Triumph starts café racer customisation program
The Thruxton is born of the café racer culture that dominated motorcycling in the 1960s. The 1200cc Bonneville Thruxton and Thruxton R are the real deal, the ultimate modern classic cafe racers. Both with the beautifully imposing and authentic styling, the poise, the power, braking, performance and the handling to live up to their legendary name.
The Bonneville Thruxton returns the legendary café racer to its performance roots, from the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, to the handling, agility and capability to match its beautifully imposing and authentic Thruxton styling.
The ultimate factory cafe racer, arguably the most thrilling and full-blooded sports classic motorcycle you can buy. Building on the capability of the Thruxton, the R is equipped to the highest specification with twin floating Brembo disks, Brembo monobloc calipers, Showa Big piston forks, Öhlins rear suspension and Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa Tyres.
With the launch of the all-new exclusive Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) offer for 2019, Triumph delivers a landmark moment for British custom design, with an exclusive limited edition line-up of ultra-premium motorcycles.
Every TFC motorcycle will be built to embody the absolute pinnacle in custom Triumph design, with a unique level of enhanced performance, technology, engineering, specification and exquisite finish.
The new line-up starts with the beautiful, more powerful, lighter and even higher specification Thruxton TFC, and a hint of what’s to come next with the stunning concept Rocket TFC.
Designed and crafted to exceptional levels of specification and finish, these motorbikes are ultra-premium limited editions, inspired by a passion for the worldwide custom scene, and the absolute pinnacle of their kind with astonishing levels of performance, equipment, and technology.
Fact, over 80% of Street Twin riders have chosen to personalise their bike, and the latest Bonneville Speedmaster has a genuine accessories range that numbers over 130.
This ethos for creativity and personalisation has enabled a whole new generation of Triumph owners to create their own custom motorcycle while maintaining all the stunning beauty and authentic character of a performance bike.
Supported by significant custom expertise and capability advancements, in 2014 a challenge emerged within Triumph Motorcycles at their Hinckley headquarters where their community of designers and engineers – already passionate customisers – undertook to create a vision of the ultimate Triumph custom build. Two teams were formed, and two fully-functioning prototypes were meticulously designed, engineered, and hand-built.
Inspired by these hand-crafted successes, Triumph have been leading a transformation in customer personalisation for years, with Triumph motorcycles featuring as the starting point for countless pro-build creations.
The worldwide interest for Triumph custom specials continues to grow bigger every year, and the many examples of individual creations have been built at their own factory workshop, for their own brand fans.
Advancing the way motorbikes are created has always been a major part of Triumph’s success since 1902; from the very first historic Triumph No1, to Edward Turner’s pioneering parallel twin engines, through to the hair-raising 2019 Moto2™ 765cc Triple.