2008 Triumph Thruxton

2008 Triumph Thruxton
MSRP $7,999

The Triumph Thruxton draws on the Spartan café racing machines of the sixties and takes its name from the near-mythic racing Triumphs of that era. With its perfectly proportioned evocative silhouette the Thruxton is a truly beautiful machine, which seamlessly mixes the classic sixties style with a modern attitude. The basic essence of motorcycling transcends all technology. What a bike is and represents to the owner is very nearly as important as what it does. All that’s really needed, for many, are an engine, two wheels, a seat and a pair of handlebars. The Thruxton captures that spirit.

Engine TypeDOHC parallel-twin
Engine Displacement865cc
Bore Stroke90 x 68mm
CoolingAir cooled
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Fuel SystemTwin carburetors w/ TPS
IgnitionDigital inductive
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail27°/ 97mm
Seat Height31.1 in.
Wheelbase56.7 in.
Front SuspensionN/A
Rear SuspensionN/A
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire100/90-18
Rear Tire130/80R-17
Fuel Capacity4.4 gal.
Dry Weight451 lbs.

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