Michael Mann’s (@MannOnABike) review of the Triumph Thruxton on Bike Social, and another outing in Resurgence Gear Ultralite jeans, which really do compliment Thruxton, even if we do say so ourselves!
Look out for the Resurgence Gear mention at the end of the review again.
Triumph Thruxton 900: Two Week Test
The modern day Triumph Thruxton has the retro-cool look that befits its famous 1960’s café racing ancestors. Back in the day the trend was to create a home-made bike based on a British twin, with dropped bars and single seat units among the popular styling twists.
Fast forward 40 years and Triumph revisited that scene with the production of the Thruxton in 2004; a straight-out-of-the-box, ready-made, factory-produced bike based loosely around the Bonneville and using an 865cc parallel twin. Its Thruxton name heralds from the Hampshire race circuit where Triumph enjoyed many successes during the 60’s.
A further 10 years on and here we are, aboard the most up-to-date version, all £7,699 worth, looking resplendent and graceful in one of its two available colours, Phantom Black. The other being Brooklands Green.