With the new Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition, TRIUMPH is reminiscent of the early years of modern motorcycle culture on the British Isles when the "Ton Up Boys" created the first café racers to break the magical 100mph limit. The new special model of the Thruxton RS takes up many of the style elements of that time and will only be available exclusively in the 2022 model year. It was the wild time of rock 'n' roll and black leather jackets - in the mid-1950s, Marlon Brando and his rock gang were in the movie "The Wild One" a style icon for a whole generation of young bikers. That's not surprising, because Brando's portrayal of rocker boss Johnny with his TRIUMPH Thunderbird is hard to beat when it comes to coolness. It is also not surprising that it was at this time that these young bikers began to put their “good” production motorcycles with a lot of passion by leaving out unnecessary parts and using lighter aluminum tanks sporty, high-performance "Café Racer" to transform. In doing so, they created the timeless and sporty-puristic style for a motorcycle category of their own - and thus also for the current TRIUMPH Thruxton RS.
Thruxton RS Tone Up Special Edition
The most important goal of the bike fans of those days was to break the magical limit "the Ton" of 100mph (around 160 km / h) - whoever managed to do this could adorn himself with the honorary title of a "Ton Up Boy". Around Heroes of motorcycle culture of the 1950s and 60s Years and their legendary bikes To honor, TRIUMPH is now launching the exclusive Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition, which will only be available in model year 2022. At the same time, the “100” lettering prominently placed on the rear seat cover and the front fender also refers to one Milestone of the TRIUMPH Racing history: In 1969, Malcolm Uphill completed the first lap with an average of more than 100mph on a Thruxton in his win in the production bike class at the legendary Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man.
Unique Ton Up Edition paintwork and first-class individual details
- Classically inspired fuel tank in Aegean Blue with inserts in Jet Black, framed by hand-painted silver decorative lines
- Pillion seat cover in Fusion White with design elements in Carnival Red including hand-painted black decorative lines and a new "100 Special Edition" lettering
- Fusion White front fender with new "100" lettering in Carnival Red
- Side cover with the new Thruxton RS Ton Up logo, headlight housing and rear fender in Jet Black
- New Aegean Blue cockpit fairing, available as an accessory, complements the design of the Ton Up Edition
- High-quality custom details, including fork protectors in matt aluminum silver, black wheels, engine covers and rear springs.
Powerful Thruxton RS motor
- Responsive and characterful Bonneville 1200ccm two-cylinder engine
- Peak power of 105 hp at 7.500 rpm and peak torque of 112 Nm at 4.250 rpm
- Unmistakable, upward-drawn double silencers made of brushed stainless steel for the characteristic Thruxton sound
High-quality equipment for dynamic, inspiring handling
- Two floating 310 mm Brembo brake discs at the front with Brembo M50 radial monobloc brake calipers
- Fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorbers with reservoir
- Fully adjustable Showa 43mm "Big Piston" upside-down fork
- Super sporty Metzeler Racetec RR tires
- Sporty, combined driver ergonomics with a low seat height of 810 mm
With technology for top driving dynamics as standard
- ABS and switchable traction control
- Three driving modes: road, rain and sport
- LED daytime running lights integrated in the headlights
- Coupling with torque assistance, ride-by-wire throttle valve, immobilizer and USB charging socket under the seat.
The original Thruxton played one important role in the birth of motorcycling. Its history goes back to the end of the 1950s, when the racing version of the legendary Bonneville won the legendary Thruxton 500 racing series for the first time and consequently - inspired by British racing legend Mike Hailwood - the now launched Sport model from TRIUMPH served as namesake. From then on, the Thruxton motorcycles were a dominant force - both as race winners with a long-lasting series of successes in the 1960s and in setting records. Thanks to its powerful two-cylinder engine, the Thruxton also became a popular on the road coveted motorcycle for all motorcycle fanswho were looking for maximum performance. In order to she inspired the generation of young bikers and in particular the “Ton Up Boys” when they rebuilt their personal café racers.
The new Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition is one Tribute to that passion, racing heritage and the iconic style of the café racers. It celebrates this legendary era of the British motorcycle scene with a unique new, classically inspired paint job that will only be available in model year 2022. Unique Ton Up Edition paintwork and first-class individual details The new design of the Ton Up Edition emphasizes perfectly the iconic Café Racer DNA and the timeless silhouette of the Thruxton. It includes an Aegean Blue fuel tank with Jet Black inserts encircled by a hand-painted silver trim. The look is complemented by a seat trim in Fusion White and a front fender, both of which have a unique new "100" graphic in Carnival Red. The seat panel is also available with a
hand-painted black decorative line.
The side covers with the new Thruxton RS Ton Up logo are painted in Jet Black, as are the headlight housing and the rear fender. Other premium details include fork protectors in matt aluminum silver and wheels, engine covers and rear springs in black. The Ton Up Edition also has all design features of the Thruxton RS including the unique Monza-style fuel filler cap, two brushed stainless steel silencers, the bullet seat and the black handlebar end mirrors. In addition, the Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition can also be used with the Cockpit fairing available as an accessory which is now available in matching Aegean Blue.
Powerful Thruxton RS motor.
The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition is powered by the responsive, characterful 1200cc Bonneville twin, the one Peak power of 105 hp at 7.500 rpm and a maximum torque of 112 Nm at a low 4.250 rpm supplies. The Thruxton RS engine complies with the Euro 5 standard and is optimized for high performance, low emissions and improved fuel efficiency. The sporty double-cone megaphone silencers ensure the characteristic deep sound of the Thruxton, which absolutely lives up to its legendary name.
Top-class equipment for dynamic, inspiring handling
The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition has a light and agile chassis with a sporty seating position and a particularly high-quality equipment. These include the race-proven, fully adjustable Showa 43mm "Big Piston" upside-down fork and the fully adjustable Öhlins shock absorber with reservoir. The Thruxton offers a great driving experience, very good comfort and exceptional handling. the very high quality braking system with two floating 310 mm brake discs at the front with Brembo M50 radial monobloc brake calipers and a two-piston floating caliper from Nissin at the rear ensures the best effect and controllability. The standard-fitted Metzeler Racetec RR tires offer first-class grip for sporty journeys on the road and on the racetrack. The combination of a powerful 1200 cc engine, the actively designed chassis and first-class standard equipment as well as the focused and sporty driver ergonomics with a low seat height of 810 mm make the Thruxton RS to an extremely agile motorcycle with the best driving pleasure.
Equipped with dynamic driving technology as standard
The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition is equipped as standard with ABS and traction control that can be switched off and has three driving modes - Road, Rain and Sport. These adapt the throttle valve characteristic and the traction control settings to the respective driving conditions or the driver's preferences. This is made possible by ride-by-wire technology, which enables improved throttle response and maximum control. To the others Technologies to improve driving behavior and comfort These include the torque-assisted clutch, which reduces driver fatigue, as well as an immobilizer and a USB charging socket under the seat. In order to be better seen, the motorcycle is equipped with an LED daytime running light integrated into the headlight.
More than 80 available original accessories
Like all TRIUMPH Modern Classics, the Thruxton RS was also included Look at the customization develops and offers a selection of more than 80 original accessories from TRIUMPH. This includes the new Aegean Blue cockpit fairing, clip-on handlebars, heated grips and luggage options, to name a few. All original accessories are developed by TRIUMPH together with the motorcycle itself and tested according to the same quality and durability standards. This is why the following applies to all accessories same four-year unlimited mileage guarantee as for the motorcycle itself, if the parts are bought together with the motorcycle from a dealer in Germany or Austria.
The new Ton Up Edition of the Thruxton RS is from February 2022 available from TRIUMPH dealers. The price of the new model is in Germany 16.650 euros (plus additional costs) and in Austria 19.250 euros (including additional costs and NOVA). One applies to both countries and all models Manufacturer's guarantee of 48 months with unlimited kilometers plus a 24-month mobility guarantee.
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With the spirit of the classic café racers from the 1950s: TRIUMPH presents the Thruxton RS Ton Up Special Edition
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