Test: Palatina Thruxton 900 – conversion based on the Triumph Thruxton

Test: Palatina Thruxton 900 - conversion based on the Triumph Thruxton
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Conversion based on the Triumph Thruxton

Palatina Thruxton 900

Actually, there was no need for action, because the Triumph Thruxton is a stylish motorcycle with a lot of character right from the factory. At the special request of the customer, however, a one-off item based on the British retro bike was created in the Palatina motorcycle workshop in Landau / Pfalz.

The engine was left in its original state and only the look was radically changed.

Actually there was no need for action, because the Triumph Thruxton is a stylish motorcycle with a lot of character right from the factory. At the special request of the customer, however, a one-off item based on the British retro bike was created in the Palatina motorcycle workshop in Landau / Pfalz. Whereby the engine was left in series condition and only the optics were radically changed. The wide LSL handlebars and carbon rims catch the eye of the beholder. The latter are prototypes from the English manufacturer Dymag, of which only this single pair exists worldwide, because Dymag decided not to go into series production after problems with homologation. When the Palatina was rebuilt, they were entered by individual approval. The carbon fun is not cheap – the customer had to shell out 3,600 euros for the rims alone. But not only the material, but also the dimensions have changed compared to the series: At the front, the Englishwoman rolls with a slightly wider rim on a tire in the 120 / 70-17 format. It’s not just a little wider, it’s also smaller: an 18-inch diameter is used as standard. At the rear there is a 170/60 ZR-17 tire mounted on a five-inch rim. Also wider than the series. But what the eye pleases doesn’t always have to work better.

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Test: Palatina Thruxton 900 - conversion based on the Triumph Thruxton

Conversion based on the Triumph Thruxton
Palatina Thruxton 900

Vehicle information


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Stylish: This is where the headlight of a BMW / 5 is used. The classic tachometer comes from Motogadget .

engine
Basis: Triumph Thruxton (unchanged), air-cooled four-stroke in-line twin-cylinder, 865 ccm, bore x stroke: 90 x 68 mm, power: 69 hp at 3270 / min, 72 Nm at 5750 / min.

Conversions
Remus rear silencer, LSL footrest system, LSL handlebar, Palatina special fenders front and rear, adjustable Wilbers struts type 630 TS, Wilbers fork springs, Dymag carbon rims v / h: 3.50-17 / 5.00-17, tire dimensions: v / h: 120/70-ZR 17/170/60-ZR 17, Monza tank cap, headlights from / 5-series BMW, ox-eye flasher, seat with real leather, classic rear light, Rizoma mirror.

Further information
Palatina motorcycle workshop, 76829 Landau, Tel. 0 63 41/8 21 44. www.palatina-motorradwerkstatt.de

view

Unfortunately, the motorcyclist rarely moves alone in traffic. So it is helpful to always have an eye on what is going on around you. And that applies not only to the area in front of the front wheel, but also to the rear. Most machines have hardly any forward visibility. With large tourers, sweeping fairings may be a nuisance. High windshields can be uncomfortable because they either distort the view or
whose edges cross the field of vision. It’s nice when you can adjust the lens manually or electrically to suit individual requirements. The seat-
position also plays a major role. The look over the shoulder required by the driving instructor can only be achieved with contortions on a super sports car, and is much easier if you are in an upright position.
The rear view is rather problematic on many machines. For design reasons, rear-view mirrors are often small and inconveniently attached, or they tremble cheerfully with the frequency of the engine vibrations and then show a more or less funny distorted image of the traffic behind. Especially with athletes, especially Italians, mirrors are usually so unfavorably positioned that the driver can permanently inspect his elbows.
And finally, the visibility criterion, which incidentally is rewarded with a total of 20 points in the best case, also includes the recognizability of the instruments. Many of today’s digital multifunctional displays are difficult to read in sunlight. Even if they only provided sparse information: the classic analog round instruments were simply better at that. gt

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