Triumph Motorcycles Australia has released its updated Thruxton RS modern retro bike, which benefits from a major engine development.

The 2020 Thruxton RS makes an extra 8hp (6kW) than its predecessor, and its 112Nm of peak torque comes in lower down in the rev range.

Triumph has also managed to shed six kilograms from the RS by using a magnesium cam cover and a lighter battery, among other changes.

The Thruxton RS also sports new Metzeler Racetec RR tyres, fitted to also-new 17-inch aluminium spoked wheels.

Three rider modes – Road, Rain and Sport – adjust throttle response and traction control settings.

Braking is enanced by two four-piston mono-bloc calipers squeezing 320mm discs at the front.

As before, the Thruxton RS boasts fully adjustable Ohlins rear suspension and a Showa fork at the front, as well as a plethora of retro touches like analogue-style gauges and a round headlight.

To achieve the improved engine dynamics, Triumph has included a new lightweight low inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, rare-earth alternator and thin-walled engine covers, as well as new high compression pistons, revised ports and cam profile and secondary air system.

INFO MOTO is currently testing the 2020 Triumph Thruxton RS, and will have a full video review published in the coming weeks.

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