Triumph Thruxton R: Triumph’s classic cafe racer

A cafe racer is a motorcycle that is derived from a production bike, stripped down to make it lighter, meaning it is bound to be faster too. And all of this was once done at home. But bike makers have now started mass production of these shed-built motorcycles, and it seems to be an idea that has gripped the attention of many. The Triumph Thruxton R seems like a very exciting motorcycle.


Packed neatly within the frame is a 1200cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 96bhp and 112Nm of torque. The motor is liquid-cooled and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Triumph Thruxton R is BSIV-compliant.

The Thruxton R is a beautiful motorcycle to look at, thanks to its classic lines and styling cues. It gets a circular headlight, twin analogue instrument pods, a slender shapely tank with a Monza style filler cap, aluminium bar end mirrors, 17-inch wire-spoke wheels and a single seat with a body-coloured cowl tail section. All of these details add to its cafe racer design, giving it a proper classic bike stance. The mudguards are new, the twin throttle bodies are designed to look like carburettors, then there are the brushed metal crank covers and gold detailing around the engine. Even the brushed stainless steel exhausts look great. Some other details include a clip-on handlebar, polished top yolk and footpegs borrowed from the Daytona R superbike. An instrument cluster is an analogue unit with a digital display. The two pods are bordered with chrome rings along with a white background. In terms of dimensions, the Thruxton R is 2105mm in length, 745mm in width and 1030mm in height. The Thruxton R is based on the Bonneville T120, and that means it gets the same bigger capacity motor. Both engines have the same bore and stroke configuration. The motor revs freely, and the engine is a lot perkier and sounds quite nice too. The bike ambles along at slow speeds, and when you open the throttle, there’s a gradual increase in torque. It gets three riding modes: Sport, Road and Rain that alter the power delivery. Sport mode helps improve throttle response. At 203kgs, the bike’s weight is manageable. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 130mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1415mm and a seat height of 810mm.


The Triumph Thruxton R has a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 21kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.

Mechanical Parts

The handlebar is set the low giving way for a forward-set stance, without there being any stress on the wrists. The palm grips are placed well and the seat is very comfortable and supportive. The footpegs are set towards the rear and you can opt for a pillion’s seat because the bike doesn’t come with one as standard. The bike changes direction very swiftly, thanks to the short wheelbase, low weight and high centre of gravity. And around corners, the bike stays planted. The tyres provide plenty of confidence when you push it hard and lean the bike through corners. The suspension soaks in the bumps rather effortlessly and the brakes bite well along with ABS. At the front, the bike rides on USD fully adjustable forks, while the rear gets fully adjustable Ohlins twin shocks. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a tubular steel cradle frame. The Thruxton R runs on 120/70 ZR-17 tyres at the front and 160/60 ZR-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.


The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like traction control, ABS, digital trip meter, twin analogue dials, wire-spoke wheels, engine kill switch, clock and LED tail light.


The Triumph Thruxton R is available in three shades like Diablo Red and Silver Ice. Diablo Red is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.


Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The Triumph Thruxton R is available in one variant: Thruxton R Standard for ₹ 12.16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.

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