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Just after Triumph, the famous English bike manufacturer’s factory custom division called Triumph Factory Custom or TFC showcased the Thruxton TFC, it gave the world a glimpse of its second product. Triumph revealed the Rocket TFC, which is based on the 2019 Rocket III.
The original Rocket III was launched in 2004 and was powered by a massive 2294cc, in-line three-cylinder engine that produced 148 HP at and 221 Nm of torque. The 2019 iteration of the Rocket is expected to get a higher engine displacement at around 2500cc. The current Rocket holds the record to sport the largest engine on a production motorcycle and will continue to do so with the 2019 model.
Images teased by Triumph reveal an Arrow exhaust with carbon-fibre covers while the windscreen also appears to get the carbon fibre treatment. The 2019 Rocket III will get a new chassis setup as well with the inclusion of a monoshock and single-sided swingarm in the interest of weight reduction. Riding ergonomics will also be altered as the handlebar seems to be wider and the foot pegs repositioned. The motorcycle also shares bits like the Brembo M50 calipers brakes and the digital instrument cluster with the Scrambler 1200 while the bar-end mirrors are similar to the ones seen on the Street Triple RS.
While the original Rocket III was a true-blue cruiser, the 2019 Rocket III is more of a power cruiser. This puts the new Rocket III in competition with the Ducati Diavel in terms of performance and usability. Triumph will reveal details and pricing of the Rocket TFC on May 1, 2019. The Triumph Rocket TFC is limited to only 750 units however, a standard variant of the Rocket III will also be revealed in the near future.