2014 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Posted on by  

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.

Overview

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:

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Engine:

Performance
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.

Configuration
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.

Shaft Drive
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.

Chassis:

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Frame
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.

Suspension
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.

Brakes
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.

Handling
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.

Riding Position
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:

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

ABS
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.

Immobiliser
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 Rocket III Roadster

Overview
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.

Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity2294cc
Bore101.6mm
Stroke94.3mm
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 exhaust
Final driveShaft
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5-speed
Oil capacity5.9L
FrameTubular steel, twin spine
SwingarmTwin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tires150/80 R17
Rear Tires240/50 R16
Front SuspensionKYB 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKYB black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
Brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, Nissin ABS system
Brakes rearSingle 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system
Length2500 mm
Width handlebars970
Height without mirror1165 mm
Seat height750 mm
Wheelbase1695mm
Rake32°
Trail148mm
Tank capacity6.3us gallon
Wet weight367 kilo
Max power ec148PS @ 5750
Max torque ec221NM @ 2750
ColorsMatt Phantom Black, Phantom Black
Price$14,999

What is your take?

Back to top