Triumph Thruxton R review

Steve Farrell's picture
By Steve Farrell on Mon, 7 Mar 2016 - 12:03

Details
Manufacturer:
Triumph
Category:
Modern Classics
Price:
£ 11700
Overall
Not rated
BMW's R nineT just got a big new problem

IT'S funny how riding a bike can change your mood and mind-set. The machine that just did it for me is the new Triumph Thruxton R.

Journalists rode it after a morning on the new T120 Bonneville. That's a very likeable bike, which you can read more about in my full review of it, but it took an instant on the Thruxton R to know this was something very different. It might have been the rumbling engine note, a rumble you feel as much as hear. It might have been the focused riding position, with clip-on bars and weight on your arms. It might have been the sharp steering and powerful brakes. It might have been the burst of torque from 2,000rpm.

Probably it was all these things. The message is: engage your brain and put your riding head on, because this is a bike for tear-arsing around.

Click here to read the rest of our Triumph Thruxton R review.

Score Breakdown
Overall
Not rated

Follow Visordown

Latest News

Latest Features

Latest Bike Reviews

Crash Media Group
Visordown is part of the CMG Full Throttle Network© : welcoming over 3 million consumers each month