With the revival of its Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) program, Triumph revealed at the beginning of this year that the Rocket III TFC would be released in May. The time has come, and the details are in — several of which hint at a new Triumph Rocket.
The 2019 Triumph Rocket III TFC is hand-built, higher-end, and higher-spec. Its 2,249 cc inline-triple engine has been bored and stroked out to 2,500 cc — producing more than 170 PS and 221 Nm of torque. The TFC version of this beast supplants the base model’s largest-displacement production motorcycle engine in the world. The Rocket III TFC is also Triumph’s most powerful motorcycle to date, with the world’s highest torque of any production bike.
The 2019 Rocket III TFC is now 40 kg lighter. It’s built around an all-new aluminum frame with a new aluminum single-sided swingarm. Meanwhile, titanium valves and other engine upgrades shave weight and help the all-new engine rev higher. Its hydro-formed three-header exhaust ends with custom Arrow silencers, featuring carbon-fiber end caps and heat shields. The bodywork features more carbon fiber, brushed aluminum details, and a premium finish.
More bells and whistles can be seen in the braking and suspension systems. The Rocket III TFC gets Brembo Stylema brakes and Brembo’s Multiple Click System (MCS) span and ratio adjustable brake lever, allowing the rider to customize his or her own ideal braking feel. The ride is handled by 47 mm adjustable, inverted Showa forks and a fully adjustable Showa piggyback monoshock.
There’s also keyless ignition, LED lighting, full-color TFT instruments with switchcubes and a 5-way joystick, cornering ABS, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, and Rider-Configurable), Triumph Shift-Assist, cruise control, hill hold control, and more. The Bluetooth accessory provides access to a GoPro control system, a Google-powered navigation system, music operation, and mobile connectivity.
Only 750 units of the 2019 Triumph Rocket III TFC will be sold worldwide, for $29,000 each. Every unit is numbered and comes with a letter signed by Triumph Motorcycles' CEO Nick Bloor, a build book, TFC indoor bike cover, and a leather rucksack.