The Triumph Rocket III Roadster is a failry unique motorcycle that inspires respect from the moment you see it.
It is propelled by the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine, namely a massive 2,294cc, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, In-Line 3-Cylinder unit that delivers an impressive 221Nm of torque at2,750rpm. The engine is paired with an agile chassis, a rigid Tubular steel frame and a sophisticated suspension which ensure first class riding and handling performances.
Among the features offer by the Triumph Rocket III Roadster you’ll find many blackened components including radiator cowls, rear mudguard rails, airbox cover, fork protectors, and mirrors. The Triumph Rocket III Roadster rides on 150/80 R17 front and 240/50 R16 rear tires and has a wet weight of 367 Kg.
As far as prices are concerned, the Triumph Rocket III Roadster can be yours for no less than $14,999.
Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Rocket III Roadster.
With the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine the latest Rocket III Roadster builds on the huge performance of the original Rocket III but now with even more torque.
The 2.3 litre, three-cylinder engine is designed to be an arm-wrenching thrill to ride, yet easy and unintimidating too, despite its thunderous roar. Its sweet handling chassis, rigid frame and sophisticated suspension gives you the confidence to sweep through corners and change direction with an agility that belies this Roadsters size.
The latest Rocket III features blackened components including radiator cowls, rear mudguard rails, airbox cover, fork protectors, and mirrors giving Triumph Roadster an even more menacing look.
There’s nothing else like it out there, not to look at, nor to ride.
2014 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Features and Benefits:
The capacity of the Rocket III Roadster is huge, 2,294cc, and with a gut churning 221Nm at just 2,750rpm it has more torque at idle than most superbikes at full chat!
The latest engine is unrestricted thereby delivering its full strength in the first three gears giving it almighty punch.
The three big cylinders are arranged lengthways along the bike to keep it manageably narrow and align the crankshaft with the shaft final drive, but to tame the reaction of the massive torque, the crankshaft counter-rotates so the bike stays steady when the throttle’s blipped.
With a shaft drive that needs no maintenance outside the scheduled service intervals, you have a roadster that’s so reliable, durable and engaging that you could even go touring on it.
Triumph developed the big, tubular steel twin spine design to be strong and rigid enough to contain this powerhouse of a motor. But Triumph focused on giving you an improbable level of agility too.
Triumph give the front end sports-bike-style upside down forks 43mm in diameter so they’re strong enough to cope with all the forces a bike like this can deal out, yet with sophisticated internals so you get a plush, controlled ride.
Wheels and Tyres
The rear wheel diameter on the Rocket III is 16 inches to emphasise the fatness of the back tyre but to give you a more agile bike too.
A bike like this needs a pair of vice-like, four-piston callipers. Gripping the 320mm discs and backed up by Triumph advanced ABS system and a huge 316mm disc at the rear.
What Triumph design and testing teams have managed to achieve is a massive bike with genuine handling prowess. Giving you low speed balance and beautifully neutral steering so when you’re faced with a twisty road you can be filled with anticipation and confidence.
It’s your stance that really separates the ride on a Rocket III Roadster from the Rocket III Touring.
Triumph put the Roadster footrests back to a mid position and the seat forward. Sitting you upright and active for better control. Spacious and comfortable enough to cover distances and cruising, especially with a seat this plush and generously sized.
And, despite the bike’s width, it’s still slender in the middle so your legs aren’t splayed apart uncomfortably. The Rocket III Roadster might be larger than life, but it’s still designed to fit.
Equipment and Technology:
The advanced ABS brakes on the Rocket III Roaster are fitted as standard. This is a massive bike that comes with huge amounts of control.
As a premium flagship motorcycle Triumph equipped the Rocket III Roadster with an immobiliser as standard.
Instruments and Computer
This is a premium flagship motorcycle so Triumph equipped it accordingly.
All the instruments are all there for you, fuel gauge, gear indicator, dual trip and clock in addition to the basic functions. Then there’s the signature massive twin headlights making a powerful style statement and lighting up the road ahead at night for safer riding.
Warranty and Service:
Triumph confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that Triumph give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
The Rocket III Roadster carries 10,000 mile (16,000km) service intervals.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated exhaust|
|Frame||Tubular steel, twin spine|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)|
|Front Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in|
|Rear Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in|
|Front Tires||150/80 R17|
|Rear Tires||240/50 R16|
|Front Suspension||KYB 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||KYB black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel|
|Brakes front||Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, Nissin ABS system|
|Brakes rear||Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system|
|Height without mirror||1165 mm|
|Seat height||750 mm|
|Tank capacity||6.3us gallon|
|Wet weight||367 kilo|
|Max power ec||148PS @ 5750|
|Max torque ec||221NM @ 2750|
|Colors||Matt Phantom Black, Phantom Black|