I am generally not a real fan of Bobber’s, but Triumph’s Bobber that they released in 2017 was actually a pretty good ride. There were a few short-comings that are pretty much inescapable with a Bobber design, but overall it was a fun ride and light years ahead of most cruiser based designs that follow the Bobber theme.
For 2020, Triumph have given their Bobber the Triumph Factory Custom treatment that is more than just window dressing. Only 750 will be produced worldwide and will no doubt sell out fast.
The TFC Bobber scores 10 more ponies and 4 Nm more twist than the regular Bobber models. Engine inertia is reduced by 39 per cent, while the RPM limit is raised by 500 rpm. Power is up by 13 per cent over the standard Bobber.
While the final specification might be subject to some minor late changes, Triumph state that the TFC will be approximately five-kilograms lighter than the Bobber models. The final weight, rake, trail and seat height specifications for the new Bobber TFC, and the difference vs. the standard Triumph Bobber and Bobber Black, will be released following homologation in January 2020.
Suspension is now by Ohlins and is fully-adjustable at both ends.
Brembo supply the special M50 radial monobloc calipers and discs for the TFC.
Arrow has produced some unique titanium silencers with carbon-fibre end caps for the TFC.
An additional Sport mode is added to the Road and Rain modes shipped with regular Bobbers and the riding modes dust throttle map, ABS and traction control settings to match the riding modes. This is enabled via the latest generation ride-by-wire.
Bobber TFC features all-LED lighting, including an LED headlight with signature profile daytime running light (market specific availability), multi-functional rear indicators (market specific availability) compact front indicators and a number plate light.
The Bobber Triumph Factory Custom is also equipped with a new stylish feature-packed instrument panel with unique TFC-branded dial face and an instrument bezel featuring a new Triumph badge. This also incorporates a digital menu system, displaying important information to the rider and accessed via the switch gear.
Distinctive clip-on handlebars and unique light-weight carbon-fibre body-work, including carbon-fibre side panels with electroformed badge with TFC branding, and a minimal front mudguard with carbon-fibre supports.
Additional detailing includes knurled handlebar grips, billet machined aluminium top and bottom yokes with TFC branding, premium real leather statement seat offering the Bobber’s innovative adjustable seat position, and billet machined aluminium oil filler cap.
All of this comes on top of a whole host of blacked-out features, including premium black anodised multi-spoked rims, black Öhlins RSU spring and Öhlins forks, black engine covers and a black frame and swing-arm.
To perfectly complement the black theme and real carbon fibre, the Bobber TFC is available in one signature premium twin paint scheme – a distinctive Carbon Black and Matt Carbon Black, with silver foil union jack flag on the knee pads, brushed foil bobber decals and a Triumph triangle logo decal on the tank.
The fuel tank also features a gold pin stripe and that premium gold detailing is applied across the whole motorcycle, from the gold detailing in the badging and instrument faces to the unique key with gold detailing and even a gold chain.
The Bobber TFC retains all of the distinctive core bobber design features, such as the heritage inspired battery cover with stainless steel strap, the classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, a rear mudguard loop, an ignition barrel located in front of the right side panel, bar end mirrors and a branded locking fuel cap.
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC Specifications
|New Bobber TFC Specifications|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6 mm x 80 mm|
|Maximum Power||87 PS @ 6,250rpm|
|Maximum Torque||110 Nm @ 4,500rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 single-skin exhaust system with Arrow brushed stainless silencers and carbon end caps|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Instruments||LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, heated grip ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button.|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheel||32-spoke, 19 x 2.5 in|
|Rear Wheel||32-spoke,16 x 3.5 in|
|Rear Tyre||150/80 R16|
|Front Suspension||Öhlins, ∅43mm, USD, fully adjustable, NIX 30|
|Rear Suspension||Öhlins RSU, rebound and preload adjustable|
|Front Brake||Dual 310mm discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Seat Height||to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020|
|Rake||to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020|
|Trail||to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020|
|Dry Weight||to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9 L|
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC Images