Triumph Rocket 3 TFC specs confirmed: 180hp, 166lbft and 290kg

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Triumph Rocket 3 TFC specs confirmed: 180hp, 166lbft and 290kg

 

Triumph has already made promises that its new Rocket 3 TFC would be the most powerful production bike it’s ever made – and now it’s backing them up with some real numbers.

Cutting straight to the chase, the power figure is pegged at 182PS – that’s 180hp – coming in at 7000rpm. That’s a healthy 32hp more than the last of the old-generation Rocket IIIs, which made 148hp. Of course, the Rocket 3 TFC’s 2458cc triple is entirely new, sharing nothing more than its layout with the old 2294cc unit, and it’s clearly a much revvier motor. The old bike hit max power at 5750rpm and reached its 163lbft torque peak at a mere 2750rpm, while the new model needs 4000rpm to climb to its slightly higher 166lbft apogee.

The other key number is, of course, weight. While Triumph’s claimed figure of 290kg dry means it’s still a hefty lump, that’s a significant 44.5kg less than its predecessor, thanks largely to an all-alloy chassis. The lower weight combined with increased power means the Rocket is more of a performance bike than ever before, and its specs reflect that, with upside-down Showa forks, a single-sided swingarm and monoshock rear suspension, Brembo radial brake calipers and a vast array of electronics. You can read all about it here.

If all this makes you think the Rocket 3 TFC might be the bike for you, there’s just one problem – Triumph is only making 750 of them and the entire UK allocation is already sold out. But don’t despair as the firm is soon going to roll out a full-production version of the bike, and while it will lack some of the limited-edition TFC’s baubles the basic makeup will be much the same. It should also significantly undercut the £25,000 price tag that’s applied to the limited-edition model.

 

Triumph Rocket III Specs

Engine Type

Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC

Capacity

2458cc

Bore/Stroke

110.2 mm x 85.9 mm

Maximum Power

182 PS @ 7,000rpm

Maximum Torque

225 Nm @ 4,000rpm

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 aluminium 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 aluminium

Front Wheel

17 x 3.6in cast aluminium

Rear Wheel

16 x 7.5in cast aluminium

Front Tyre

150/80 R17 V

Rear Tyre

240/50 R16 V

Front Suspension

Showa ø47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks,
compression and rebound adj., 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU
with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm travel

Front Brake

Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30
Stylema 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS

Rear Brake

Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32
4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS

Seat Height

773 mm

Rake

27.9º

Trail

134.9 mm

Dry Weight

290 kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

19 L

 

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