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Triumph unveils Thruxton and Rocket TFC models

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket 3 TFC ace diamond
Triumph Thruxton and Rocket 3 TFC

These stunningly beautiful Thruxton and Rocket TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) models are the first of a new line of limited-edition motorcycles from the British manufacturer.

Only 750 numbered models of each will be made worldwide when they are launched on May 1, 2019.Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

The Rocket TFC is based on the new Rocket III with single-sided swingarm, chunky forks, resigned cowl, new exhaust tips, beefier Brembo brakes and a more contoured rider’s seat.

No pricing for these limited-edition models has been released but expect to pay much more than the current Thruxton R ($21,100) and Rocket III ($23,990).

Triumph Motorcycles Australia hasn’t said what their allocation will be or whether it will be by customer order, only.

Thruxton TFC

The Thruxton TFC comes with lashings of carbon fibre, Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes with adjustable lever, Metzler Racetec RR tyres, Vance & Hines pipes, flip-up Monza fuel cap, all-LED lighting and brushed aluminium accents.Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

A highlight is the hand-painted gold lining.

Thruxton TFC will also have 7.5kW more power at 79kW and 4Nm more torque at 115Nm. Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

At the same time, Thruxton TFC also has lightweight engine, body and frame components that strip weight.

However, the bike is not yet homologated for Australia, so the importers have not confirmed the exact output and weight figures.

Rocket TFCTriumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

There are no details yet on what the Rocket TFC will include.

However, the images give us a good look at the next model.

The biggest change is going from twin shocks to a single-sided swingarm with a hidden mono shock as we saw in this spy photo last year.

Rocket III Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC
2019 Rocket III spy photo

Triumph isn’t saying anything about the engine except that it has been “transformed”.

The current Rocket III has the biggest capacity engine of any production motorcycle with a 2294cc triple, delivering 221Nm of torque and 109kW of power.

Rumours are that the new model could be powered by a 2.5-litre, 134kW engine.

It may also include many of Triumph’s high-tech rider-aid features such as traction control, cornering ABS and rider modes.

Other tech could include LED lighting, keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity and TFT instruments like all modern bikes seem to be getting.

Thruxton TFC tech specsTriumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

Engine Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6mm x 80mm
Maximum Power To be confirmed, subject to homologation (01.03.2019)
Maximum Torque TBC
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system, twin brushed titanium silencers with carbon fibre end caps
Final drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Tubular steel, aluminium cradles
Instruments LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer and analogue tachometer, TFC specific dial faces
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium, clear anodised
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in, black anodised rim
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5in, black anodised rim
Front Tyre Metzeler RaceTec RR, 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre Metzeler RaceTec RR, 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension Öhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir, billet aluminium adjusters, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Brembo twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Seat Height 810mm
Rake 22.8º
Trail 92mm
Dry Weight TBC
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5L
Fuel Consumption TBC
CO2 Emissions TBC