The Touring version of the 2014 Triumph Rocket comes with a series of special features that make it better suited for the long haul. Among them you’ll find a tall windscreen, saddlebags, a 5.9us Gallon fuel tank, a back rest for the rear passenger and a low seat height of only 730 mm. Needles to say, the riding position is relaxed and laid-back thanks to the large footboards, pulled back handlebars and the comfy seat.
The motorcycle is built around a 2.3 litre, three cylinder engine which is perfectly suited for the requirements of long travels. The engine needs to deal with a wet weight of 395 Kg and cranks out a maximum power of 106 PS at 6000 rpm and 203 Nm of torque at 2500 rpm.
The Triumph Rocket III Touring is priced at $16,999.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Triumph Rocket III Touring.
No touring bike has more effortless torque than the Rocket III Touring, with more at idle than most touring bikes can muster at their best.
Triumph head-turning 2.3 litre, three-cylinder engine is built for long hauls, heavy loads and going places in style. The world’s biggest production motorcycle engine, it gives you everything from comfort to performance to street presence, yet is as light and engaging to handle alone or with two people on board.
2014 Triumph Rocket III Touring Features and Benefits:
In a different state of tune to the Rocket III Roadster for even more useable torque, lower down the rev range, for a better touring ride. 106PS at 6000rpm and a torque of 203Nm to be precise.
A ride like no other bike, with smooth and powerful yet unintimidating acceleration with any load and on any incline. You’ll find the Rocket III Touring is a gentle giant with its 2.3 litre, three cylinder engine that is powerful and flexible enough to reward your riding style.
The classic looks of the Rocket III Touring are backed up by plenty of modern technology. Massive cylinders and crankcases hide double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and the latest materials and engine design ideas. Fuelling is taken care of by state-of-the-art electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies per cylinder for smooth, predictable throttle control.
Even the fuel economy figures of the Rocket III Touring look impressive. 51.9mpg at 56mph and 41.9mpg at 75mph means you get well over 150 miles out of a single tank.
One of the main reasons that the engine cylinders are aligned along the length of the bike is so that they can better link up with the Rocket III Touring’s final shaft drive. This means you get a bike that’s lighter and capable of handling such huge levels of torque.
Triumph has achieved exceptional strength and stiffness from a steel twin spine frame that includes the engine as an integral component. It’s what makes the Rocket III Touring such an agile and engaging big bike to ride.
Designed for long distance comfort. Chromed twin rear shocks and funky forks with chromed shrouds aren’t there just to look pretty, they contain sophisticated damping components that give you outstanding wheel control in low urban speeds or enthusiastic cornering.
The rear preload is five-way adjustable and ready for any load you need to carry.
Triumph has to give a bike with such big personality and performance a pair of four-piston calipers up front on large diameter 320mm discs. And a big 316mm disc at the rear so that you have exceptional control as well as feel and feedback.
Wheels and Tyres
Triumph fitted small diameter 16 inch wheels and a restrained 180 section rear tyre to the Rocket III Touring. Adding to your agility and fluidity.
Triumph wanted a wide range of riders to be able to manage the Rocket III Touring easily, even in low speed manoeuvring, but still allowed plenty of room for taller riders. So Triumph set the seat height at a low 730mm for many comfortable hours in the saddle.
Triumph made the Rocket III Touring with an 18 inch wide saddle with a three-layer construction and taped seams for a ride that’s comfortable all day long.
Triumph has created a spacious riding position that is relaxed and laid-back with large footboards and the controls sited forward and bars pulled back and high up. The classic touring position with Triumph rider focussed comfort thrown in.
The expertise of Triumph chassis engineers is here to see in the Rocket III Touring. They have achieved an agility and fluidity that totally belies its size and weight. So that even low speed turns and hairpins are not just easy to handle, but a pleasure to ride.
Equipment and Technology:
The advanced ABS brakes on the Rocket III Touring 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 Touring with an immobiliser as standard.
Instruments and Computer
The comprehensive dash can be scrolled through from the right handlebar, giving you all the key information at your fingertips including fuel gauge, range to empty, dual trip and clock.
A touring screen you can detach quickly without tools.
The Rocket III Touring comes equipped with spring loaded, chrome plated footboards for a bit of extra style and comfort.
Q R Screen and Back Rests
To improve on the already high levels of comfort, Triumph added back rests as standard and a bar mounted screen that can be detached without tools for all day, long distance riding.
With an engine like this Triumph didn’t have to hold back on luggage space. So Triumph gave the Rocket III Touring extra generous, lockable, detachable, water resistant panniers knowing that, however much you need to carry, your 2.3 litre triple will hardly notice.
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 Touring 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 silencers|
|Oil capacity||1.6US Gallon|
|Frame||Tubular steel, twin spine|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)|
|Front Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 3.5in|
|Rear Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 5.0in|
|Front Tires||150/80 R16|
|Rear Tires||180/70 R16|
|Front Suspension||KYB 43mm forks. 120mm travel fully shrouded uppers|
|Rear Suspension||KYB chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel|
|Brakes front||Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers|
|Brakes rear||Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper|
|Instrument display and functions||Analogue speedometer featuring analogue fuel gauge, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer and clock|
|Height without mirror||1182mm|
|Tank capacity||5.9us gallon|
|Wet weight||395 kilo|
|Max power ec||106PS @ 6000|
|Max torque ec||203NM @ 2500|
|Colors||Phantom Black, Cranberry Red/Phantom Black|
|Price||Phantom Black - $16,999|
|Cranberry Red/Phantom Black - $17,299|