Triumph is going full throttle into its new Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) program in 2019, today announcing the Thruxton TFC and a concept Rocket TFC. There will only be 750 units produced of each TFC model worldwide, with 200 planned for the US market. The Thruxton TFC will be available starting June 2019 at a price of $21,500. Full details on the concept Rocket TFC will be announced this coming May, so stay tuned.
The Hinkley brand took a Thruxton R and made it better with the Thruxton TFC. The engine provides 10 hp more than the R model, owing to high-compression pistons, altered ports, and a new cam profile. There’s a titanium Vance & Hines exhaust with carbon-fiber end caps on there too. Riders can expect 85 pound-feet of torque with the TFC, close to 3 pound-feet higher than the R.
With different engine output come revised ride modes, with Rain, Road, and Sport configured uniquely to the TFC.
There’s Öhlins suspension front and rear, with a fully adjustable NIX 30 fork and piggyback reservoir rear shocks, also fully adjustable. Brembo M4.34 radial Monoblock calipers and dual floating Brembo discs provide braking at the front, and a Nissin two-piston floating caliper and 220mm disc setup is included at the rear. The Thruxton TFC rolls on Metzeler Racetec RR tires.
It being an extremely limited edition (Triumph asserts this specific configuration is “never to be repeated”), you can bet there’s a lot of aesthetic touches to ensure this bike is visibly different than the rest. It’s got TFC badging, a number plaque on the billet machined triple clamp, carbon-fiber bodywork and front fairing, a detailed leather seat, tinted screen, and billet aluminum oil filler cap. It’s blacked-out multi-spoke wheels, engine covers, tailsection, and paint are accented by gold detailing and brushed metal indents on the tank.
All in all this is a really sharp Thruxton, looking quite a bit like the model decked with the Race Kit back when the new generation of Modern Classics dropped on the scene in 2016.
As for the concept Rocket TFC, details are scant at the moment. The behemoth of Triumph’s line will show its limited-edition stripes later this year and it promises just as many bells and whistles as are on Thruxton TFC.