Triumph Unveils Thruxton FE (Final Edition)

Triumph Unveils Thruxton FE (Final Edition)

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Triumph:

CELEBRATING AN ICON:

THE THRUXTON FINAL EDITION

  • An exclusive final edition of the ultimate café racer
  • Available as part of the final production run, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of motorcycling history.

Celebrated as the ultimate café racer since 1964, the Triumph Thruxton will finish its final production run. In a fitting farewell to this award-winning motorcycle, Triumph has unveiled the Thruxton Final Edition, an exclusive and striking motorcycle with incredible specification, performance, capability, and timeless style.

Based on the Thruxton RS, with its sublime performance, agile handling and premium specification, this special edition is the result of generations of Thruxton development, culminating in this beautiful, and highly collectible, limited-edition motorcycle. Beautifully finished in an exclusive Competition Green paint scheme, with hand-painted gold lining and signed by the artist, the Thruxton Final Edition blends the style and traditional elegance of the RS, paying homage to the Thruxton’s rich racing heritage.

Set to become a desirable collectors’ item, each Thruxton Final Edition will come with a certificate of authenticity featuring the bike’s unique VIN number. Each of these special documents is signed by members of the Thruxton 1200 design team and Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor. A unique Final Edition engine badge will also be supplied with each motorcycle, with a gold-finished surround and ‘Final Edition’ graphic infill, this beautiful badge is sure to make a great display piece.

This is an exciting and exclusive opportunity for Triumph Thruxton enthusiasts to stake their claim to a rare piece of Triumph history and to own the ultimate Thruxton at the zenith of its development.

Built to the same category-defining specification as the Thruxton RS, here are just some of the Final Edition’s highlights:

  • High Power (HP) 1200cc Bonneville engine —the most powerful version of the classic British parallel twin. Euro 5 compliant and producing 104HP (105PS) with 82.6 LBFT (112Nm) of torque, the responsive low-inertia engine with high compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile delivers thrilling performance — and that trademark Thruxton exhaust note.
  • Race-bred, fully adjustable Showa USD ‘Big Piston’ forks and twin Öhlins piggy-back rear suspension units contribute to the Thruxton Final Edition’s incredible café racer handling, delivering best-in-class agility, control, and rider feedback.
  • Lightweight 17” aluminum 32-spoke wheels fitted with Metzeler Racetec RR tires deliver sure-footed stability and incredible grip.
  • Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers provide race levels of braking performance with the added confidence and safety of ABS for the road.
  • Three riding modes: Road, Rain and Sport offer on-the-fly adjustments to throttle map and traction control settings.
  • Twin clock instrument set-up provides at-a-glance information including riding mode setting, gear position indicator, fuel level, and odometer.
  • Convenient USB charging port ideal for sat-nav, phone, and other devices.

Features exclusive to the Final Edition include:

  • Competition Green metallic paint scheme
  • Contrasting black side panels and mudguards
  • Hand-painted gold lining on fuel tank and seat cowl with concealed artist’s initials
  • Heritage Triumph logo in gold on the tank
  • Thruxton Final Edition branding
  • Final Edition engine badge
  • Certificate of authenticity

PEAK PERFORMANCE

The ultimate café racer, the Thruxton Final Edition features the most powerful 1200cc Bonneville engine in Triumph’s modern classic range.

Tuned specifically for the Thruxton, the parallel twin produces 104HP (105PS) @ 7,500rpm with increased power both low down in the rev range for exhilarating acceleration, throughout the mid-range and all the way to the top end. Torque is just as impressive, with 82.6 FTLB (112Nm) delivered earlier in the rev range than other Bonneville-powered machines at 4,250rpm. Peak performance that befits the marking of the final run of this iconic motorcycle and makes the Final Edition truly special.

MODERN, AGILE, AND INTUITIVE HANDLING

The Thruxton is well regarded by owners and the press alike for its intuitive, dynamic, and performance-focused road handling. From the race-inspired riding position with its clip-on bars, every component is carefully selected and then fine-tuned to bring out the very best of the Thruxton Final Edition’s sports-focused chassis.

Premium high-specification Showa ’Big Piston’ forks paired with twin Öhlins piggyback rear suspension units provide full adjustability giving the perfect balance of comfort and superb road handling. Best-in-class Brembo M50 radial brake calipers matched to floating 310mm Brembo discs deliver massive stopping power with intuitive lever feel and the reassurance of ABS.

Lightweight tubeless 32-spoke 17” wheels further aid the Thruxton’s agility while the connection to the road is assured and confidence-inspiring thanks to the fitment of Metzeler Racetec RR tyris — providing racetrack levels of grip and superb rider feedback.

ICONIC CAFÉ RACER STYLING

The Thruxton’s inimitable café racer styling, with its contemporary blacked-out style that includes black powder-coated engine covers, cam cover finishes, and premium anodized black wheel rims — with attention to detail that runs right the way through to the Öhlins rear suspension unit springs — has been taken to the next level for the Final Edition.

The Competition Green paint scheme celebrates the Thruxton’s British racing heritage with the classic Triumph logo and matching, hand-painted, gold-line detailing on the sculpted fuel tank and seat cowl. This stunning deep green is set against the lustrous black sheen of the side panels and mudguards, the former finished with an exclusive Thruxton Final Edition logo.

All the Thruxton’s trademark details remain — from the single bullet seat and Monza style fuel filler cap to the brushed stainless steel tank strap, clear anodized aluminum swingarm, sports foot pegs, and clip-on handlebars. The result is a striking special edition motorcycle that epitomizes the spirit and soul of a legend.

SPECIAL FINAL EDITION COLOR-MATCHED ACCESSORY COCKPIT FAIRING

There are over 80 genuine Triumph Thruxton accessories, including a ‘passenger set-up’ with seat, footrests and passenger grab rail, and a whole plethora of options to add style, protection, comfort, and security.

Bespoke to the Final Edition, a dedicated accessory cockpit fairing is also available, color matched to blend perfectly with the limited-edition Competition Green paint scheme. As beautiful as it is practical, this stunning fairing brings an alternative aesthetic to the striking Thruxton Final Edition.

OWNING A TRIUMPH LEGEND

Triumph Motorcycles’ Chief Commercial Officer Paul Stroud said: “The Thruxton has a special place in the hearts of many motorcyclists, and we are all immensely proud of this Final Edition, which captures the essence of the British café racer scene. The Thruxton will bow out of production at the very pinnacle of its development with a special edition that secures its place in the history books of Triumph Motorcycles.”

The MY25 Thruxton Final Edition is priced at $17,995 USD & $19,395 CAD. Orders can be placed now at Triumph dealers, with bikes arriving in dealers from Spring of 2024.

A TIMELINE OF THE ULTIMATE CAFÉ RACER

The winning Sixties

While its Bonneville roots can be traced back to the Fifties, the Thruxton was born as a limited-edition racer in 1964. An instant success in endurance races, the exclusive Thruxton aptly earning its biggest accolade by claiming all three podium places at the 1969 Thruxton 500-mile race. With success at the Isle of Man TT following shortly after, the Thruxton became the first production motorcycle to lap the Mountain Course at over 100mph. The Thruxton’s uncompromised racing style, handling and performance was a must for those protagonists of the traffic light Grand Prix, the world over.

The thoroughly modern Thruxton

In 2016 the first 1200cc Thruxton, the R, hit the showrooms, creating a new performance benchmark in this fast-growing category. Three years on, the Thruxton RS took the genre into new territories. Increased power, improved handling and a specification like no other ensured the 2019 Thruxton RS had peerless performance and the looks to match.

The final evolution

The absolute pinnacle of Thruxton development, celebrated with the exclusive and exquisite Final Edition. Hand-painted perfection, and available for just one last production run.

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

 Model MY25 Thruxton Final Edition
Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore 97.6 mm
Stroke 80 mm
Compression 12.1:1
Maximum power 103 HP (105 PS)
(77 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque 82.6 LBFT (112 Nm) @ 4,250 rpm
Fuel system Ride by wire, multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers
Final drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed

  

 

CHASSIS

 Model MY25 Thruxton Final Edition
Frame Tubular steel, with steel cradles
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminum fabrication, clear anodized
Front wheel Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 3.5 in, aluminum rims
Rear wheel Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 5 in, aluminum rims
Front tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear tire 160/60 ZR17
Front suspension Showa 1.7” (43 mm) USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 4.7” (120 mm) travel
Rear suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggyback reservoir,
4.7” (120 mm) rear wheel travel
Front brakes Twin 12.2” (310 mm) Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear brakes Single 8.6” (220 mm) disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instruments LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, scroll and mode buttons on handlebars, heated grip ready, fuel consumption display, traction control status and riding mode display.

 

 

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

 Model MY25 Thruxton Final Edition
Width (handlebars) 29.3” (745 mm)
Height without mirrors 40.5” (1,030 mm)
Seat height 31.9” (810 mm)
Wheelbase 55.7” (1,415 mm)
Rake 22.8°
Trail 3.6” (92 mm)
Dry weight 434lbs (197 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 3.8gal (14.5 liters)

 

SERVICE

 Model MY25 Thruxton Final Edition
Service interval 10,000 miles/16,000 km or 12 months, whichever comes first.

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