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2022 Triumph Thruxton RS: A Modern Day Cafe Racer
Triumph’s extensive Bonneville lineup checks almost all the boxes of the various styles of modern classics — from desert racers like the Street Scrambler to cafe racers like the 2022 Triumph Thruxton RS. As we just mentioned, the Thruxton RS takes its styling cues from the classic café racers of yesteryear, with rear-set footpegs, clip-on handlebars, and a bare-naked look.
At the heart of this British-made motorcycle is a 1200cc parallel-twin, producing 103 hp and a meaty 83 lb-ft of torque. Riders get access to three riding modes – Road, Rain, and Sport – each mode featuring a dedicated throttle map and dedicated traction control setting. Together, these deliver enhanced responsiveness and allow you to select the setup that best suits riding conditions and rider preferences.
True to its old-school design, the Thruxton RS features an analog speedometer and tachometer. However, complementing this is a small digital display that provides helpful information like range and the odometer.
What’s most impressive about the Thruxton RS is its feature package. Triumph has equipped the bike with 43mm fully adjustable Showa cartridge forks, while the rear has fully adjustable Ohlins twin-shock absorbers. Braking is handled by a Brembo caliper at the front and a Nissin unit at the back.
Triumph also offers over 80 official accessories for the Thruxton RS, including a gorgeous semi fairing that transforms the motorcycle’s look.
The 2022 Triumph portfolio also includes a Thruxton RS Ton Up special edition that pays homage to the Ton Up boys of the 1950s and 60s – the original café racers. Differences over the standard bike include a different color scheme and “100” badging to celebrate the 100mph lap of the Isle of Man TT in 1969.
The 2022 Triumph Thruxton RS starts at $16,645 USD / $17,895 CAD.
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- Price: $16,645 USD / $17,895 CAD
- Key Features:
- Class-leading chassis and top-specification hardware
- Sticky Metzeler Racetec RR tires
- Fully-adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks
- Engine: 1200cc parallel-twin
- Power: 103 hp
- Torque: 83 lb-ft
- Dry Weight: 434 lb (197 kg)
- Seat Height: 31.8 inches (810 mm)
2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Specifications