costs: 8 of 10

What Is It?

The Triumph Thruxton RS is a premium retro style cafe racer bike and is powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 1,200 cc parallel twin engine, producing 103.6 bhp at 7,500 rpm and maximum torque at just 4,250 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with Brembo M50 four piston calipers
  • 220 mm disc at the rear with Nissin two piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • Adjustable 43 mm Showa BPF fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable dual Ohlins piggyback shocks with 120 mm travel
  • Ride modes: Rain, Road, Sport
  • Traction control with off mode
  • Light action torque assist clutch
  • LED tail light and running light
  • USB port under the seat
  • 2->2 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the previous range topping Thruxton 1200 R there's an updated engine with 7 bhp more power and peak torque 700 rpm lower down, a 500 rpm higher red line, lighter battery, improved Brembo calipers, sticky tyres, improved ride modes, black springs / engine covers / rims and it's 6 kg lighter.

The 17" wire spoked wheels take a Metzeler Racetec RR 120/70 tyre at the front and a 160/60 at the rear.

Accessories include the cafe racer fairing, Arrow silencers, LED indicators, tail tidy, comfort seat, heated grips, fly screen, pillion seat and pegs.

Colours: Black, grey/red (our fav.)


Launch RRP: £13,000

Capacity: 1,200 cc (very high)

Power: 104 bhp, 78 kW (high)

Red Line: 7,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 130 mph, 209 km/h (high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 45 mpg, 6.3 l/100km, 15.9 km/l (average)

Range: 140 miles, 225 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 14.5 litres, 3.8 US gallons (average)

Seat Height: 810 mm, 31.9 inches (average)

Dry Weight: 197 kg, 434 pounds

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Handling
  • Power
  • Style

Any Downsides?

  • No quickshifter option


More Info

Check out this video review from BikeSocial and this review from 44Teeth.

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