TRIUMPH has unveiled images of its upmarket, high-spec, limited-run 2019 Thruxton and released some tease pics of a Rocket that’s destined to get the same carbon fibre, leather and gold treatment.

Dubbed the TFC (that’s Triumph Factory Custom) Thruxton, the bike has less weight and more power than the Thruxton R and is described by Triumph as “ultra-premium” and being built “to embody the absolute pinnacle in custom Triumph design”.

Only 750 will be made. Top-shelf kit includes Ohlins suspension front and rear, Brembo front brake, race-spec Metzeler tyres and titanium Vance & Hines silencers. Triumph promises 115Nm of torque and ten extra horsepower over the Thruxton R.

We like the extra performance and bling, but we really like the look.

We’re not sure when the bikes will hit showrooms, and we’ve asked for pricing. We’ll post on Facebook when we get answers.

Here’s a slab of Triumph’s press blurb and, of course, their way-cool pics.

CAPTION: Just to avoid confusion, thats the Thruxton TFC on the right and the not-yet-released Rocket TFC on the left. The Rocket tail looks a tad Ducati Diavel, wethinks.

Thruxton TFC – the new definitive sports classic

Rare. Beautiful. Special.

With even more style, power and performance the incredible new Thruxton TFC raises the bar to become the definitive sports classic and the new pinnacle in the legendary Thruxton line-up.

Rare, beautiful and truly special, this incredible first production TFC model celebrates the best of British engineering, detailing and finish with this ultra-rare never-to-be-repeated version that delivers more in every dimension.

Ultra-Limited Edition

With only 750 ever being sold worldwide, the Thruxton TFC will be Triumph’s most exclusive and desirable Modern Classic. Featuring premium TFC badging and instrument faces with gold detailing, and a beautiful individually-numbered plaque on the top yoke, each one will be completely unique and never to be repeated.

Every Thruxton TFC owner will also receive a special tailor-made TFC handover pack unique to their bike, featuring a numbered letter signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, a personalised custom build book, and a beautiful Thruxton TFC bike cover.

Premium Custom Finish and Detailing

 Visually striking, the new Thruxton TFC features unique beautifully engineered lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, including a stunning one-piece carbon cockpit fairing, front mudguard, seat cowl, heel guards and silencer end caps. Additional exquisite detailing includes billet machined aluminium top yoke with TFC branding, premium brushed nickel mirror centres, tinted screen, beautiful real leather seat with stitched detailing, and billet machined aluminium oil filler cap.

All of this comes on top of a whole host of beautiful blacked out features, including premium black anodised multi-spoked wheels, black Öhlins RSU springs with black decals, black engine covers and a black tail tidy. To perfectly complement the black theme and real carbon fibre, the Thruxton TFC is available in one signature paint scheme – a distinctive Carbon Black, with brushed tank knee pad detailing, and hand painted gold lining. And that premium gold detailing is applied across the whole motorcycle, from the gold lining on the fairing, to the gold detailing in the badging and instrument faces, unique key with gold detailing, and even a stylish
custom gold chain.

The Thruxton TFC also retains all of the distinctive core Thruxton features, such as the brushed flip-top Monza fuel cap, twin throttle bodies with brushed intake finisher, Daytona R foot pegs and clear anodised aluminium swing arm.

More Power and torque from a Significant Engine Upgrade

The new Thruxton TFC achieves an incredible 10PS more power than the standard
Thruxton R. This is delivered by significant engine upgrades including a whole host of lighter weight engine components, high compression pistons, and revised ports and cam profile. Along with the higher power, the Thruxton TFC also delivers an incredible high torque punch low down and across the entire rev range, peaking at 115Nm.

There is also a premium one-of-a-kind exhaust system just for the Thruxton TFC, with Vance & Hines titanium silencers and carbon fibre end caps, with a unique laser etched co-branded logo.

Category Leading Specification

Significant weight savings across the entire motorcycle make the Thruxton TFC five kilograms lighter than the Thruxton R for an even more dynamic and agile ride – delivered by engine component refinements, carbon fibre bodywork, aluminium engine cradle rails, rear mudguard removal, and a lighter weight battery.

In addition to the weight saving, the Thruxton TFC also has a category leading higher level of specification and equipment, with fully adjustable Öhlins upside down NIX30 front forks and fully adjustable Öhlins piggy back reservoir rear shocks with billet machined aluminium adjusters.

There are also high specification Brembo 4-piston M4.34 radial monobloc calipers and twin floating Brembo front discs, delivering excellent stopping power, and unique race specification Metzeler Racetec RR super sticky tyres. The premium specification continues with a Brembo radial master cylinder and MCS span and ratio adjustable brake lever plus matching clutch lever.

Highest Ever Level of Capability

Increasing the level of rider-focused technology are three upgraded riding modes unique to the Thruxton TFC (Rain, Road and Sport), which now adjust throttle map, ABS and traction control settings to better suit the riding conditions or rider preference. This is enabled via the latest generation ride by wire, which delivers enhanced rideability, safety and control.

 For enhanced visibility, lower energy consumption and greater durability, the Thruxton TFC features all-LED lighting, including 7 inch headlight with signature profile daytime running light (market specific availability), compact LED indicators, tail light and rear light.

ABS and traction control are also fitted for maximum safety and control, both implemented with minimal visual impact – compact, responsive and unobtrusive. Optimised to reduce lever effort for the rider, the torque-assist clutch makes the bike even more comfortable over long journeys and in stop-start riding, while the USB charging socket improves convenience. An engine immobiliser is also fitted as standard on the Thruxton TFC, with a transponder incorporated into the new high-value gold badged key.




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