Posted by: nativeiowan | July 16, 2015

Review: 2014 Triumph Thruxton: Cafe Racers rejoice

The Native Iowan

Day 5 in the saddle behind me. Let’s see… It’s my best “distance-day” yet. As a ol style Cafe Racer I do indeed rejoice…

day 5 copy

546 miles from 630am to 330pm. 9 hours of effort, I’d say a total of 7 hours riding giving 2 hours to refuelling, breakfast at Emma Jean’s in Walnut, drink n pee stops. A bit under 80 mph average. A good, good ride.

I am thinking that I can simply do another “big” day tomorrow n see where it puts me…

day 5.5 copy

The Thruxton is so easy to ride. It is so comfortable and light that once you learn how to ride this bike, you will ride more, ride better and get that long distance-rider bug. Most people believe these mid-weight bikes are too light for cruising. And I may agree if “cruising” means riding with more than 10/12kgs or 20/ 25 lbs… I’d say the Thruxton is not…

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