Triumph 1200 Thruxton RS Chrome Edition 2023


For this new special edition, the Thruxton RS receives a fully chromed tank and some elements painted in black. Available only in 2023 for 800 euros more.

No, wait, that’s not possible! You can’t define a bike model like that… even if these are the only differences with the Standard Thruxton RS. A little reading, material to feed the search engines and still a minimum of courtesy for this beautiful English cafe-racer.

Last year, he was not entitled to the “Gold Line” wave, the foam of which covered a dozen or so models from the Bonneville family. This time Triumph included it in the new “Chrome” collection. A selection of 10 machines whose tank has been treated with great care, with more or less colors and silver mirror. For the Thruxton, no room was left for nuance. Full chrome for the belly, and that’s it.

The whole history of this collection is there, on this tank. After it’s made, there’s a guy who spends 3 hours polishing it and then another 2 hours applying to get that finish. Five hours of work for this part illuminating the Thuxton… It only takes 2 to 3 times longer to build a complete motorcycle. The other elements likely to receive some decoration have been drowned in darkness so as not to interfere.

As with the “Gold Line”, the Triumph “Chrome” will only be marketed for one year. In short, it is vintage. Whether we see the marketing operation or the delicate and precious touch of design, the seductive side plays perfectly with its presence.
Let’s put that tank aside for a moment. Below, especially, it is a cafra of a certain bourgeoisie and very clean on him, planned to give neo-retro sport. With the 105 horsepower parallel twin, its quality suspensions (Showa and Öhlins adjustable in all directions), its very serious Brembo braking and its gentleman-racer driving position, the Thruxton RS exudes good racing times in England.

Note that the Chrome Edition is at the same price as the series Ton-Up of last year.

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