The Thruxton draws on the spartan café racing machines of the sixties and takes its name from the near-mythic racing Triumphs from the same era. With its perfectly proportioned, evocative silhouette the Thruxton is a truly beautiful machine. It captures the very essence of the café racer look – the shorty-style front fender, rakish clip-on handlebars, distinctive seat hump and spartan elegance - and matches it to exhilarating, fluid performance. The Thruxton fires the imagination of many of today’s younger riders who seek a distinctive and involving bike, where authentic retro sixties style mixes seamlessly with a modern edge and attitude. The Thruxton’s 865 cc, twin cylinder power plant is the most powerful of Triumph’s twin-cylinder line up. It shares the Bonnie’s 360 degree firing interval but adds ‘hot’ camshaft profiles, a compression ratio of 10.2:1 and megaphone-style exhausts. Peak power output of 69 bhp is delivered at 7,250 rpm and peak torque of 53 ft.lbs. arrives at 5,750 rpm. Wrapping the motor is a precisely crafted chassis that inspires confidence and delivers a real sporting character. The sturdy, spring preload adjustable, 41 mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give superb suspension action and compliance. Sharper steering geometry, a wheelbase of 1,477 mm and an 18-inch front wheel aids steering input. A fully floating 320 mm front disc and twin-piston brake caliper provide powerful, controllable braking performance. Three color options are available - Jet Black, Racing Yellow and Caspian Blue – and all feature a checkered flag tank graphic and silver fenders. A comprehensive range of accessories, including less restrictive mufflers, fly screen, soft luggage and various chrome additions further enhance the Thruxton’s scope for owner involvement and personalization. Triumph specializes in building unique bikes and with the Thruxton has defined a whole new category in modern motorcycling – retro sports. But if one lesson from the past has stood the passage of time, it’s that the basic essence of motorcycling transcends all technology. What a bike is, and represents to the owner, is very nearly as important as what it does. All that’s really needed, for many are an engine, two wheels and a pair of handlebars. The Thruxton is just that, yet a whole lot more besides.