2007 Triumph Thruxton

2007 Triumph thruxton.  Is she cool or what?  Black is the fastest color, ya know.  This is a cold start, on a cold day, so it took a minute to warm up.

I hated the redesign of the 2008 model where they got rid of the clip-on style handlebars, so I had to get the last 2007 model from my local triumph dealer. I am very satisfied with my decision. I had the dealer add the predator exhaust, AI kit, flyscreen, knee pads, and bar end mirrors.

The top reasons I chose the triumph thruxton over the ducati sport 1000:

- price, including maintenance costs
- I didn’t like the ducati vibration at low rpm
- the thruxton is plenty fast enough, but the duc was scary fast
- the retro thruxton was just cooler lookin for my taste
- sounds great with british customs predator exhaust
- more devoted fan base and mod options for the thruxton

Engine closeup.  2007-2008 are the last years of the old-school carbureuter on the triumph thruxton.  From late 2008, the carb is actually electronic fuel injection inside a fake carb body.


  1. February 22nd, 2010 at 23:05 | #1

    Great choice going with the ’07. I have the same bike and love it. I have a friend with an ’09 Thruxton and a Sport Classic. I still would take my ’07 in a heartbeat.


  2. Dewayne
    February 3rd, 2011 at 20:28 | #2

    I have the 2005 with the clip-on’s and love it. I do like the pipes on this bike, is this an upgrade?

  3. February 3rd, 2011 at 20:32 | #3

    Thanks Dewayne. Yup, I had the dealer put “british customs predator exhaust” on the bike when I bought it. I still have the originals in a box if I ever need them. I think the “preds” are the icing on the cake.

  4. Dewayne
    February 5th, 2011 at 22:50 | #4

    This Nebraska winter can’t last forever. I think I’ll have to see about getting some new pipes this summer. :)

  5. Dewayne
    February 5th, 2011 at 22:51 | #5

    One other question. Know of any way to get the blue out of the exhaust pipes?

  6. February 5th, 2011 at 23:00 | #6

    Sorry, nope.
    I just accept it… it’s not so bad.
    At least the preds are stainless.
    Being stainless you could try buffing out the bluing, but it would probably come back and I doubt buffing would reduce it much anyway.
    Some folks tape the pipes to hide/protect the bluing, but I think that looks worse.
    I like my bike the way it is… the only thing I may eventually change is replace the turn signals with something more compact and made with real chrome instead of plastic chrome.

  7. Antonius
    April 12th, 2012 at 17:01 | #7

    I love my Thux, but just wish their dual exhausts looked a bit more old school. Also, helmet clip wouldn’t have killed them. Your flyscreen kicks ass

  8. April 12th, 2012 at 17:09 | #8

    Thanks Antonius. I may have to try the fender eliminator.

  9. Lucil Jr.
    July 2nd, 2012 at 22:21 | #9

    Sweet . Here in Brazil this bike costs around 40.000. Too expensive.

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