Thruxton Café racer special from Pure Triumph

Published: 11 January 2010

When the World’s largest Triumph dealer decides to build a café racer you'd expect something pretty special – and this Thruxton-based machine from Pure Triumph is just that.

Just about everything that can be changed has been, only the chassis and engine internals remain unchanged from the stock 2009 donor bike.

The list of custom parts is phenomenally long but the highlights include upside down 50mm Showa forks, twin four-pot Tokico calipers, radial master cylinder, polished top yoke and a Koso multifunctional instrument cluster.

The wheels are both 17’ with the rear carrying a 180 section rear tyre, probably the only Thruxton in the world with such a set up.

The tank is an alloy T140 item built by the Tank Shop and adapted to fit the Thruxton frame. Fuel injection is a stand alone system mounted externally.

The seat is a shortened Bonneville accessory seat re-covered in Alcantara leather and dressed with a ‘68 style rear pod.

Rear shocks are competition spec Bitabo multi adjustable units which raise the rear end for faster turning.

The rear mudguard is replaced with an alloy under tray which incorporates the number plate mount and has a retro style LED lamp with integral indicators.

Unfortunately (but perhaps not surprisingly) the bike has recently been sold but Pure Triumph are already planning to build another, even better version.

It should be ready and in their Birmingham showroom by April.

Throughout Jan and Feb Pure Triumph are offering a special MCN 15% discount on all clothing and accessories in their Birmingham Woburn and Wellingborough stores.

Just mention MCN when paying at the till. Offer closes Feb 28.