The Triumph Thruxton will go out of production in 2024. Having said that, the British manufacturer has announced the Thruxton Final Edition to mark this occasion. As the name suggests, it will serve as the last hurrah for the cafe racer, and will arrive at dealerships in Spring 2024. The Thruxton Final Edition is priced at £15,095, which translates to Rs 15.32 lakh. Triumph says that the Final Edition is a blend of style and elegance of the Thruxton RS, paying homage to the cafe racer's racing heritage. In order to differentiate it from the top-spec RS, Triumph has introduced certain features which are reserved for the Final Edition. Among these is a metallic paint scheme, namely ‘Competition Green’, which is in contrast to black side panels and mudguards. The golden accents on the sculpted fuel tank and seat cowl feature the initials of the artist who hand-painted them. Plus, a unique Final Edition engine badge will also be available with each motorcycle, with a gold-finished surround and a ‘Final Edition’ graphic infill. A similar treatment is extended to the 'Heritage' Triumph logo on the tank and the 'Thruxton Final Edition' branding.
However, the most exclusive feature is the certificate of authenticity bearing the bike’s unique VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), which the Thruxton Final Edition will bring. This document will be signed by members of the Thruxton 1200 design team and Triumph’s CEO, Nick Bloor. That said, the Final Edition retains certain elements that are typical of the Thruxton, such as the single bullet seat, Monza-style fuel filler cap, clip-on handlebars, anodised aluminium swingarm, etc.
Other than these, the marque also offers a wide range of over 80 genuine Triumph Thruxton accessories, including a pillion set-up with seat, footrests, and passenger grab rail, complete with a bespoke cockpit fairing.
Triumph Thruxton Final Edition: Engine, Hardware
At its heart is the powerful 1,200cc twin-cylinder Bonneville engine, which is tuned to crank out 103 bhp at 7,500rpm and 112 Nm of peak torque at 4,250rpm. Power is transmitted via a 6-speed gearbox. Sharing its hardware with the Thruxton RS, the Final Edition features a Showa Big Piston fork at the front and twin Ohlins shocks at the rear, offering full adjustability on both ends. Stopping power comes from twin 310mm Brembo floating discs with M50 4-piston radial brake callipers at the front and a single 220mm disc with a Nissin 2-piston floating calliper at the back, with ABS. The brakes are mounted on wire-spoke wheels wrapped in grippy Metzeler Racetec RR tyres.
The Triumph Thruxton gained fame in endurance races, winning all three podium places at the 1969 Thruxton 500-mile race. A limited-edition cafe racer from 1964 also became the first production motorcycle to lap the Mountain Course at over 100mph (160km/h).