Used bike spotlight: Retro Triumphs

Published: 02 November 2015

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Triumph have completely revamped their retro range for 2016, announcing a new Thruxton and Thruxton R, Bonneville T120, and Street Twin.

With the new models not arriving until next year, priced from £7,995 upto around £12,000 for the Thruxton R, we've scoured MCN Bikes for Sale for the best second hand Triumph retros.

Here are our pics of the best retro Triumphs currently for sale at

Triumph Scrambler

Triumph Scrambler, £6,750

Visually the most arresting of the retro Bonneville range, the Scrambler also makes a great all-round everyday bike. Dream of being Steve McQueen in the Great Escape as you zip down to Tescos on your cool Triumph Scrambler.

This 2014 model has only had one owner from new and comes with engine crash bars. The custom high-level exhaust system really makes this Scrambler look special.

Triumph Thruxton
Triumph Thruxton, £4,520

The Thruxton might look like an old cafe racer, but the handling is nothing short of modern. Arguably not as practical as the Bonneville or Scrambler, the Thruxton is the cheeky one of the bunch, offering plenty of smiles on Sunday rides.

This 2007 model has only covered 7,600 miles and comes with Triumph track exhausts, as well as the originalsand a chequer centre line.

Triumph Bonneville
Triumph Bonneville, £5,495

Triumph aimed the Bonneville straight at the heart of the Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster. With a heritage to rival the Yank’s and a better riding performance, the Triumph Bonneville is unquestionably the better motorcycle. The handling is more than respectable, the brakes markedly better and, of course, it’s British.

The Bonneville is arguably the least attractive of the three, but the two-tone blue and white paint, cast wheels and aftermarket exhaust on this 2010 model bring upto the same level as its siblings.