Triumph THRUXTON900 Café Racer, A Timeless Beauty

Ever since I have written about Royal Enfield Bullet Café Racer, I was wondering… rather doubting if there is any motorcycle manufacturing company in the world which can create a modern classic. I got up in the morning switched on my computer and I don’t know why just went on to Triumph website. There it was right on the homepage, Thruxton 900, a Modern Classic, which cleared all my doubts about who can create a motorcycle which can be a Modern Classic. Nobody can do it better than Triumph and Thruxton a Café Racer says it all what Triumph Motorcycles is capable of. Name of this sporty and genuine Café Racer is inspired by the race track which Triumph motorbikes have always ruled and Ton Up Boys of the 60s.  For those who value retro motorcycling experience Thruxton is a treat. Triumph Thruxton 900 is powered by state of the art parallel twin 865 cc engine churning out 69 pc of pure thrilling power capable of providing the ecstasy of street racing and whiles its looks gives that feel of riding on a vintage motorbike. To bring the motorcycle to an abrupt halt Thruxton is fitted with 320mm floating front disc brakes and 255mm rear disc brakes gripped by Nissin 2 piston floating caliper. The Thruxton is priced at £6,699 OTR and is available in two colors presently, a Tornado Red/White Stripe and Jet Black/Gold Stripe We all know and I don’t have to say it again that after sales services of Triumph is unmatched and unparallel.

Specifications: THRUXTON 900


Type                             Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360 degree firing interval

Capacity                        865cc

Bore/Stroke                  90 x 68mm

Compression Ratio        9.9:1

Fuel System                   Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI


Final Drive                    X ring chain

Clutch                          Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox                       5-speed

Cycle Parts

Frame                          Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm                     Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheel                 36-spoke, 18 x 2.5in, aluminum rim

Rear Wheel                  40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in, aluminum rim

Front Tyre                    100/90 18

Rear Tyre                     130/80 R17

Front Suspension          Kayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension           Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,

106mm rear wheel travel

Front Brakes                Single 320mm floating disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Rear Brakes                 Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper


Length                          2150mm (84.6in)

Width (Handlebars)    830mm (32.7in)

Height                          1095mm (43.1in)

Seat Height                   820mm (32.3in)

Wheelbase                   1,490mm (56.7in)

Rake/Trail                    27 degree/97mm

Dry Weight                   230kg (506lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity    16 litres (4.2 US gal)

Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)

Maximum Power          69PS / 68bhp / 51kW @ 7400 rpm

Maximum Torque         69Nm / 51ft.lbs @ 5800rpm

Well the story doesn’t end here. Triumph is planning to introduce a special edition of Thruxton which is a treat to watch, I bet your heart will miss a beat when you see it. It’s genuinely, authentically, truly and a complete a British classic. With a red powder coated frame, specially designed decals, a Crystal White body paint work with red sporty stripes from tank to tail and blacked out engine cases make Triumph ThruxtonSE a true winner.

My SPECIAL THANKS to Triumph for the Specifications and Pictures of the Motorcycle.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. roy rodriguez
    Feb 08, 2012 @ 02:29:03

    triumph does’ not have after sales service of any value …its all NOT COVERED SORRY TAKE IT UP WITH IMPORTER. thats why dealers are closed in many countrys .. word gets out fast


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