Stock arriving November this year; no pricing yet
TRIUMPH has released pics and specifications on its limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC, with a bigger-than-ever 2500cc motor pumping out 168 horsepower and 221Nm of torque, plus a 40kg diet topping the list of features.
But there’s no word yet on pricing, and only 25 have been marked to come to Australia.
Describing the bike as “nothing short of the ultimate motorcycle” Triumph has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at its brawny cruiser.
- Twin LED headlights
- Single-sided swinging arm
- Interchangeable twin and single leather seats
- High-spec TFT instruments
- Optimised cornering ABS and Traction Control
- Four riding modes
- Quick shifter
- Brembo brakes
- Showa suspension
- Hill-hold control
- Electronic cruise control
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
But the biggest appeal of the bike will be its presence: the Rocket 3 has always been a big brute, and now it looks even more muscular than ever.
Here’s a bunch of pics, but keep reading for specifications and Triumph’s full (and flowery) media statement.
|TRIUMPH ROCKET 3 TFC|
|Engine Type||Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC|
|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|
|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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||19 L|
TRIUMPH’S legendary Rocket III, launched in 2004, was renowned as a pure original with more muscle, presence and torque than any of the competition. Now the all new Triumph Factory Custom Rocket 3, with a new 2,500cc triple engine, re-defines its own class with heart-stopping muscular presence, category-dominating technology, beautiful features and the highest level of premium specification equipment.
The second Triumph TFC to be launched and a British engineering masterpiece – the new 2019 Rocket 3 TFC is designed to be nothing short of the ultimate motorcycle.
- Totally exclusive
- 750 worldwide production, each with a numbered edition plaque and unique badging
- Special Rocket 3 TFC handover pack
- World beating performance
- All new 2,500cc Triple engine – the biggest production motorcycle engine in the world
- The highest torque of any production motorcycle – peak torque of more than 221Nm
- The most powerful Triumph to date – peak power of more than 170PS
- Beautiful muscular presence and style
- Incredible imposing poise and stance
- Signature design features, including;
– Twin LED headlights
– Innovative sculpted 3 header exhaust run
– Distinctive single sided swinging arm
– Leather interchangeable single and twin seat set-up
- Premium details and finishes, including Carbon fibre bodywork
- Category dominating technology
- The highest level of specification, including;
– Higher functionality 2nd generation TFT instruments
– Optimised cornering ABS and Traction Control
– Four riding modes
– Triumph Shift Assist
- The highest level of specification, including;
- Category defining capability and specification
- Over 40kg lighter than the previous generation
- Premium specification equipment, including;
– Top spec Brembo Stylema Monobloc brakes
– High specification adjustable Showa suspension
– Brembo MCS span and ratio adjustable lever
With only 750 ever being sold worldwide, the Rocket TFC is Triumph’s most exclusive and desirable motorcycle. Featuring premium TFC badging with gold detailing and a beautiful individually-numbered plaque on the instrument mount, each one will be completely unique
and never to be repeated.
Every Rocket TFC owner will also receive a special tailor-made TFC handover pack dedicated to their bike, featuring a numbered letter signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, a personalised custom build book, leather TFC branded rucksack and a beautiful Rocket 3 TFC indoor bike cover.
At 2,500cc, the all new higher capacity, and world’s biggest, motorcycle production engine, is central to the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC’s class-defining performance, delivering more than 221Nm, the world’s highest torque, a staggering 70% more than its closest competitors. In addition the all-new engine delivers 170PS of peak power, more than 13% higher than the previous generation, making it the most powerful Triumph to date.
Adding to its unbeatable performance, the Rocket 3 TFC engine features state-of-the-art components such as lightweight titanium inlet valves which allow for even higher revving than the previous Rocket and tailor made features such as the unique Arrow silencers with carbon fibre end-caps.
Heart-Stopping Muscular Presence
With incredibly imposing poise and stance and beautifully distinctive details, such as new signature twin LED headlights, the new Rocket 3 TFC features unique lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, including front mud-guard, silencer end caps and exhaust heat shields, fly screen, drive shaft cover, heel guards and tank strap.
The Rocket 3 TFC’s clean uncluttered style and muscular feel is further enhanced by new intricate twenty spoke cast aluminium wheels with imposing 240mm rear tyre width and commanding internally wired flat handlebars.
Additional exquisite finish and detailing includes the one-of-a-kind premium twin ‘carbon black and matt carbon black’ paint scheme with brushed foil decals, gold accents and electroformed 3D Triumph badge, and elegantly hidden pillion footrests contributing to clean minimal rear end.
Category Dominating Technology
The new Rocket 3 TFC offers unparalleled class-leading technology, setting an incredibly high standard, designed to deliver the ultimate riding experience.
The latest generation full-colour 2nd generation TFT instruments add even more sophistication and a major step up in functionality over the previous Rocket. The minimal stylish design of the TFT system offers two information layout themes and a feature that allows the rider to personalise their start-up screen.
Increasing the level of rider-focused technology even further, the optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control set-up maintains the optimum braking performance and level of traction, whatever the lean angle. Additionally, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable) adjust the throttle map and traction control settings to suit the riding conditions
or rider preference.
Taking the riding experience to a new level, the Rocket 3 TFC comes with Triumph Shift Assist and Hill Hold Control as standard. The Triumph Shift Assist allows for clutch-less up and down quick shifts improving the shifting times compared to manual gear changes, whilst the Hill Hold feature enables maximum rider control, preventing the bike rolling backwards.
For enhanced visibility, low energy consumption and great durability, the Rocket TFC features all-LED lighting, including all new full-LED twin headlight with signature shaped Daytime-Running-Light (DRL, market-specific availability), compact LED indicators, tail light and number plate light.
Electronic cruise control is also fitted as standard, reducing the rider’s fatigue on long journeys. And for additional convenience and security, the Rocket 3 TFC features keyless ignition, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and a USB charging socket.
In addition to its standard specification, the all new Rocket 3 Triumph Factory Custom’s advanced TFT instruments have been designed to deliver even more capability when enabled by an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module. When fitted, the full TFT connectivity system delivers the world’s first motorcycle integrated ‘GoPro’ control system, Triumph’s ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation system powered by Google as well as music and phone operation.
Category Defining Equipment Specification
Significant weight savings across the entire motorcycle make the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC over 15% lighter than its predecessor with over 40kg saving, for even more astounding handling and riding experience. This saving is delivered by an all-new unique aluminium frame which uses the engine as a stressed member for mass optimisation, all new aluminium single sided swinging arm, engine component refinements, carbon fibre bodywork and lightweight braking components.
In addition to the weight saving, the Rocket 3 TFC also has a category leading level of equipment, with top specification Brembo Stylema® calipers, high specification adjustable 47mm upside down Showa cartridge forks and fully adjustable Showa monoshock with piggy back reservoir.
The premium specification continues with a Brembo radial master cylinder and MCS span and ratio adjustable brake lever plus matching clutch lever.
Beautiful Engineering Features
The new 2019 Rocket 3 TFC is equipped with an incredible array of custom designed details including real leather interchangeable ‘twin or single’ seat set-up as standard, plus an infill pad supplied to work with the single seat set-up. Adding to this come a distinctive single sided swingarm and innovative sculpted 3-header exhaust run.
Only 25 of the exclusive 2019 Rocket 3 TFC models will be making their way to Australian shores with incredible anticipation from potential customers. Projected delivery of these bikes into Australia is scheduled for November 2019.
TRIUMPH FACTORY CUSTOM OFFER
The new Triumph Factory Custom Offer reflects Triumph’s unparalleled impact on the custom scene, and the unique passion and expertise that lives within our design and engineering teams. This is a passion that has been demonstrated many times over with a host of unique motorcycles created within a dedicated factory design workshop. From individual custom ambassador bikes, to movie bikes and multiple racing bikes, from off road to track and drag-racing bikes, all built to ride, and many to race, each showcases the world class talent in design and hand crafted custom art of the Triumph factory custom team.
With the genesis of the TFC offer coming from the 2014 Triumph TFC Bobber and TFC Scrambler, the launch of the second TFC model available to riders worldwide signals the continuity of a truly special offer with the most beautiful, exclusive and desirable Triumphs ever made, with more TFC models to come.
Each of the numbered ultra-premium custom limited editions to come will feature a higher specification of technology and equipment, unique performance and a crafted custom design with class-leading detailing and finish.
Still not had enough? Visit the Triumph Australia website here.