I rode a new Thruxton when it came out and it was a lot better than the standard model. It steered a lot sharper maybe down to its smaller front wheel. I found after 10 miles it was to painful for my wrists due to the lower bars. Good bike though if you dont have arthritis in the wrists.
Mike, they do look very clean though.
In the early days of realclassic magazine, i asked if they wanted an article on my T120r with its 750 kit and a few modifications and to see if any other T120r road bike could keep up with it. I got no reply whatsoever so never communicated with the magazine after that. I had just wasted a good stamp.