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2024 will be the Triumph Thruxton’s swan song

A Final Edition will end its 20-year production run

Arguably the best-looking café racer today. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

Arguably one of the best-looking café racers today, the Triumph Thruxton will see its production end next year as the British marque has decided to focus on the Speed Twin as the performance-oriented model of the Bonneville platform.

The first Bonneville T120 Thruxton was an accomplished race bike during its heyday. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

The Thruxton nameplate first appeared in 1958 on the original Bonneville T120 Thruxton, a model that would be enthusiastically raced throughout Europe. When John Bloor reincarnated the Triumph brand in the early 2000s, the Thruxton was added to the Bonneville range with a 900cc parallel-twin in 2003.

But it was only in 2016 that the model reached its zenith with a clean-sheet redesign centered on a 1,200cc, water-cooled parallel-twin with a 270° crank. An estimated 40,000 Thruxtons have been sold throughout the world, with more than half of these using the 1,200cc motor.

The Final Edition gets a lovely paint job with gold accents and top-spec components. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

Consistent with Triumph’s penchant for creating limited-edition models, 2024 Thruxtons will be Final Edition units with Competition Green metallic paint, contrasting black side panels and mudguards, and gold-line detailing. All Final Edition models will come with a Certificate of Authenticity including the Vehicle Identification Number, signed by the Thruxton 1200 design team and Triumph CEO Nick Bloor.

Mechanically, the Thruxton gets all the high-end bits including suspension by Showa and Öhlins, Brembo brakes, and race-spec Metzeler Racetec RR tires. An accessory cockpit fairing can also be ordered, color-matched to the green paint scheme.

Triumph's exemplary fit and finish have always been a major selling point. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
Might as well order the fairing to really nail that retro look. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

Triumph hasn’t stated exactly how many Final Edition units will be made (we’re guessing as many as they can sell), but if you’ve got your eye on this retro beauty, you might as well wait until next year.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.