2008 Triumph Thruxton 865cc Cafe Racer. The name came from the racing circuit in Hampshire, England where Triumph duelled with the likes of BSA and Norton That success led to the name being applied to one of their racing models. The looks came straight out of the 1950s and 60s when souped up, stripped down road bikes were the signature rides of the ‘Ton Up Boys’ and the ‘Rocker’ lifestyle. A winner right out of the box, few year-on-year changes were needed, so the 2008 model Thruxton differed little from its 2004 predecessor. The 2008 Thruxton’s parallel twin was the same as that used on the Bonneville, but with an increased bore (865cc over the Bonneville’s 790cc), revised camshaft profiles and re-jetted carburettors. The same 360 degree firing order as the Bonneville was used. Of course, you can’t talk about a Thruxton without talking about its styling. All the classic café racer visual cues are there: clip-on handlebars; exposed gauges; rearset footpegs; slim front mudguard; spoke wheels; humped solo seat; and bar-end mirrors. As much as its engineering and performance were of merit, it was the looks that the Thruxton was sold on. It’s a bike to be seen - and be seen on. Triumph made sure there were enough classic café racer styling touches to ensure it was unmistakable at first glance, and attractive enough to prompt second and third glances. Only one owner from new. New rear tyre. All books. Service history. Custom black indicators. Seat cowling. Dual seat registered till June 2014. Retro and very cool ! We can also freight Australia wide. Competitive in store Finance, Insurance and Extended Warranty options to suit your budget. Contact our passionate team for further details !
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