Pricing and a list of features for both versions of the Rocket 3 beast.
Begin press release:
Triumph Motorcycles are pleased to confirm the price in the United States and Canada for the incredible Rocket 3 line-up, with the new Rocket 3 R retailing at 21,900 USD/25,900 CAD and the Rocket 3 GT retailing at 22,600 USD/26,700 CAD. Both models will be available in dealers from December 2019.
THE ULTIMATE HIGH-PERFORMANCE MUSCLE ROADSTER
Launched in 2004, Triumph’s legendary Rocket III was a pure original with more muscle, presence and torque than any of the competition. Now, the all-new Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT lineup heralds the genesis of a new motorcycle legend.
With the world’s largest production motorcycle engine at 2,500cc, the new Rocket 3 delivers more power, 11% up on the previous generation, and the highest torque of any motorcycle with 163 LB-FT @ 4,000 rpm.
Combining imposing muscular stance, magnificent style, the highest levels of technology, Triumph’s trademark sublime handling character, and all of the Rocket’s world-renowned presence and all-day easy-riding capability, the new Rockets are truly in a class of their own.
· Two new class-defining Rocket 3 models
o Rocket 3 R – The ultimate muscle roadster, with instantaneous world-leading torque, incredible control, comfort and capability
o Rocket 3 GT – Astonishing performance and presence, with supreme comfort, laid-back cruiser riding attitude and effortless touring capability
· The biggest production motorcycle engine in the world
o The all-new 2,500cc triple engine delivers incredible acceleration and performance
o The highest torque of any production motorcycle with 163 LB-FT @ 4,000 rpm
o Thrilling power with 165 HP @ 6,000 rpm, 11% up on previous generation
o Distinctive new hydroformed exhaust headers, delivering a deep growling triple sound
· Pure muscular presence and magnificent style
o The class-dominating new Rocket 3 strikes a commanding silhouette with a uniquely aggressive, muscular stance
o Signature design features, including twin LED headlights, innovative sculpted three-header exhaust run, hidden folding pillion footrests and 20-spoke cast aluminum wheels with imposing 240 mm rear tire
o Comfortable and interchangeable twin and single seat setups
o Premium finish and detailing
· Phenomenal handling and commanding ride
o More than 88 pounds lighter than its predecessor
o The highest specification of equipment, including top-spec Brembo Stylema® monobloc brake calipers and adjustable Showa suspension
o Ride-enhancing technology, including second-generation TFT instruments with illuminated switch cubes
o Optimized Cornering ABS & Traction Control, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable)
o All-LED lighting, Hill-Hold control, Cruise control, Keyless ignition and Heated grips as standard on the GT (heated grips are accessory fit on the R)
· 50+ dedicated new Rocket 3 accessories
o New comprehensive luggage range and all new accessories for enhanced comfort, practicality, style and security
o New ‘Highway’ inspiration kit, showcasing the extensive range of touring capability
TWO MAGNIFICENT CHOICES
The new Rocket 3 line-up introduces two amazing all-new model choices. The Rocket 3 R delivers instantaneous world-leading torque, incredible control, comfort and capability, while the Rocket 3 GT is built to go even further, in more comfort, with even more effortless touring capability.
THE BIGGEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE ENGINE IN THE WORLD
Both new Rocket 3 models are equipped with the all-new 2,500cc triple engine, which offers even higher capacity and performance than its predecessor for amazing acceleration and all-day any-gear effortless riding, two-up or solo.
The new Rocket 3 engine brings an amazing step up in peak power, generating 165 HP @ 6,000 rpm, which is 11% up on its predecessor. With more power from a low 3,500 rpm, and all the way up to a higher red line of 7,000 rpm, the new Rocket 3 delivers a staggering level of performance.
The Rocket 3 engine also has the highest torque figure of any production motorcycle, with 163 LB-FT – an astounding 71% more than its closest competition. With an incredibly flat and rich torque curve, reaching a peak at 4,000 rpm, it holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range for effortless acceleration and response in any gear.
This is the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine featuring several mass-optimized performance enhancements including a new crankcase assembly, new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank, and new balancer shafts – together giving a 40-pound engine weight savings over the previous generation.
The distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run is an iconic design detail on both the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. This has been innovatively engineered for the perfect exhaust routing, flowing from the header into the combined cat box and onto the beautiful triple-exit silencer, delivering a distinctive and unique deep growling triple Rocket soundtrack.
For exceptional levels of rider comfort and a commanding level of control over the Rocket 3’s powerful performance, a new torque-assist’ hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing lever effort. Furthermore, the Rocket 3’s all-new high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox is precision-engineered to be smoother, stronger and lighter than a standard gearbox, and is designed specifically to allow for the increased torque capacity of this new generation.
Just like all the latest range of Triumphs, the Rocket 3 engine delivers modern capability with ride-by-wire throttle, as well as a sensitively incorporated liquid-cooling system for enhanced performance and an even more efficient ride.
Both Rocket 3 models feature a high first major service interval of 10,000 miles.
PURE MUSCULAR PRESENCE AND MAGNIFICENT STYLE
With beautifully distinctive details, such as the new signature twin LED headlight, including Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and the sculpted three-header exhaust run, the new Rocket 3 lineup has an incredibly imposing poise and stance.
Contributing to the Rocket 3’s clean, uncluttered styling is the beautifully engineered single-sided swingarm, with offset monoshock suspension and high-value finishing on the bevel box. The stylish internally wired handlebars further reinforce the bike’s muscular feel and commanding riding position. The Rocket 3 R model features roadster-style handlebars, while the Rocket 3 GT model has touring-oriented handlebars enhancing its touring comfort and capability.
Both new Rocket 3 models come with a sculpted rider and pillion saddle, featuring cast aluminum finishers under the seat and creating a unique flowing line through the bike. The setup for each Rocket 3 is designed to be easily switched from twin- to single-seat setup with optional addition of an accessory infill pad to further enhance the single-seat look. The Rocket 3 R features a roadster rider and pillion saddle, with a low 30.4-inch seat height, while the Rocket 3 GT features a touring rider and pillion saddle setup with an even more accessible 29.5-inch seat height. The Rocket 3 GT additionally benefits from a brushed aluminum pillion backrest.
For maximum comfort for every rider, each Rocket 3 model offers a range of rider-adjustable ergonomics. The mid-foot controls of the Rocket 3 R have two vertical position settings to choose from (0 inch / -0.59 inch), while the Rocket 3 GT offers feet-forward foot controls with three horizontal position choices (-0.98 inch / 0 inch / +0.98 inch), and also a height adjustable pillion backrest.
The new Rocket 3 range also benefits from Triumph’s class-defining level of finish and detailing, contributing to its magnificent style. These beautiful features include a muscular, sculpted fuel tank with Triumph’s signature design DNA, brushed stainless steel tank strap and beautiful aluminum Monza-style cap, brushed aluminum air-box cover, brushed aluminum Monza-style coolant and oil caps, machined fins on the crankcases, head and cam cover, brushed exhaust heat shields and end caps, and elegant hidden folding pillion footrests with unique foldaway design.
Perfectly complementing their unique looks, each Rocket 3 model comes in a choice of two alternative premium paint schemes:
· Rocket 3 R – Korosi Red or Phantom Black
· Rocket 3 GT – Two-tone Silver Ice & Storm Grey with Korosi Red or Phantom Black
PHENOMENAL HANDLING AND COMMANDING RIDE
The all-new Rocket 3 R and GT include the highest-ever specification of premium suspension and braking components, plus state-of-the-art ride-enhancing technology, all designed to deliver phenomenal handling, supreme safety, and all-day touring capability.
Highest-ever specification of chassis, suspension and brakes
With a weight saving of more than 88 pounds, the new Rocket 3 R and GT are both more than 13% lighter than the previous generation.
The Rocket 3 line-up features an all-new high-specification mass-optimized aluminum frame with an innovative design that contributes to the new Rocket 3’s overall weight saving and provides an incredible torque-to-weight ratio, over 25% higher than the closest competition.
Furthermore, the new Rocket 3 motorcycles feature a fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension unit with piggyback reservoir (adjustable for rebound, compression and preload), and 1.9-inch (47mm) adjustable Showa front forks (with rebound and compression adjustability) to deliver superior handling and exceptional comfort and touring capability.
Topping off the high-specification engineering innovation are the highest specification Brembo Stylema® monobloc calipers which are fitted to both new Rocket 3 models. In addition, this new design allows increased airflow around the brake pads, helping the calipers cool more quickly for even better performance.
Taking the capability to the highest-ever level, the Rocket 3 models feature a class-leading standard of rider-focused technology, including:
· Second generation TFT instruments
Both models feature Triumph’s latest generation full-color TFT instruments, which are more sophisticated, more personalizable and offer much more functionality than the instruments on the previous generation. The TFT unit is angle-adjustable for optimum visibility and has a stylish design and two information layout themes that can be personalized, allowing the rider to update the start-up screen message with their name.
· Optimized Cornering ABS – supported by an IMU
The Optimized Cornering ABS is fitted as standard on both Rocket 3 R and GT. This maintains the optimum braking performance, whatever the lean angle.
· Optimized Cornering Traction Control – supported by an IMU
Both Rocket 3 models also feature Optimized Cornering Traction Control as standard. This maintains the optimum level of traction control for the lean angle of the bike.
· IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit
An advanced Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) developed in partnership with Continental, supports the function of the Optimized Cornering ABS and Traction Control. This takes constant measurements of roll, pitch, yaw, lean angle and acceleration rates, responding with appropriate active safety features.
· Four riding modes
Both models feature Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable riding modes which adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit rider preference and riding conditions. The riding modes are easily changed on the move via the intuitive
illuminated switch cubes.
· All-LED lighting with distinctive light feature
Both Rocket 3 models come with all-LED lighting, including a new twin LED headlight unit, tail light, indicators, and number plate light. The headlights also incorporate a distinctive light feature which provides excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile.
· Hill-Hold Control
Both models features hill-hold control as standard. This feature prevents the bike rolling backwards for enhanced rider confidence and maximum control, even with a pillion and when fully loaded. The system applies the rear brake until sensing that the rider is starting to move off, and is activated using the front brake lever. The feature is switchable via the bike setup menu.
· Cruise Control
Electronic cruise control is fitted as standard to both Rocket 3 models. This feature reduces rider fatigue over long journeys and can be easily accessed while riding
for maximum convenience and safety.
· Keyless ignition and steering lock
Triumph’s keyless ignition system is fitted as standard on both models. The system recognizes the proximity of the keyless fob and then enables ignition via the switch cube mounted start button. There is also the ability to disable the key’s wireless transmission function at the touch of a button for even greater security.
· Heated grips
Heated grips are also fitted as standard to the Rocket 3 GT, and are available as an accessory on the Rocket 3 R. Offering two heating modes, these are neatly integrated with a button on the left hand grip providing greater rider comfort.
Both new Rocket 3 models feature a 5V USB power socket under the seat, for charging personal equipment.
High specification optional accessories:
· Triumph Shift Assist
The Triumph Shift Assist allows ‘up and down’ gear changes without the use of the clutch, reducing the rider’s effort and fatigue and improving the overall riding experience and shift times. The feature can be fitted to both Rocket 3 models as an accessory.
· World’s first integrated GoPro control system
The new Rocket 3 motorcycles come ready to be fitted with the ground-breaking motorcycle integrated GoPro control system, which is only available from Triumph. This feature enables GoPro camera operation, which is facilitated by an accessory fitted Bluetooth connectivity module. The connection and control is displayed on the TFT instruments, enabling intuitive video and photo operation via the switchgear.
· Turn-by-turn navigation system
Powered by Google, this exclusive Triumph feature facilitates navigation through an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module. Once the rider has selected the route on the ‘My Triumph’ app, the instruments present turn symbols on the screen using simple graphic icons. With this system, the rider has at their disposal a navigation system, a route planner, their final destination and points of interest such as hotels, fuel stations and restaurants.
· ‘My Triumph’ app
For iOS™ and Android™ phones, riders can download for free the new ‘My Triumph’ app, which delivers the connected navigation function. The navigation, route planner, final destination and points of interest (hotels, fuel, restaurants etc.) are all controlled by the rider through this application.
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· Integrated phone and music operation
The new Rocket 3 features full Bluetooth phone integration, with clear display on the color TFT instruments, and intuitive phone operation via the switchgear, allowing the rider to select music, control the volume and take calls. This is facilitated through an accessory fitted Bluetooth connectivity module.
· Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
For enhanced rider safety and control, both Rocket 3 models can be fitted with the accessory TPMS.
50+ DEDICATED NEW ROCKET 3 ACCESSORIES
The new Rocket 3 R and GT can be personalized to suit the rider’s preferences with over fifty genuine Triumph accessories that have all been designed, engineered and tested alongside the development of these all-new motorcycles. Accessories that enhance the Rocket 3’s luggage, comfort, practicality, style and security are all available from the global network of Triumph dealerships.
The new Rocket 3 luggage range:
· Innovative Triumph-patented cast aluminum pannier ‘retractable & lockable’
· 20-liter sports panniers
· 12-liter magnetic tank bag
· Innovative Triumph-patented 9-liter quick-release tail pack
New comfort accessories include:
· Roadster and touring handlebars
· Touring and sport seat
· Rider seat pad
· Comfort pillion seat
· Passenger backrest and pads
· Forward and mid foot controls
· Knee pads
New style accessories include:
· Sport screen
· LED indicators (*in applicable markets)
New security accessories include:
· Disc lock
· Alarm disc lock
· Chain and lock
· Secure ground anchor
NEW ‘HIGHWAY’ INSPIRATION KIT
To showcase the additional level of touring capability that can be added to the Rocket 3, we’ve combined a selection of luggage and touring focused accessories that riders can use as the starting point to design their own Rocket 3 R and GT, or to have fitted by their dealer as a complete set.
The ‘Highway’ inspiration kit includes:
o Luggage rack
o Sports panniers
o Pannier mount kit
o Triumph Shift Assist
o Triumph TFT Connectivity System
|NEW ROCKET 3 R||NEW ROCKET 3 GT|
|Engine Type||Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore/Stroke||110.2 mm x 85.9 mm|
|Maximum Power||165 HP (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||163 LB-FT @ 4,000rpm|
|Fuel system||Ride-by-wire, fuel injected|
|Exhaust||Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3-exit silencer / CAT box|
|Final drive||Shaft, bevel box|
|Instruments||TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) – Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module|
|Front Wheel||17 x 3.5 in cast aluminum|
|Rear Wheel||16 x 7.5 in cast aluminum|
|Front Suspension||Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster, 4.72 in travel|
|Rear Suspension||Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 4.2 in travel|
|Front Brake||Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS|
|Seat Height||30.4 in|