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Triumph Thruxton

Triumph Thruxton

Just like cars, motorcycles come in classifications of fast, faster, and Nearer My God.  And just like cars, speed doesn’t always translate to looks.

With my motorcycle days behind me (my wife and I discussed this only once), I’m seldom smitten enough by the two wheeled machines to stop for a look.  Until a couple of days ago.

Parked outside a local watering hole was a gorgeous Triumph Thruxton 900 cc, commanding attention from not just me, but a fairly large swarm of dudes.  We all exchanged the same looks of envy, offset by whispered words of more than simple approval.  This was a thing of  beauty.

A little bit of Googling led me to an understanding of  the why’s behind the design.  Retro, cafe-racer, classic, this bike, and its sibling R and 1200, were designed to remind us that fun isn’t always about stoplight drag races.  While not slow in that speed department, the Thruxton line let’s grownups engage the road with much less rage and much more smiles.

Not particularly cheap considering you are only getting 68 HP, guys and girls will buy this bike for its looks and its unabashed nod to an era not forgotten.

A wonderful little article put together by some knowledgable gents, below:

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About the Author: Dave Miller

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Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to DriveWithDave.com, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

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