2020 Triumph Thruxton RS Teaser Video

  • Another teaser, but it’s for the 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS this time.

  • The Thruxton R was one of the best bikes we’ve tested.

  • But it was the best factory café racer of all.

Here comes another teaser video. But oh dear, it’s for the 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS.

It’s a very short video, showing the Thruxton RS badge on a side panel and telling us to that it’ll be launched on 5th November. That’s the second day of EICMA 2019. No other detail was presented.

If there’s any indication of what’s new, the previous bike was called the Thruxton and Thruxton R. But the “R” was so good, so entertaining, so satisfying to ride that we don’t know what to expect of the “RS.”

The previous model had super smooth fuelling, predictable and linear throttle, and a punchy 1200cc liquid-cooled, 270-degree crank, parallel-Twin engine. The power plant is marked as “HP” for “High Power,” instead of the Bonneville T120 and T100’s “HT” (High Torque) variety.

And as with all Triumph’s the handling was superb right out of the box. The “R” version we tested had Öhlins shocks at the back and Showa BPF forks up front.

We wrapped up our tests by pronouncing the Thruxton R as the best factory café racer, bar none.

Triumph then followed up with the limited edition Thruxton R TFC. Clad in carbon fibre, only 750 were made.

We can’t wait for the new RS!

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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