This weekend at the Bike Shed 2019 motorbike show in London, you can get your first glimpse of the all-new Triumph Rocket 3 TFC as it makes its official UK debut.
Find out everything we know so far about Hinckley's punchiest bike ever by reading on...
Triumph Rocket 3 TFC revealed as firm's most powerful model!
After steadily teasing since January this year, Triumph have finally spilled the beans on their new Rocket III TFC and the bike looks poised to tear up the record books. Building on the legacy of the old Rocket III launched in 2004, the new model moves the game on considerably.
At the core of the Rocket remains its gargantuan engine. Growing in size to 2458cc makes it the largest engined production bike in the world, although it does only steal the crown from its predecessor. It also takes the torquiest engine award (163ftlb) while revving it out will generate 167bhp, also gifting it the ‘most powerful Triumph yet’ title.
All this has been achieved by lightening the internals with exotic tech, such as titanium valves, allowing Triumph to raise the redline. It’s further enhanced by three carbon-tipped Arrow silencers.
This time around the whopper of an engine is paired with an impressive electronics package that should stop you toasting a set of tyres in 100 miles (unless you want to, of course). The package includes lean-sensitive traction control, cornering ABS, four riding modes plus a quickshifter and autoblipper.
There’s also the latest touring comforts like cruise control, hill hold control, keyless ignition and tyre pressure monitoring. It’s all controlled through the full-colour TFT which, with the optional Bluetooth dongle, will pair with a phone giving you GoPro integration, the ability to play music and take calls plus access to Google maps.
It’s not all just electronics and a big motor – there’s chassis work at play here too. If the restyle didn’t make it obvious enough, the spec sheet certainly confirms that Triumph have aimed the new Rocket squarely at the Diavel, so it will have to handle. To give it the best chance possible it’s fitted with 47mm fully-adjustable Showa cartridge forks, as well as a fully adjustable piggyback shock.
Braking duties are courtesy of Brembo with an adjustable radial master cylinder powering a set of top-spec Stylema calipers – just like the Ducati Panigale V4.
The only thing likely to stop hoards from rushing to their local dealer is the £25,000 on the road price tag....
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