British bike manufacturer Triumph has revealed the Rocket 3 TFC, a new motorcycle that has the largest engine of any production bike in the world.
The bike is powered by an all-new 2.5-litre triple-cylinder engine – that’s the same displacement as the engine in an entry-level Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck!
Triumph further claims the Rocket 3 TFC has the most torque of any production motorcycle, with a figure of “over” 163 lb-ft, which is also said to be around 70% more than the bike’s closest competitors.
In addition, the engine generates 168 bhp of peak power, which is 13% more than the first-generation Rocket III, thereby making it the most powerful Triumph to date.
The bike is also around 15% lighter than its predecessor achieving a claimed weight saving of “over 40 kg”. Besides the adoption of an all-new aluminium frame that uses the engine as a stressed member, lightweighting measures include an all new aluminium single sided swinging arm and extensive use of carbon-fibre bodywork.
Key styling elements, meanwhile, include new signature twin LED headlights, a sculpted three-header exhaust run, and a twin ‘carbon black and matte carbon black’ paint scheme complete with brushed foil decals and contrasting gold accents.
The bike also gets newly-shaped 20-spoke cast aluminium wheels, Brembo Stylema calipers, adjustable 47 mm upside down Showa cartridge forks and a fully adjustable Showa monoshock with a piggy-back reservoir.
Tech features include Triumph’s full-colour, second generation TFT instruments, while, for safety, cornering ABS and traction control are complemented with cruise control, Shift Assist and Hill Hold Control all as standard; Shift Assist allows for clutch-less up and down quick shifts, and the Hill Hold gives the rider extra control, preventing the bike rolling backwards on inclines.
Limited to just 750 units, the Rocket 3 TFC is the second model to come from the brand’s “Triumph Factory Customs” program. It follows on the heels of the more retro-themed Thruxton TFC.