Up Close With The Cafe Racing 2021 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R
The Triumph Thruxton family is one of the highlights of the 2021 Triumph line-up. There are three models available: the Thruxton 1200, Thruxton 1200 R, and range-topping Thruxton RS. These British-made café racers are some of the most exciting models on the market. The Thruxton and Thruxton R models offer exceptional performance and a style particularly suited to those with retro tastes.
Like other Triumph motorcycles, the Thruxton models draw power from a 1200cc parallel twin Bonneville engine that produces a hearty 97 horsepower and 82.6 lb-ft of torque. That power is kept under control using Ride-by-Wire, selectable riding modes, a torque-assist clutch, and switchable traction control and ABS.
The Triumph Thruxton R variant is an upgraded version of the standard Thruxton. The engine and power specs are the same, but the Thruxton R features a more aggressive riding position, higher specification brakes and suspension, and different styling cues. Naturally, the additional features add to the cost.
For 2021, the Thruxton 1200 is available in Jet Black or Korosi Red, while the Thruxton 1200 R is available in Crystal White, Silver Ice, or Competition Green.
The 2021 Triumph Thruxton starts from $13,000 USD / $14,000 CAD. The 2021 Triumph Thruxton R starts from $15,400 USD / $16,750 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Triumph Thruxton / Thruxton R in one place.
- Price: $13,000 USD / $14,000 CAD
- Key Features:
- 1200cc Bonneville engine
- Premium styling and finish
- Cafe racer legend
- Engine: 1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
- Power: 97 HP
- Torque: 82.6 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 454lb (206kg) **Wet weight figures unavailable
- Seat Height: 31.9in (810mm)
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2021 Triumph Thruxton / Thruxton R Specifications
|Engine||1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||97.6 mm x 80 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.0 :1|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Suspension Front||KYB 1.6 inches cartidge forks, 4.7 inches travel|
|Suspension Rear||KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 4.7 inches rear wheel travel|
|Brakes Front||Twin 12.2 inches discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Single 8.6 inches disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Tires Front||120/70 ZR17|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.8 US gal|
|Color||Jet Black or Korosi Red, Crystal White, Silver Ice, or Competition Green|
|Width Handlebars||29.3in (745mm)|
|Height Without Mirror||40.5in (1030mm)|
|Seat Height||31.9in (810mm)|
|Dry Weight||454lb (206kg)|