MARLBOROUGH MUSCLE CARS & BIKES MUSEUM
2007 Triumph Thruxton
Launched in 2004, the Bonneville based Thruxton was named after racing circuit where Triumph won the first three places in the Thruxton 500 mile endurance race in 1969, establishing the "café racer" era where standard production motorcycles were modified to improve racing performance. The Thruxton captured the very essence of the café racer look - the cut down front guard, raked clip-on bars, distinctive seat cowl - giving it a stripped down Spartan elegance.
Powering the '07 Thruxton was the new for the 2007 model year 865cc air cooled, DOHC eight-valve vertical-twin engine that produced 69bhp and delivered power to the road by means of a 5-speed transmission, cable-operated multi-plate wet clutch and x-ring final drive chain.
41mm forks with adjustable preload take care of the front suspension while the rear has a twin-sided swingarm with chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload. Braking is by means of a single 320mm floating disc with twin-piston calipers up front and single 255mm disc with twin-piston calipers on the rear. Wheels are a 36-spoke 18 x 2.5in up front and 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in on the rear.
This was the fourth model year of the Triumph Thruxton, and change implemented for the 2007 model year were a black engine with polished and lacquered covers, colour matched guards and a broad centre flanked by two thin stripe on the tank and seat cowl.
The Thruxton on show at the Muscle Cars & Bikes Museum has an optional, factory fitted, colour matched fly screen.
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