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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 10-25-2018, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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New limited edition Thruxton R TFC

So what do we all think of this special edition Thruxton R - called Triumph Factory Custom or TFC - that was shown at the latest Triumph dealer event? 10 hp more than the current R, 5 kg less, ohlins fork, Metzeler tires, new headlight design, dripping with carbon fiber, race exhausts, only 750 to be produced.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the looks but this special edition might offer some clues about what the next generation of Thruxton R will be like...
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I'd like to see the carbon fiber stuff and headlight assembly in the accessories catalog. Did they say how the lost the weight and got some more horse's out of it?
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oooh. me likey. very pretty. Not sure it would entice me to trade in my TTR which has not given me an ounce of trouble, runs purrfectly with just the right mods. who knows, i might just get the urge next year.

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From what I gather, this Thruxton R TFC is part of their Triumph Factory Custom project... And it’s closer to a “1-off”, rather than a production limited edition. Maybe a handful for just a few in the UK that are rich, related, or both. Or possibly purpose built just to show for the TFC program. But who knows. As discussed in the other thread here, it’s primarily just a custom paint scheme on the tank, with a few discontinued ill-fitting PowerBronze Carbon bits, as well as a carbon fairing/mudguard. And, the never made it to production, carbon-tipped V&H US slip-on’s. And lastly, an Íhlins fork. Personally, it’s quite pretty, but not in any way something I envy over my own Thruxton. There are members on this very forum with full-fairing Thruxtons that I like better. Cheerio.
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I'd like to see the carbon fiber stuff and headlight assembly in the accessories catalog. Did they say how the lost the weight and got some more horse's out of it?
I presume the weight saving comes in part from the carbon, the exhaust, and maybe lighter wheels (?). If you do a search on FB you can see a video of Triumph presented the FTC in which they talk about getting an additional 10 hp 'from the engine' - not sure what that means concretely but - to me at least - it suggests that the hp gains are not from fiddling with the exhaust and air intake systems

They also presented the new Speed Twin which apparently has the same engine as the Thruxton R but is 10kg lighter. This got me slightly confused as I thought the Thruxton was supposed to be the performance flagship of the Modern Classics range!
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Well, I like it. But as others have commented I won't be trading up from my '16 TTR. I LOVE my current broomstick.
Regarding this version, seems Triumph has been stalking the forums and decided to copycat build a bike we all are so successfully modifying.
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I like it, but a set of carbon fiber mag type wheels would be icing on the cake.


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Much prefer my matte black R.

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Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but there is such a thing as too much carbon fiber...
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Pshhh... Forget the bike..give me that OEM LED Headlight!

*I know it comes on the Bobber, SpeedMaster, and the new Scrambler 1200..but i think those headlights are smaller in diameter.

I'm also digging the "Blacked out" face gauges.
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