The Rocket III Classic Tourer is a true cruising motorcycle, and one firmly focused on rider and passenger comfort. It’s aimed squarely at those who favor a more laid back approach to motorcycling and features a relaxed riding position with forward set floorboards, pull-back handlebars plus a supremely comfortable stitched touring seat as standard.For 2007, Triumph has built a Limited Edition Touring variant of the Rocket III Classic that offers Touring-oriented riders an excellent value when compared to the Standard Rocket III Classic. These bikes come complete with $1,978 of must-have touring accessories and feature three unique two-tone paint schemes.
Do you want to go far? You can, effortlessly, with the Rocket III Classic Tourer. Why not go along to your Triumph dealer for a test ride? Then you’ll find out what we mean!
THE Rocket III Classic Tourer is Triumph’s latest entry into the cruiser market, and one thing’s for sure: It’s no hog. But at 751 pounds dry and nearly 2,300 cc, it is quite the heifer.
Power. Girth. Flash. Triumph’s biggest and baddest is a real beefcake of a bike that panders to cruisers’ basest instincts. It just does it in an unconventional way.
New for 2007, the touring version of Triumph’s year-old Rocket III Classic is a triple novelty. The long and low profile, the floorboards and rock ’n’ roll shift are pure cruiser, but the bike is English, not American or Japanese. Its power isn’t cranked from a big, air-cooled V-twin but a gargantuan, liquid-cooled in-line triple. Busting the bucket at a whopping 2,294 cc, it’s also the largest-displacement mass-produced motorcycle with a motorcycle engine on the market.
The advantage of a triple over a twin? There’s just as much bottom-end torque (147 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm) but less vibration and higher revs, for an even broader power band. Then there are aesthetics. On the Rocket III Classic Tourer, the motor’s mounted lengthwise rather than crosswise in a nod to another well-loved though long-defunct English motorcycle manufacturer — BSA.
What’s modern about the ’07 tourer: the motor is counterbalanced, to make the ride even smoother. In addition to being liquid cooled, it’s also shaft driven and fuel-injected
Key Features for 2007
- Limited Edition Rocket Classic available in the USA only
- Delivered from the factory with most popular accessory package
- Exceptional value representing almost $2,000.00 in savings over purchasing the accessories separately
- Limited edition silver colored engine cases
- Triumph Leather Saddle Bags with dresser rails • Triumph High Sissy bar & Pad
- Roadster Screen with Front End Fixing Kit
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 2294.00 ccm (139.98 cubic inches)
Engine type: In-line three
Power: 142.00 HP (103.6 kW)) @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 200.00 Nm (20.4 kgf-m or 147.5 ft.lbs) @ 2500 RPM
Bore x stroke: 101.6 x 94.3 mm (4.0 x 3.7 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system
Cooling system: Liquid
Final drive: Shaft drive (cardan)
Clutch: Wet. multi-plate
Dry weight: 320.0 kg (705.5 pounds)
Seat height: 740 mm (29.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 2,500 mm (98.4 inches)
Overall width: 970 mm (38.2 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,695 mm (66.7 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
- Frame type: Tubular steel. twin spine
- Rake (fork angle): 32.0°
- Front suspension: 43mm upside down forks
- Rear suspension: Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
- Front tyre dimensions: 150/80-17
- Rear tyre dimensions: 240/50-R16
- Front brakes: Double disc
- Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
- Rear brakes: Single disc
- Rear brakes diameter: 316 mm (12.4 inches)
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.4438 HP/kg
Fuel capacity: 24.00 litres (6.34 gallons)
Color options: Phantom Black/Cardinal Red. Eclipse Blue/Graphite. Jet Black/New England White