Triumph revealed the 2013 version of the Rocket III Roadster model. The bike is powered by a 2.294 cc water cooled engine which delivers 146 hp at 4750 rpm and 163 lbs of torque. The engine is mounted on a high quality chassis which includes a 43 mm upside down fork, twin rear shock absorbers and standard anti lock brakes.
The 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster sports a classic design and is available in black finish. The aggressive design of the bike is enhanced by the twin headlights, the low slung stature and the elongated pipes. The Triumph Rocket III Roadster also features a comprehensive instrumentation package, delivered neatly in the classic twin clock design.
The company says that its 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster offers an average fuel consumption of 29 MPG city and 45 MPG highway. The bike’s price tag is set at $14.999.
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Rocket III Roadster. For when too much is never enough.
2.3 liters. 163ft.lbs of torque. Blacked out. Blinged up. Streetfighting cruiser. Hard. The Rocket III Roadster is not normal, it is very, very extraordinary. No other motorcycle on the planet comes close to delivering the tree-pulling levels of torque that comes as standard with the turbine-like triple. Twist and go. Sounds great, stops great. Standard ABS. Classic streetfighter looks. Are you ’bad’ enough for the Rocket III Roadster?
The engine. What an engine. With 2,294cc of pure muscle delivering 146bhp at 5,750 rpm and 163ft.lbs the Roadster accelerates like nothing else. Smooth and balanced with minimal torque reaction.
Of course, such an engine requires a quality chassis and the Rocket III Roadster doesn’t disappoint. High quality chassis components include 43mm upside down forks and standard anti-lock brakes, while the Roadster’s ergonomics have been developed to put the rider in total control.
As you’d expect from a top-of-the-range machine, the Rocket III Roadster features a comprehensive instrumentation package, delivered neatly in the classic twin clock design.
The Rocket III Roadster features a sophisticated anti-lock braking system that makes 100 calculations each second to ensure the rider retains full control under extreme braking.
Menacingly blacked out 43mm upside down forks offer precise steering while twin shock absorbers at the rear provide a comfortable and composed ride one-up or two.
With its blacked out components, the Rocket III Roadster oozes menace and quality in equal doses.
The Rocket III Roadster features the most powerful version yet of the incomparable 2.3 liter, in-line, water cooled, triple.
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
101.6 x 94.3mm
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
Stainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated exhaust
5-speed constant mesh
5.9 liters (1.6 US gals)
Tubular steel, twin spine
Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Cast aluminum alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Cast aluminum alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in
KYB 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
KYB black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system
Analogue speedometer featuring LCD odometer, trip information, clock and analogue tachometer featuring fuel level indicator, gear position indicator
2500 mm (98.3 in)
Height without mirrors
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency
24 liters (6.3 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)
367 kg (807 lbs)
148PS / 146bhp / 109 kW @ 5750rpm
221Nm / 163 ft.lbs @ 2750rpm
29 MPG City / 45 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
Ultimatemotorcycling ---- "I have tested all the various Rockets since its launch and spent countless miles on them. Despite this, nothing can quite prepare you for the share size of the beast if it has been a while since the last encounter. The Triumph Rocket III Roadster is not for the faint hearted and, by design, it’s made to intimidate. The seat is a little higher and closer to those big handlebars and the footpegs has been moved back a little."
Visordown ---- "Fortunately, to go with the bike’s mean street image, the Roadster comes equipped with wide enough bars to make manhandling it through turns not too much of an ordeal. What’s also noticeable even so early on as I negotiate the car park and exit of the factory is how well balanced the Rocket III feels for such a large heavy bike. This would later be demonstrated by Triumph’s stunt maestro Kevin Carmichael at Bruntingthorpe, as he effortlessly completes impossibly tight figure of eights at no more than walking pace."
MCtrader ---- "Full throttle acceleration is one thing, but the Rocket III is just as impressive when doing the gentle cruise. Fuelling is very accurate and efficient regardless of revs and throttle opening. The torque and smoothness of the engine were put to the test unexpectedly when I inadvertently pulled away from the lights, uphill, in second gear on one occasion. No shudder, no struggle. It chugged off the line happily, only alerting me to my sloppiness when I realised it was revving slower than expected as it gathered speed."