/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

2021 Triumph Thruxton RS: This factory café racer is just what we ordered

With pitch-perfect vintage styling and enough modern performance to make things interesting, the Thruxton is retro done right.

1186314-10153303180165254-253803689-n
Kyle Hyatt
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-1
1 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

2021 Triumph Thruxton RS

Triumph's Thruxton has been the Bonneville's more stylish and sporting cousin since it was reintroduced back in 2004.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-10
2 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

It packs a higher-output version of the Bonneville's 1200 cc parallel-twin engine.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-11
3 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

It also features much more sporty running gear, especially in this RS trim.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-12
4 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

These include Brembo M50 front brake calipers.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-13
5 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

It also includes Showa Big Piston forks and Ohlins rear shocks.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-14
6 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

Its also packing analog gauges, which look perfect alongside the rest of the retro styling touches.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-15
7 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

Those analog clocks have little LCD screens in them too, though, so you get other pertinent info like a fuel gauge and a gear indicator.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-16
8 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

Unlike the Bonneville, with its long, plush seat, the Thruxton is made for one butt and one butt only.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-17
9 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

All this retro styling and motorcycle component jewelry isn't cheap, though.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-18
10 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

The 2021 Thruxton RS starts at $16,100 before dealer fees.

2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-19
11 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-2
12 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-20
13 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-21
14 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-22
15 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-23
16 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-24
17 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-25
18 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-3
19 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-4
20 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-5
21 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-7
22 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow
2021-triumph-thruxton-rs-8
23 of 23 Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play in 2021

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play in 2021

39 Photos
iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max camera testing: Photos from Apple's highest end 2021 phones

More Galleries

iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max camera testing: Photos from Apple's highest end 2021 phones

66 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

65 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse is big-displacement nostalgia

More Galleries

2022 Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse is big-displacement nostalgia

37 Photos
Behold 100 years of rail history at the National Railroad Museum

More Galleries

Behold 100 years of rail history at the National Railroad Museum

45 Photos
2022 Ford Expedition: More than meets the eye

More Galleries

2022 Ford Expedition: More than meets the eye

54 Photos