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2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS [Model Overview]

2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS

2020 Thruxton 1200 RS

The 2020 Thruxton 1200 RS is a brand new motorcycle for 2020, and an evolution of the Thruxton models of present and past. The RS takes the cafe racer DNA of the Thruxton 1200 R and injects it with memories of the many races it has entered and won, such as the Isle of Man TT, and the Thruxton 500, where the bike got its name.

The Thruxton 1200 RS is powered by a reworked and tuned 1200cc parallel twin, producing 103 HP over the standard models’ 95, with both engines producing 83 lbs-ft of torque.

The styling has been reworked and refined as well, dropping the handlebars lower than on the 1200 R, opening up the twin exhausts wider for both more noise and less back pressure, and flattening out the tank so the rider can tuck all the way down.

The 1200 RS is also lighter than its kin, making it much more agile. It easily flicks between corners, and loves to carve them as it passes through. A modern take on the classic cafe racers of the Bonneville line.

The 2020 Thruxton 1200 RS starts at $16,200 US/$17,400 CDN.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS in one place.

2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $ 16,200 US/$17,400 CDN
  • Key Features:
    • LED Lighting
    • ABS
    • Fuel-injected

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 1200 cc, Liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
  • Power: 103 HP
  • Wet weight: 434 lb (197 kg)
  • Seat height: 31.8 in

2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS

2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS Specifications

From Triumph


Engine 1200 cc, Liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
Power 103 HP
Bore x Stroke 97.6 mm x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 12.066:1
Fuel System Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection
Starter Electric
Exhaust Brushed 2-into-2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers


Clutch Wet, multi-plate slip-assist clutch
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive O-ring chain


Suspension Front Showa 43 mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 4.7 in (120 mm) travel
Suspension Rear Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggyback reservoir, 4.7 in (120 mm) rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Tires Front 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear
160/60 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal (14.5 L)


Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length
Width Handlebars 29.3 in (745 mm)
Height Without Mirror 40.5 in (1,030 mm)
Wheelbase 55.7 in (1,415 mm)
Trail 3.6 in (92 mm)
Seat Height 31.8 in (810 mm)
Dry Weight 434 lb (197 kg)



2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS

2020 Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS Features


The name Thruxton is an internationally acclaimed motorcycle racing icon, born from incredible success at the Thruxton 500 and the Isle of Man TT, inspiring a whole generation of fanatical teenage cafe racers.

Designed and developed to evolve the legend further, the new Thruxton RS combines all the original cafe racer design DNA and pure original style while pushing forward the level of modern capability and performance.


Exciting engine developments earn this new Thruxton genuine RS status, with more peak power than any of its predecessors.


Triumph’s legendary cafe racer comprises an incredible combination of dynamic handling, incredible agility and responsiveness to deliver a totally engaging riding experience.


From creating moments of motorcycling history to representing a generation of cafe racers, this distinctive, beautiful and authentic motorcycle is the newest original Thruxton.

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