Triumph has launched the 2023 Thruxton RS globally, with prices starting at £13,595 in the UK and $16,645 in the U.S. market. The modern-classic motorcycle is yet to arrive in the Indian market, but the UK price translates to INR 12.87 lakh, for those interested to know. Besides Jet Black paint, the 2023 Thruxton RS is available in Competition Green & Silver Ice dual-tone paint finish, which costs £350 extra.
Key highlights include black styling elements such as powder-coated engine covers, cam cover and sprocket cover, Öhlins RSU springs, and Thruxton side panel; twin 320 mm front discs gripped by Brembo M50 calipers; Metzeler Racetec RR tyres wrapped around 17-inch aluminium wheels; adjustable Showa USD forks at the front, and fully adjustable Öhlins piggy-back rear suspension.
Engine upgrades include a new lightweight low inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare-earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, thin-walled engine covers, as well as new high compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile, and secondary air system. Together, these are claimed to deliver a 20% reduction of inertia and a new Thruxton engine that revs harder for longer. There’s also a new lightweight battery, which contributes to an overall weight savings of 6 kg (13.2 lbs).
As for the output figures, the peak power is 77 kW (105 metric hp) at 7500 rpm, which is 5.9 kW (8 metric hp) more, while the peak torque now arrives 700 rpm lower in the rev range: 112 Nm (83 lb-ft) at 4250 rpm. The 1.2L parallel-twin engine is coupled with a 6-speed gearbox.