The Thruxton RS is likely to sit between the existing Thruxton 1200 R & Thruxton TFC in the pecking order.
Triumph's famed neo-retro cafe racer family is set to gain another member as Triumph has taken to its social media handles to announce the imminent arrival of the new Thruxton RS. Due to be unveiled on 5th November, the date also happens to mark the start of this year's EICMA (Milan Motorcycle Show). In January, Triumph had pulled the covers off two of its new TFC (Triumph Factory Customs) models, one of which, was the Thruxton TFC. However, the TFC models, due to their ultra-exclusive tag, were not introduced in the Indian market, leaving the Thruxton 1200 R as the sole Thruxton model on sale here. The new Thruxton RS, meanwhile, is expected to slot in between the TFC & 1200 R versions.
The Thruxton 1200 R already packs in some serious bit of kit. The bike is loaded to the gills with performance-spec parts & features like twin floating front discs with Brembo monobloc callipers, Showa big piston USD front forks, Öhlins twin-shock fully-adjustable rear suspension, Pirelli Diablo Rossa Corsa tyres, riding modes with Ride By Wire, switchable Traction Control & ABS, fingertip controls on the handlebar & a torque-assist clutch, to name a few. Meanwhile, the uber-exclusive Thruxton TFC gets a lot of bespoke carbon-fibre bodywork & a retuned version of the same 1,200cc Bonneville parallel-twin motor. In the TFC, the motor pumps out an extra 10bhp & 3Nm of torque (96bhp & 112Nm in the Thruxton 1200 R).
Coming to the Thruxton RS, it could feature the same motor but with the power specs of the TFC version. Further, the mechanical components may get beefed-up further. Some bespoke touches inspired from the Thruxton TFC, like a unique colour/theme, could also be carried over. However, the design tweaks are expected to be at a minimum. Having said this, we'll have to wait for the EICMA to begin on 5th November to find out the exact changes.