- 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.
October 17, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Celebrated as the ultimate café racer since 1964, the Triumph Thruxton will finish its final production run in 2024. 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 105PS with 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” aluminium 32-spoke wheels fitted with Metzeler Racetec RR tyres 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
- LED lighting, including a distinctive DRL with branded bulb cap headlight and a compact taillight. (Position light rather than DRL in US, CN, JP)
- 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
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 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 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 tyres — 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 anodised 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 anodised aluminium swingarm, sports foot pegs and clip-on handlebars. The result is a striking special edition motorcycle that epitomises the spirit and soul of a legend.
SPECIAL FINAL EDITION COLOUR-MATCHED ACCESSORY COCKPIT FAIRING
There are over 80 genuine Triumph Thruxton accessories, including a ‘pillion 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, colour 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 Thruxton Final Edition is priced at £15,095 OTR. Orders can be placed now at Triumph dealers, with bikes arriving in dealers from Spring 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.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
|Thruxton Final Edition
|Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
|105 PS / 103 bhp
(77 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
|112 Nm (82.6 ft lb) @ 4,250 rpm
|Ride by wire, multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
|Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers
|Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
|Thruxton Final Edition
|Tubular steel, with steel cradles
|Twin-sided, aluminium fabrication, clear anodised
|Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 3.5 in, aluminium rims
|Tubeless 32-spoke 17 x 5 in, aluminium rims
|Showa 43 mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 120 mm travel
|Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggyback reservoir,
120 mm rear wheel travel
|Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
|Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
|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
|Thruxton Final Edition
|Height without mirrors
|Fuel tank capacity
|Thruxton Final Edition
|10,000 miles/16,000 km or 12 months, whichever comes first.
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Notes to Editors
- First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 120 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2022. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma, and performance.
- With more than 83,389 motorcycles delivered in calendar year 2022, and on track to reach a milestone 800 dealers across the world in 2023, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer.
- This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the stunning Speed Triple 1200 RR, Tiger Sport 660 and Trident 660, all-new transcontinental Tiger 1200 and epic Tiger 900, world leading Rocket 3 R and GT, the new high-performance Street Triple 765 RS, iconic Scrambler 1200, and the legendary Triumph Bonneville family including the Bonneville Bobber, Thruxton RS, Speed Twin 900 Twin, Scrambler 900, and the iconic Bonneville T120 and T100 and the stunning Chrome Collection modern classics.
- Triumph currently employs around 3,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India, China, and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
- The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. Recently updated with even more performance, capability, and style, it’s that handling, character and iconic looks, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.
- Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the Triumph triple powered 2014 and 2015 SuperSport titles and World SuperSport racing, Isle of Man SuperSport TT wins in 2014 and 2019, courtesy of Gary Johnson and Peter Hickman, plus an average speed of over 130mph 2023 by Peter Hickman on his Triumph STR765, and a thrilling last-lap victory at the legendary Daytona 200 by Brandon Paasch on the Street Triple 765 in 2022.
- Triumph’s racing legend continues as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship since the start of the 2019 season. Triumph Motorcycles provides all the teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS powerplant. Redefining the class, Triumph broke record after record in the inaugural year, including the first ever +300km/h Moto2™ top speed. Reflecting these great successes, the wonderful feedback, and partnerships that Triumph have had with the riders and their teams, and the incredible response from Triumph fans across the world, Triumph and Dorna, decided to extend the relationship in 2021 and again in 2023, signing a new contract for another five years of racing: 2025 – 2029. The 765 Triumph Triple has so far achieved 73 race and outright lap records, enabled 21 different riders to win a Moto2™ race, with 8 different winners in 2022 alone. A 300km/h top speed has been reached at least once in each season, with the bar being moved even higher during practice at the 2023 Italian Grand Prix, when both Celestino Vietti and Darryn Binder recorded the highest ever top speed in Moto2™ of 301.6 km/h. Triumph 765cc triples have raced more than one million kms, proving the engine’s outstanding performance and reliability.
- In 2021 Triumph announced its forthcoming entry into the Motocross and Enduro worlds as well as a new factory racing effort, with a commitment to top tier championship racing in both Motocross and Enduro series.
- In 2022 Triumph revealed its partnership with Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of the sport’s most experienced and successful team owners, who will field two of Triumph’s all-new 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 MX2 class and will add an entry into the 450cc MXGP class in 2025, and with Team Principal Bobby Hewitt and Team Manager Stephen ‘Scuba’ Westfall to field its all-new Triumph 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 supermotocross World Championship, which is comprised of the Monster Energy Supercross World Championship, and the Pro Motocross Championship, with three season-ending supermotocross rounds. For the 2025 season Triumph will additionally field its new 450cc bike in the supermotocross World Championship.
- In 2023 Triumph officially claimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for ‘The greatest distance on a motorcycle in 24 hours (individual)’. Riding a factory-specification Tiger 1200 GT Explorer on the High-Speed Ring at the Nardò Technical Center in Italy, 5x Enduro World Champion and Triumph Global Ambassador Iván Cervantes travelled more than 4012km in a 24-hour period, beating the previous record of 3406km by a huge margin of more than 600km.
- In 2023, Triumph launched the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X: two all-new models. Designed from the ground-up with a brand-new single engine platform at their heart, these new models have been designed to deliver a fun, agile and confidence-inspiring ride for riders of all ages and experience levels. Conceived and designed in Hinckley, UK, these accessible new models represent incredible value for money and bring Triumph’s iconic style, quality and performance to a whole new generation of Triumph riders.