Triumph’s new Thruxton R is a knockout. Buy one, and you’re getting a drop-dead-gorgeous modern classic with the go to match the show.
Unfortunately, yours won’t be the only Thruxton R in town: The bike is selling like the proverbial hotcakes. If you want something that will stand out, you should give Paris-based Bad Winners a call.
Shop owner Walid Ben Lamine has opened up the order book for a limited series of five truly special Triumphs, based on the previous generation Thruxton. This is the prototype, and it’s packed with enough upgrades to give the current ‘R’ a run for its money.
“Creating a clean and simple bike is not an easy thing,” says Walid. “What I like doing the most is improving the bikes—finding the perfect geometry, the perfect setting of performance and style.”
The most obvious change is the new bodywork: Walid’s ditched the Thruxton’s bulbous tank for a custom-made steel unit, modeled on the Yamaha SR400.…