Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand has confirmed the New Zealand market will see an allocation of the latest bike to join the Triumph Factory Custom lineup, the Bobber TFC.
Limited to just 750 bikes worldwide, the Bobber TFC not only adds to the already stylish package that is the Triumph Bobber, but it also improves performance of the faux-hardtail machine.
Much like the Triumph Thruxton RS, Triumph has improved on the formula of the 1200cc High Torque version of its big parallel twin with engine upgrades including lighter weight engine components, such as a low inertia crankshaft, clutch, balance shafts, dead-shafts, rare-earth alternator, magnesium cam cover, thin-walled engine covers and header pipes.
Along with the higher power, the Bobber TFC also delivers more torque low down and across the entire rev range, peaking at 110Nm, which is 4Nm higher than the standard Bobber and Bobber Black. The heavily revised HT engine also revs 500 rpm higher, with a rev limiter now at 7,500rpm.
But people don't buy into the TFC line for a little bit of extra performance. It's all about those special touches you can't get on any other bike that really sets the Triumph Factory Custom line apart.
Not only will the bikes be individually numbered 1-750, the Bobber TFC has plenty of its own one-off touches.
The Arrow exhaust is designed specifically for the Bobber TFC, with Arrow titanium silencers and carbon fibre end caps, while Triumph has again bathed the latest TFC offering in carbon fibre, including beautiful carbon fibre side panels with electroformed badge with TFC branding. Even the mudguard supports are made of the stuff.
Additional exquisite detailing includes knurled handlebar grips, which Triumph explains delivers a unique sporty and engaged riding position and ergonomics, state-of-the-art billet machined aluminium top and bottom yokes with TFC branding, premium real leather statement seat offering the Bobber’s innovative adjustable seat position, minimal bobber rear-end, and billet machined aluminium oil filler cap.
Triumph has added some electronic substance to back up the hardware - which there is plenty of goodness already including a full suite of Öhlins suspension - with the inclusion of a Sport rider mode bringing the total up to three (Road, Rain and now Sport) which now adjust throttle map, ABS and traction control settings to better suit the riding conditions or rider preference.
Triumph, however, saved the best news for last. After the launch of the third TFC model Triumph has doubled down on its commitment to the TFC by stating it is their intention to continue to create the most beautiful, exclusive and desirable motorcycles ever made, with even more TFC models to come.
Now, where's our epic TFC Bonneville, Triumph?
2020 Triumph Bobber TFC Specifications
Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Bore x Stroke 97.6 mm x 80 mm
Maximum Power 87 PS @ 6,250rpm
Maximum Torque 110 Nm @ 4,500rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 single-skin exhaust system with Arrow brushed stainless silencers and carbon end caps
Final drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Instruments LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display.
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheel 32-spoke, 19 x 2.5 in
Rear Wheel 32-spoke,16 x 3.5 in
Front Tyre 100/90-19
Rear Tyre 150/80 R16
Front Suspension Ohlins, ∅43mm, USD, fully adjustable, NIX 30
Rear Suspension Ohlins RSU, rebound and preload adjustable
Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 255mm disc, Nissin single piston floating caliper, ABS
Seat Height to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020
Rake to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020
Trail to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020
Dry Weight to be confirmed – subject to final homologation in January 2020
Fuel Tank Capacity 9 L