For Bikers, Four wheels move the body, Two wheels move the soul. Triumph, the largest UK motorcycle manufacturer, has launched its Rocket 3 TFC bike with a massive 2,500 cc engine. Developed by the Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) division which was launched earlier this year, the Triumph Rocket 3 TFC is now the bike to get the biggest production engine in the world.
Talking about the engine, it is a three-cylinder unit delivering more than 167.67 bhp and north of 221 Nm of torque. This not only makes the engine the most powerful one, but also the most torque-generating engine in the world. TFC has paired this engine to a six-speed helical gearbox with slip and assist hydraulic clutch for smooth shifts.
Now, you might be thinking that such a high capacity engine must be very heavy. It is heavy by normal standards, however, not as heavy as the earlier discontinued model, Rocket 3. For those of you who must be wondering the reason behind it’s comparably light weight. Well, Triumph Factory Custom division managed to achieve this by using titanium valves. This, along with integrated oil tank, dry sump, and lower crankcases, has made the 2019 Rocket 3 TFC 40 kg lighter than the original Rocket 3 motorcycle.
It’s not only the engine which is robust, but also the design of the bike is praiseworthy.
The Rocket 3 TFC is hand-built and looks like beast straight out of some ancient tales. The twin LED headlamps look aggressive and the generous use of carbon fibre on the body screams performance. But the most pronounced design element on the Rocket 3 TFC has to be that three header exhaust run that flows from the cylinders and make for a beautiful exhaust routing. The fat 240 section tyres and aluminium cast wheels do their bit to complement the road presence of the Rocket 3 TFC bike.
Regarding the paint scheme, the bike has been finished in Carbon Black and Matt Carbon Black twin paint scheme with selective use of contrasting gold accents.
The features on offer, the Rocket 3 TFC gets a TFT instrument panel with all the necessary readouts. This panel also allows rider to choose out of four riding modes; Sport, Rain, Road, and Rider configured. Other rider aids on the bike include cornering ABS, traction control system, cruise control, and hill-hold
If you are planning to get a Triumph Rocket 3 TFC to adorn your garage, then better rush, for only 750 such bikes will be made. We believe by the time you are done reading this piece, most of the stock would have been booked by rich petrolheads.
If you are planning to get a Triumph Rocket 3 TFC to adorn your garage, then better rush, for only 750 such bikes will be made. It costs 25,000 pounds and can be booked from Triumph dealers.
There is a surprise with each one of your bike – a unique TFC handover pack which includes a numbered certificate signed by the very own Triumph’s CEO. Not limited to this, you will also get a branded cover and a personalized TFC book which will show you how your Rocket 3 TFC was built. Now, that’s noteworthy. What do you say? Do share your views and suggestions in the comment section below.