A 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS – As If The Thruxton R Wasn’t Sporty Enough!


The name ‘Thruxton’ is an internationally-acclaimed motorcycle racing icon, born from incredible success at the Thruxton 500 race and the Isle of Man TT, inspiring a whole generation of fanatical cafe racers. Designed and developed to evolve the legend even further, the new Thruxton RS model combines all the original cafe racer design DNA and pure original style with modern Thruxton capability whilst setting a new level of performance with a higher power engine, even more supreme cafe racer handling, and even more contemporary styling, finish and detailing. 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS is everything you would ever need.

Beautiful design with iconic cafe racer DNA and timeless silhouette
Incredible specification with class-leading chassis and top-specification suspension, brakes, tyres and technology set-up
Premium finish and detailing.
Much higher performance
Updated 1200cc high power Thruxton RS engine
Major power increase, up by 8PS to 105PS, with more power across the entire rev range
112Nm of peak torque delivered 700rpm lower in the rev range
More responsive and characterful engine characteristics with 20% reduction of inertia
Higher revving engine, with a red line now 500rpm higher than the previous generation
Enhanced rider modes.
Even more agile and intuitive cafe racer handling
6kg lighter than its predecessor
Higher specification Brembo M50 radial Monobloc calipers
New sticky Metzeler Racetec RR tyres
All the premium specification standard equipment of the Thruxton R, including:
Twin 320mm floating Brembo discs & master cylinder
Race bred, adjustable Showa big piston forks
Fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks
ABS & switchable Traction Control
LED DRL headlight
Underseat USB
More modern and contemporary style
New fully blacked-out style, detailing and finish, including
Black anodised wheels and engine covers
Black spring set-up the premium Öhlins RSU
New premium twin colour paint option.
Built to personalise
80 custom accessories including new brushed stainless steel Arrow silencers with carbon end caps and cafe racer fairing
‘’Track Racer’’ inspiration kit.

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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS achieves 8PS more power than the previous Thruxton R. This is delivered by significant engine upgrades including high compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile, a secondary air system and a whole host of lighter weight engine components, including:

– Low inertia crankshaft
– Clutch
– Balance shafts
– Rare-Earth alternator
– Magnesium cam cover
– Thin walled engine covers

Along with the higher power, the Thruxton RS also delivers higher torque punch low down and across the entire rev range, peaking at 112Nm @ 4.850 rpm, 700 rpm lower than its predecessor. Together, all these engine updates deliver a 20% reduction of inertia and a new more responsive and characterful Thruxton RS engine that revs harder for longer, revving 500 rpm higher than the Thruxton R.

The Thruxton RS’ distinctive twin upswept silencers add an all-new Euro 5 spec catalytic converter which delivers lower emissions and that unmistakable sound of a British Racing Twin, with a rich and raw note that matches the bike’s legendary name. Behind the stylish exterior sits a liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact and thanks to its Euro 5 homologation, the Thruxton RS achieves lower emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency. Combined with a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km), this contributes to a reduced overall cost of ownership.

The new Thruxton RS features a full suite of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced rider control and safety, plus enhanced rider confidence – sensitively integrated to maintain its iconic original cafe racer style and character.

Thruxton RS technology features include:

– Riding mode setting
– Gear position indicator
– Odometer
– Trip settings
– Service indicator
– Range to empty
– Fuel level
– Average and current fuel consumption
– Access to turn off traction control features
– Clock

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Significant weight savings across the entire motorcycle make the Thruxton RS six kilograms lighter than the Thruxton R for an even more dynamic and agile ride – delivered by engine component refinements, and a lighter weight battery. In addition to the weight saving, the Thruxton RS also now features new category leading Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc calipers and twin floating Brembo front discs, delivering excellent stopping power, and new unique race-specification Metzeler Racetec RR super sticky tyres.

There are also race-bred adjustable Showa USD big piston forks and premium fully adjustable Öhlins piggy back reservoir rear shock, delivering an engaged and thrilling ride. A legendary name that has created motorcycling history and represented a generation of cafe racers, the Thruxton is a distinctive, beautiful and authentic motorcycle and the all-new RS version of it is the next evolution of this celebrated name. With all of Triumph’s iconic original cafe racer DNA, married to a new blacked-out custom look, muscular poise and a host of beautifully designed premium features, the Thruxton RS is the most contemporary styled Thruxton ever.

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Key features include:
New black powder-coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover finishes
New black Öhlins RSU springs
New black Thruxton side panel and sprocket cover with integrated heel guard
New premium black anodised wheels
Unique ‘Monza’ cap
New Triumph triangle tank decal (only on twin paint scheme option)
Unique sculpted Thruxton tank
Stainless steel tank strap
Clear anodised aluminium swing arm
Daytona footpegs
22mm clip-on handlebars
Black mirrors and indicators
Twin ride-by-wire throttle bodies and unique Thruxton intake finisher
Gold engine detailing
Distinctive red signature key
The new Thruxton RS comes with a single bullet seat set-up as standard. This enhances the focused cafe racer style of the motorcycle and is body coloured. An optional pillion seat accessory kit will be available with a bespoke dual seat and footpegs.

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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS comes in two colour choices:
Jet Black
Matt Storm Grey and Matt Silver Ice

Building your own 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS custom: Designed with personalisation in mind, the Thruxton RS comes with 80 accessories to help you add even more comfort, style, protection and security.

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