You can always rely Triumph to design a truly British bike and the Thruxton 900 is no exception. It has become the hallmark for the cafe racer style, which has become increasingly popular again over recent years.
Released back in 2004, the Thruxton 900 takes stylings from the Bonneville with a small flyscreen, seat cowl and rearset footrests. It’s quite a heavy machine weighing in at 205kg (dry) but it can keep up with the rest with 865cc engine, 70 bhp and clocking a top speed of 120mph.
When it comes to detail, it’s second to none with the Thruxton 900; it is quite simply a beautiful machine. Triumph have perfected the art of a good looking motorcycle but also promising build quality and reliability too.
Starting price for a brand new Triumph Thruxton 900 is around £7,000, however you can find secondhand models on the market ranging from £4,000 upwards.
|Engine||Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4v, air cooled|
|Average fuel consumption||45mpg|
|Submitted by:||Ian||Review Date: November 2017||Comfort||Poor seat comfort|
|Ride Quality||Needs better shocks|
|Build Quality & Reliability||Mostly okay.|
|Brake Rating||Up to the job.|
|Running Cost||Good on fuel|
|Pros Comments||Retro looks, great image.|
|Cons Comments||Chain adjusters.|