High-Power Roadster: Triumph Thruxton RS

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

Thruxton 1200 RS “Classic Roadster” from FCR Original…  

Introduced in 2020, the Thruxton RS pushed the performance envelope of Triumph’s production café racer even farther, boasting 104 horsepower from the 1200cc “High Power” parallel-twin — an 8-hp increase — along with peak torque 700 rpm lower in the revs and 20% less inertia.

“High compression pistons, cams, and a gas flowed head, crank, balance shafts, clutch and generator are all lighter and a magnesium cam cover and thinner engine covers save further weight.” –MCN

The Thruxton 1200 RS is now the highest-spec model in the Bonneville range, offering Showa big-piston forks, Öhlins shocks, Brembo brakes, and performance tires. The bike is the perfect balance between retro style, modern performance, and daily livability.

“There’s a reason why so many sportsbike riders have peeled themselves off their race replicas and on to Thruxtons. It looks great…it doesn’t squash wrists or knees, and the seat is comfy enough for extended saddle time (around three or four hours)…but it’ll also scratch your speed itch… There’s nothing the Thruxton RS can’t do.” –MCN

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

For those who want the performance of the Thruxton RS with the comfort and style of a roadster, our friends at FCR Original have have created the Thruxton RS Classic Roadster you see here. The clip-ons have been replaced with riser bars, and the bike is brimming with custom finishes, paint, upholstery, and parts from the FCR Original product line. 

Highlights include FCR Original’s own yokes with integrated risers, and the bars hold custom switchgear, mirrors, and M-Blaze bar-end indicators. Much of the bike has been blacked-out, including the swingarm, various engine covers, and the FCR Original 2:2 exhaust. The solo seat with tail cowl has been replaced with a two-up suede-topped saddle reminiscent of a vintage roadster, and this “Classic Roadster” now features custom fenders, radiator grille, paint, and more.

Below, the crew from FCR Original gives us the full details on the build.

Thruxton Classic Roadster: In the Builder’s Words…

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

A new Thruxton RS is lining up at the starting line. A bold version that adds to our range of Classic Roadsters, offering new inspiration to cafe racer enthusiasts. A customization based on the TRIUMPH Thruxton RS that needs no introduction. For its future rider, the goal was to combine the original cafe racer style with a more sporty and dynamic look.

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

Our workshop rose to this challenge by skillfully playing with contrasts. We opted for geometric shapes that harmoniously blend with a purple-blue shade, enhanced by a golden fork.

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

But this creation is not limited to its aesthetic aspects. It is also equipped with numerous improvements that provide an exceptional riding experience. First of all, like all our Classic Roadsters, this creation is equipped with our high fork yoke kit. This accessory replaces the uncomfortable traditional clip-on handlebars with a straight handlebar in a high position, thus offering better ergonomics and increased comfort.

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

This Thruxton 1200 is also equipped with a headlight cowl that acts as a wind deflector, thus improving the rider’s comfort during their journeys.

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

Lastly, this motorcycle is equipped with our partner Michelin’s sport tires specially designed for the road, namely the Power 5. These tires offer exceptional grip and optimal performance, ensuring a safe ride.

With this creation, our workshop showcases a new style of customization, both contemporary and sporty.

Build Specs


  • FCR Original roadster fork crown kit
  • Black 17″ spoke wheel
  • Black fork crowns
  • Black fork tubes
  • Black bridges
  • Custom aluminum front fenders
  • Michelin Power 5 tire

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom


  • 17″ black spoked wheel
  • Michelin Power 5 tire
  • FCR Original chain guard
  • Black Black Ohlïns shock absorbers
  • Black swingarm

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom


  • Mini Bates FCR Original 3-in-1 taillight
  • Motogadget M.Blaze front turn signals
  • Headlight with yellow optics in option

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom


  • Black handlebars
  • Motone Commodos
  • Black Highsider Montana mirrors
  • Made-to-measure saddle

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom


  • FCR Original custom paint

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom


  • FCR Original black exhaust system
  • FCR Original crankcase emblems
  • Back Black intake covers


  • FCR Original Radiator grille, black
  • FCR Footrests, black
  • FCR Original side plate support, black

Triumph Thruxton RS Custom

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  1. It is very nice. Much like a factory Speed Twin!

  2. I like it. I wish someone would see the value in publishing weights of these motorcycles. You can tell us all you want about power and torque, but if this is 550 pounds vs. 450 pounds, it makes a big difference.

    • Completely agree. Especially when most custom builds are concerned with stripping off factory excess, the numbers are important.

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