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240hp?!? Carpenter Racing’s Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Two-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Bob Carpenter is now selling his 240 rwhp Triumph Rocket III performance package. The Carpenter Racing engine kit boosts the stock 2300cc Triumph Rocket III Roadster from 146bhp to 240-plus rwhp and is fully streetable for daily commuting. It’s available now on new 2013 Triumph Rocket III motorcycles.
This street performance package has proven itself at the race track. The “Carpenter Rocket” has turned in blistering quarter-mile times of 8.99 seconds and 155mph at New Jersey’s Atco Raceway Park. And, it’s set AMA and FIM world land-speed records with 175mph at Bonneville Salt Flats.
The Rocket III performance package includes Carpenter’s Ram Air kit, proprietary CNC engine porting with a custom-ground camshaft and valve train, custom aluminum 11.4:1 stock displacement pistons, a higher volume fuel pump, and a Carpenter Megaphone exhaust. Custom clutch springs also are fitted to handle the extra power.
Customers can purchase a new 2012 or 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster with the performance package installed and tested for $35,000. To learn more, go to www.CarpenterRacing.com.