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2009 Triumph Thruxton

2009 Triumph ThruxtonTriumph Thruxton

Drawing on the spartan café racing machines of the Sixties and taking its name from the legendary racing Triumphs of that era, the Triumph Thruxton is a sleek machine seamlessly mixes the classic style with a modern attitude and technology.

The Thruxton’s fuel injected 865cc, air-cooled, twin cylinder power plant is the most powerful of Triumph’s twin cylinder line-up, with a peak power output of 70PS (69bhp) delivered at 7400rpm and peak torque of 70Nm (52ft.lbf) arriving at 5800rpm. The engine shares the same 360° firing interval as the Bonneville but also features featuring ‘hot’ camshaft profiles, a compression ratio of 9.2:1 and megaphone style exhausts.

Wrapping the motor is a precisely crafted chassis that inspires confidence; its harder edge delivering real sporting character.

The sturdy, preload adjustable 41mm telescopic forks and twin rear shocks give superb suspension action and compliance while sharper steering geometry, a wheelbase of 1490mm (56.7in) and 18 inch aluminium-rimmed front wheel all aid steering input. A fully floating 320mm front disc and twin-piston brake caliper provide powerful, but sensitive, braking performance and the tubular steel twin cradle frame and box section swingarm easily contain the engine’s power output.

Colour options available in 2009 are a vivid Tornado Red with a white centre stripe or Jet Black with gold striping. A comprehensive range of accessories, including less restrictive silencers (not for use on the road), fly screen, soft luggage and various chrome additions further enhance the Thruxton’s scope for owner involvement and personalisation.


  • Engine type - air-cooled, DoHc, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
  • capacity - 865cc
  • Bore/Stroke - 90 x 68mm
  • fuel System - Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with Sai
  • final Drive - X ring chain
  • clutch - Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox - 5-speed
  • frame - tubular steel cradle
  • Swingarm - twin-sided, tubular steel
  • Wheels - front; 36-spoke 18 x 2.5in, aluminium rim
  • Rear; 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in, aluminium rim
  • tyres - front; 100/90 18
  • Rear; 130/80 R17
  • Suspension - front; Kayaba 41mm forks with adjustable preload, 120mm travel
  • Rear; Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
  • Brakes - front; Single 320mm floating disc, nissin 2-piston floating caliper
  • Rear; Single 255mm disc, nissin 2-piston floating caliper
  • instrument display/functions - analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information
  • Length - 2150mm (84.6in)
  • Width (Handlebars) - 695mm (27.4in)
  • Height - 1095mm (43.1in)
  • Seat Height - 790mm (31.1in)
  • Wheelbase - 1490mm (56.7in)
  • Rake/trail - 27º/97mm
  • Dry Weight - 205kg (451lbs)
  • fuel tank capacity - 16.0 litres (3.5 gal / 4.2 US gals)
  • Maximum power - 70pS / 69bhp / 51kW @ 7400rpm
  • Maximum torque - 70nm 52ft.lbf @ 5800rpm