In recent years, Triumph has stomped a rather large footprint on the custom scene. They’ve created a number of exclusive showbikes and, for 2019, the programme will extend to production machines with the launch of the ‘Triumph Factory Custom’ programme and the new Thruxton TFC.
With the Thruxton TFC being of a limited run of just 750 units worldwide, and never to be repeated, you have your exclusivity right there. Further cementing that exclusivity, Triumph will throw in a 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.
The Thruxton TFC costs £5000 more than the Thruxton R upon which it is based, and understandably it gets all of the little individual aesthetic touches that shows their bike is something a bit special. Who wouldn’t want to walk around a bike and gaze at a billet machined top yoke with a limited-edition numbered plaque, carbon fibre bodywork, and titanium Vance and Hines exhaust silencers that have a laser etched co-branded logo on them? Oh, and don’t forget about the carbon exhaust tips either.
Triumph describe this bike as having even more style, power, and performance which is aimed at raising the bar to become a definitive sports classic and the new pinnacle in the legendary Thruxton line-up. Triumph have implemented this by giving the Thruxton TFC 10bhp more power than the Thruxton R, as well as added torque, which gives the engine a deeper low-down grunt. It’s also 5kg lighter than the Thruxton R, which in turn promises a more vibrant and agile machine than its already illustrious colleague.
The Thruxton TFC will be available from Triumph dealerships in early May, priced £17,500, and you will be able to get the first glimpse of it at the Carole Nash MCN London motorcycle show on February 15-17.
Triumph Thruxton TFC Specifications
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, eight valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6 mm x 80.0 mm|
|Maximum Power||To be confirmed, subject to homologation (01.03.2019)|
|Maximum Torque||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 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||810 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 L|