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2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - Coolness Factor = 62.1%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:57 pm

2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring Review on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring on http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com

Touring Muscle...

Tour like never before on nothing else.

Extraordinary. Unique. Ultimate. Legendary. Everything you’ve heard about the Triumph Rocket III is true. With sheer force of presence, the Rocket III uses the world’s largest production motorcycle engine to deliver a simply stunning riding experience unmatched on two wheels. The Triumph Rocket III: believe in the unbelievable.


The Rocket III Roadster is a totally unique kind of motorcycle with the most unmistakable presence on two wheels. A true one-off it defies convention and category.

With the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine the latest Rocket III Roadster builds on the huge performance of the original Rocket III but now with even more torque.

The 2.3 litre, three-cylinder engine is designed to be an arm-wrenching thrill to ride, yet easy and unintimidating too, despite its thunderous roar. Its sweet handling chassis, rigid frame and sophisticated suspension gives you the confidence to sweep through corners and change direction with an agility that belies this Roadsters size.

The latest Rocket III features blackened components including radiator cowls, rear mudguard rails, airbox cover, fork protectors, and mirrors giving our Roadster an even more menacing look.

There's nothing else like it out there, not to look at, nor to ride.












2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Rocket III Roadster Standard Equipment
•ABS
•Four-piston Nissin calipers
•Shaft drive
•Unmistakable presence of the World’s largest capacity mass production motorcycle
•2300cc inline three-cylinder engine delivers a staggering 221Nm of torque
•Carefully refined handling characteristics deliver exceptional balance and chassis control with a low centre of gravity

Additional to Rocket III Touring
•ABS
•Back rest pad
•Engine protection bars
•Panniers
•Quick release screen




The Rocket III Touring is available in:
•Phantom Black
•Cranberry Red / Phantom Black



2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17500 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $19500 CDN



Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 2294cc
Bore/Stroke 101.6 mm / 94.3 mm
Compression 8.7:1
Max Power EC 106 Hp (78 kW) 6,000 rpm
Max Torque EC 150 FT-lbs (203 Nm) 2,500 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated silencers
Final drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 5.0 in
Front Tires 150/80 R16
Rear Tires 180/70 R16
Front Suspension Kayaba 43 mm forks. 120 mm travel fully shrouded uppers
Rear Suspension Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 320 mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 316 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Analogue speedometer featuring analogue fuel gauge, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer and clock
Width Handlebars 39.2 in (995 mm)
Height Without Mirror 46.5 in (1182 mm)
Seat Height 28.7 in (730 mm)
Wheelbase 67.1 in (1705 mm)
Rake 32 º
Trail 7.2 in (184mm)
Dry Weight 789 lbs (358 Kg)
Tank Capacity 5.9 US Gallon
Urban * * 27.3 US MPG
Constant Speed 56mph/90kph 43.2 US MPG
Constant Speed 75mph/120kph 34.9 US MPG






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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:04 pm

This week is the 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring for all our heavy cruiser/tourers out there! We haven't had the Rocket III touring up on the Cool Wall yet and in contrast to last week's touring Spyder, I thought this would be a great 2-wheeler touring vs 3-wheeler touring comparison.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:49 pm

I am a Triumph man and when the Rocket III made its first appearance, there was a certain wow factor to it...........This however, sorry but I would have to go for the Meh option if we had one, but since it is a Triumph, I will give it a grudging cool.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:33 pm

Fail. Like the V-8 Boss Hoss, this is little more than an exercise in excess.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:07 pm

Not my cuppa tea. Uncool.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by montanalifter » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:25 am

Awesome, I just about bought another one 3 months ago (owned a rocket standard before but wrecked it) but found a thunderbird at a great price. Loved my rocket as it was very unique from the sound to the look. Don't get one of these if you don't want to answer a lot of questions whenever you stop. No you definitely do not need 2.3 liters but it is fun to have. There is a new one in Kansas City for 16k, might be a 2015 though.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:21 am

It pains me to give an uncool to a Triumph. Somehow the ridiculous excess doesn't suit the brand. And at twelve years old with just incremental changes, it's getting on a bit, isn't it?
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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by ZRex » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:31 pm

I think the Rocket III looks better with the hard bags than without. I voted Awesome because even though the Rocket III Touring is heavy, it is not really any heavier than its competition, the difference is the Rocket has the power (torque) that is way beyond any other (stock) touring bike.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:53 am

I went with: Cool (the non-touring gets the awesome from me)

True, I can't defend the fact that the Triumph Rocket III has undergone very little changes since it's introduction, but like the Gen-1 VMAX, it didn't need to. It was excessive in everyway and offered up no excuses. I found it interesting even though Triumph didn't change hardly anything about the Rocket III it has tried a few different variants along the way of the model to broaden it's ownership. The simple Rocket III Roadster is my fav, but the Touring reminds me a lot of a bike I liked, the Honda Valkyrie.

Truly, 2300cc is just over the top and I am surprised it has survived since the death of so many other "too big to fail" cc monsters, like the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000, the VTX1800 and (whatever happened to the Boss Hoss?).

Like Grey Thumper said, over the top ridiculous excess doesn't suit the brand, but that said, they do have the Thunderbird and Triumph isn't making any "small cc" bikes anymore either...

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Re: This Week: 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - VOTE NOW

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:03 pm

2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring - Coolness Factor = 62.1%
Featured: July 8th - July 15th, 2016
Most popular vote category: Awesome

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Triumph Rocket III Touring is:

Awesome (3 points) 45% [ 10 ]
Cool (2 points) 14% [ 3 ]
Uncool (1 point) 23% [ 5 ]
Fail (0 point) 18% [ 4 ]

Total votes: 22

= a Coolwall Factor of 62.1%


Notes: Long in the tooth, needs updating. If you want the largest engine sized, mass produced motorcycle currently in production today then you found it. At 2300cc, it's excessive in everyway and may go down in history like a the VMAX. What a bike for it's time.


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