Classic Bike Cult Feature: The Rockers v the Mods


Classic Bike Cult Feature The Rockers v the Mods (4)

Café racers and scooters led to the creation of two incredible sub-cultures based on two-wheelers back in the 1950s and ’60s. With interest in those two sub-cultures growing the world over, we delve into what made Rockers and who were the Mods [Read more…]


Triumph’s Brand New Bonneville is Finally Here


Triumph Motorcycles, the British motorcycle marque introduce a brand new line-up of its Classic Series including the new T120 and a brand new bike called Street Twin

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Café Racer Extraordinaire: Triumph Thruxton 900


 

Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer 2014 1 webThe Café Racer scene has suddenly become a hot topic with the launch of the Royal Enfield Continental GT. While their Café Racer is good and all (it won among the greatest accolade of them all: Indian Motorcycle of the Year), there is only so much you can do with 535cc and 29.1 PS from a big single. Enter Triumph, quite literally, with their range of classic British motorcycles; one of which is the Thruxton 900.

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As far as Café Racers go, the Thruxton 900 is as good as it gets. The proverbial ‘ton-up’ speed, or 161 km/h, is easily achievable, and it can cruise around at that speed all day, if necessary. However, that’s not what it’s about. It’s a hardcore classic, quick British racer and it brings the substance to match its style. That substance comes from an 865cc, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine making 69 PS at 7,400 RPM and 69 Nm at 5,800 RPM. Those numbers effectively spell out effortless acceleration and loads of grunt. With its typical Café Racer riding position, you ride seated back, crouched over the tank with a low set of handlebars – not really the ideal position for everybody or for a long highway ride. Either way, if you have Rs 6.7 lakh plus tax, insurance and what not to spend, you will surely not be disappointed.

The 2014 Thruxton 900 Café Racer is very likely to will be shown along with the rest of the range at the upcoming Auto Expo. Triumph Motorcycles India are working full force, trying hard to get their dealers up and running as soon as possible, while looking at new dealer partners in more cities across the countries. Triumph officially launched their bikes on November 28,  with prices starting from Rs 5.7 lakh ex-showroom.

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Story: Jim Gorde

Images: Triumph Motorcycles