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Triumph 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS | First Ride Impressions

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS - The original cafe racer gains a new high-spec flagship as a modern interpretation of a motorcycling classic

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It’s one of the most iconic silhouettes in motorcycling history, so much so that it’s as much of an icon on the silver screen as it is on the road – now the Triumph Thruxton RS is here bring you an even higher spec of the venerable Bonneville lineage.

Dubbed the ‘original café racing legend, Triumph has fettled the 1200cc twin engine to squeeze out more power and more efficiency from the 2020 Thruxton RS, raising power to 105PS and adding an extra 500rpm to the mix.

Slotting above the Thruxton R in the range – but below the more exclusive Thruxton TFC – the RS adds Brembo M50 callipers to bring you to a stop more effectively than its stablemate, while the new Metzeler Racetec tyres warm up quickly and ensures the RS is suitably ‘chuckable’.

Check out our first ride impressions right here…

VIDEO: 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

For many, the Triumph Thruxton RS is sold on the strength of its classic looks alone with that café racer style that retains much of the original style and DNA of models dating back decades.

Prices start at £13,000 for the Triumph Thruxton RS.

Keep it Visordown for the FULL VERDICT and full riding impressions after we’ve spent some time getting to know the RS a little better.

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