Triumph Thruxton 900: history, specs, pictures

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Triumph Thruxton 900
Also called Thruxton SE, Thruxton Ace, Thruxton
Production 2004 - 2016
Class Classic
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 90.0mm x 90.0mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Horsepower 67.59 HP (50.4 KW) @ 7400RPM
Torque 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 5800RPM
Fuel System injection. multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with sai
Air Filter K&N TB-9004 `04-15[1]
Ignition digital-inductive type via engine management system
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet. multi-plate
Suspension Front: kayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload.
Rear: kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload.
Brakes Front: single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear: single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Wheelbase 58.66 inches (1490 mm)
Length 84.65 inches (2150 mm)
Width 32.68 inches (830 mm)
Height 43.11 inches (1095 mm)
Seat Height 32.28 inches (820 mm)
Weight 471.79 pounds (214.0 Kg) (dry), 230.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.19 Gallon (4.50 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 4.23 Gallon (16.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.47 liters/100 km (18.3 km/l or 43.00 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Triumph Thruxton was a twin, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Triumph between 2004 and 2016. Max torque was 50.89 ft/lbs (69.0 Nm) @ 5800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 67.59 HP (50.4 KW) @ 7400 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 90.0mm bore x 90.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 865.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet. multi-plate.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper in the front and a single disc. nissin 2-piston floating caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a kayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload. while the rear was equipped with a kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload.. The Thruxton was fitted with a 4.23 Gallon (16.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 471.79 pounds (214.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.66 inches (1490 mm) long.

2004 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The Triumph Thruxton is probably one of the most representative face-racers out there, a true benchmark upon which others are judged. Based on the glorious Bonneville platform, but sporting the unique, ageless lines of the late 60's, the 2003 Thruxton carries on the retro heritage.

Laced wheels, a tuck and roll stitched seat with a bulbous rear cowl, megaphone silencers, low bars and chromed accents emanate a retro vibe that's really hard to resist.

2005 Triumph Thruxton 900[edit | edit source]

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An iconic presence in the cafe-racer world, the Thruxton 900 could very well be THE cafe-racer. Based on the proven platform of the Bonnie family, this machine harks back the golden era of motorcycle road racing, smartly blending in the modern accents and technology.

With flowing lines evoking the bikes from 50 or more years ago, the 2004 Thrux proves to be as good a weekend getaway as it is a machine for daily riding. Compliant yet sporty, this classic motorcycle is also a good choice for riders with a smaller inseam, ladies included.

2006 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The Triumph Thruxton is probably the benchmark for cafe-racer design. Building on the Bonnevile platform, the 2005 Thrux delivers the classic attire of retro road racing bikes, remaining faithful to the styling cues of the sixties and blending in modern-era technology for a rewarding ride.

The flowing shapes of this bike are neatly complemented with a round rear cowl, a shorty front fender, megaphone silencers and polished engine covers. The whole build screams classic retro character and the 2005 Thruxton will surely turn heads wherever you might get to ride it.

2007 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

One of the most authentic cafe-racers out there, the Thruxton may very well be THE cafe racer reference. The 2006 Thrux retains the generic design of the bikes from half a century ago, but delivers a massive amount of updated styling and by all means, modern technology for a better ride.

Count in upgraded suspensions, the revised 865cc parallel twin, solid braking power and a plethora of optional accessories available for those looking forward to add more style and functionality to their bikes and prepare to enjoy a classic bike with massive modern fun about it.

2008 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The 2007 Thruxton carries on the cafe-racer heritage of the series and is yet another iteration of the acclaimed retro street racing benchmark. Building on the proven Bonneville platform, the Thrux delivers a sportier feel thanks to the lightweight aluminum rims, slightly more aggressive seat and lowered bars.

Solo or two-up, the 2007 Thruxton can do them both, thanks to the sleek rear cowl. For both weekend getaways and daily commuting, the Thrux will deliver: nimble and easily maneuverable, this bike will effortlessly streak through slow traffic, getting you to your destination faster and with a smile on your face.

2009 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The 2008 Thruxton embodies the retro road-racing DNA of the classic Triumph machinery. Based on the proven Bonnie platform and powered by the same mill, the Thrux is however, a different breed: this bike is one of the cafe-racer benchmarks others are judged upon. The racey styling is completed with braided hoses and supple aluminum rims.

With a removable rear cowl, the 2008 Thruxton can swap form solo to two-up in juts minutes, while the lowered bars and bar-end mirrors add to the sporty stance and complement the chromed megaphone exhausts.

2010 Triumph Thruxton SE[edit | edit source]

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The 2009 Thruxton SE is an emblematic machinery to revive the all-out racing style of the bikes out grandparents used to ride back in the day. A red powder coated frame complements the Crystal White bodywork, while the red racing stripe and additional pinstripe work are only making everything looks even more classy.

Add in a bikini fairing surrounding the headlight, polished laced rims and shiny chrome megaphone exhausts, the classic Thrux rear cowl and low bars, simple and efficient dual-gauge instrumentation, and you've got a sporty modern cafe-racer.

2010 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The 2009 Thruxton carries of the road-racing heritage of the old models, and does this the right way. The spirit and the attire of the bikes half a century ago have been maintained and subtly updated: the new Thruxton is a true modern classic.

Air and oil cooling, megaphone exhausts, a flowing rear cowl and ageless laced rims, low bars with bar-end mirrors and smooth chrome accents are a great complement for the modern EFI engine, upgraded suspensions and premium manufacturing.

2011 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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When it comes to cafe-racers, there's nothing like the real thing. And this means the Triumph Thruxton. The 2010 Thrux carries on the brand's heritage and brings a race-ready retro look while boasting the same modern technologies like the rest of the new classics. This means a brawny EFI engine with plenty of power and torque for swift city rides and enjoyable passing nerve for longer trips, comfy seating and a full-on racey stance.

Triumph also brought in laced wheels, lowered bars with bar-end mirrors, dual megaphone silencers and a removable rear cowl for occasional two-up riding.

2012 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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Inspired by the Bonneville-based café racers of the 1960s and named after the Hampshire race track, the 2011 Thruxton comes with ow slung handlebars, alloy rimmed wire wheels and central racing stripe. The Bonneville’s 865cc eight-valve DOHC parallel-twin has been tuned for performance in the Thruxton. Other highlights include lightweight alloy rims, bar mounted instruments, sporty graphics and racy megaphone silencer.

2013 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The 2012 Thruxton is a neo-retro cafe-racer built on the Bonneville platform and which emphasizes the Triumph racing heritage. By far the sportiest of the modern classics, the Thruxton boasts a flowing, streamlined design which complements the revised ergonomics, the classy megaphone exhausts and the ageless bar-end mirrors.

A strong statement in both styling and technology, the 2012 Thruxton is one of Triumph's best ways to prove that a good motorcycle design can still turn heads even if generations have changed.

2014 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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The 2014 MY Triumph Thruxton is a powerful machine, inspired from the 60's cafe racers. It boasts a 865cc parallel twin that produces 62 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque. When this two-wheeler was designed, Hinckley took into consideration two things, classic looks combined with modern technology cleverly hidden in plain sight in a retro guise.

Keeping to to the 60's cafe racer theme, the bike is a minimalist one, with what appears to be a solo seat. However, under the rear seat cowl, which can be effortlessly removed, one can find plenty of room for a passenger.

2015 Triumph Thruxton[edit | edit source]

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One gets all the perks of the latest bike-building technologies disguised in a 60's cafe racer, if one decides to become the owner of a 2015 MY Triumph Thruxton. Based on the successful Bonneville, the Thruxton is the most agile and fast bike in the Triumph classic motorcycle family.

Visual touches such as 60's style paint and race-stripes add to the character of the bike, and thanks to clever engineering, the passenger seat is disguised with a rear cover, so the machine respects the overall minimalist, cafe racer, design.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.