Would You Pay $14,500 For A Triumph Thruxton?

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Triumph just held their international launch for the all-new Triumph Thruxton, where journalists from around the world got to test it out and get the full run down on the bike. Initial reports are good but, with a such a lofty price tag, it’s a tough pill to swallow. Would you buy one?

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The stock Thruxton has an MSRP of $12,500 for the black model or $12,750 for the white or green. If you want the R, which adds nicer suspension, brakes, and tires, brings that up to $14,500. For a retro Triumph. Oof.

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Granted, the initial reports on the bike are good. Like really good. My buddy Joe went for Cycleworld and was gushing about it. That puts it up there with the BMW r nineT (which I also think is massively overpriced) while not feeling as premium or fancy. I was expecting the numbers to look a little more like $10,000 and $12,000.

So, to those of you who put down early deposits or were considering this bike, has that deterred you or are you still in?

Sean MacDonald is the editor of Lanesplitter.

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The Crazy Kanuck; RIP Oppositelock

but this also exists.