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  1. RetTh'ead

    RetTh'ead Well-Known Member

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    I have taken delivery of the replacement for my thoroughly enjoyed white Thruxton R last Wednesday.
    Having done 19000 miles on my white Thruxton R, I was somewhat reluctant to pay the premium for the FE model but seeing it in the tin I am so very glad I did. Photos just do not seem to do the finish justice.
    The team at KC Superbikes gave me a great deal and did an excellent job of swapping over all the parts from my previous bike (tail tidy, levers and LED indicators) and got me on my way within a couple of hours.
    Just 300 miles in and one puncture later ! the bike is very different from the R, the motor is smoother and
    IMG_4135.JPG more eager ( even at running in revs), the suspension on standard settings feels much more compliant.
    I am guessing that this, the third Thruxton I have owned, will be a keeper due to Triumph's decision on ceasing production of this biking icon. Roll on the rest of summer.

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  2. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Beautiful :kissing_heart:
    Congratulations on the new bike.
     
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Congratulations and happy new bike day.
     
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  4. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Noble Member

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    congrat! It is such a good looking bike
     
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  5. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Lovely colour.
     
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  6. timboo

    timboo Senior Member

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    Looking good dont think I could part with my white one, as I have it exactly how I want it and done too much to justify a change.
    I was aware the RS and FE were smoother bit never ridden one is it significantly smoother? U think the few extra horses are noticeable?
     
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  7. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Congratulations to your new bike! :party:
    Enjoy it! ;)
     
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  8. RetTh'ead

    RetTh'ead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2021
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    Hi Timboo,
    I too was more than chuffed with my white Thruxton R and would have kept it for another year before its higher than average mileage became a negative trade-in issue. However with the news that the model was being discontinued by Triumph I was concerned that I would not be able to get another one.

    To answer your question I must admit I was very surprised at the significant difference between the R and the RS. Bearing in mind the bike has only done 300 miles, during the rides so far I have really noticed the extra thrust even below 4000 rpm. There is a much greater change between Road and Sport modes compare with the R. I have not yet put my Vance & Hines cans on so I do not know if they will make any difference. One other small change worth noting is when you select a riding mode it stays in the selected mode until you reset it.

    KC Superbikes did a great job of efficiently swapping over all my "bits" from the R. The tail tidy had to be slightly altered to fit, everything else fitted easily and I have been told the exhaust cans should fit as well.
    Cheers
     
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  9. timboo

    timboo Senior Member

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    Cheers had I not had a tubeless tyre conversion and my rear springs uprated your feedback sounds gooood
     
  10. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Very nice .
     
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  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Beautiful new Thruxton, @RetTh'ead! I have to say I'm a bit envoius. I had a 2016 Thruxton R and really liked it a lot. I had a 2012 before that and have a soft spot in my heart for that model. I've yet to see one of the Final Editions "in the flesh" which is probably a good thing or my Speed Triple RS might be on its way out the door. Enjoy that bike!! More photos please!
     
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