BMW Motorrad Spezial

LSL Clubman T 860R

LSL Clubman T860R - Triumph Thruxton cafe racer
The German tuner LSL-Motorradtechnik is developing a signature look for its products, making them immediately identifiable regardless of the base bike. The latest cafe racer to roll out of the Krefeld factory is the T 860R, based on the Triumph Thruxton. Like last year’s W 740R, the T 860R is finished in anthracite gray—right down to the springs on the rear shocks—with a red logo on the tank, a low profile dual seat, and low-key detailing elsewhere. Engine torque is boosted by 16Nm (to 88Nm) thanks to higher compression, a modified airbox and cams, and a Remus slip-on muffler. Other improvements include an LSL triple tree, new wheels, Nissin brakes and clip-on bars. It’s the sort of motorcycle Triumph itself could and should build, rather than the bland Thunderbird cruiser.

  • I like this bike!! Just classic lines, nothing extra!

  • BikePixelGuy

    What a gorgeous piece. I too am disappointed at Triumph’s smaller twin cylinder line up. Too much chrome for bikes that aren’t cruisers. The twins IMHO need to reflect more what the custom builders are doing. Ducatis, Moto Guzzis and BMW are mining their own history very successfully. Triumph has such a rich racing and performance heritage, the latest bikes, while good rides, don’t inspire bike lust like the Ducati Sport Classic, BMW Lo Rider concept and Moto Guzzi V7.

    C’mon Triumph, step up. Your prices are great, but maybe some special premium/performance versions. Get a twin out there with lighter weight, more HP and some TT styling. Craig Vetter’s TT twin was one of the best looking Triumph Bonnevilles ever.