A unique update and a major engine development for this exciting Thruxton introduces an all-new RS model that delivers 8 more horsepower, 83 LB-FT peak torque lower down in the rev range and more responsiveness than ever before.
The new Thruxton RS has all the hallmarks, features and quality of Triumph’s celebrated Thruxton R, together with even more intuitive agile handling, more contemporary style and unique high-quality detailing.
A dedicated sports-focused chassis combines with a high specification suspension, race-derived tires, premium Brembo M50 front brake setup and upgraded rider technologies to create a truly exciting, modern ride. Topping up its incredible equipment, the significantly updated Thruxton 1,200cc high-power parallel twin engine is now more responsive, has more peak power (104 HP @ 7,500rpm) and delivers 83 LB-FT of torque 700rpm lower in the rev range.
Everything about this incredible new motorcycle was honed to enhance the Thruxton’s celebrated reputation and take Triumph’s cafe racing pedigree to the next level. With the new RS model, the legend evolves.
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Engine upgrades include new lightweight low inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, thin-walled engine covers, as well as new high-compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile, and secondary air system. Together, these deliver an incredible 20% reduction of inertia and a new Thruxton engine that revs harder for longer.
With 104 peak horsepower @ 7,500rpm (which is 8 HP more than the previous Thruxton), the new Thruxton RS delivers thrilling cafe racer performance with more power low down and across the entire rev range.
The peak torque (83 LB-FT @ 4,250rpm) of the Thruxton RS is now delivered 700rpm lower in the rev range, offering an exceptional thrilling ride.
Weight savings were achieved through engine upgrades that include magnesium cam cover and thin-walled engine covers and a lighter weight battery.
Enhanced stopping power with better initial bite, better feel and better fade characteristics come from a new higher specification brakes setup: Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc calipers, twin 320mm floating Brembo discs, and Brembo master cylinder.
The Thruxton RS enjoys a unique premium rear suspension setup, with fully adjustable Öhlins piggyback rear suspension units that contribute to that engaged and thrilling cafe racer ride.
Premium high-spec adjustable Showa USD big piston forks are tuned and set up to deliver sharp handling that really delivers on its cafe racer looks, and enhances Triumph’s signature ride dynamics of neutrality, agility and stability.
The Thruxton RS features new Metzeler Racetec RR tires which offer incredible grip, trajectory precision and high-speed stability, and are fitted to lightweight 17” aluminum 32-spoke wheel rims.