Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

England is full of suburbs, stars and stories. That of the Thruxton began in 1969, on the circuit that gave its name to this model … many years later.
That year, better known for having seen man set foot on the moon, three Bonnevilles monopolized the 500-mile podium at Thruxton, this former military airport closed after the World Second. Converted to the delight of competitors, it also served as an endurance showcase for English brands who could present here the efficiency of their bikes..
Triumph takes advantage of its superb victory of 69 to create the T 120 R. Production continues, the manufacturer goes through the decades as best they can. And once the shape resumed, the name of Thruxton emerges in 2004 for the café racer version of his Bonneville from the 2000s..
The machine does not have the motor it deserves and is considered more of a beautiful and parading toy than a sports machine. With this 1200 evolution, the speech changes, and almost the whole bike too.

The Thruxton remains the sporting version of the Bonneville. It is therefore quite logical that it recovers the new parallel twin. And adapt it to its sauce to get even more energy out of it. This 1200cc block is equipped with 8 valves, double butterfly and Ride-by-Wire injection, as well as liquid cooling. On the Thruxton, a lightened crankshaft, a specific air box and greater compression allows the bi to go from 10.7 to 11.4 mkg of torque. Finally a real big muscle for this racy machine. Admittedly, the maximum torque is perched higher than on the Bonneville, at 4950 rpm. But let’s remember the spectacular gain over the previous 900 Thruxton: 62% more force. More torque and also significantly more powerful. From 80 horsepower on the Bonnie, the twin is building up serious pressure and spitting out 97 horsepower. The Thuxton accusing twenty kilos less, the weight / power ratio improves markedly, confirming the more sporty side of the bike. There is not only the ramage but also the plumage.
This engine will finally be able to arouse the emotions of the pilot, and not only by its watts. The set is beautiful, well finished, with a well integrated radiator and everything you need to flatter the eye. Superb aluminum housings on which are placed badges circled in bronze, a small plate "Bonneville 1200" at the border of the cooling fins, a quality foundry, an injection well hidden behind an imitation of carburettors, the chrome exhaust flanges. And nothing gets in the way of the simplicity of the painting. No hanging wires, no unsightly hoses, just metal and fitting; it’s clean and pleasant.

The 1200 Thruxton knows how to present its engine. She also knows how to spice up her silhouette with an authentic profile of a café-racer from the beautiful era. The berlingot has allure; the motorcycle has just as much. Details matter and make the difference for amateurs. The simplest like the fork bellows, the front wheel now in 17 inches or the single-seater saddle. Up to the most challenging like the aluminum mirrors mounted on a support at the end of the half-handlebars, the headlight mounting plates, the fuel cap "Monza" or perforated air box covers. Sport is found in selected pieces; thus, the swingarm and spoke rims are made of aluminum and lighter.

The past and the scent of glory glide and sparkle on the plastic of the Thruxton. She didn’t forget to snoop around in Hinckley’s tech department, however. And the pockets come out full of modern delicacies. Do you have several ways of driving depending on your mood? The 1200 Thruxton too. It is equipped with 3 injection maps (1 more than the Bonneville T120) going from Rain to Road via Sport. The latter mode provides a more direct response to throttle demand. No risk of evasion in case of optimism, because the anti-dribble clutch and the anti-skating ensure the grain. Unless you disconnect it. He and his friend the ABS are disengageable.
Like any modern millstone, a few more or less useful trinkets are found on board. Everyone can enjoy the daytime running light and the LED taillight, the USB socket attached to the fork crown, the transponder in the key as an anti-theft device, or the dashboard controls on the handlebars. An almost essential extension as the double counter is rich in information.
A beautiful piece, very sober in appearance and very British. Its small digital windows display the driving mode setting, the gear engaged, the total trip and two partial trips, a maintenance indicator, the fuel range, its level, the instantaneous and average consumption, the deactivation of the anti- skating and ABS; a clock concludes it all. Will you remember that it shows on its tachometer 10 mph better than the Bonneville?!? You don’t care because you’re already chasing the "your" (100 miles per hour), the exhilarating exhilaration provided by the half-handlebars and the feeling of gripping the front end, and that feeling of having a sports car like no other.

The wind snaps between the teeth, the twin whirls between the Hampshire and the ignition key, but for some it won’t be enough. Triumph promises them more with a host of accessories, more than 160 references, and two kits "Inspiration" to push the experience a little further.

The kit "Track Racer"

– A streamlined cockpit
– A painted seat backrest
– Low waist strap handlebars
– A rear fender removal kit with compact light
– Vance mufflers & Hines
– A leather tank strap

The kit "Cafe Racer"

– A rear fender removal kit with compact light
– Vance exhaust systems & Hines
– A painted seat backrest
– Triumph rubber knee pads
– A leather tank strap

The Thuxton 1200 is also available in an R version where it can fully express itself with its high-end suspensions and braking. Desirable at will for an extension reserved for gentlemen.

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    Model marketed in

    2016
    2017
    2018
    2019
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    Performances

    Max speed:
    about 200 km / h

The technical aspect

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

  • Frame
  • Tank: 14.5 liters
  • Width: 745 mm
  • Height: 1,030 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,415 mm
  • Dry weight: 206 kg
  • Train before

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

  • Transmission
  • secondary by chain
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 1,200 cc
    (97.6 x 80 mm)
  • 97
    ch
    at 6,750 rpm
  • 11.40 mkg
    at 4,950 rpm

Detached pieces

exhaust
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fluid
electricity

filtration
braking
chain kit

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Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

Triumph 1200 THRUXTON 2017

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