Triumph Thruxton R is a high-end version of Triumph Thruxton with a range of upgraded accessories, bringing the value to a new level, characterized by Café Racer.
Triumph Thruxton motorbike 2017 is one of three new generation nostalgic models of the famous British motorcycle company, besides the duo of Bonneville and Street Twin. In Vietnam market, the car is distributed genuine with 2 versions: Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R.
Originating in the land of fog, the legendary Thruxton R is a rare car that appears on the S-shaped strip of land.
Inspired by the 1967 racing prototype, Thruxton R improved from the standard version, adding a series of upgraded equipment from big brands like Ohlins or Brembo.
Elder of the Café Racer line
Born in 1902, with the current production of about 50,000 units / year, Triumph is the largest motorcycle brand in England and has more than 750 galleries around the world. About 80% of Triumph motorcycles are made in Thailand; 20% is made in the UK; and only a very small part is assembled in India for this particular market.
Joining the Vietnamese market through Al Naboodah International Vietnam, Triumph has opened its first showroom at Paragon Shopping Center in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh. Triumph Vietnam distributes most of the current Triumph Motorcycles models including: Street Twin, Street Scrambler, Street Cup, Bonneville T100 & T120, Thruxton R, Bobber, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Tiger, Explorer, etc. Street Twin, Bonneville T100 and Street Triple will be the flagship products of this British motorcycle brand.
In addition to Café Racer Thruxton R, nostalgic enthusiasts can start with the Street Twin and the latest models of the Modern Classic Bonneville. The Roadster and Suppersport models will always attract bikers who love their aggressive styling and high speed with Speed Striple and Street Striple models. For those who prefer to “move” can choose models Tiger 800s, Tiger Explorers and the Tiger Sport.
It can be said that Thruxton R is the elder in the Triumph family and the eldest brother of the Café Racer line. Thruxton R is a groundbreaking change in vehicle art as well as a new creation of the classic car playing style.
Coming to Café Racer, customers can not help but love Thruxton R because this is a genuine model with a series of expensive equipment as well as modern technology, all of which have been integrated on top. this car.
Triumph Thruxton R has created a new level in the line of Modern Classic Sport bike … with long slim tank, sleek details, unique “Monza” fuel tank cover, Cafe Racer style solo seat … In addition, the Thruxton R is also equipped with an ultra-lightweight aluminum handlebar, a built-in rearview mirror on the handlebars, and a unique wheel and wheels with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tires.
Change makes a level
Compared to the standard version, Thruxton R owns a series of upgraded equipment, brand toys, thinly trimmed gasoline tanks, reducing the capacity from 17L to 14.5L.
Thruxton R has a total of 3 colors (Diablo Red), Silver (Silver Frost) and Black Sand (Matt Black). The version that CafeAuto experiences is black, exactly like a black coffee cup.
Overall, Thruxton R is characterized by the character of Café Racer based on the impression that it is a solo seat, a steering wheel mirror, record – frozen clip – on lower center, placed under the bottom three bring The driving position is slightly forward.
The second impression can be mentioned is the pair of big front forks, Upside Down 43 mm diameter, 120 mm journey can be adjusted, bringing a strong sporty feeling, the ability to grip the road as well. like more stable cornering. However, it is a pity that the forks are just Showa forks, instead of Ohlins.
Accordingly, the braking force of this vehicle comes from the Brembo M4 dual monoblock dual brake shackles with symmetrical 4-piston brakes, made of titanium, the brake disc also comes from the Brembo brand to bring braking performance, meeting braking ability. best at different speed ranges.
Thruxton R is more Café-like when it comes to casting aluminum spokes with cast aluminum wheels with shiny braces, front safety is a 310 mm Brembo brake disc, supporting ABS anti-lock braking system, followed by the high-performance Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa high-performance racing tires. These are also different from the standard version.
First launched in 2004, in the previous generation, Thruxton was only equipped with a 900 cc engine block, but coming to the new version today, more specifically on the upgraded R version. up a 1200 cc engine, capacity of 96 horsepower, more powerful than a small car.
On this new generation, Thruxton R owns the same engine block with its brother, Bonneville T120 with a capacity of 1200 cc, with two cylinders in parallel, DOHC liquid-cooled, power changed. upgraded from 79 horsepower to 96 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and maximum torque of 112 Nm at 4,250 rpm. 6-speed gearbox.
Accordingly, Thruxton R is also equipped with 3 more driving modes: Normal, Sport and Rain with the option of changing the running mode at the push of a button, all three modes for incredible acceleration change, with You can clearly see it in the first carbonated countries.
Moreover, with a tremendous power of 96 horsepower right at the 6,750 cycle, it is not a small number, the strong drag along with the fast acceleration, is very easy to cause Thruxton R to cause wheel slip when turning the gas on. crab or pa position when standing still.
This also easily leads to the situation of slipping for the driver, so, the British motor company also equipped with Traction Control System (TCS – Traction Control System) which allows the ABS brakes to interfere in addition to the brakes. After, the control ECU will recognize the vehicle is slipping through the sensor reading eye, thus, the braking force will be affected, making the car completely stable despite the accelerator.
However, this system can still be switched off when needed in cases where Biker wants to perform burning tires, stunts or getting bogged down, off the system is essential to avoid burnt dad and disc brakes. .
The most significant change on this R is that the front headlight assembly has removed the front windshield, the headlight cluster is also bigger, still using the Halogen main light bulb, in addition to the strip. LED daytime running lights can be turned on and off.
Next to it is the striking xy-turn light cluster with orange tones, captured directly into the aluminum frame for a solid and safer look when used.
The whole set of triangles – evenly cast from polished cast aluminum, with the use of aluminum material also reduce the total weight significantly. And yet, other details such as pot covers, machine blocks on both sides and the grips are also made entirely from aluminum.
Above a little is a classic clock cluster, with a symmetrical round shape like a frog’s eye, although it is a classic car but still displays all the basic information such as: ODO, number of revolvers , speedometer, time, distance traveled, number indicator and especially the bar showing the remaining gasoline in the tank, this is quite a little detail on classic cars, usually will be removed, only Warning when nearly out of gas.
In addition, with the custom Mode button, the driver can switch to other views such as: average fuel consumption, display on / off traction control function (TCS) as mentioned above and Choose 3 different driving modes.
The fuel tank on the R version is smaller and thinner, the capacity is also reduced by 3L and the fuel tank cap is misaligned with a unique Monza style. In the middle, there is a big splint line that wraps the whole thing, looking extremely stylish and sporty.
The two sides are the air filter of the vehicle, each side is responsible for filtering the dirt, bringing air into the engine cylinder, the outside also has a metal shield to prevent things as big as rocks. The chips or other invasive animals also depict the R symbolizing the high-end version of Thruxton. It is recommended that the water not be exposed in this position for too long, especially when washing the car will easily damage the dust filter.
Compared to the standard version, the 1,200 cc engine on Thruxton R has a higher compression ratio, from that throttle response, comes with advanced electronic fuel injection technology, accompanied by a pair of exhaust pipes due to Vance & Hines designed in the shape of a gun-like medium that has just been mounted and placed symmetrically on both sides of the vehicle to bring a “warmer” breath.
For BMW models like the R nineT Café Racer, it uses a shaft transmission – the sign allows for stable driving and more durable, safer operation, but with Triumph Thruxton R, the use of the shaft – sign is a difficult problem when trying to reduce weight.
More unique when the rear disc brakes and the drives change positions for each other, creating a sense of fancy, more interesting when first experiencing this model.
More luxurious with Ohlins rear forks, the value of this pair of forks costs nearly the same as a regular car. Moreover, this fork can be customized in all three different positions, each position will give a feeling of elasticity as well as different driving feel.
Yen alone one person completely wrapped in leather, with red thread makes a difference compared to the standard version. Customers can purchase a two-person saddle package with a rear footrest, but this will lose the essence of the Café Racer line.
Experience Thruxton R – True Black Coffee Glass
With a strong and bold appearance of Café Racer, Triumph Thruxton R is a reasonable choice for customers who love classic cars.
Heavy toys equipped to the teeth, Thruxton R is the genuine high-end version that many Biker dreamed of, which is not only a 1200 cc engine block but also a dusty style and style.
In terms of driving posture, the height of the saddle on Triumph Thruxton R is also relatively compared to other models, namely from the ground position, the saddle position is 810 mm, people who are over 1m7 stature can be completely pure. Recovery this car is easy.
However, the weight itself is quite heavy, at 203 kg without fuel is still difficult to move in the street as well as the time when moving cars by human power.
Real excitement when the whole body seems to embrace the car, the new design fuel tank when kinetic for the knee position hugging the tank, plus the solo seat brings stability at high speed .
In general, recording – freezing equipment is quite low, but no, the position of the footrest layout is suitable for not feeling tired hands when traveling long distances, whereas it feels more excited when hiding the wind at high speed.
Turn on the engine boot key, the warm sound from the Vance & Hines exhaust system for extremely interesting sound while still not making noise for people around. Triumph Thruxton R is equipped with a 2-2 type exhaust, which means two engines discharge two pistons instantly. Normally, for some other large displacement cars, it will be 2-1-2 or 2-1-1, meaning that from 2 cylinders, it will return to a gas silencer and then discharged to the outside by 1 po or 2 po.
But no, with Thruxton R being discharged directly without intermediaries, this is also intended to give the most rustic, quality sound. However, I still feel the car seems a bit “secret”, still not fully promoting the capacity of this 97-horsepower car.
At first, I thought this is a Café Racer that is only suitable for conversation and not a speed car, but I completely misjudged when I thought about it, Triumph Thruxton R is not only strong and still extremely strong, strong compared to competitors in the same segment.
Triumph Thruxton R equipped with electronic throttle is a pretty good feature on this model, because when I turn on the throttle, I do not feel the friction or the lag of the throttle. Immediately accelerating phases, Thruxton R immediately responds to the clock hitting the 120 km / h mark only when at 4,000 rpm, level 3.
In Normal mode, I still have not tried all the power of this car but in the first station, I completely feel the bounce back when the throttle suddenly.
In the street, this car is like a tiger being restrained by the 1200 cc engine power that has not yet fully developed and the 2-cylinder engine block seems to make me quite uncomfortable by the radiating temperature. out on the sides.
However, the heat is still acceptable, as I feel, if you often travel in the city a lot, switching to Rain driving mode will also help this car to restrain its power and reduce the process. Burning fuel consumption, makes operation easier and easier.
As soon as I got out on the freeway, press the switch, squeeze the clutch, this car received a signal to switch right through Sport mode, extremely responsive throttle response that I could not prepare before, if the car on the gas pedal is a seat The concept of a strong car, then with Thruxton R can be knocked out of the saddle at any time if not mastering the scooter.
The comfort as well as the dusty style of dust along with Thruxton made me forget everything, forget the busy daily activities.
Farewell to Triumph Thruton R is no small regret when it has only a few hundred kilometers, after two days of experience, I still have not satisfied the joy or ability to operate on this model.
At the price of VND 595 million, which is probably a rather large barrier to customers, this also led to the rare appearance of Thruxton R in the market.
However, the amount of money to own, customers receive quite a lot of modern equipment as well as branded toys, along with advanced technology comparable to German cars or Italian car.