Triumph Thruxton R first ride review on a racetrack

In company like this, it’s hard to stand out. In company like this, it’s hard to stand one’s ground. Heck, in company like this, I’d have been trembling and most likely had a little puddle growing near my feet. Why? Because the company that I’m talking about included two of the most hallowed names in the motorcycling world " MV Agusta and Ducati. Not that Triumph is any less of a legend, but when the Italians bring their sharpest, most sophisticated track tools, a retro café racer should be shaking in its boots, no?

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Updated Date: Nov 29, 2016 12:36:00 IST