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Featured Rental Bike: 2017 Triumph Thruxton

Triumph Thruxton 2017

Introduced in 1965 as a limited edition, the Thruxton is a great-looking bike that harkens very loudly back to its café racer days.  The bike was named after the high-speed British circuit where Triumph had many successes.

The 2017 Thruxton has a powerful 1200cc, liquid-cooled engine and uses fuel injectors instead of carburetors, although one might not know to look at it as they have been cleverly fit into carburetor-styled bodies.  As with the Ducati Scrambler, this bike also employs Kayaba suspension, which is adjustable.  The Thruxton is the only bike in Triumph’s Modern Classic line-up to offer this.  Braking is supplied by Nissin both up front and in the rear and is sufficiently strong with ABS. The Thruxton had three riding modes:  Road, Rain and Sport as well as traction control and torque-assist clutch and ride-by-wire fuel injection.  Fingertip controls on the switchgear make for easy access to all features, cleverly housed in the twin clocks. LED lighting on both ends make for safer riding and there is an under-the-seat USB charger. The 1200cc bike is manageable by most riders but with a seat height of 31.7” and a wet weight in excess of five hundred pounds, it may be a bit much for newbies.  With a long tank and seat, the Thruxton begs to be taken out for long rides out on the open road, so be sure and take this one out and away from the bustle of the city and freeways, where it preforms best.

  • Liquid-cooled, 8-valve parallel-twin engine
  • 1200cc
  • Kayaba suspension
  • 6-speed
  • 8- gallon fuel capacity
  • 454 lb. dry weight
  • Metzeler Lasertec tires

The 2017 Triumph Thruxton will definitely turn heads and garner a lot of attention from both veteran riders as well as those who are thinking of upgrading from that old 250cc Honda or even larger bikes.  Call OC Motorcycle today to reserve this bike for a weekend of riding through Southern California’s backroads.

OC Motorcycle is your premiere source for rentals, service and sales in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Huntington Beach and all of Orange County! OC Motorcycle is now an authorized Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Triumph and Vespa/Piaggio dealership in addition to already offering the most diverse line of used motorcycles including Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki and more!

L.V. Sage, Author, Red, White & Blues: Book One Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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