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.

2021 Triumph Thruxton / Thruxton R


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $13,000 USD / $14,000 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • 1200cc Bonneville engine
    • Premium styling and finish
    • Cafe racer legend

Main Specs

  • 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)

Competitors

2021 Triumph Thruxton / Thruxton R


2021 Triumph Thruxton / Thruxton R Specifications

From Triumph

ENGINE

Engine 1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-twin
Power 97 HP
Bore x Stroke 97.6 mm x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0 :1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Starter Electric
Exhaust Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Transmission 6-Speed
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS

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
Tires Rear
160/60 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.8 US gal
Color Jet Black or Korosi Red, Crystal White, Silver Ice, or Competition Green

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Width Handlebars 29.3in (745mm)
Height Without Mirror 40.5in (1030mm)
Wheelbase 55.7in (1415mm)
Trail 3.6in (90.8mm)
Seat Height 31.9in (810mm)
Dry Weight 454lb (206kg)

WARRANTY

Warranty
Extension

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2021 Triumph Thruxton R Features

HIGHER SPECIFICATION BRAKING WITH SWITCHABLE ABS

For even greater braking performance, the Thruxton R has twin floating disc Brembo front brakes with 4-piston radial monobloc calipers and single disc Nissin 2-piston floating caliper rear brakes.

HIGH SPECIFICATION SUSPENSION

Take café racer riding capability and handling up to the next level, with fully adjustable front Showa USD big piston forks and fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks with piggy back reservoir.

HIGH QUALITY WHEELS & TIRES

Lightweight 17-inch aluminium wheel rims each with 32 spokes, complemented by Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tIres for premium handling, grip and performance.

RIDE-BY-WIRE & RIDING MODES

The Thruxton’s electronic ride-by-wire system enhances throttle control, responsiveness, safety, and feel. Linked to the ride-by-wire system, the three selectable mode options Road, Rain and Sport provide the rider with greater control and safety, and with the Sport mode, an even more immediate engine throttle response.

SWITCHABLE TRACTION CONTROL

Taking advantage of the sophisticated ride-by-wire system, the Thruxton R incorporates a switchable traction control system that optimises the delivery of its outstanding torque when traction is compromized. This can be switched off via the instrument menu.

TORQUE ASSIST CLUTCH

Bringing a light touch and feel to the clutch control of the Thruxton R, the torque assist clutch system makes the bike easier to ride, and ride longer.

FINGERTIP CONTROLS

The Thruxton R switchgear presents a simple fingertip control scroll button for easy access to the key features on the digital clocks.

TWIN FEATURE-PACKED CLOCKS

Stylish feature-packed twin clock (speedo and rev counter) with beautiful 3D dial faces that cleverly incorporate a digital menu system accessed by a handlebar-mounted scroll button. Key features include; riding mode setting, gear position indicator, odometer, two trip settings, service indicator, range to empty, fuel level, average and current MPG, clock, and access to turn off traction control and ABS features.

LED DRL HEADLIGHT

A new contemporary standard, the Thruxton R headlight incorporates the latest LED Daytime Running Light (DRL) delivering a distinctive signature light pattern and enhanced power efficiency for long term durability.

LED REAR LIGHT

The LED rear light, incorporated into the classically-inspired and stylish tail set-up, bring a distinctive rear light pattern and power efficiency.


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