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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 294cc 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 specs
|Engine||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6mm x 80mm|
|Maximum Power||To be confirmed, subject to homologation (01.03.2019)|
|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|
|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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5L|