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Triumph announced Tiger 900 models

Triumph will unveil the Tiger 900 Rally and GT models on 3 December 2019, according to this teaser video.

It shows a new headlight and daytime running light system at the front that looks like but horns.

The only other shots of the full bike are from too far away.

However, the video ends with a link to an official page to stay informed on the bike’s release.

It includes a few photos that show the screen is adjustable, it has gold anodised forks which could be Ohlins, the Rally is obviously the off-roader and the GT is the tourer, possibly with standard luggage.

We’re not sure at this stage the 900 Rally and GT will replace the Tiger 800 to meet Euro5 emissions starting in January or if the two models will co-exist.

One thing is for sure, the naming makes a lot more sense than the XRX, XCX, XRT and XCA of the 800s.

Any name that needs explaining is a marketing disaster!

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph adds limited-edition Bobber TFC

Triumph Motorcycles is adding a stunning, exclusive and expensive Bobber TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) to its new customised range as expected.

It joins the equally beautiful Thruxton TFC and Rocket TFC.

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

And like those limited-edition models, only 750 numbered bikes will be available worldwide.

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

There is also no price yet, although as a gauge the THruxton TFC is over $30k.

Bobber TFCTriumph Bobber TFC

Like the other TFC models, it comes with more power, better suspension and lashings of carbon fibre.

Power is up 7.5kW (10hp) to 64kW and 17.9Nm of torque which is a 4Nm bump in grunt.Triumph Bobber TFC

They say there is 39% lower engine inertia resulting in 500rpm higher revving, while the bike is also 5kg lighter than the Bobber Black.

Apart from fully adjustable Öhlins forks a shocks, it comes with Arrow mufflers with carbon fibre end caps, Dual Brembo M50 monobloc brake calipers, Brembo MCS radial master cylinder,
three riding modes (road, rain, sport) and LED lighting.Triumph Bobber TFC

Every Bobber TFC owner will also receive a special tailor-made TFC handover pack unique to their bike.

It features a numbered letter hand-signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, a personalised custom build book, a Bobber TFC bike cover, a TFC document wallet and a leather TFC branded rucksack.Triumph Bobber TFC

Bobber TFC tech specs

Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twinTriumph Bobber TFC
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80mm
Maximum Power 64kW (87PS) @ 6250rpm
Maximum Torque 110Nm @ 4500rpm
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
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6 speed
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.Triumph Bobber TFC
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheel 32-spoke, 19 x 2.5 in
Rear Wheel 32-spoke,16 x 3.5 in
Front Tyre 100/90-19
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 2020Triumph Bobber TFC
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

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph squeeze in Thruxton RS to range

Triumph has squeezed in a Thruxton RS to their Bonneville range, in between the Thruxton R and the Thruxton TFC.

That’s four in the Thruxton line and some 13 models in the entire Bonneville range; five with the 900cc engine and the rest with the 1200cc twin.

There is no word yet from Triumph Australia on when it will arrive or pricing, but expect it to cost more than the R at $21,100 (plus on-road costs).Triumph Thruxton RS

The new Thruxton R has 5kW more power o 77kW and 112Nm of torque delivered 700rpm lower in the rev range.Triumph Thruxton RS

That compares with the top-of-the-line Thruxton TFC with 79kW and 115Nm. 

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC
Thruxton TFC

Triumph says it the RS model is 6kg lighter than the R.

It comes with hi-spec Brembo M50 radial mono bloc callipers, sticker Metzler Racetec RR tyres, Ohlins shocks, traction control, LED lighting and USB charger.

The three riding modes – Sport, Road and Rain – now adjust throttle map, ABS and traction control.Triumph Thruxton RS

Styling is dark with black anodised whereas and engine covers and black Ohlines RSU twin shocks.

Triumph Thruxton RS

It comes in black or grey with silver trimmings.A range of custom accessories will be available, including the bubble fairing.Triumph Thruxton RS

Triumph Thruxton RS

Engine Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression 12.066:1
Power 77kW (105 PS/103 bhp) @ 7500rpm
Torque 112Nm @ 4250rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium – Clear anodised
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5 in, aluminium rims
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5 in, aluminium rims
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 43 mm USD big piston forks, fully adjustable 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with Piggyback reservoir, 120 mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 310 mm Brembo floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Width (Handlebars) 745mm
Height Without Mirrors 1030mm
Seat 810mm
Wheelbase 1415mm
Rake 22.8º
Trail 92mm
Dry Weight 197kg
Fuel Tank 14.5L
Economy 4.9L/100 km (58 MPG)
CO2 Emissions 114g/km

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC | First Look Preview

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC. Images courtesy Triumph.

When the original Bonneville Bobber launched back in 2017, we were smitten. True, it had some quirks — not enough front brake and a limited fuel range being the most noticeable — but overall we loved what Triumph had created: a factory bobber that delivered in both looks and performance.

Then the following year we got the Bobber Black, with dual front brake discs mounted to its fat front tire — quirk number one, check. In the meantime, Triumph released its first Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) model, the Thruxton TFC, and we swooned. Then earlier this year we got a look at the new Rocket 3 TFC and we salivated.

Now Triumph has announced its third TFC model, and guess what? It’s the Bobber.

The 2020 Triumph Bobber TFC will sport more power across the powerband, with 39% lower engine inertia resulting in a 500 rpm-higher rev limit. It’s also a claimed 11 pounds lighter (although that number is subject to change as the bike is homologated for the U.S. market).

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC engine
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC. Images courtesy Triumph.

As with all TFC models, the Bobber TFC is dripping with high-end components, including fully-adjustable Öhlins suspension front and rear, Arrow exhaust, dual front brake discs with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers and MCS radial master cylinder, an additional Sport riding mode (joining the standard Road and Rain) and an LED headlight with distinctive light pattern.

It gets unique clip-ons rather than a traditional one-piece handlebar, carbon fiber bodywork, a billet top and bottom yoke with numbered plaque, a real leather seat and special TFC badging throughout.

Only 750 Bobber TFCs will be built and sold worldwide, and like all TFC models it comes with paperwork signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor, a personalized custom build book, a Bobber TFC bike cover, a TFC document wallet and a leather TFC branded backpack.

More details will follow the Bobber TFC’s homologation in January 2020. U.S. pricing is also TBD.

2020 Triumph Bobber TFC
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC. Images courtesy Triumph.

Source: RiderMagazine.com

2020 Triumph T120 and T100 Bud Ekins Edition | First Look Preview

2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins Editions
2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins Editions. Images courtesy Triumph.

Bud Ekins was a motorcycling icon, a top motocross and desert racer and professional Hollywood stunt man. You might remember him best as the guy who stood in for his buddy Steve McQueen, landing what became possibly the most famous motorcycle jump in film history in The Great Escape.

Now Triumph has announced two special edition Bonnevilles, a T100 and T120, to commemorate Bud’s legacy. Both models will come with a special two-color paint scheme and hand-painted coach lines with heritage Triumph logo. They will also feature a unique California “flying globe” Bud Ekins logo on the tank and front fender.

Other special details include a Monza fuel filler cap, higher-spec LED indicators, diamond knurled grips, bar end mirrors and special black engine badges.

Each bike will come with a certificate of authenticity that includes Bud’s incredible story, and signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor and both of Bud’s daughters, Susan Ekins and Donna Ekins.

Pricing and availability on the 2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 Bud Ekins Edition and T120 Bud Ekins Edition is TBD.

2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins Editions
2020 Triumph Bonneville T100 and T120 Bud Ekins Editions. Images courtesy Triumph.

Source: RiderMagazine.com

New motorcycle models coming in 2020

It’s motorcycle show season with a host of new 2020 models soon to be revealed at the biggest motorcycle show on the planet, EICMA, in Milan in November and the Tokyo Motor Show starting Thursday (20 October 2019).

We expect the usual new models, updates, concepts and, of course, a host of electric motorcycles and scooters.

However, Ducati, Kawasaki and Honda will jump the queue with unveilings on Wednesday ahead of show season.

2020 bikes

Here’s our rundown on what to expect at the shows for 2020:

Ducati

Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4 ranges
Ducati Streetfighter V4

We are kickstarting with Ducati who will steal the show on Wednesday night (23 October 2019) when it reveals its 2020 models including seven new models.

Their big-ticket item is the 208hp Streetfighter V4 weighing in at just 178kg dry. There may also be a Multistrada with the V4 engine.

Two other models we’ve heard of are the Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour and a blacked-out Scrambler Icon Dark.

We may also see an updated Panigale 959.

Kawasaki

2020 Kawasaki Z-H2
2020 Kawasaki Z-H2

On the same day, Kawasaki will unveil their naked supercharged Z H2. It will be interesting to see if it has the same power as the H2 or whether it is “retuned”.

The Ninja 400 engine is expected to be added to the baby Versys, we could see a W800 scrambler version and there could be updates to the Ninja 650 and Ninja 1000.

Rather than a new model, the big news could be confirmation of the rumours that the big green machine has gobbled up Italian icon, Bimota, for which it has historically supplied engines.

Honda

2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin

Honda will also show its 2020 fleet on Wednesday, including the already revealed Honda CRF1100 Africa Twin.

Their big news will be the new CBR1000RR with a host of electronics to be competitive in the 2020 World Superbikes series.

Honda usually has some interesting concepts and the rest may just be updates of existing production models.

Triumph

Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC
Thruxton TFC

The British invasion will include a Thruxton RS to bridge the gap between the ‘R’ and the ‘TFC’ and we expect a Bobber version to join their exotic TFC range. 

BMW

The Bavarian promises six new models highlighted by the reveal of the production version of their first cruiser in 15 years, the 1800cc boxer-powered R 18 (spy photos at the top of this page and below).

2020 BMW R 18 \
BMW R 18 spy photo

We also expect to see the F 850 RS based on the Concept 9cento, an updated S 1000 XR sport tourer, the new S 1000 R streetfighter and perhaps more R nineT versions.

Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one
BMW 9cento

KTM

The Austrian manufacturer has been defying the sales slump with some clever new models in recent years and should continue the trend.

We expect a new 1290 Super Duke R with winglets as this teaser video suggests.

KTM is tipped to announce a range of entry-level 490cc twin-cylinder motorcycles, a range of 890cc models and a 790 Supermoto.

Aprilia

Aprilia RS 660 concept is half a Tuono
Aprilia Concept RS 660

The Aprilia RS 660 production bike is the big tip following the unveiling last year of the concept model.

There should also be RSV4 updates with less weight and more power … as usual.

Norton

Norton Atlas Ranger Nomad wait
Norton Atlas Ranger and Nomad

No new models, but we expect to see the Atlas models and V4 RR hit the showroom floor.

MV Agusta

A Russian funding injection and promises of new models has got everyone excited, but it may be too early.

Perhaps we’ll see yet more limited-edition models such as the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro to challenge Ducati Streetfighter V4 in a horsepower brawl.

RMK

2020 RMK E2 prototype electric motorcycle
RMK E2

This Finnish motorcycle company will unveil an electric motorcycle with up to 300km of range and a hub-less rear wheel housing the motor.

Suzuki

After years of teasing, we expect to see a turbo model, perhaps even a turbo Hayabusa or Katana, but probably more likely something in the mid-range engine capacity.

There will also be updates for the V-Strom 1000, new colours, new graphics and maybe a concept or two, probably electric.

Some have suggested a smaller version of the recently released Katana.

Indian

2020 Indian Challenger spy
2020 Indian Challenger

The American company is expected to unveil its Challenger bagger believed to be powered by a liquid-cooled 1770cc engine called the Powerplus.

Yamaha

The R1 and R1M will have an update and we should see at least one new variant of the popular MT range.

Moto Morini

2020 Moto Morini adventure bike
2020 Moto Morini adventure bike

The Italian manufacturer has hinted at an adventure bike with unknown engine capacity.

Moto Guzzi

The popular V85 TT adventure bike and V7 could be joined by more variants.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph Street Triple RS, S arriving soon

The more powerful, aggressive and hi-tech Triumph Street Triple RS and restyled LAMS S 660 will arrive in Australia soon.

Triumph Motorcycles Australia marketing manager Dale McBride says both models “should be here by late November early December”. 

“We’re still waiting on the UK to confirm pricing for our market,” he says.

The current 765cc Street Triple RS costs $17,652 and the 660cc S is $12,850 (plus on-road costs).

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS
2020 Triumph Street Triple RS and Moto2 Daytona 765

Both new updated models have more aggressive, angular styling with twin LED headlights.

All Street Triples now have more than 60 accessories, including new scrolling LED indicators and luggage with quick-release mounts.

Street Triple RS2020 Triumph Street Triple RS

Street Triple RS performance improvements come from Triumph’s work with the Moto2TM team that supplies engines to all the Moto2 teams.

Power is now 90kW and torque 79Nm with 9% more of both right where it’s needed in the mid-range.

Triumph also claims it has a more responsive throttle, “freer-flowing” muffler and a smooth gearbox with slip and assist clutch for clutchless up and down shifts.2020 Triumph Street Triple RS

They have also improved the five riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider configurable.

The TFT instruments have new graphics and MyTriumph connectivity with GoPro interaction, satnav and phone/music operation.2020 Triumph Street Triple RS

As usual, the Street Triple RS has all the exotic components such as fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, Brembo M50 brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres.

It also comes with a carbon fibre exhaust and interchangeable seat cowl and pillion seat.2020 Triumph Street Triple RS

Street Triple S

To retain its LAMS compliance the 660cc triple engine has 39.7kW of peak power with 61Nm peak torque at 6000rpm.

Styling updates include position lights, angular bodywork and restyled mirrors with increased adjustability.

Even though it’s a LAMS bike, it features twin front brakes, Brembo single rear brake, Showa suspension and all-weather Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.

It comes with two riding modes (Road and Rain) which adjust the throttle response and traction control settings, selectable via the LCD instruments.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition | First Look Review

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
The new Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition is the first-ever official Moto2 Dorna Sports-licensed motorcycle. (Photos courtesy of Triumph)

Last month, we posted a sneak peek of the new Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition, an all-new sportbike from the British manufacturer that serves as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2 World Championship. The new Daytona was officially unveiled at the GoPro British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit in England.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
Gripping those fetching Öhlins NIX30 fork tubes is a billet aluminum top yoke with a laser-etched limited-edition badge.

With a limited production run of 765 units for the U.S. and Canada, and another 765 for the rest of the world—each individually numbered with a laser-etched badge on the machined-from-billet aluminum top yoke—the Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition will be powered by a Moto2-derived 765cc in-line triple with an Arrow titanium race-style exhaust that makes a claimed 128 horsepower at 12,250 rpm and 59 lb-ft of torque at 9,750 rpm, with a 13,250 rpm redline.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
Behind the full carbon fiber bodywork is a Moto2-derived 765cc triple good for 128 horsepower and 59 lb-ft of torque at the crank.

Based on the Street Triple RS engine, the Daytona version features components and performance upgrades derived from the Moto2 engine development program, including titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons and MotoGP-spec DLC-coated wrist pins; new cam profiles and intake trumpets; modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels; and a higher compression ratio (12.9:1). Equipped with throttle-by-wire, the Daytona offers five riding modes (Rain, Road, Rider Configurable, Sport and Track), all of which adjust the throttle map, traction control and ABS settings. The 6-speed transmission has track-optimized gear ratios and an up/down quickshifter.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
This Triumph gets the goodies, including Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes with Stylema front calipers and lightweight wheels with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP track-ready tires.

The new Daytona shares the same cast-aluminum frame and swingarm as the Moto2 engine development prototype and the British Superbike Championship-winning, multi-time Isle of Man TT Supersport race-winning Daytona R. Of course, components attached to the chassis are top-of-the-line, including Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, a Brembo rear caliper, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension (a 43mm NIX30 USD fork and TTX36 rear shock) and lightweight cast aluminum wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP go-fast tires.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
Arrow titanium race-style exhaust, chassis from the championship-winning Daytona R, premium components, carbon fiber everywhere. Premi-YUM!

In the cockpit
there’s a full-color TFT display with a Moto2 Triumph co-branded start-up
graphic and lap timer. The new Daytona also has multifunction ergonomically
optimized switch cubes with five-way joystick control. On the outside is
lightweight carbon fiber bodywork, including a single-piece cockpit, full
fairing, tail section, front and rear fenders, upper chain guard and race-spec
lower chain guard. Inspired by the Union Jack livery of the Moto2 engine
development bike, the Daytona features official Moto2 branding and a unique
paint scheme in Carbon Black, Graphite Grey and Aluminum Silver, punctuated
with an exposed carbon fiber effect.

Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition
Full-color TFT display looks similar to what’s used on many of Triumph’s recent, high-end models.

The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition will be available in March 2020. Pricing is TBD.

Source: RiderMagazine.com

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 R/GT | First Look Review

Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT
Triumph has given its Rocket 3 muscle bike a major makeover, with the new Rocket 3 GT touring cruiser (left) and Rocket 3 R roadster (right) both powered by a 2,458cc in-line triple. (Photos courtesy Triumph)

In the late ’90s
and early aughts, there was a displacement war going on among cruisers, with
engine sizes growing from 1,449cc (Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 88) to 1,510cc
(Victory 92C), then up to 1,670cc (Yamaha Star Road Star), 1,795cc (Honda
VTX1800) and finally, breaking the two-liter barrier, 2,053cc in the Kawasaki
Vulcan 2000, which debuted for 2004.

Triumph Rocket 3 R
Both Triumph Rocket 3s roll on new lightweight cast aluminum wheels shod with Avon Cobra Chrome tires. The rear is 240mm wide.

The following year, Triumph came along and topped them all with the Rocket III, which got its thrust from a massive 2,294cc in-line triple, albeit with an extra cylinder compared to the more traditional V-twins. But, just as a hippopotamus doesn’t have many teeth but the ones it does have are truly impressive, the Rocket III’s 4-inch cylinders were the same size as those in a Chevy 350ci V-8.

Read: 2014 Triumph Rocket III Touring Road Test Review

The Rocket III’s was – and continues to be – the largest engine of any mass-produced motorcycle, and when we strapped it to the dyno back in 2005, it spun the drum to the tune of 127 horsepower and 141 lb-ft of torque – an unheard-of amount of grunt that has only been beaten by a more recent version of the Rocket III. The 2010 Rocket III Roadster made more than 160 lb-ft of torque.

Triumph Rocket 3 R engine
Arranged longitudinally, the Rocket 3’s liquid-cooled 2,458cc in-line triple has three massive cylinders, three hydroformed exhaust headers exiting on the right side and a pair of howitzer-sized mufflers.

Of course, if you’ve been paying attention, then you know that Triumph recently unveiled the Rocket 3 TFC, a $29,000 limited-edition Triumph Factory Custom that was a major reboot for the Rocket 3 platform, and it’s powered by an even bigger in-line triple displacing 2,458cc and making a claimed 168 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. At nearly 2.5 liters, the new Rocket 3’s engine is larger than that of many automobiles. The Rocket 3 TFC is also a much more modern platform than its predecessor (which is probably why the “III” was replaced by “3”), with updated styling, an aluminum frame, a single-sided swingarm, carbon fiber bodywork and a full suite of electronics.

Read: 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) First Look Review

Now Triumph has
unveiled two production models, the Rocket 3 R and the Rocket 3 GT, the latter
aimed at those who like to travel longer distances, with or without a
passenger. Claimed engine output is 165 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque, in
a package that weighs nearly 90 pounds less than the previous-generation Rocket
III.

Triumph Rocket 3 R
The Triumph Rocket 3 R is a roadster with height-adjustable midmount foot controls.

Mass-optimized performance enhancements to the liquid-cooled engine include a new crankcase assembly, a new lubrication system with a dry sump and integral oil tank and new balancer shafts, which makes the new, larger engine 40 pounds lighter than its predecessor. On the right side is one of the Rocket 3’s most eye-catching styling elements – a trio of hydroformed exhaust headers leading to a pair of howitzer-sized mufflers, which Triumph says produce a “unique deep growling triple” soundtrack.

Triumph Rocket 3 GT
The Triumph Rocket 3 GT is a touring cruiser with a lower seat height, fore-aft adjustable feet-forward controls and a standard passenger backrest.

The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a torque-assist clutch, and all that asphalt-buckling power reaches the rear wheel through a stout driveshaft. Throttle-by-wire and an IMU support a host of electronic features, including four riding modes, cornering optimized ABS and traction control, cruise control and hill hold control.

Triumph Rocket 3 R Brembo brakes
Big bikes need big brakes, and the Rocket 3s have a pair of top-shelf Brembo Stylema monoblock calipers up front, and cornering ABS is standard.

Slowing down the
Rocket 3 are top-of-the-line Brembo Stylema monoblock front calipers, and its
adjustable fork and rear shock are made by Showa. New lightweight cast aluminum
wheels are shod with Avon Cobra Chrome tires, and the rear a full 240mm in
width.

Triumph Rocket 3 R TFT display
Fully modern in every sense, the new Triumph Rocket 3s have TFT instrument displays and a full suite of electronics. Monza-style gas cap is one of many premium styling touches.

The Rocket 3 leads the way with a pair of round headlights that have been a signature styling feature of many Triumphs since the Speed Triple was introduced in the mid ’90s. Lighting is fully LED with daytime running lights. Other standard features include a TFT display, a USB charging port and keyless ignition and steering lock.

Triumph Rocket 3 R headlights
Like many Triumph models, the Rocket 3s have the distinctive twin round headlights that became iconic on the Speed Triple in the mid ’90s. These are LEDs with daytime running lights.

Both Rocket 3 models feature sculpted rider and passenger saddles, and an accessory in-fill pad makes it easy to switch between two-up and solo seating configurations. Seat height for the rider is 30.4 inches on the Rocket 3 R. At 29.5 inches, it’s even lower on the Rocket 3 GT, which comes standard with a brushed aluminum passenger backrest. As a roadster, the Rocket 3 R has midmount foot controls with two vertical position settings (0 inch / -0.59 inch). The touring-oriented Rocket 3 GT has feet-forward foot controls with three horizontal positions (-0.98 inch / 0 inch / +0.98 inch), and the passenger backrest is also height adjustable.

Triumph Rocket 3 GT with luggage
For the long haul, both Rocket 3 models can be accessorized with soft saddlebags, a tank bag and/or a tail bag.

A wide range of
accessories are available for both models, including heated grips (standard on
the GT, optional on the R), a quickshifter, GoPro integration, turn-by-turn
navigation via the My Triumph app, Bluetooth connectivity, tire-pressuring
monitoring, luggage (soft saddlebags, tank bag and tail bag), a sport windscreen
and various handlebar and seat accessories.

The 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 R will be available in Korosi Red (shown) or Phantom Black, and the Rocket 3 GT will be available in Two-tone Silver Ice and Storm Grey with Korosi Red pinstripe decal (shown) or Phantom Black. Pricing and availability will be announced at the Rocket 3 press launch, which is scheduled for November.

Read: Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 LE Sneak Peek

Source: RiderMagazine.com

Triumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

Triumph has announced that the production-version Rocket 3 will come in two more models, the basic “R” roadster and the GT with touring capability.

These will follow the limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) which arrives in late November.

Last month the company revealed the TFC’s tech specs that proclaimed the Rocket is still the world’s torque monster.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has not yet released pricing, but expect to pay much more than the current Rocket III ($23,990). Only 750 numbered models of the TFC will be made worldwide and Australia gets 25.

We expect the production Rocket 3 R and GT will arrive next year.

Rocket 3 outputTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

The 2.3-litre Triumph Rocket III has now become the 2.5-litre Rocket 3 with the biggest capacity and most torque of any production bike in the world.

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

The Rocket 3 TFC has 134kW of power and 225Nm of torque, while the base R and GT models will have slightly less output at 221Nm of torque at 4000rpm and 124kW of power at 6000rpm.

New Rocket 3 models come with a single-sided swingarm, chunky forks, resigned cowl, new exhaust, beefier Brembo brakes and a contoured rider’s seat.

Rocket 3 R will be available in a choice of Korosi Red and Phantom Black while the GT arrives in Silver Ice and Storm Grey with a Korosi Red pinstripe decal, or Phantom Black.

Lower weightTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

Triumph claims the new Rocket 3 will be more than 40kg lighter, which is 13% lighter less than Rocket III thanks largely to its aluminium frame.

It comes with a fully adjustable Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir and 47mm adjustable Showa front forks with rebound and compression adjustability.

Brakes are top-shelf Brembo Stylema calipers with increased airflow around the brake pads to help the calipers cool quicker.

There is also a claimed world-first integrated GoPro control system that enables GoPro camera operation via an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module.

The connection and control is displayed on the TFT instruments, enabling intuitive video and photo operation via the switchgear.

Rider aidsTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

The new models also come with a suite of hi-tech rider aids:

  • 2nd generation TFT instruments that can be personalised, allowing the rider to update the start-up screen message with their name;
  • Cornering ABS;
  • Cornering Traction Control;
  • Inertial Measurement Unit developed in partnership with Continental that takes constant measurements of roll, pitch, yaw, lean angle and acceleration rates;
  • 4 riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable that adjust throttle response and traction control, adjustable on the move;
  • All-LED lighting with Daytime Running Lights;
  • Hill Hold Control;
  • Cruise Control;
  • Keyless ignition and steering Lock;
  • Heated grips standard on the Rocket 3 GT and an accessory on the R;
  • USB charging under the seat;
  • Triumph Shift Assist for ‘up and down’ gear changes without  the clutch;
  • Turn-by-turn navigation system powered by Google;
  • My Triumph app for iOS and Android that delivers the navigation function;
  • Integrated phone and music operation; and
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

AccessoriesTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

The new Rocket 3 R and GT can be personalised with more than 50 Triumph accessories.

Rocket 3 luggage range:

  • Innovative Triumph patented cast aluminium pannier ‘retractable & ‘lockable’ mounting system
  • 20L sports panniers
  • 12L magnetic tank bag
  • Innovative Triumph patented 9L quick-release tail pack

Comfort accessories include:

  • Roadster and touring handlebars
  • Touring and sport seat
  • Rider seat pad
  • Comfort pillion seat
  • Passenger backrest and pads with billet machined plate
  • Passenger backrest rack
  • Forward and mid foot controls
  • Knee pads

Style accessories include:

  • Sport screen
  • LED indicators (*in applicable markets) New security accessories include:
  • Track+ Thatcham approved tracker with 24/7 monitoring by UK-based secure call-centre
  • Protect+ Thatcham approved alarm system
  • U-lock
  • Disc lock
  • Alarm disc lock
  • Chain and lock
  • Secure ground anchor

Highway inspiration kit

A selection of luggage and touring focused accessories can be fitted to the R and GT:

  • Luggage rack
  • Sports panniers
  • Pannier mount kit
  • Triumph Shift Assist
  • Triumph TFT Connectivity System
NEW ROCKET 3 R NEW ROCKET 3 GT
Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2,458cc
Bore/Stroke 110.2 mm x 85.9 mm
Maximum Power 167PS /165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 221Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel system Ride-by-wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box
Final drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Hydraulic, torque-assist
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Full aluminium frame
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) –
Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tyre 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm rear wheel travel.
Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Seat Height 773mm 750mm
Rake 27.9
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight 291 kg 294 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 L
Fuel Consumption TBC
CO2 Emissions TBC
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC

NEW ROCKET 3 TFC torque monster

Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2458cc
Bore/Stroke 110.2 mm x 85.9 mm
Maximum Power Over 170PS
Maximum Torque Over 221Nm
Fuel system Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless 3 into 1 headers with 3 exit Arrow branded silencer / CAT box
Final drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Hydraulic, slip-assist
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Full aluminium frame
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) – Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added
with accessory fitted Bluetooth module
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.6in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tyre 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa ø47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adj., 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm travel
Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Seat Height 773 mm
Rake 27.9º
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight TBC
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 L
NEW THRUXTON TFC
Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 mm x 80.0 mm
Maximum Power 109PS @ 8,000rpm
Maximum Torque 115Nm @ 4,850rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system, twin Vance and Hines 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 cradle rails
Instruments LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer and analogue tachometer, TFC specific dial faces
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium, clear anodized
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in, black anodized rim
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5in, black anodized 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 815 mm
Rake 22.7º
Trail 92.8 mm
Dry Weight 198 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 L
Fuel Consumption 5.2 l/100km
CO2 Emissions EURO 4 Standard: 119 g/km

**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com