Triumph Rocket 3 R launched at Rs 18 lakh.
Rocket 3 GT not launched in the Indian market.
The new Rocket 3 price is Rs 2 lakh lower than the previous model.
It is an all-new model that weighs 40 kg less.
Triumph has launched the Rocket 3 R in the Indian market at a price of Rs 18 lakh, ex-showroom. The new Rocket 3 has two variants, the Rocket 3 R and the Rocket 3 GT, but the latter hasn’t made it here.
The new Rocket 3 is an all-new model that uses an aluminum chassis and the engine as a stressed member. The new engine is lighter by 18 kg, and the motorcycle is lighter overall by 40 kg.
The 2.5-liter displacement of the three-cylinder engine makes it the largest production engine fitted to a motorcycle – it is more than twice the displacement of most petrol cars sold in India – and its maximum torque output of 221 Nm is also a production motorcycle record. In fact, the torque on offer is as much as 200 Nm from 2500 rpm, and at 7000 rpm, which is the redline, the Rocket lll motor offers 160 Nm – more than the peak torque of the Ducati XDiavel S. Peak power is 167 bhp at 6000 rpm.
The suspension is comprised of Showa USD forks in the front, and a rear Showa monoshock with remote adjustment. Braking components are top spec: Brembo provides Stylema monobloc radially mounted calipers for the front. These are the same brakes you’ll find on the Aprilia RSV5 1100 Factory and Ducati Panigale V4. At the rear is a 300 mm single disc also provided by Brembo.
The Rs 18 lakh price tag is Rs 2 lakh less than before, thanks to the FTA between India and Thailand, where the new Rocket lll is imported from. It competes with the likes of other power cruisers like the Ducati Diavel and Ducati XDiavel.