What it has little in common with is the old Thruxton. Besides sharing styling and an engine configuration, this new bike is on a whole different plane. Where the other new Bonnevilles are thoughtful evolutions, the Thruxton is out to prove it is so much more. This was Triumph’s aim. When pushed on the matter, they wouldn’t budge. No bike, they claim, could match the Thruxton’s heritage, balance, aesthetics, and performance. This is true. But then again you will have to pay a pretty penny to “have it all.” The regular Thruxton costs $12,500. The Thruxton R, with its better brakes and suspension, rings in at $14,500. For reference, Triumph’s own Street Triple R costs less than both at $10,400.