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Triumph squeeze in Thruxton RS to range

Triumph has squeezed in a Thruxton RS to their Bonneville range, in between the Thruxton R and the Thruxton TFC.

That’s four in the Thruxton line and some 13 models in the entire Bonneville range; five with the 900cc engine and the rest with the 1200cc twin.

There is no word yet from Triumph Australia on when it will arrive or pricing, but expect it to cost more than the R at $21,100 (plus on-road costs).Triumph Thruxton RS

The new Thruxton R has 5kW more power o 77kW and 112Nm of torque delivered 700rpm lower in the rev range.Triumph Thruxton RS

That compares with the top-of-the-line Thruxton TFC with 79kW and 115Nm. 

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC
Thruxton TFC

Triumph says it the RS model is 6kg lighter than the R.

It comes with hi-spec Brembo M50 radial mono bloc callipers, sticker Metzler Racetec RR tyres, Ohlins shocks, traction control, LED lighting and USB charger.

The three riding modes – Sport, Road and Rain – now adjust throttle map, ABS and traction control.Triumph Thruxton RS

Styling is dark with black anodised whereas and engine covers and black Ohlines RSU twin shocks.

Triumph Thruxton RS

It comes in black or grey with silver trimmings.A range of custom accessories will be available, including the bubble fairing.Triumph Thruxton RS

Triumph Thruxton RS

Engine Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression 12.066:1
Power 77kW (105 PS/103 bhp) @ 7500rpm
Torque 112Nm @ 4250rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium – Clear anodised
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5 in, aluminium rims
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5 in, aluminium rims
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 43 mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with Piggyback reservoir, 120 mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Width (Handlebars) 745mm
Height Without Mirrors 1030mm
Seat 810mm
Wheelbase 1415mm
Rake 22.8º
Trail 92mm
Dry Weight 197kg
Fuel Tank 14.5L
Economy 4.9L/100 km (58 MPG)
CO2 Emissions 114g/km