• 2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic

    Triumph Rocket III Classic

Rolling up alongside the Rocket III in 2006 is the new Rocket III Classic. While the original model has won the hearts of the power-cruiser crowd the Rocket III Classic is aimed squarely at those who favour a more relaxed approach to riding.

  • 2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
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The incredible levels of flexibility offered by the Rocket’s 2.3 litres, 147ft.lbf engine make for effortless riding whether two-up, fully-loaded with luggage, or solo. The sophisticated fuel-injection feeds in power seamlessly, with controlled acceleration on tap at the twist of a throttle, while maintenance-free shaft drive delivers forward motion to the rear rubber.

Good lock-to-lock movement, an incredibly light clutch and a low centre of gravity make low speed manoeuvring extremely easy, while the steering geometry and overall length give a securely planted feel. 43mm upside down forks and twin rear shocks; twin disc front brakes with four-piston calipers and single disc rear and generous ground clearance complete the package, giving added composure and supple compliance.

Two luxurious, two-tone paint schemes, coachlined by hand; a deep-chromed cam cover that contrasts handsomely with the black-finished engine and cone silencer end finishers add the final touches to what is already a distinctive and uniquely styled machine.

2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
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2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic Specification


  • Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Capacity 2294cc
  • Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
  • Compression Ratio 8.7:1
  • Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection


  • Ignition Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system
  • Primary Drive Gear
  • Final Drive Shaft
  • Clutch Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox 5-speed

Cycle Parts

  • Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
  • Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
  • Wheels Front Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
  • Rear Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in
  • Tyres Front 150/80 R 17
  • Rear 240/50 R 16
  • Suspension Front 43mm upside down forks
  • Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
  • Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
  • Rear Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper


  • Length 2500mm (98.4in)
  • Width (Handlebars) 970mm (38.2in)
  • Height 1165mm (45.9in)
  • Seat Height 740mm (29.1in)
  • Wheelbase 1695mm (66.7in)
  • Rake/Trail 32º/152mm
  • Weight (Dry) 320kg (704lbs)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 24 litres (6.3 gal US)
  • Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
  • Maximum Power 142PS (140bhp) at 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque 200Nm (147ft.lbf) at 2,500 rpm


  • Jet Black/Sunset Red, Cherry Red/New England White


  • $16,299 MSRP
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  (5990) posted on 09.3.2006

I am most interested in becoming a dealer for this fine brand here, in this West-Central part of Idaho! What would you need from me, to become a dealer or distributor? Thanks for your time!
"Jolly" Jim McCall
330 126th St.,
Orofino, Idaho 83544
(208) 476-4636

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