It will also have Showa cartridge forks and top-spec Brembo Stylema brake calipers.
Some of the other features of the Rocket TFC are Arrow exhaust, full LED lighting, colour TFT instruments, internally wired flat handlebars and loads of carbon fibre in the front guard, exhaust, fly screen, drive shaft cover, heel guards and tank strap.
Tech features include keyless ignition, tyre pressure monitors, cruise control, USB charging socket, cornering ABS and traction control, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable), up and down quickshiter and hill hold control.
There will also be an optional Bluetooth module to integrate GoPro control, music and phone operation, and Triumph’s navigation system which is powered by Google.
It will come in carbon black and matt carbon black paint scheme with brushed foil decals, gold accents and electroformed 3D Triumph badge, hidden pillion footrests and a leather interchangeable ‘twin or single’ seat.
Once the TFC model is sold out, we expect standard and touring models to follow. We are not sure how many of these features will be included on those models.
Triumph says the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC is more than 15% lighter than its predecessor with a 40+kg saving.
The base and touring models may be a little heavier without all that carbon.
Rocket TFC tech specs
Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
110.2mm x 85.9mm
Over 125kW (170PS)
Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Stainless 3 into 1 headers with 3 exit Arrow branded silencer / CAT box
Shaft, bevel box
Full aluminium frame
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
Single-sided, cast aluminium
17 x 3.6in cast aluminium
16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
150/80 R17 V
240/50 R16 V
Showa ø47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adj., 120mm travel
Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Fuel Tank Capacity
The Thruxton TFC will come 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 also has a lightweight engine, body and frame components that strip weight.