It's funny how, when they originally released the R, they said that they tested both the showa and ohlins forks and showa performed better."The all-new Thruxton 1200 RS is also expected to ride on better suspension hardware than its sibling. So, the 43 mm Showa USD forks, which serve on the 1200 R, are likely to be replaced by 41 mm Ohlins inverted fork along with Ohlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir. The braking hardware, although, will be carried forward as in. This includes twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs at the front and a single 220 mm rear disc by Nissin. These brakes are complemented by electronic aids like dual channel ABS and switchable traction control system.
Triumph Thruxton 1200 RS is expected to go on sale in several international markets by the end of this year but we are not sure if it will reach our shores. And in case it does, then we expect that to happen somewhere in the latter half of 2020.
Maybe they could have given customers the option of alloy wheels or spoked, same as the BMW r9t racer, I think the alloys really suit that bike although everybody in the UK seems to opt for the upgraded sport package with the spoked wheels.I have now doubt these will be superb. However, another missed opportunity.
I always felt Triumph would have been better to have put alloy wheels on the R to go with the other ‘sport bike’ components, leaving the S as the full retro statement. It would have enhanced sales of both models in my opinion. Perhaps the RS would be a bigger hit if it had been given alloy wheels, especially as they now have them readily available. Just my 2 cents worth.
ABS no longer switchable. I never switch mine off, but at least I can. I understand the reasoning for road use but I would have thought this would be something that some RS buyers might want. If Off-road Pro gets around the rules on the Scrambler 1200 maybe they could have done it with a Track mode.