So what if they aren't assembled in the UK, if you took one for a ride you be surprised in how well they are to ride, the way they are designed they feel light , they have a well balanced motor with plenty of torque and get up and go, handle very well for a duel shock motorcycle, when I bought my 2016 Thruxton I decided to go for the S model over the R model because I do a lot of traveling + I got a great deal with the fairing kit fitted and a huge discount for a old stock new , bought it in 2018 with $3,500 off the price and the fairing kit fitted on top of that, the only thing I done to it is put a Meerkat x-pipe and open stock mufflers and a set of new Ikon shocks on the rear and I am still way ahead from the R model price, I paid $16950au for my S the R at the time was $23500au a big saving to me and the R model didn't have the faring kit fitted (the fairing kit is $2600au here), a new Norton at the time was $35k here and I prob would be still waiting for it lol.
If my Thruxton was fully made in the UK the price might not have been in my reach, I love my Norton's but a modern Triumph Thruxton is my number one everyday rider now and the old Norton has done me well for the 46 + years I have owned it, I had a new 2013 Thruxton before I upgraded to the 1200 Thruxton.
First pic is the first day I brought it home and the second all 3 bikes together, have now sold the 2013 Thurxton as I wasn't riding it much after the 1200 came home as for my old hotrod Norton its my play bike.
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