Custom Triumph Thruxton

A well known Austrian builder and restorer and also Triumph dealer named  slightly modded a Thruxton model, added flat side Keihin carb, high compression pistons, ported and polished heads and completed the engine work with a Raask exhaust system. And all this for a reasonable Euros budget. Same can be done here in the US for less in dollars than a comparable stock Harley. Which bike the young crotch rocket crowd would choose? I asked around me to a few less than 30 year-old youngsters. And the answer is unanimous: if they had to ride retro…they would prefer a Triumph.

6 Responses to “Custom Triumph Thruxton”

  1. 1 Mar 26th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    That’s a sweet looking bike. I love both the modern Thruxtons and the Cafe’d Sportsters but the Thruxtons have more class in my book. I own two Ironheads but sadly lack a Thruxton…How do the Thruxtons compare to a Evo Sportster in terms of perfomance?

  2. 2 David Mar 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Boy this is just great ….. Send us to a website to check out a guys bikes and you cant even read the site and on top of that he’s playing American Blues music (which is great) but I would still like to be able to read his website !!!!!! Nice bike….I would like to have one !!!!1

    SSDD: David

  3. 3 Roady Mar 27th, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Tempted to buy one instead of a Sportster.

  4. 4 Iron Horse Mar 27th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Love the bike! My first bike was a Triumph and I really wish I’d never sold it…however, one of these might make the pain go away.

  5. 5 Mar 29th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Very pretty motorcycl.


  6. 6 Mar 29th, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I dont remember the numbers exactly, but its barely less torque, a little more HP, and around 65 pounds less in weight, its well balanced, smooth and dependable! I own 2 bonnies, a former sportster guy myself, and well like I said, I own 2!

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