Triumph Thruxton TFC
Thruxton Triumph Factory Custom limited edition
Triumph are promising to step up the premium exclusivity lever in 2019 with a series of Triumph Factory Custom models. The first cab off the rank will be the Triumph Thruxton TFC.
The Triumph Thruxton TFC will be a limited-edition run of 750 machines that will be individually numbered, and Triumph promise the model is never to be repeated.
Triumph say that the TFC will gain 10 horsepower over the regular Thruxton R, which should push the TFC to around 106 horsepower. This is delivered by significant engine upgrades including a whole host of lighter weight engine components, high compression pistons, and revised ports and cam profile. Peak torque creeps up to 115Nm at 4850 rpm.
There is also a premium one-of-a-kind exhaust system just for the Thruxton TFC, with Vance & Hines titanium silencers and carbon fibre end caps, with a unique laser etched co-branded logo.
Visually striking, the new Thruxton TFC features unique beautifully engineered lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, including a stunning one-piece carbon cockpit fairing, front mudguard, seat cowl, heel guards and silencer end caps.
Additional exquisite detailing includes billet machined aluminium top yoke with TFC branding, premium brushed nickel mirror centres, tinted screen, beautiful real leather seat with stitched detailing, and billet machined aluminium oil filler cap.
All of this comes on top of a whole host of beautiful blacked out features, including premium black anodised multi-spoked wheels, black Öhlins RSU springs with black decals, black engine covers and a black tail tidy.
To perfectly complement the black theme and real carbon fibre, the Thruxton TFC is available in one signature paint scheme – a distinctive Carbon Black, with brushed tank knee pad detailing, and hand painted gold lining. And that premium gold detailing is applied across the whole motorcycle, from the gold lining on the fairing, to the gold detailing in the badging and instrument faces, unique key with gold detailing, and even a stylish custom gold chain.
The Thruxton TFC also retains all of the distinctive core Thruxton features, such as the brushed flip-top Monza fuel cap, twin throttle bodies with brushed intake finish, Daytona R foot pegs and clear anodised aluminium swing arm.
Significant weight savings across the entire motorcycle make the Thruxton TFC five kilograms lighter than the Thruxton R for an even more dynamic and agile ride – delivered by engine component refinements, carbon fibre bodywork, aluminium engine cradle rails, rear mudguard removal, and a lighter weight battery.
In addition to the weight saving, the Thruxton TFC also has a category leading higher level of specification and equipment, with fully adjustable Öhlins upside down NIX30 front forks and fully adjustable Öhlins piggy back reservoir rear shocks with billet machined aluminium adjusters.
There are also high specification Brembo 4-piston M4.34 radial monobloc calipers and twin floating Brembo front discs, delivering excellent stopping power, and unique race specification Metzeler Racetec RR super sticky tyres.
The premium specification continues with a Brembo radial master cylinder and MCS span and ratio adjustable brake lever plus matching clutch lever.
Increasing the level of rider-focused technology are three upgraded riding modes unique to the Thruxton TFC (Rain, Road and Sport), which now adjust throttle map, ABS and traction control settings to better suit the riding conditions or rider preference. This is enabled via the latest generation ride by wire, which delivers enhanced rideability, safety and control.
For enhanced visibility, lower energy consumption and greater durability, the Thruxton TFC features all-LED lighting, including 7 inch headlight with signature profile daytime running light (market specific availability), compact LED indicators, tail light and rear light.
ABS and traction control are also fitted for maximum safety and control, both implemented with minimal visual impact – compact, responsive and unobtrusive. Optimised to reduce lever effort for the rider, the torque-assist clutch makes the bike even more comfortable over long journeys and in stop-start riding, while the USB charging socket improves convenience. An engine immobiliser is also fitted as standard on the Thruxton TFC, with a transponder incorporated into the new gold badged key.
Every Thruxton TFC owner will also receive a special tailor-made TFC handover pack unique to their bike, featuring a numbered letter signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, a personalised custom build book, and a beautiful Thruxton TFC bike cover.
Triumph Thruxton TFC Specifications
Triumph Factory Custom
Triumph 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||107PS @ 8,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||115Nm @ 4,850rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system, twin brushed titanium silencers with carbon fibre end caps|
|Final drive||O-ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel, aluminium cradles|
|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||810 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 L|