Triumph Motorcycles has given bike lovers a reason to smile by unveiling its two new variants of Rocket 3 bike, namely Rocket 3R and Rocket 3 GT. Both of these Rocket 3 variants will be available on sale at the end of this year internationally, however, bike enthusiasts can expect its launch in India too.
Talking of the Triumph Rocket 3 specs, both of its variants will get a 2488cc three-cylinder inline DOHC engine that produces a peak power of 165hp@6,000 rpm and a massive torque of 221Nm@4,000 rpm. The engine will be mated to a six-speed transmission system.
The best part is that the Triumph Rocket 3 displacement is increased to 2458cc that makes Rocket 3R and Rocket 3 GT motorcycles, making Rocket 3 the biggest engine production motorcycle worldwide. The Rocket 3R offers excellent torque figures, and superior handling and comfort. Its features include roadster handlebars, black-finished wheels, pillion passenger seat and ‘Roadster styles’ rider. Also, the Triumph Rocket 3R receives mid-set footrests that can be vertically adjusted. The Rocket 3R colour options include Phantom Black and Korosi Red.
Speaking of the Triumph Rocket 3 GT, it is a long-tourer bike, focusing on pillion and rider comfort. The bike has comfortable seats, forward set footpegs, as well as upswept pillion backrest and seat. Additionally, the cruiser comes with a high set handlebar and small flyscreen, which is attached over the instrument cluster. Triumph Rocket 3 GT colour options will be Phantom Black, Storm Grey & Silver Ice with Korosi Red.
The Rocket 3 GT and Rocket 3 R comes fitted with preload adjustability in the front, 47mm Showa forks, and the rear has a fully-adjustable Showa monoshock unit with piggyback reservoir. The Rocket 3R weight is around 291 kg and the Rocket 3 GT weight is around 294 kg.
Coming to the Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT braking, these cruisers are managed by 320mm Brembo disc with radially-mounted Stylema front monobloc calipers and a 300m disc at the rear. Besides, the motorcycles an advanced ABS safety.
These Rocket 3 variants come with a switchable traction control system, including Rain, Sport, Rider and Road mode. All other info and the rider mode would be showcased on advanced TFT dashboard of Triumphs. For the convenience of rider, the TFT dashboard gets personalized start-up message, angle adjustment and switchable themes.
Triumph will provide a lot of additional features with these cruisers, such as the GoPro control system, Triumph Shift Assist, turn-by-turn navigation through TFT dashboard, tyre pressure monitoring system, a Triumph app, and select the songs through the switchgear.
To meet the touring needs of bike lovers, Triumph will provide optional luggage accessories like 20L sports panniers, Triumph ‘lockable’ and ‘retractable’ mounting system, 12-litre magnetic tank bag, as well as 9-litre quick-release tail pack. Let's hope that these accessories will be introduced in the Indian market too.