A unique update and a major engine development for this exciting Thruxton introduces an RS model that delivers 8 more horsepower, 83 LB-FT peak torque lower down in the rev range and more responsiveness than ever before.
The Thruxton RS has all the hallmarks, features and quality of Triumph’s celebrated Thruxton R, together with even more intuitive agile handling, more contemporary style and unique high-quality detailing.
A dedicated sports-focused chassis combines with a high specification suspension, race-derived tires, premium Brembo M50 front brake setup and upgraded rider technologies to create a truly exciting, modern ride. Topping up its incredible equipment, the significantly updated Thruxton 1,200cc high-power parallel twin engine is now more responsive, has more peak power (104 HP @ 7,500rpm) and delivers 83 LB-FT of torque 700rpm lower in the rev range.
Everything about this incredible motorcycle was honed to enhance the Thruxton’s celebrated reputation and take Triumph’s cafe racing pedigree to the next level. With the RS model, the legend evolves.
|Engine & Transmission|
|Type||Liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin|
|Max Power EC||103 HP (77 kW) @ 7,500 rpm|
|Max Torque EC||83 LB-FT (112 Nm) @ 4,250 rpm|
|System||Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed 2-into-2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers|
|Final Drive||O-ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradles|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, aluminum - Clear anodized|
|Front Wheel||32-spoke 3.5 x 17 in, aluminum rims|
|Rear Wheel||32-spoke 5 x 17 in, aluminum rims|
|Front Tire||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire||160/60 ZR17|
|Front Suspension||Showa 43 mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 4.7 in (120 mm) travel|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggyback reservoir, 4.7 in (120 mm) rear wheel travel|
|Front Brakes||Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Instrument Display and Functions||LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analog speedometer, analog tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator,clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip ready, fuel consumption display, traction control status and riding mode display.|
|Dimensions & Weights|
|Width Handlebars||29.3 in (745 mm)|
|Height Without Mirror||40.5 in (1,030 mm)|
|Seat Height||31.8 in (810 mm)|
|Wheelbase||55.7 in (1,415 mm)|
|Trail||3.6 in (92 mm)|
|Dry Weight||434 lb (197 kg)|
|Tank Capacity||3.8 US gal (14.5 L)|
|Service Interval||10,000 miles/12 months service interval, whichever comes first|
THRUXTON RS HIGHLIGHTS
SIGNIFICANTLY UPGRADED THRUXTON RS ENGINE
Engine upgrades include lightweight low inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, thin-walled engine covers, as well as high-compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile, and secondary air system. Together, these deliver an incredible 20% reduction of inertia and a Thruxton engine that revs harder for longer.
With 104 peak horsepower @ 7,500rpm (which is 8 HP more than the previous Thruxton), the Thruxton RS delivers thrilling cafe racer performance with more power low down and across the entire rev range.
PEAK TORQUE LOWER DOWN
The peak torque (83 LB-FT @ 4,250rpm) of the Thruxton RS is now delivered 700rpm lower in the rev range, offering an exceptional thrilling ride.
LIGHTER BY 13 POUNDS
Weight savings were achieved through engine upgrades that include magnesium cam cover and thin-walled engine covers and a lighter weight battery.
HIGHER SPECIFICATION BREMBO M50 BRAKES
Enhanced stopping power with better initial bite, better feel and better fade characteristics come from a higher specification brakes setup: Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc calipers, twin 320mm floating Brembo discs, and Brembo master cylinder.
FULLY ADJUSTABLE ÖHLINS SUSPENSION
The Thruxton RS enjoys a unique premium rear suspension setup, with fully adjustable Öhlins piggyback rear suspension units that contribute to that engaged and thrilling cafe racer ride.
RACE-BRED ADJUSTABLE SHOWA FORKS
Premium high-spec adjustable Showa USD big piston forks are tuned and set up to deliver sharp handling that really delivers on its cafe racer looks, and enhances Triumph’s signature ride dynamics of neutrality, agility and stability.
WHEELS & TYRES
The Thruxton RS features Metzeler Racetec RR tires which offer incredible grip, trajectory precision and high-speed stability, and are fitted to lightweight 17” aluminum 32-spoke wheel rims.
UPGRADED RIDING MODES
The Thruxton RS’s enhanced three riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport – can now be changed at the touch of a button to adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit riding conditions and rider preference.
Incredible black details and finishes include powder-coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover finishes, Öhlins RSU springs, Thruxton side panel and sprocket cover with integrated heel guard, plus premium black anodized wheels and wheel rims.
THRILLING BRITISH TWIN SOUND
Listen to the Thruxton RS engine: now a more responsive twin racing soundtrack and a rich and raw exhaust note to match its legendary name.
THRUXTON RS PERFORMANCE
Major engine upgrades increase peak power to 104 HP (at 7,500rpm) and deliver the peak torque of 83 LB-FT 700 rpm lower in the rev range.
Here’s how we evolved this amazing bike with a modern roadster specification designed to introduce a whole generation of riders to this authentic cafe racer.
THRUXTON RS HANDLING
The Thruxton RS is 13 pounds lighter, has more character, and is perfect for riders who love the focused sporting purity and performance of a cafe racer.
Enhanced rider-focused technologies introduce a higher level of modern capability that encourages even more rider confidence and creates an unparalleled Thruxton RS ride.
THRUXTON RS STYLE
From making motorcycling history to representing a generation of cafe racers, this distinctive, beautiful and authentic motorcycle is the next evolution of the celebrated Thruxton.
There’s a blacked-out look to the Thruxton RS and, to reflect its class-leading cafe racer status, there’s a host of elegant premium details too.