2020 Triumph Thruxton RS | More power, lighter weight

Triumph’s Thruxton R really did take retro naked bikes to a new level when the 1200 was released in 2016. A very handsome and quite genuine retro look married with great suspension, relatively light weight and a torque-rich big loping parallel twin was a winning combination and one that I, along with many others, really took a strong shine to.

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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

Thruxton R evolves further for 2020 with a new Thruxton RS model. The classic look remains much the same but new devil in its character is revealed in the detail.

Triumph Thruxton RS Engine
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

It’s still the same long-stroke 1200 HT 270-degree parallel twin but there is a few more ponies in the revamped stable for 2020.

Triumph Thruxton RS JetBlack
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

Power is up by almost ten per cent, to a new peak of 105 ps at 7500 rpm while the 112 Nm torque peak now shifts 700 rpm lower on the tacho to 4250 rpm. It also revs a little quicker than before with a massive 20 per cent reduction of inertia and a 500 rpm higher red-line than its predecessor.

Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen

Higher compression pistons, revised ports and new cam profiles and a swag of other changes is what results in the improved performance.

Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen

Some of the improvements wrought are no doubt a result of having to meet Euro5 specifications and the upswept silencers now house new higher-spec catalytic convertors. 

Triumph Thruxton RS Exhaust
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen

Weight is down by six-kilograms which brings the 2020 Thruxton RS under the magic 200 kg mark, at 197 kg dry.

Triumph Thruxton RS JetBlack
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

The stoppers are stronger than before with up-spec M50 Radial Monoblock calipers with 320 mm Brembo discs and master cylinder.

Triumph Thruxton RS Brembo
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

Showa provide the adjustable big-piston forks while the rear shocks are again fully-adjustable Ohlins units.

Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen

The switchable traction control system now features three upgraded riding modes, Sport, Road and Rain, which adjust the ABS and traction control settings to those chosen conditions.

Triumph Thruxton RS Instruments
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

Fuel economy has improved to 4.9-litres per 100 km which will prove handy as the modest 14.5 litre fuel capacity remains. Service intervals remain a lengthy 16,000 kilometres.

Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

An LED day-time running light is employed inside the traditional large round head-light and the rear light is also LED.

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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory light kit

Thruxton RS takes the black to next level with even the Ohlins springs finished in black along with anodised black rims, black mirrors and indicators while the side panel and sprocket cover are also black.

Triumph Thruxton RS Engine
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen

The donk itself features black powder-coated engine and cam covers.

Triumph Thruxton RS JetBlack
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen

The optional ‘Twin-Paint’ colour scheme scores a new Triumph triangle tank decal while the single bullet seat is standard in both colour choices, Jet Black, and the Matt Storm Greg / Matt Silver Ice combination.

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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS Specifications
Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 12.066:1
Maximum Power 105 PS/103 bhp (77 kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 112 Nm @ 4,250 rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive O-ring chain Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox Six-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium – Clear anodized
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5 in, aluminium rim
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5 in, aluminium rims
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 43 mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with Piggyback reservoir, 120 mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Width (Handlebars) 745 mm
Height Without Mirrors 1030 mm
Seat Height 810 mm
Wheelbase 1415 mm
Rake 22.8º
Trail 92 mm
Dry Weight 197 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 L
Fuel Consumption 4.9 l/100 km (58 MPG)

2020 Triumph Thruxton RS Images

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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Scene
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS MattStormGrey MattSilverIce
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS JetBlack
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS JetBlack
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS JetBlack
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS
Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories Dolphin Fairing
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory mirros
Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen
Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen
Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen
Triumph Thruxton RS Accessories
2020 Triumph Thruxton RS with accessory screen
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS key
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2020 Triumph Thruxton RS

Source: MCNews.com.au

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