2019 Triumph Rocket 3 Preview (Triumph Factory Custom)

Updates from Triumph posted on June 18, 2019:

  •  Peak Power is now confirmed at  180 HP @ 7,000 RPM
  • Peak Torque is confirmed at 166 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM
  • Dry weight of the motorcycle is confirmed at 639 pounds, -98 pounds (14%) lighter than the previous generation.
  • All of the North American allocation from the 750 limited edition global run are now sold

Over the past few years, speculation continued to strenghten around the demise of the Triumph Rocket 3 – the British manufacturer’s power cruiser with its signature longitudinally mounted triple. The rumors were silenced quickly in January when Triumph teased its latest Rocket 3, the Triumph Rocket 3 TFC, with TFC standing for Triumph Factory Custom.

Details were scarce, and the anticipation began for the latest version of the Rocket, a model that began in 2004. Triumph has now unveiled all the details of the limited-edition 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC for saleFollowing are the fast facts about this beautiful power-hungry cruiser.

1. Only 750 will be produced worldwide, with only 225 Triumph Rocket 3 TFCs arriving in Noth America.

2. Each Rocket 3 TFC will arrive with a numbered edition plaque on the instrument mount, and unique badging that features gold detailing. Each TFC will also include:

  • Tailor-made TFC handover pack
  • Letter signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor
  • Personalized custom build book
  • Leather TFC-branded rucksack
  • Rocket 3 TFC indoor bike cover

3. The 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC will be powered by an all-new 2500cc triple that produces more than 163 ft/lbs of torque, which the Hinckley-based brand says is 70 percent more torque than its nearest competitors. The engine produces 168 horsepower, over than 13 percent more than the previous generation. This makes the TFC the most powerful Triumph to date.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC number badge4. Triumph didn’t go crazy into details, but says that the Rocket 3 TFC engine features “state-of-the-art” components such as lightweight titanium inlet valves, which allow for even higher revving than the previous Rocket, and tailor-made features including the unique Arrow silencers with beautiful carbon fiber end-caps.

5. The 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC is 15 percent lighter than its predecessor for a weight savings of 88 pounds (dry weight of the Rocket Roadster is 734 pounds). The following contribute to the weight savings:

  • All-new aluminum frame which uses the engine as a stressed member for mass optimization
  • All-new aluminum single-sided swinging arm
  • Engine component refinements
  • Carbon fiber bodywork
  • Lightweight braking components

6. In regards to suspension and brakes, the Triumph Rocket TFC uses Brembo Stylema calipers, an adjustable 47mm Showa fork, and a fully adjustable Showa shock with a piggyback reservoir. The premium specification continues with a Brembo radial master cylinder and MCS span, ratio-adjustable brake lever, and matching clutch lever.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC front suspension7. The 2019 Triumph Rocket TFC has the following electronic and rider aids:

  • Cornering ABS
  • Traction control
  • Four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-Configurable)
  • Triumph Shift Assist for clutchless upshifts and downshifts
  • Hill Hold Control to prevent the bike from rolling backward when stopped on an incline

8. The Rocket 3 TFCs rolls on 20-spoke cast aluminum wheels with a 240mm rear tire.

9. The Rocket 3 TFC was designed for bold appeal, and features a premium twin carbon black and matte carbon black paint scheme with brushed foil decals, gold accents, electroformed 3D Triumph badge and hidden pillion footrests contributing to a clean, minimal rear end.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC circu gauges10. Besides the signature twin LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), other aesthetic highlights include the following carbon-fiber parts: front mud-guard, silencer end caps, exhaust heat shields, fly screen, drive shaft cover, heel guards and tank strap all add to an unmatched level of finish, compact LED indicators, taillight, and number plate light.

11. The Triumph Rocket 3 TFC features full-color, second-generation TFT instruments that are more sophisticated than the previous generation. The minimal stylish design of the TFT system offers two information layout themes and a feature that allows the rider to personalize the start-up screen.

12. Cruise control is standard, as is keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring system, and a USB charging socket.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC13. In addition to its standard specification, an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module enables the Rocket 3 Triumph Factory Custom’s advanced TFT instruments with full connectivity to the world’s first motorcycle-integrated  GoPro control system, Triumph’s “turn-by-turn” navigation system powered by Google, as well as music and phone operation.

14. Triumph is taking orders now for the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC. The bike will be available in December for a price of $29,000 (MSRP).

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC Specs

NEW TRIUMPH ROCKET 3 TFC
Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2,458cc
Bore/Stroke 110.2 mm x 85.9 mm
Maximum Power More than 168 HP
Maximum Torque More than 163 LB-FT
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
Clutch Hydraulic, slip-assist
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Full aluminum 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 aluminum
Front Wheel 17 x 3.6 in cast aluminum
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5 in cast aluminum
Front Tire 150/80 x 16
Rear Tire 240/50 x 16
Front Suspension; travel Compression- and rebound-adjustable Showa inverted 47mm cartridge fork; 4.7 inches
Rear Suspension; travel Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU w/ remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 4.2 inches
Front Brake Dual 320 mm discs w/ Brembo M4.30 Stylema 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 300 mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Seat Height 30.4 inches
Rake 27.9 degrees
Trail 5.31 inches
Dry Weight TBC
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.0 gallons
Fuel Consumption TBC
CO2 Emissions TBC

 

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