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.
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.
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.
NEW ROCKET 3 TFC torque monster
|Engine Type||Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC|
|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|
|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|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||19 L|
|NEW THRUXTON TFC|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|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|
|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|
|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.