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Triumph Thruxton TFC Is Both The Beauty And The Beast

Launched in the UK for GBP 17,500, (Rs 16.3 lakh), it is GBP 5,100 dearer than the Thruxton R

Triumph Thruxton TFC Is Both The Beauty And The Beast
Triumph Thruxton TFC Is Both The Beauty And The Beast
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2019-01-25T17:05:08+05:30

The Thruxton was the perfect amalgamation of track-worthy speed, eye-catching beauty and nostalgic vintage flair. Just as we thought the whole package couldn't get more epic, Triumph took the Thruxton up a notch with the launch of the Thruxton TFC edition. In case you were wondering what TFC stands for, it’s Triumph Factory Custom. Before you assume it’s just the same production bike with accessories slapped on, let us assure you that there’s way more than what meets the eye in this two-wheeled beauty.

For starters, the half fairing is made out of a single-piece carbon-fibre. The front fender, heel guards, seat cowl and the exhaust end cap are all made of carbon-fibre as well. You get a billet-machined aluminium top yoke, with exclusive, numbered Thruxton TFC badge. Other additions include black anodised spoke wheel rims and even gold detailing on the drive chain to match the hand-painted coach lining on the bodywork.

It doesn’t stop with just aesthetic upgrades. Triumph has done extensive modifications to the engine, including giving it a new lightweight low-inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, magnesium cam cover and thinner-walled engine covers in a bid to save weight. Furthermore, it even features aluminium engine cradle rails and a lightweight battery too. Heck, even the rear fender has been chucked in the bin. These mods, coupled with the lightweight bodywork, have resulted in a 5kg reduction in weight compared to the Thruxton R, at 198kg dry!

Mechanically, the 1200cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine churns out 107PS of power, a 10PS jump compared to the Thruxton R. The torque output is also up by 3Nm, at 115Nm arriving at 4850rpm. There’s a one-off Vance & Hines titanium exhaust with laser-etched branding and carbon-fibre end caps too! Electronic nannies include an updated Road, Rain & Sport riding modes, switchable ABS and traction control.

The TFC edition employs premium Ohlins NIX30 inverted forks with 43mm travel and twin Ohlins piggyback shock absorbers, both of which are fully adjustable. Bringing this two-wheeled beauty to a halt is a pair of Brembo front discs with Brembo radial calipers and master cylinder, and a two-piston caliper grabbing the disc at the rear. The motorcycle also rolls on super sticky Metzeler Racetech RR tyres measuring 120-section at the front and 160-section at the rear.

With all these exclusive features, the motorcycle commands a price tag to GBP 17,500, OTR (approximately Rs 16.3 lakh), a GBP 5,100 premium over the Thruxton R. In the world of exclusive retro-modern machines, this motorcycle will be limited to just 750 units worldwide and competes with the Norton Dominator.


Source: zigwheels.com

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