Triumph has released full specifications for the 2016 Thruxton and Thruxton R to coincide with the new models’ press launch. Tom Roderick’s first ride review will be up later this week but let’s take a look at the numbers. Both versions of the new Thruxton share the same 1200cc parallel-Twin engine. As with the rest of Triumph’s 2016 classic models, the engine uses a 270° crank instead of the 360° crankshaft used in the previous models. The engine boasts the same bore and stroke as the one powering the Bonneville T120 but has a higher compression ratio. Triumph says the Thruxton received a “high power” tuning, claiming 96 hp at 6750 rpm, or about 21.5% more power than the new Bonneville. Claiming 82.6 lb-ft., the Thruxton also gets a bit more torque than the T120, but the Bonneville and its “high torque” tuning reaches its peak at a lower engine speed. 030816-2016-triumph-thruxton-4908 The base model comes with Kayaba suspension while the R model gets upgraded to fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks and Showa fork, though it also loses the classic-looking fork gaiters to show off the gold-colored fully-adjustable fork. The Thruxton R also gets Brembo monobloc front brake calipers instead of Nissins, but both versions come standard with ABS. The R version also gets a tank strap, seat cowl and a brushed stainless steel exhaust instead of the chrome finish on the base model’s exhaust. Pirelli supplies the tires for both Thruxton models; the base model receives Pirelli’s Angel GT tires while the up-spec R model comes with Diablo Rosso Corsas. 030816-2016-triumph-thruxton-r-5003 The 2016 Triumph Thruxton will be offered in Jet Black, Pure White with a black tank stripe or Competition Green with a metallic gold tank stripe. The Thruxton R also gets three color options: Diablo Red, Silver Ice and Matte Black. Check back here on MO later this week for Tom’s first ride review.

2016 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R Specifications
2016 Triumph Thruxton 2016 Triumph Thruxton R
Type Liquid-cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel-Twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Maximum Power 96 hp @ 6750 rpm (claimed)
Maximum Torque 82.6 lb-ft. @ 4950 rpm (claimed)
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Fuel Economy 4.6 l/100km / 51.1 MPG (claimed)
Emissions EURO 4 Compliant, CO2 – 106.0 g/km
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminum Twin-sided, aluminum – Clear anodized
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5in
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17 – Pirelli Angel GT 120/70 ZR17 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Rear Tire 160/60 ZR17 – Pirelli Angel GT 160/60 ZR17 – Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa
Front Suspension Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel Showa 43mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston axial floating calipers, ABS Brembo twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston axial floating caliper, ABS
Length 2105 mm (82.9 inches)
Width 745 mm (29.3 inches)
Height 1030 mm (40.6 inches), without mirrors
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 inches) 810 mm (31.9 inches)
Wheelbase 1415 mm (55.7 inches)
Rake 22.7º 22.8º
Trail 90.8 mm (3.57 inches) 92 mm (3.62 inches)
Dry Weight 454 lb. (claimed) 448 lb. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity 3.8 Gal.
Standard Equipment Switchable ABS Switchable Traction Control Ride-by-Wire Riding Modes LED DRL headlight Monza cap USB socket Immobilizer LED rear light Switchable ABS Switchable Traction Control Ride-by-Wire Riding Modes LED DRL headlight Monza cap USB socket Immobilizer LED rear light Tank strap Seat Cowl