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Triumph Thruxton

Triumph Thruxton

1200 and 1200 R
4.3 from 16 reviews

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roadrunning123

roadrunning123Sydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 7 likes

Thruxton 1200 what a machine!

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Purchased in July 2019 at Bikebiz for $16,000.00.

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Mileage 9,507 km
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den

denSydney, NSW

  • 12 reviews
  • 8 likes

Good bike but not the best

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Had 2011 triumph thruxton, bought brand new from procycles Sydney: Good points: - lower seat, - vintage cafe racer look, - engine is awesome, - comfy seat for rider n passenger, easy to ride. .................Bad points: rear shocks are terrible( need to get after market one), - for better performance n sound need to replace exhaust ( esp. arrow- expensive), rego n ctp is pricey, annoying handle lock, difficult to clean wheels, although it’s a annual service it’s quite pricey( about $600 if you perform at triumph dealers)... hope this helps

Date PurchasedJun 2013
Triton

TritonToowoomba

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

What a heap of crap

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Heavy, under-braked, under-damped and under-done. I owned a 1969 T120R. Wish I still did. The Thruxton I rode (2013) was slower, handled worse and didn't have the pizazz of the original. Needless to say I told the dealer what to do with it. Highly disappointing. Let's hope the new one is better.

Sean

SeanPerth

  • 11 reviews
  • 6 likes

A stylish starting point

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It is what it is

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Date PurchasedOct 2015

Beautiful bike but needs some tweaking.

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Angus

AngusMelbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good bike, but not without its flaws.

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OK

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Still under waranty, just. Going back to the shop for the third time to find the leak. Third Triumph I've owned, the only brand new one ever. Pretty sad when the old 68' Trophy handles better!
looks tops and now goes like it should, new pipes and a re-jet.
Front-end wobble at the slightest bump and tries to tank slap at speeds over 140. Remember the old oil leak jokes? With the one I got they're apropriate.

roadrunning123

roadrunning123Sydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 7 likes

Excellent

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a great bike with excellent value for money.

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tony31
tony31

Not as good in power as an original 750.It has no guts.


Bruce_Shaw

Bruce_ShawAU

  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

Best of the bunch

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Excellent

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Excellent

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If you like to ride at or below 100mph / 160km/h, this is the bike. If you want a bike that breaks the sound barrier, buy something else. I love mine and don't intend to get rid of it, ever.
Fun fun fun! As long as you don't expect modern sport bike performance, that is not what this bike is about!
Stock seat is uncomfortable after a moderate ride, stock exhaust is too strangled. All easily fixed though.


Excellent

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I have the late 09 model in black. I ride to work every day and have people asking me questions at every traffic lights. Best comment- 'Glad someone remembers who won the war'. I have Triumph performance pipes that set car alarms off as I ride past. My bike sits in the window at work were I day dream of corners on the way home. Everyday someone walks around it and drools. I have had more people take photos on my bike in the carpark that of any other vehicle I have ever owned. Beautiful to look at and magic to ride.
Classic style of a by-gone era. Pure Cafe Racer looks. Quick and easy to drop in.

JH999

JH999Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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gilbert whyte
gilbert whyte
robert.farquhar
robert.farquhar

Excellent

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You can park this bike with Duks, Sporty Jap's and Harleys and without a doubt the attention will be the Trumpy
I purchased the bike based on what I grew up with. I like the fuel injection and the way they have kept the carby look. the new all black paint on the mud gards, the redesign of the spokes in the rims. The choice of handle bars rather than the clip on's, it solves the long trip problems.
Rear wheel spoke problems on the early modles.

Questions & Answers

Subs

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I can't decide between the Thruxton and the Standard Bonnie. I love the looks of the Thruxton to bits, but worry if my wife would feel the same way when she comes to ride pillion. Is there even a pillion seat below that gorgeous cowl? The dealer guy said that a 'pillion seat' had to be purchased separately. But then Triumph have just arrived in India and I'm suspicious that the dealers are not yet up to scratch on features.
My intent is weekend rides and the occasional ride to work - none exceeding 100 kms in a day. Once in a blue moon, a highway blast involving 4-6 hours on the saddle for two. Can more experienced Thruxters help with this?

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roadrunning123
roadrunning123

Bonnie is better for doubling.
Thruxton seat goes under the cowl and yes it's a full seat already.

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Subs

Thanks roadrunning123. Do you ride either of the two? In case you're on a Thrux, would it be possible to post a shot of the OE seat minus the cowl? I take it, dynamically, there isn't much to differentiate between these two, except the ergos on the sportier setup on the Thrux. True?

roadrunning123
roadrunning123

Unfortunately I don't have the thruxton anymore but the seat is exactly the same as the Bonnie only with a cowl over it.


tyke57nz

tyke57nzasked

Gong back to bikes after my family has grown up and am looking at buying a "handlebar" version of this machine, I am 6 foot over 50 and wonder if it will be too small; honest answers appreciated?

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roadrunning123
roadrunning123

Mate I'm 6 ft and close to 50 I weigh 95 kg and I ride a Bonnie.
Go for I say you won't regret it they are truly a fun comfortable and practical bike. Weather you choose a Bonnie se or t100 or thruxton or any other model you will have lots of fun.
Good luck with your choice and safe riding to you.

Regards

Roadrunning123.


Harry

Harryasked

I have a 2008 thruxton and at present is stopping after 30 minutes of riding. After cooling for 15 minutes it then starts and runs for another 10 or so minutes then stops. I have Staintune pipes and have recently fitted a Air Injection removal kit. Has anyone had this problem?

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roadrunning123
roadrunning123

First of all we have to establish if its efi or carb ?
If its efi then did you get it re mapped ?
If you have done the change over right then I would say your alternator or charging system is faulty.
Reason being that the bike will only run for a short time because it drains your battery then when you stop and wait a bit the battery regains a bit of charge and she will run for a short time again.
With out testing it personally its hard to say but I would be checking the charging side of the bike.

Cheers

Hope this helps you

Paul

roadrunning123
roadrunning123

It could also be the pressure relief hose for your tank could be blocked.
If you did an air box mod it's more than likely to be the breather hose.
Check it be fore you do anything else

Cheers

Paul.

Harry
Harry

Thanks Paul I will check that hose. Harry


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Triumph Thruxton 1200

Triumph Thruxton 1200

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Triumph Thruxton 1200 R

Triumph Thruxton 1200 R

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CategoryNaked BikesNaked Bikes
Release dateJan 2007Jan 2007

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