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Anyone own a new triumph thruxton. I am really interested in one and would like to hear some reviews?
 

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never rode one but i've read a few articles. not tons of power but it looks great. they did mention the clip on position was cramped and tall riders may not like the high pegs.

i like the fact there's aftermarket support.
check this out:


more good stuff here:
http://www.newthruxton.com/
 

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I have an 04 Bonnie Black. I know...not a Thrux. BUT a great bike nonetheless. I was so close to getting a Thruxton, but then my old elbows, knees, and back (thanks skateboarding!) said, "no way."

PM'd you a site you may want to check out.

 

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My friend and cohort drives one here to work everyday...Pretty sure he loves it...Send him a PM..his JJ name is "bendpress"......
 

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so far things are looking good for my local triumph salesman... those pipes are ridiculous
 

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tried to talk my old man into one, he got an america instead, couldnt even talk him into a bonni... ARGH!!!! he will stop ridin in a couple years and i will inherit an america!!??!?!?!?! not as cool, LOL
 

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don't like it...any company that steals another bikes name I wouldn't buy it....that is a Velocette scooter name and it was bad ass I may add...now if it were the Velocette company which no longer exists hell yes nice start there..
 

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joerox said:
so far things are looking good for my local triumph salesman... those pipes are ridiculous
Not sure what they're thinking with those pipes. Kinda ridiculous.
I ride my '05 every day of the week and love it. There are lots of mods available for squeezing HPs out of it. My dealer also offers a big bore kit - I think it takes it up to 950cc? I may be off.
I'm 6'2" and the stock riding position suits me fine - I've ridden some looong stretches on it. Just get rid of the ugly rear fender, put some bar-end mirrors on there and you're set.
 

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I have a good buddy with one and he loves it. 14,000 miles in the first year on it.
 

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I like mine....sounds like a sewing machine stock. The accessories are way over-priced but most of the stuff you can do your self for free.
 

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Chopper Chaz said:
don't like it...any company that steals another bikes name I wouldn't buy it....that is a Velocette scooter name and it was bad ass I may add...now if it were the Velocette company which no longer exists hell yes nice start there..
um, Thruxton was a airfeild converted to a motorcycle racetrack in england in the 50's

velocette got the model name from the same place and the same reason in the same timeframe triumph did (within a couple years)

nobody "stole" anything
 

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There used to be an 850 "Thruxton" kit to fit 750 Triumph twins in the early 80's. I forget who was selling them, but I do know the electric starter on the Bonneville couldn't handle the higher compression (and my T160 still kicked its ass)

I did a review of the Thruxton way back in issue #46 (along with the Rocket 3 *wow*).
Around town the riding position was annoying, too much weight on the wrists, and your knees ended up against the cylinder head. They have these little wire stand-offs so you don't burn horizontal lines into your pants.

It has since become our best selling back issue, it must be my review eh?

 

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tried to talk my old man into one, he got an america instead, couldnt even talk him into a bonni... ARGH!!!! he will stop ridin in a couple years and i will inherit an america!!??!?!?!?! not as cool, LOL
At least it'll make it easier to chop apart, rebuild, and feel no pangs of regret. :)
 

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Brian Douglas said:
um, Thruxton was a airfeild converted to a motorcycle racetrack in england in the 50's

velocette got the model name from the same place and the same reason in the same timeframe triumph did (within a couple years)

nobody "stole" anything
that is the reason why Triumph took the name is because of that bike made by Velocette in the 50's..if Velo thought of taking it from a airstrip kudo's to them atleast they didn't hijack it from another bike..be like Harley naming a fat boy a Vincent Black Shadow that would be pretty lame don't ya think?
 

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Labelkills.....you going to be around this weekend? I've decided to take the rest of the baffles out of the cans......Feeling like I should really given more effort into blowing your house up.

...Bonneville, Daytona, Thruxton.....
 

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Chopper Chaz said:
that is the reason why Triumph took the name is because of that bike made by Velocette in the 50's..if Velo thought of taking it from a airstrip kudo's to them atleast they didn't hijack it from another bike..be like Harley naming a fat boy a Vincent Black Shadow that would be pretty lame don't ya think?
wrong.
velocette thruxton was released 1965
triumph thruxton was released 1964
sorry.
 

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hey!! that's the issue that i got jipped out of with my subscription!! fuckers!

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There used to be an 850 "Thruxton" kit to fit 750 Triumph twins in the early 80's. I forget who was selling them, but I do know the electric starter on the Bonneville couldn't handle the higher compression (and my T160 still kicked its ass)

I did a review of the Thruxton way back in issue #46 (along with the Rocket 3 *wow*).
Around town the riding position was annoying, too much weight on the wrists, and your knees ended up against the cylinder head. They have these little wire stand-offs so you don't burn horizontal lines into your pants.

It has since become our best selling back issue, it must be my review eh?

 

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Brian Douglas said:
wrong.
velocette thruxton was released 1965
triumph thruxton was released 1964
sorry.
I do not know what book you are reading but best hit the books...I know for a fact Thruxton was released in the late 50's here's a link of a 62' I don't have time to prove a point to you but I am most assured that Velo was way before Triumph as far as the Thruxton name was...Cheers..
http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/Bike%20Directories/Velocette%20Bikes/pages/Velocette-Thruxton-62.htm
 
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