Introduced in 1964, the Thruxton represents the ultimate evolution of the company’s sporting single. Derived from the venom Clubman, the new model came as standard with all the items required competing in production racing. An Amal GP carburettor and big valve head ensured that the engine could breathe to its maximum advantage.
A consequence of the use of the Amal GP was the need for a cut out in the rear right hand side of the fuel tank to clear the instrument. Braking and clip-ons, rear-sets and a humped saddle enabled the rider to adopt a position conducive to exploiting the full potential of the machine.
Not visible, but equally important to the performance of the model were a close ratio gearbox, revised cams and strengthen crankcases.