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.

  • 2014 Triumph Rocket III Touring
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Transmission:
    5-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    106
  • Torque @ RPM:
    150
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
  • Displacement:
    2294 cc
  • Price:
    16999

Overview

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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:

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Engine:

Performance
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.

Configuration
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.

Fuel Efficiency
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.

Shaft Drive
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.

Chassis:

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Frame
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.

Suspension
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.

Brakes
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.

Seat Height
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.

Comfort
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.

Riding Position
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.

Handling
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:

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ABS
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.

Immobiliser
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.

Touring Screen
A touring screen you can detach quickly without tools.

Footboards
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.

Luggage
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:

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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 Touring carries 10,000 mile (16,000km) service intervals

Specifications

Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 2294cc
Bore 101.6mm
Stroke 94.3mm
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
Final drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
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
Length 2603mm
Width handlebars 995mm
Height without mirror 1182mm
Seat height 730mm
Wheelbase 1705mm
Rake 32º
Trail 184mm
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
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