triumph Thruxton RS

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A unique update and a major engine development for this exciting Thruxton introduces an all-new RS model that delivers 8PS more power, 112Nm peak torque lower down in the rev range and more responsiveness than ever before to this iconic motorcycle legend. 

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 finishes & detailing. 

A dedicated sports-focused chassis combines with a high specification suspension, race derived tyres and premium Brembo M50 front brake set-up and upgraded rider technologies, to create a truly exciting modern sports Thruxton ride. Topping-up its incredible equipment, the significantly updated Thruxton 1200cc high power parallel twin engine is now more responsive, has more peak power (105PS @ 7,500 rpm) and delivers 112Nm of torque 700rpm lower in the rev range.  

Everything about this incredible new motorbike has been 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.

SIGNIFICANTLY UPGRADED THRUXTON RS ENGINE 

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. 

More Power

With 105 PS peak power @ 7,500 rpm (which is 8PS 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.

Peak Torque Lower Down

The peak torque (112 Nm @ 4,250 rpm) of the Thruxton RS is now delivered 700 rpm lower in the rev range, offering an exceptional thrilling ride.

Lighter By 6KG

Weight savings have been achieved through engine upgrades that include magnesium cam cover and thin-walled engine covers and a lighter weight battery.

High Specification Brembo M50 Brakes

Enhanced stopping power with better initial bite, better feel and better fade characteristics come from a new higher specification brakes set-up: Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc calipers, twin 320mm floating Brembo discs, and Brembo master cylinder.

Fully Adjustable Öhlins Suspension

The Thruxton RS enjoys a unique premium rear suspension set-up, with fully adjustable Öhlins piggy-back rear suspension units that contribute to that engaged and thrilling cafe racer ride.

Race-Bred Adjustable Showa Forks

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.

New Wheels & Tyres

The Thruxton RS features new Metzeler Racetec RR tyres offer incredible grip, trajectory precision and high speed stability, and are fitted to lightweight 17” aluminium 32-spoke wheel rims.

Upgraded Riding Modes

The Thruxton RS’s enhanced three riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport – can now be changed at the touch of a button to adjust the throttle response and traction control settings that suit riding conditions and rider preference. 

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270 crank angle parallel twin

Displacement CC

1200.0

Bore X Stroke

97.6 mm x 80 mm

Compression Ratio

12.066:1

Max Power Output

105 PS/103 bhp (77 kW) @ 7,500 rpm

Max Torque

112 Nm @ 4,250 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 L

Transmission Type

6-speed

Wheelbase

1415 mm

Seat Height

810 mm

Tyre Size Front

120/70 ZR17

Tyre Size Rear

160/60 ZR17

Brakes Type Front

Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS

Brakes Type Rear

Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS