Austrian motorcycle dealer Jürgen Schnaller has taken a stock Triumph Thruxton and fitted a café racer body kit from Airtech Streamlining, creating what he calls the ‘Greymouth Thruxton,’ reports Alastair Walker.
The Airtech bodykit includes a Triton-style tank and seat, a Lucas tail light, bobbed front fender and a 70s-style nose fairing. On the mechanical front, Schnaller has beefed up the 865 cc Thruxton motor with high compression pistons, high lift cams, and a ported and polished head. The carbs are upgraded to flat side Keihins, with a Swedish Raask exhaust giving an extra bit of breathing. The result is a 26bhp increase over the stock bike’s 68 bhp, says Schnaller.
The front and rear suspension has been upgraded with Wilbers components to cope with the extra lunge. If you followed F1 in the 70s and 80s, you’ll recognise the livery: it’s a John Player Special design, as used by the Lotus F1 team and revived by the Norton rotary racer team of the late 80s/early 90s.