6th December 2019, Goa: Iconic British premium motorcycle brand Triumph Motorcycles today unveiled its ultimate high-performance muscle roadster, the all-new Rocket 3 R in India. Carrying over the might and road presence of Triumph Motorcycles’ legendary roadster Rocket lll, the all-new Rocket 3 R heralds the genesis of a new motorcycling legend. The Rocket 3 R boasts of an ideal amalgamation of road presence, power, handling, control, technology and sublime comfort.
Speaking at the launch event in Goa, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are excited to unveil the mighty muscular Rocket 3 R that further strengthens our existing portfolio in India which includes a range of luxury motorcycles. The all-new Rocket 3 R establishes itself as a new motorcycling legend and presents an ideal mix of Triumph’s class-defining technologies, premium styling, practical build, commanding road presence and humongous power. We’ve had an astounding response to the Rocket and out first batch is sold out! This shows how eagerly people have been waiting for this motorcycle.
He further added, “Unveiling the Rocket 3 R in India is a testament of Triumph Motorcycles’ commitment towards motorcycle enthusiasts by bringing in its world-class and ultimate high-performance motorcycles in the country.”
THE BIGGEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE ENGINE IN THE WORLD
The new Rocket 3 R is equipped with the all-new 2,500cc triple engine, which offers even higher capacity and performance than its predecessor - for amazing acceleration and all-day any-gear effortless riding, two-up or on your own.
The new Rocket 3 engine brings an amazing step up in peak power with 167 PS @ 6,000 rpm, which is 11% up on its predecessor. With more power from a low 3,500rpm, and all the way up to a higher red line of 7,000rpm, the new Rocket 3 delivers a staggering level of performance.
The Rocket 3 engine also has the highest torque figure of any production motorcycle, with 221 Nm – an astounding 71% more than its closest competition. With an incredibly flat and rich torque curve, reaching a peak at 4,000rpm, it holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range, delivering effortless acceleration and response in any gear.
This is the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine featuring several mass optimised performance enhancements; including a new crankcase assembly, new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank and new balancer shafts - together giving an 18kg engine weight saving over the previous generation.
For exceptional levels of rider comfort and a commanding level of control over the Rocket 3’s powerful performance, a new ‘slip and assist’ hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing lever effort, while the slip function reduces wheel hop and chatter under heavy braking. Furthermore, the Rocket 3’s all-new high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox is precision-engineered to be smoother, stronger and lighter than a standard gearbox, and is designed specifically to allow for the increased torque capacity of this new generation.
Just like all the latest range of Triumphs, the Rocket 3 engine delivers modern capability with ride-by-wire throttle, as well as a sensitively incorporated liquid cooling system for enhanced performance and an even more efficient ride. The Rocket 3 R features a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles/16,000 km.
PURE MUSCULAR PRESENCE AND MAGNIFICENT STYLE
With beautifully distinctive details, such as the new signature twin LED headlight, including Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and the sculpted 3-header exhaust run, the new Rocket 3 has an incredibly imposing poise and stance. In addition, the all-new lightweight multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels enhance the muscular contemporary style, with the Rocket 3 R’s wheels featuring a beautiful blacked-out finish,
The Rocket 3R also comes fitted with Avon Cobra Chrome tyres, developed especially for the new Rocket 3, with an imposing 240mm rear wheel width. The new tyres have exquisite detailing, and both feature a new tread pattern developed for great grip and high mileage durability.
Contributing to the Rocket 3’s clean, uncluttered styling are the beautifully engineered single-sided swingarm, with offset monoshock suspension and high-value finishing on the bevel box, The stylish internally wired handlebars further reinforce the bike’s muscular feel and commanding riding position with the Rocket 3 R being styled with roadster styled handlebars.
For better ergonomics and style this muscular legend comes with a sculpted rider and pillion saddle, featuring cast aluminium finishers under the seat and creating a unique flowing line through the bike. The set-up for each Rocket 3 has been designed to be easily changed from twin to single seat set-up with optional addition of an accessory infill pad available to further enhance the single seat look. The Rocket 3 R features a roadster rider and pillion saddle, with a low 773mm seat height,
For maximum comfort for every rider, the Rocket 3 R offers a range of rider-adjustable ergonomics. The mid-foot controls of the Rocket 3 R have two vertical position settings to choose from (0mm / -15mm), The new Rocket 3 range also benefits from Triumph’s class-defining level of finish and detailing, contributing to its magnificent style. These beautiful features include a muscular sculpted fuel tank with Triumph’s signature design DNA, brushed stainless steel tank strap and beautiful aluminium Monza-style cap, brushed aluminium air-box cover, brushed aluminium Monza-style coolant and oil caps, machined fins on the crankcases, head and cam cover, brushed exhaust heat shields and end caps, and elegant hidden folding pillion footrests with unique foldaway design.
Complementing the Rocket 3 Rs styling, the motorcycle comes with a choice of two alternative premium paint schemes:
- Korosi Red
- Phantom Black
PHENOMENAL HANDLING AND COMMANDING RIDE
The all-new Rocket 3 R features the highest-ever specification of premium brakes and suspension components, plus state-of-the-art ride-enhancing technology, all designed to deliver phenomenal handling, superior comfort and all-day touring capability.
HIGHEST EVER SPECIFICATION OF CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
With a weight saving of more than 40kg, the new Rocket 3 R is more than 13% lighter than the previous generation. The Rocket 3 line-up features an all-new high-specification mass-optimised aluminium frame with an innovative design that contributes to the new Rocket 3’s overall weight saving and provides an incredible torque-to-weight ratio, over 25% higher than the closest competition.
Furthermore, the new Rocket 3R features a fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension unit with piggyback reservoir (adjustable rebound, compression and preload), and 47mm adjustable Showa front forks (with rebound and compression adjustability) to deliver superior riding comfort and exceptional touring capability and handling.
Topping off the high-specification engineering innovation are the highest specification Brembo Stylema® calipers . These are lightweight, compact, high performing calipers, which have a smaller volume around the pistons and brake pads than any other road-focused caliper, reducing the internal space occupied by brake fluid to deliver a more immediate braking response. In addition, this new design allows increased airflow around the brake pads which helps the calipers cool quicker for even better performance.
50+ DEDICATED NEW ROCKET 3 ACCESSORIES
The new Rocket 3 R and GT can be personalised to suit the rider’s preferences with over fifty genuine Triumph accessories that have all been designed, engineered and tested alongside the development of these all-new motorcycles.
Accessories that enhance the Rocket 3’s luggage, comfort, practicality, style and security are all available from the global network of Triumph dealerships.
The new Rocket 3 luggage range:
- Innovative Triumph patented cast aluminium pannier ‘retractable & ‘lockable’
- 20l sports panniers
- 12l magnetic tank bag
- Innovative Triumph patented 9l quick-release tail pack
New comfort accessories include:
- Roadster and touring handlebars
- Touring and sport seat
- Rider seat pad
- Comfort pillion seat
- Passenger backrest and pads with billet machined plate
- Passenger backrest rack
- Forward and mid foot controls
- Knee pads
RIDE ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY
Taking the capability to the highest-ever level, the Rocket 3s feature a class-leading standard of rider-focused technology, including:
- IMU Optimized Traction Control: The IMU supported Traction Control maintains the optimum level of traction for the lean angle of the motorcycle.
- Four Riding Modes The all-new Rocket 3 R features 4 riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider. The Rider mode is a fully customizable mode that allows the rider to configure throttle response and traction control for optimum riding pleasure.
- All-LED lighting with DRLs The Rocket 3 R is equipped with LED lighting including new twin headlamps, tail lamp, turn indicators and it also features LED DRLs for maximum visibility and distinctive looks.
- Cruise Control The electronic cruise control reduces rider fatigue in the long-haul rides ensuring maximum convenience and safety.
The Rocket 3 R is also offering a host of accessories for customization that includes Triumph Shift Assist, integrated GoPro control system, turn-by-turn navigation system, TPMS and luggage range.
ALL - NEW ROCKET 3 R
|Engine Type||Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore/Stroke||110.2 mm x 85.9 mm|
|Maximum Power||167PS /165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||221Nm @ 4,000rpm|
|Fuel system||Ride-by-wire, fuel injected|
|Exhaust||Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box|
|Final drive||Shaft, bevel box|
|Frame||Full aluminium frame|
|Swingarm||Single-sided, cast aluminium|
|Front Wheel||17 x 3.5in cast aluminium|
|Rear Wheel||16 x 7.5in cast aluminium|
|Front Tyre||150/80 R17 V|
|Rear Tyre||240/50 R16 V|
|Front Suspension||Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression, and rebound adjuster. 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm rear-wheel travel.|
|Front Brake||Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers,|
|Rear Brake||Cornering ABS|
|Seat Height||Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS|
|Dry Weight||134.9 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||291 kg|
|CO2 Emissions||6.82 l/100km (32.43 MPG)|
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