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Black beauties: Triumph unveils ultra-premium Thruxton and Rocket TFC variants

The juggernauts of global heavyweight motorcycle engineering and innovative building, Triumph, have unveil two exclusive additions to their iconic Rocket TFC line. A collection striving to architect outlandish motorcycle hybrids, Triumph first introduced this endeavour in 2003, with the Rocket III. Interestingly, this motorrad holds the title for having “world’s largest production motorcycle engine”. Dubbed as the ‘Triumph Rocket TFC’ and ‘Triumph Thruxton TFC’, they are simply ‘Triumph Factory Customs’, suggesting their hybrid and exclusive nature. 

Triumph Rocket TFC
Triumph Rocket TFC

The Rocket TFC boasts a massive three-cylinder 2,294cc engine that’s capable of power-gliding with the power of 148 horses. If tweaked right, you can expect an additional 200cc of displacement. Either way, the Rocket will continue to sport the largest engine on a production motorcycle. Above, you’ll notice the bike sporting an Arrow exhaust with carbon-fibre covers. The windscreen too appears to be carbon fibre as well. We believe this will be part of the TFC package. 

Cafe racer-styled round headlight
Cafe racer-styled round headlight
Unique universal model number on the Triumph Thruxton TFC
Unique universal model number on the Triumph Thruxton TFC

The Thruxton TFC’s café racer appeal might seem a bit odd at first, the ‘Deep Satin Black’ paint finish and brushed-aluminium-finished inserts on the tank give it a unique modernised retro vibe. Staying true to café racer DNA, the elongated handlebar features classic rear mirrors. The motorcycle also features gold pin-striping on the fairing, fuel tank and rear-seat cowl, done by hand at the Triumph factory in the UK. 

Triumph Thruxton TFC
Triumph Thruxton TFC

In terms of performance, the Thruxton  is much slower than the Rocket TFC, with just 1,200cc.  The limited-edition bike makes an additional 10hp and 3Nm of torque, taking the total to 107hp and 115Nm of torque. You’ll find an ultra-rare  Öhlins upside-down NIX30 fork and a pair of Öhlins shocks. 

Triumph Rocket TFC
Triumph Rocket TFC

The two TFC variants will be limited to only 750 builds each, while Indian enthusiasts will have to special order this from the UK. While the Thruxton is priced at Rs 16.6 lakh, the Rocket TFC’s price hasn’t been disclosed yet. 

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Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.
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