High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Thruxton was a Velocette motorcycle made between 1965 and 1971. The final development of the Velocette antiquated pushrod single, the Velocette Venom and is sometimes referred to as the Venom Thruxton. Many surviving examples are `upgraded` replicas based on the Venom. The Thruxton ceased production only when the company folded in 1971.