Triumph has launched its one of their most prestigious bikes, Rocket III in India. Triumph Rocket III Roadster is a long and wide stance cruiser bike. Unlike other cruiser bikes, Rocket III gets comparatively less chrome treatment which differentiates it from others. The twin headlights at its front also make it quite easy for you to identify it from a distance. The elongated black colored front forks come with orange colored side on indicators. Its extremely pointed and broad front fender looks great in black matte finish. The tip and side extensions of this fender have been garnished with chrome. This color mixture looks premium and goes well with the bulky front tyre and alloy wheel. The twin circular naked instrument dials on the top of its headlight looks proportionate and makes it look macho. The chrome finished rear view mirrors are mounted on its wide handle bar. The bike looks interesting sideways. Three chrome exhaust pipes come out of its black finished engine and integrate into a long muffler. The bike has one muffler on each side. Rocket III has an extremely wide rear tyre and fender. This fender also carries the retro styled tail light, number plate and side indicators.
Triumph Rocket III has a modern combined analogue digital instrument console. The bike has a LCD trip computer, digital clock and odometer. It has a circular dial for its analogue tachometer, Roadster speedometer and fuel gauge. This instrument console also features fuel level indicator and gear position indicator. Triumph Rocket III Roadster became the first bike to feature the largest displacement engine of 2294cc. It's a three cylinder, DOHC engine which pumps out a power output of 145 bhp @ 5750rpm. The utmost torque production of this liquid cooled engine is of 221 Nm which arrives @ 2750rpm. The bike uses a five-speed manual gearbox which has one gear down and fours gears up-shift pattern.
Triumph Rocket III Roadster high displacement of this engine gives enough power to this bike to surprise you with its awesome low range. The bike musters up all its torque at only 2750 rpm which gives it instant throttle reaction and avoids any type of turbo lag. The bike manages to reach 0-100km/hr in less than 4.5 seconds. It can cross the speed of 100km/hr in its first gear. The short gear ratios also help the power of this engine to reach this bike quickly. The maximum power of this engine arrives early at 5750rpm which gives it strong low and mid-range. The power to weight ratio of this bike is less than its competitor though and that reflects when you drive this bike at high speeds. Triumph Rocket III Roadster has side panels offer some storage space in this bike. Its twin headlights provide you clear vision of roads at night.
Triumph Rocket III Roadster front and rear tyre size of Rocket III is 150/80 R16 and 240/50 R16. The shades and variants of this bike Rocket II are yet to be disclosed but as speculated, Triumph may launch two variants of Rocket III in two different colors Phantom Black, Matt Phantom Black. Triumph Rocket III Roadster competes Suzuki Intruder M1800, Yamaha Vmax and BMW K1600 GT