ROCKET III ROADSTER
The ultimate in big capacity thrills.
The world’s ultimate motorcycle Roadster moves out of pure cruiser territory and transcends into that of the ultimate muscle streetfighter with the new Rocket III Roadster.
Coming in two mean and moody black color options, metallic Phantom Black or an aggressive Matte Black alternative, the Rocket III Roadster is powered by an uprated version of Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder 2,297 cubic-centimeter powerplant. Maximum power has increased over the outgoing Rocket III, with torque up by 15 percent to a mighty 163 foot-pounds.
Triumph’s sophisticated Anti-lock Braking System is fitted as standard to the Rocket III Roadster, the first time that an ABS system has been specified to the Rocket III platform.
New ergonomics give the Rocket III Roadster a completely different riding experience from its predecessors while new rear suspension units have been designed to offer a more comfortable and controlled ride than the previous Rocket III, while the main components take on a blacked-out appearance to reinforce the Rocket III’s ‘bad boy’ image. Many components have been taken back to black, including the forks, yokes and rear springs. New silencers, one on each side, are the final touches. These have been designed to release more power and torque and optimize the aural experience of the Triumph Rocket III Roadster.
Rear: (1) 316 mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system
Rear: 16 x 7.5 in. cast aluminum alloy, 5-spoke
Rear: 240/50 R16
Swingarm: 2-sided, steel (houses driveshaft)
Rear: Kayaba black spring twin shocks with 5-position adjustable preload; 4.1 in. (105 mm) travel
|The Rocket III Roadster features the most powerful version yet of the incomparable 2.3 liter, in-line, water-cooled, triple. With 146 boiler-horsepower at 5,750 rpm, the Rocket III Roadster is the most powerful model in Triumph’s range – but it’s the massive torque that really separates the Rocket III Roadster from the rest. With 163 foot-pounds, more than any other motorcycle on the market, the Rocket III Roadster accelerates unlike nothing else. But despite its size, the engine is incredibly smooth as the balance, input and rear driveshaft contra-rotate against the crankshaft, which makes for minimal torque reaction.|
|The Rocket III Roadster features a sophisticated Anti-lock Braking System that makes 100 calculations each second to ensure the rider retains full control under extreme braking. Up front, the twin four-piston calipers are mated to 320 millimeter floating discs to deliver the sort of stopping power you’d expect from a high-performance bike. The rear brake, developed especially by Brembo, is a single twin-piston caliper and 316 millimeter disc.|
|Menacingly blacked out 43 millimeter upside down forks offer precise steering while all-new twin shock absorbers at the rear provide a comfortable and composed ride one-up or two. Combined with the mid-mounted controls and revised ergonomics, the Rocket III Roadster offers the sportiest ride of any motorcycle to proudly display the Rocket III badge.|
|Two menacing black finishes make the Roadster the meanest looking Rocket III yet. The motorcycle is available in sparkling Phantom Black or a minimalist Matte Black option, with the stripped down, ready-for-action look enhanced with some equally shadowy components. From the Roadster’s 2.3 liter heart to the 43 millimeter forks up front, the blacked-out components of the Rocket III Roadster emit classic street fighter aggression.|
|In sparkling Phantom Black or menacing Matte Black, the Rocket III Roadster emits menace and quality in equal doses. The chassis is a tubular steel twin-spine design using the engine as a stressed member for maximum stiffness and control. New ergonomics place the rider in an ideal position to push the bike effortlessly into corners, while the blacked-out components perfectly match the aggressive street fighter styling and ensure the Roadster looks as good as it rides.|