Triumph Rocket 3 still a torque monster

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster

The 2.3-litre Triumph Rocket III has become the 2.5-litre Rocket 3 and is till the biggest torque monster of any production bike in the world.

Currently the Rocket III has the biggest capacity engine of any production motorcycle with a 2294cc triple, delivering 221Nm of torque and 109kW of power.

Torque monster2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster

When the limited edition Rocket 3 TFC arrives in late November it will have 134kW of power and a mouth-watering, arm-wrenching 225Nm of torque, making it still the torque monster in the world of production motorcycles.

Triumph has released further tech specs n the bike such as its hefty 320kg of weight, but still 40kg lighter than the III.

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has not yet released pricing, but expect to pay much more than the current Rocket III ($23,990).

Only 750 numbered models of each will be made worldwide and Australia gets 25.

The production version of the Rocket 3 is set to follow.2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster

The Rocket TFC is based on the new Rocket 3 with single-sided swingarm, chunky forks, resigned cowl, new exhaust tips, beefier Brembo brakes and a more contoured rider’s seat.

Features on the TFC include special badging, twin LED headlights, three-header exhaust, leather interchangeable single and dual seat, TFT colour instruments,  Bluetooth connectivity, cruise and hill control, Google-powered navigation, cornering ABS and traction control, four riding modes, shift assist and a lot of carbon fibre bodywork.

The TFC will have Brembo Stylema Monobloc brakes, adjustable Showa suspension and Brembo MCS span and ratio adjustable lever.

Every Rocket TFC owner will receive a 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.2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster

NEW ROCKET 3 TFC torque monster

Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2458cc
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
Clutch Hydraulic, slip-assist
Gearbox 6 speed
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
Rake 27.9º
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight TBC
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 L
NEW THRUXTON TFC
Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 mm x 80.0 mm
Maximum Power 109PS @ 8,000rpm
Maximum Torque 115Nm @ 4,850rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system, twin Vance and Hines titanium silencers with carbon fibre end caps
Final drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Tubular steel, aluminium cradle rails
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 815 mm
Rake 22.7º
Trail 92.8 mm
Dry Weight 198 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 L
Fuel Consumption 5.2 l/100km
CO2 Emissions EURO 4 Standard: 119 g/km

**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

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