ALL-NEW 2020 TRIUMPH BOBBER TFC

Pure Unparalleled Perfection

Triumph’s beautiful and innovative Bobber, launched in 2017, created a whole new classic sub-category and inspired a new enthusiastic fan base thanks to its peerless authenticity, hand crafted custom style and stunning engineering.

Now, the third all-new Triumph Factory Custom model to be launched, the Bobber TFC delivers its own step up in ultra-premium custom finish and detailing, a higher performance 1,200cc High Torque engine, lighter weight higher specification chassis, with the highest premium level of unique TFC equipment and technology.

 

Rare

  • 750 worldwide production
  • Each with a numbered edition plaque and unique badging
  • Special Bobber TFC handover pack

 

Special

  • 10 PS more peak power and 4 Nm more peak torque than the Bobber and Bobber Black.
  • Higher power and torque across the entire rev range
  • 39% lower engine inertia resulting in 500 rpm higher revving
  • Approx. 5kg lighter than the Bobber Black
    (weight subject to final homologation in January 2020)
  • Incredibly high specification of unique premium equipment,
    Including:
    • Öhlins fully adjustable front forks & adjustable RSU
    •  Arrow brushed silencers with carbon fibre end caps
    • Dual Brembo M50 monobloc brake calipers
    • Brembo MCS radial master cylinder
    • Three riding modes (road, rain, sport)
    • Multifunctional LED rear indicators (market dependent)
    • LED headlight with DRL (market dependent)

 

Beautiful

  • The purest  Bobber silhouette with dedicated clip-on handlebars
  • Premium custom finish and detailing, including:
    • Unique premium carbon fibre bodywork
    • Billet top and bottom yoke with numbered plaque
    • Real leather statement seat
    • Unique TFC badging and instrument faces
    • One-of-a-kind premium TFC paint scheme
    • Short ‘bobber’ front mudguard
    • Beautiful textured black powder coated frame and swingarm and black anodised wheel rims

 

With even more custom style, power and performance the incredible new Bobber TFC delivers the new pinnacle in the very successful Bobber line-up.

Rare, beautiful and truly special, this incredible third TFC model celebrates the best of British engineering, detailing and finish with this rare never-to-be-repeated version that delivers more in every dimension. 

 

Limited Edition
With only 750 ever being sold worldwide, the Bobber TFC will be one of Triumph’s most exclusive and desirable Modern Classics. Featuring premium TFC badging and instrument fascia with gold detailing, and a beautiful individually-numbered plaque on the top yoke, each one will be completely unique and never to be repeated.

Every Bobber TFC owner will also receive a special tailor-made TFC handover pack unique to their bike, featuring a numbered letter hand-signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, a personalised custom build book, a beautiful Bobber TFC bike cover, a TFC document wallet and a premium leather TFC branded rucksack.

 

More Power and Torque from a Significant Engine Upgrade
The new Bobber TFC achieves 10 PS (13% up) more power than the standard Bobber and Bobber Black. This is delivered by significant 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 a higher torque punch low down and across the entire rev range, peaking at 110Nm, which is 4 Nm higher than the standard Bobber and Bobber Black. The heavily revised HT engine also revs 500 rpm higher, with a rev limiter now at 7,500 rpm.

There is also a premium one-of-a-kind exhaust system just for the Bobber TFC, with Arrow silencers and carbon fibre end caps delivering a totally unique rich and raw British twin soundtrack. 

 

Lighter and Higher Specification
Significant weight savings across the entire motorcycle make the Bobber TFC approximately five kilograms lighter than the Bobber Black for an even more dynamic ride – delivered by engine component refinements, carbon fibre bodywork, and a tail light removal. The final weight, rake, trail and seat height specifications for the new Bobber TFC, and the difference vs. the standard Triumph Bobber and Bobber Black, will be released following homologation in January 2020.

In addition to the weight saving, the Bobber TFC also has a category-leading higher level of specification and equipment, with fully adjustable Öhlins upside-down front forks and adjustable Öhlins rear suspension unit.

Unique to the Bobber TFC are also the high specification Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc calipers and twin floating Brembo front discs, delivering excellent stopping power. The premium specification continues with a Brembo radial master cylinder and MCS span and ratio adjustable brake lever plus matching clutch lever.

 

Highest Ever Level of Capability
Increasing the level of rider-focused technology is the additional Sport riding mode, adding up to a total of three riding modes unique to the Bobber TFC (Rain, Road and Sport), which now adjust throttle map, ABS and traction control settings to better suit the riding conditions or rider preference. This is enabled via the latest generation ride-by-wire, which delivers enhanced rideability, safety and control.

For enhanced visibility, lower energy consumption and greater durability, the Bobber TFC features all-LED lighting, including an LED headlight with signature profile daytime running light (market specific availability), multi-functional rear indicators (market specific availability)   compact front indicators and a number plate light.

The Bobber Triumph Factory Custom is also equipped with a new stylish feature-packed instrument with beautiful unique TFC-branded dial face and an instrument bezel featuring a new Triumph badge. This also incorporates a digital menu system, displaying important information to the rider and accessed via the switch gear.

ABS and traction control are also fitted for maximum safety and control, both implemented with minimal visual impact - compact, responsive and unobtrusive. Optimised to reduce lever effort for the rider, the torque-assist clutch makes the bike even more comfortable over long journeys and in stop-start riding, while the engine immobiliser with a transponder incorporated into the new high-value gold badged key is also fitted as standard.

 

Premium Custom Finish and Detailing
Setting a new bar for beautiful bobber style, the new Bobber TFC showcases the purest bobber silhouette amplified by its distinctive clip-on handlebars and unique beautifully engineered lightweight carbon fibre bodywork, including beautiful carbon fibre side panels with high-value electroformed badge with TFC branding, and a minimal front mudguard with carbon fibre mudguard supports. Additional exquisite detailing includes knurled handlebar grips, delivering 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.

All of this comes on top of a whole host of beautiful blacked-out features, including premium black anodised multi-spoked wheels, black Öhlins RSU spring and Öhlins forks, black engine covers and a black frame and swingarm. To perfectly complement the black theme and real carbon fibre, the Bobber TFC is available in one signature premium twin paint scheme – a distinctive Carbon Black and Matt Carbon Black, with silver foil union jack flag on the knee pads, brushed foil bobber decals and a Triumph triangle logo decal on the tank. The fuel tank also features a gold pin stripe and that premium gold detailing is applied across the whole motorcycle, from the gold detailing in the badging and instrument faces to the unique key with gold detailing and even a stylish custom gold chain.

The Bobber TFC retains all of the distinctive core bobber design features, such as the heritage inspired battery cover with stainless steel strap, the classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, a rear mudguard loop, an ignition barrel located in front of the right side panel, bar end mirrors and a branded locking fuel cap.

 

 

TRIUMPH FACTORY CUSTOM OFFER

The new Triumph Factory Custom Offer reflects Triumph’s unparalleled impact on the custom scene, and the unique passion and expertise that lives within our design and engineering teams. This is a passion that has been demonstrated many times over with a host of unique motorcycles created within a dedicated factory design workshop. From individual custom ambassador bikes, to movie bikes and multiple racing bikes, from off-road to track- and drag-racing bikes, all built to ride, and many to race, each showcases the world class talent in design and hand crafted custom art of the Triumph factory custom team.

With the genesis of the TFC offer coming from the 2014 Triumph TFC Bobber and Scrambler, and the incredible Thruxton TFC and Rocket 3 TFC generating global press headlines and a rush for customer deposits, the launch of the third TFC model signals Triumph’s commitment to continue to create the most beautiful, exclusive and desirable motorcycles ever made, with even more TFC models to come.

 

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For further information contact Tom Robinson on Tom.Robinson@Triumph.co.uk 

  

SPECIFICATIONS - tbc

 

NEW BOBBER TFC

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

1200 cc

Bore/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

 

 

Notes to Editors

About Triumph

  • The Triumph Moto2™ 765cc race engine is a development of the class-leading Street Triple RS 765cc road motorcycle with the same visceral soundtrack.
  • First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 115 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2017. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.
  • Building around 65,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has around 650 dealers across the world.
  • This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the iconic new Scrambler 1200, epic Speed Triple, the game changing all new Street Triple 765, the class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger 1200, iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the stunning Speed Twin, Bonneville Bobber, legendary Thruxton, accessible Street Twin, Street Scrambler and iconic Bonneville T120 and T100, plus an exciting and accessible A2 range of Triumph motorcycles.
  • Triumph currently employs around 2,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
  • The Triumph Bonneville, famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. It’s that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.
  • Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track domination in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the 675cc Triumph triple powered 2014 Daytona 200 win, the 2014 Isle of Man Supersports TT win, the 2014 and 2015 British Supersports titles and World SuperSport racing, and again this year, with another victory at the Isle of Man Supersports TT, piloted by Peter Hickman. And of course with the new generation 765cc triple engine powering the 2019 Moto2™ championship, Triumph’s racing legend continues.

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