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.
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- Price: $ 16,200 US/$17,400 CDN
- Key Features:
- LED Lighting
- 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 Specifications
|Engine||1200 cc, Liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||97.6 mm x 80 mm|
|Fuel System||Multi-point sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed 2-into-2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate slip-assist clutch|
|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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.8 US gal (14.5 L)|
|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 Features
THE ORIGINAL MODERN CAFE RACER
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.