Triumph Thruxton 1200 (2016-2019)

At first glance, the Thruxton 1200 looks very similar to the Thruxton R — the two bikes were released together in 2016 and look almost identical. The main differences lie in the components installed on the bikes, with the Thruxton 1200 being overall a little more streamlined than the Thruxton R, which comes with more features.

You can shop all Triumph Thruxton 1200 accessories parts we’ve created and curated gathered all in one place here with the assurance that we’ve tried and tested every part to make sure they perform and fit.

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What Makes the Triumph Thruxton 1200 Different?

The most significant difference between the Thruxton 1200 and Thruxton R are the components they come with, the main ones being:

Thruxton R:

  • Showa 43mm Upside Down Big Piston Forks
  • Fully adjustable, 120mm travel Ohlins Twin Shocks with piggyback reservoir, and 120mm travel in the rear wheel
  • Brembo Twin 310mm floating discs and Brembo 4 piston radial monoblock calipers.
  • Brushed exhaust system.
  • Aluminum swing arm with a silver finish to contrast the frame

Thruxton 1200:

  • Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks
  • 120mm travel Kayaba twin shocks with adjustable preload and 120mm travel in the rear wheel
  • 310mm dual disc with Nissin 2 piston floating calipers
  • Chrome exhaust system
  • Steel swing arm, powder coated black to match the frame. 

From a customization standpoint, possibly the most important thing to note is that while the Thruxton 1200 and Thruxton R are similar, their headers and exhaust are different and not interchangeable.

Below, you can keep track of additional changes the Thruxton 1200 underwent over the years since its release in 2016:

Designing Triumph Thruxton 1200 Accessories and Parts

Triumph made it difficult for us to improve upon the Thruxton 1200, as the bike has such excellent aesthetics and performance straight off of the showroom floor. But there were a few things we noticed and wanted to create parts for.

Cosmetically, there were a few things that bothered us:

  • Headlight Ears
    • We weren’t fans of the silver, cast headlight ears. We designed and machined the Race Headlight Ears, finishing them in a gloss black, anodized finish to complement the bike's aesthetics.
  • The Tail Light

In addition to some of these lighting upgrades, we pride ourselves on our stainless steel exhaust systems. Our design team set out to develop compatible slip-on exhausts that would fit the Triumph Thruxton 1200 and came up with a full line of compatible slip-ons, including the Predator Pro, Shorty Predator Pro, Predator Carbon, and GP Exhaust. To accompany these slip-ons we designed and manufactured an X-Pipe Cat Delete system that would work with and boost the performance of factory and BC slip-ons.

Our British Customs Design Team let their talent really shine when developing full system exhausts for the model including the 2-1 Low GP and 2-1 Low Predator Carbon.