2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring

A classic touring cruiser needs to exude the kind of attitude that tells everybody it means serious business. Any which way you look at it, the Triumph Rocket III Touring is all that and more.

Combining classic touring cruiser style with the awesome performance of the legendary 2.3-liter Rocket III engine, the Rocket III Touring has been designed specifically for riders who demand serious long-haul capabilities.

In terms of its design, the Rocket III Touring stands loud and proud. The cruiser comes in two classic color options: Metallic Phantom Black with hand-painted silver coachlines or a two-tone Phantom Black with Crystal White infills and gold coachlines. Teardrop-shaped rider and passenger footboards are also standard features, while a long list of optional fittings, including alternative touring screens, sissy bars, racks and auxiliary lighting, make this already distinctive motorcycle even more striking. The well-appointed seat of the Rocket III is constructed using two separate layers of cushioning of different densities, providing for a comfortable ride in any capacity.

Inside this beautiful mix of metal and chrome is Triumph’s iconic 2,294cc triple engine, delivering 150 lb/ft of torque at 2,000 rpm and tuned specifically for the needs of the touring rider. The engine delivers a mighty 150 lb-ft. of torque through the low-maintenance shaft drive system. Triumph has also endowed the Rocket III Touring with its advanced anti-lock braking system, offering additional security for riders.

The Rocket III Touring’s chassis has been developed specifically to offer a nimble ride, which is helped by the bike’s low center of gravity, 16" wheels, and 180 section rear tire. The finely tuned suspension has been developed with comfort and control in mind, while practicality is enhanced with the standard fitment of a quick-release screen and 36-liter saddlebags.

Find out more about the Triumph Rocket III Touring after the jump.

Engine and Transmission

Triumph Rocket III Touring
TypeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke101.6 x 94.3mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies
and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large-volume catalysts in front of
chrome-plated silencers
Final DriveShaft
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Oil Capacity5.9 litres (1.6 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

Triumph Rocket III Touring
FrameTubular steel, twin spine
SwingarmTwin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
FrontCast aluminum alloy 25-spoke 16 x 3.5in
RearCast aluminum alloy 25-spoke 16 x 5.0in
Front150/80 R16
Rear180/70 R16
FrontKayaba 43mm forks. 120mm travel fully shrouded uppers
RearKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable
preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
FrontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
RearSingle 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display/
Analogue speedometer featuring analogue fuel gauge, scroll
button on handlebars, LCD trip computer and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

Triumph Rocket III Touring
Length2603mm (102.4in)
Width995mm (39.1in)
Heightwithout mirrors 1182mm (46.5in)
Seat Height730mm (28.7in)
Wheelbase1705mm (67.1in)
Fuel Tank Capacity22.3 liters (5.9 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)395kg (869lbs)

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Triumph Rocket III Touring
Maximum Power106PS / 105bhp / 78kW @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque203Nm / 150ft.lbs @ 2500rpm
City27 MPG
Highway43 MPG


Motorcycle-USA----“The Triumph Rocket III Touring bike has a well-known 2.3 liter three cylinder powerplant, which is the largest capacity engine. The seat is constructed using two separate layers of cushioning of different thicknesses, with the pillion also profiting from an additional gel layer for supreme comfort and capable of comfort for a day long ride. The sharply tuned suspension has been developed with comfort and control, while usefulness is boosted with the traditional fitment of a quick-release screen and 36-liter saddlebags.”


Where can I buy a bike like this?

Looks like a police motorcycle. I think having this one in your home will make your neighbors think that you are a police.

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