Triumph Thruxton R TFC Coming Soon

  • The Triumph Thruxton R TFC is part of the Triumph Factory Custom range.

  • As the name suggests, it will be a limited-production, high-end flagship.

  • Only 750 will be built.

Triumph Motorcycles are definitely on a roll in debuting many exciting models in a short space of time. The Triumph Thruxton R TFC is the next model being tested on the road.

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In October, Triumph launched the 2019 Street Twin and 2019 Street Scrambler at Intermot, followed by the new Scrambler 1200 during the Global Dealer Conference (GDC) in London. It was during the conference that the manufacturer laid out their plans to introduce additional models in 2019. The new bikes included the 2019 Speed Twin (launched in early December), new 180-bhp Rocket III and this, the Thruxton R TFC.

The Thruxton R TFC is part of the Triumph Factory Custom range. The range consists of limited edition, flagship bikes. The TFC Bobber and Scrambler show bikes were first revealed in 2014.

The Thruxton R TFC features a hotted-up Hi-Power 1200cc parallel-Twin engine. The use of titanium Vance & Hines exhausts and remapped ECU raises its power from 96 bhp to 106 bhp.

In the chassis department, Öhlins NIX 30 forks replace the Showa BPFs. It should create an even better pairing with the Öhlins dual shocks currently in place. The Brembo front brake calipers will have the fluid pumped into them by a Brembo radial master cylinder. If that’s not racy enough, the Thruxton R TFC will wear Metzeler Racetec RR tyres.

Triumph has also pared nearly 5kg off the bike’s weight.

The Thruxton R TFC will be fitted with a carbon-fibre “bullet” fairing as standard. Only 750 examples will be built. Lucky owners can stare at the production number on the billet top triple clamp.

We named the Thruxton R as the funnest café racer we’ve tested. The TFC should be even better!

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Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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