Welcome to the biggest and most powerful motorcycle
Just a few short years ago a cruiser with the sheer performance
of the Rocket III would have been an impossible daydream, an engineer's
'what if. . .
The Rocket III is a whirling, mechanised cyclone of power. Its
three fuel-injected cylinders displace a monstrous 2,294cc and
pump out 147lb-ft of torque. That amazing output is fed to the
giant 240-section rear tyre via a five-speed gearbox and shaft
drive, while the massively strong steel frame, upside-down forks
and Daytona 955i spec four-piston brake calipers elementally contain
the Rocket III's potential.
Rocket III is in possession of fine balance. Of course
it demands respect on all levels but it remains a truly
useable machine, and will tour highways, cruise streets
and hustle turns with effortless ability. The Rocket III
may be the largest capacity production motorcycle in the
world but it's designed to be ridden.
True individuality is rare and the Rocket III has forwever
defined a complete generation of motorcycles. Everything
about it is special. Its muscular performance, stunning
looks, attention to detail and monumental presence are
Which means the Rocket III isn't just a special motorcycle.
It's a truly extraordinary one.
Triumph Rocket III - 21st Century Motorcycle
Here's a funny video "documentary" on how the
Triumph Rocket III is made. It's rather amusing.Hilarious!..British
Triumph Rocket III Rodster
Presented by Simon Warburton
Here is one of Triumph Motorcycles true assets, Simon Warburton, the head product manager presenting this glorious bike.
2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Tested by Alan Dowds
Reviewed by one of the most experienced from SuperBike Magazine. Alan Dowds has ridden almost every major motorcycle built in the last 25 years, as well as MotoGP and WSB race bikes.
We still not sure of everything that the Scottish man says but we think he likes it. No surprise.
the all-new motor, for example (left). Triumph has long been known
for its innovative three-cylinder designs, but the DOHC liquid-cooled
engine breaks new ground. Each piston measures over 4 inches across-the
same as a Dodge Viper-giving each cylinder more displacement than
an entire GSXR-750.
claims 147 ft.-lbs. of torque at 2,500 RPM and 140HP at 5,750 RPM
for the oversquare fuel-injected mill. All this power should give
the 704-pound (dry) juggernaut a 0-60 time of around 2.8 seconds,
and a 0-100 time of just over 7 seconds.Power
is laid down through a five-speed gearbox, shaft drive (a first
for Triumph) and an impressive 240/50-16 rear tire.Stopping
the beast are twin 320mm discs and four-piston calipers from the
firm's Daytona 955i sportbike in the front, and a 316mm disk with
a twin-piston caliper out back.
ergos should make this performance easy to handle. Seat height is
set at a surprisingly low 29.1 inches, and the reach to the forward-mount
footpegs and pullback handlebars is said to be no greater than the
800cc Bonneville America.