Triumph Thruxton and Rocket 3 TFC ace diamond

Special Rocket 3 and Thruxton coming

Only 25 limited-edition 2.5-litre Triumph Rocket 3 TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) models will be coming to Australia, but you better be quick. Triumph Motorcycles Australia spokesman Dale McBride says they have had “massive interest and most deposits already down for a chance to own the special edition”.  Pricing is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the Thruxton TFC …

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Triumph Thruxton and Rocket 3 TFC ace diamond

Triumph unveils Thruxton and Rocket TFC models

These stunningly beautiful Thruxton and Rocket TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) models are the first of a new line of limited-edition motorcycles from the British manufacturer. Only 750 numbered models of each will be made worldwide when they are launched on May 1, 2019. The Rocket TFC is based on the new Rocket III with single-sided …

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Rocket III Triumph Thruxton and Rocket TFC

Triumph plans new Rocket and TFC models

Triumph Motorcycles looks like having another big year in 2019 with a possible 2.5-litre 134kW (180bhp) Rocket III and high-spec, limited-edition Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) models. The Rocket III has already the biggest capacity engine of any production motorcycle with a 2294cc triple, delivering 221Nm of torque and 109kW of power. However, rumours about an …

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Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R ad fire risk blipping

Blipping throttle stalls Triumph Thruxton

Blipping the throttle while the clutch is in may make 2016-18 Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R engines stall. Triumph has issued a global recall for a free recalibration of the engine management software on affected bikes. Owners will be advised and the official recall notice has been issued. VIN ranges of affected motorcycles Thruxton: VIN …

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Arrow exhaust on Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R

Arrow exhausts liven up Triumphs

Motorcycle companies have a strong association with aftermarket exhaust companies such as Triumph has with Arrow exhausts. The first accessory most riders add to their bike is an exhaust system so it stands to reason that bike and exhaust manufacturers would forge strong links. Other examples are Suzuki and Yoshimura, BMW and Akrapovic and Ducati …

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Homorous Thruxton R ad reaps reward

Homorous Thruxton R ad reaps reward

A rider who vented his spleen with a vitriolic but humorous ad for his 2016 Triumph Thruxton R reached a substantial bid of $19,700 on eBay. The owner, who says he wishes to remain anonymous, placed the humorous ad after snapping a gear lever bolt on his three-month-old bike after 1700km. His ad started with “LOL…..Bike only …

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Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R ad fire risk blipping

Funny ad for ‘as new’ Thruxton R

Want to buy an “as-new … kinda” 2016 Thruxton R with a broken gear lever for which the owner has been waiting three months for parts, according to his ad? The humorous eBay advertisement for the bike starts with “LOL…..Bike only has 1700 kms on it not counting kms whilst on the back of a tow …

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1966 Velocette Thruxton

Velocette Thruxton sets auction record

This rusted and unrestored 1966 Velocette Thruxton has sold at auction for £20,000 (about $A34,800), twice the pre-sale estimate, and a new world record for an unrestored bike of this type. It has been on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham before being sold at the H&H Classics Donington Park Auction.  The Velocette was the last great British single, …

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1966 Velocette Thruxton

Museum Velocette goes to auction

This 1966 Velocette Thruxton will leave the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham where it has been on display and go to the H&H Classics Donington Park Auction on July 28, 2016.  The Velocette was the last great British single, outlasting other British marques by almost a decade. The Velocette Thruxton lived long enough to race against the first …

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