Originally Posted by mr1bienvenu
This may bring up another very good topic. How fast is fast enough for you and your 865cc Triumph ? For me its 100mph but I'm more of a touring guy now days. I only jump on my ZRX when I get in a mode
Mine will do an honest ton easily and I am pretty sure she'd pull to 120 or so. But, for me, it's not about top speed, but more how the bike feels, how it rides. It can be just as enjoyable plodding down some country roads as blasting round a set of sweeping bends - I can ride it to suit my mood, road or weather conditions and I still get a grin on my face every time. It's a very well balanced package and, with the few mild mods Ive done I have a bike that sounds like a motorcycle should, runs extremely well and handles respectably and, to answer your question (kind of) it goes as fast as I really want it to.
BTW - I'm a big fan of the big bore Kawasakis and have owned a few. Overall though, the Thruxton is the most enjoyable bike I've owned.