VIDEO: 2015 Triumph Thruxton Ace Special Edition

Special Thruxton model celebrates Triumph’s association with the legendary Ace Café in London.

Only 325 of these special-edition Triumph Thruxtons are being made available to US customers in December, each celebrating the English marque's long association with the Ace Café, the North London biker hangout from the 1960s that was the center of the café racer culture.

Just how does this new Thruxton celebrate this link? Simply but effectively, we'd say, with unique paint and decals, plus an oxblood custom seat, a detachable seat hump, real bar-end mirrors, and a special handlebar plaque. Basically, the Thruxton Ace Special Edition has the silhouette of a classic Triumph racer, and its Pure White and Jet Black paint scheme, together with Ace Café logos on the side panels, tank, and tail, drive home the historic tie with the café.

The Thruxton is based on the Bonneville's steel chassis, and power is provided by the familiar 865cc parallel-twin whose classically styled chrome exhausts are a bit "edgier" than stock. Completing the look are a low-slung handlebar, wire-spoked aluminum wheels, and a prominent racing stripe that runs from the tank back to the custom seat. Suspension is straightforward, with a 41mm fork complemented by twin shocks, both from KYB. The disc brakes are from Nissin, and Triumph says the "sporting" steering geometry is a proper match for the Thruxton Ace's engine and riding position.

If you’re looking to turn heads, impress your buddies, or simply enjoy a reliable new replica of the home-built roadracers that stormed around England in the 1960s, you can do lot worse than the new Triumph Thruxton Ace Cafe Special. And one thing’s for sure: You won’t see yourself coming and going on this limited-edition new Triumph.

This video, produced by Triumph, gives us a good look at the bike. Enjoy.

Static front 3/4 left-side view.

Static right-side view.

Eddie Mulder Tribute bike.

Eddie Mulder Tribute bike close-up.

Eddie Mulder.

Gary Nixon Tribute bike.