• Dec 11, 2009
2010 Triumph Thruxton SE - Click above for high-res image gallery

As far as we're concerned, there will always be a market for sporty vintage-styled machinery like the Triumph Thruxton. After all, not everyone needs 150 horsepower and 200 mile-per-hour top speeds to have a good time on two wheels, and few motorcycles possess the kind of style that Hinckley bakes into its line of modern classics.

This is especially true of the new 2010 Thruxton SE, which gets a Crystal White paint job on the tins with a single red stripe and a matching red powdercoated frame. Completing the package is a small flyscreen, black engine cases and a smattering of appropriate decals.

There aren't any changes to the sportiest Bonnie's 865cc parallel-twin powerplant, which puts out a claimed 68 horsepower and 51 lb-ft of torque. While we'd gladly take at least a little power boost, if we were in the market for such a bike the Thruxton SE would certainly be on our short list.



[Source: Triumph via Hell for Leather]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've heard nothing but good things about the Bonneville. James Dean and Steve McQueen can't be wrong either. If it weren't for the fact that I'm pretty sure I can get a really good deal on a friend's Suzuki Boulevard, the Bonneville SE would be my next bike.
        • 5 Years Ago
        But a Thruxtson will blow a Suzuki Boulevard away handling-wise, and look more original (and classier, in my opinion) while doing it.

        Or you could just get what I would get and get a Triumph Street Triple R ;-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        If money grew on trees that would be the case, but I don't have much money, and for what I'd pay for his Boulevard, I could barely get half a used Bonneville. Plus, I know he treated it right.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a seriously sexy machine. Would definitely be my next bike if I were the type to spend the coin on special editions. The base Thruxton will have to do.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Triumph really bring out nice Special Edition bikes, I would love to see a little power increase though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love the design of this bike and the hp numbers don't bother me. Plenty there to make it an extremely fun ride.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very attractive bike. If Triumph can sell a few of these, then why can't Honda bring their retro bike to the US. I would buy that CB1100 in a heartbeat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love these retro looking bikes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've been waiting to graduate and get a job before I buy a Thrux, and this is news to me. I want the SE now, hah
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll just never understand deliberately buying something new that looks 25 years old the day it rolls off the lot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll just never understand wanting a bike that is covered in plastic like 90% of (non-cruiser) bikes sold today.

        To each their own...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's the whole concept of newness and not wanting something someone else already used... my dad loves classic SL's from the 70's and 80's, but is completely unwilling to use something that belonged to someone else saying he has no clue who they were and what they lived like. he doesn't like the new ones either... if only they built replicas.
        HotRodzNKustoms
        • 5 Years Ago
        The nice thing about these new retro bikes is that they look old and actually work.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would take this as a more civilized version of my dream bike (Ducati Paul Smart)
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