Triumph has revived its Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) program which churns out ultra-premium, limited-edition motorcycles that boast a higher level of craftsmanship, detailed finish, and performance specification. The newest addition to the lineup of special bikes is the Triumph Thruxton TFC, slated for 2019. In addition, the British brand has also revealed a Rocket III TFC concept bike.
In 2014, Triumph tasked designers and engineers to create two hand-built TFC prototypes: the TFC1 Bobber and TFC2 Scrambler. These projects spearheaded the development of the company’s capacity to support customization. This year, Triumph takes the TFC program to new heights by making finished builds available in limited quantities for a more luxury-oriented clientele.
The first of the lineup is the 2019 Triumph Thruxton TFC, which is built around the Thruxton R café racer and its 1,200 cc Bonneville engine. It gets engine upgrades that bump up its power by 10 PS and 3.3 NM of torque, as well as titanium Vance & Hines mufflers with carbon fiber end caps. To shed 10 kg of weight, the 2019 Thruxton TFC also features carbon fiber bodywork and aluminum components.
The 2019 Triumph Thruxton TFC comes with fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and Metzler Racetec RR K3 tires. Each motorcycle will come with individual numbers, unique badging, and a high-value handover pack. Only 750 units will be sold at $21,500 each.
Triumph has also unveiled the Rocket III TFC concept. While it follows the same luxuriously higher-spec direction of the TFC line, it does have a noteworthy upgrade that sets it apart. The Rocket III’s engine has been bored out from 2,249 cc to 2,500 cc. The definitive Triumph Rocket III TFC will be launched in May this year, and will also be limited to 750 units.