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2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster



2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Review

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

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...

Few sights match the Rocket III Roadster’s visual impact. Instantly recognisable and guaranteed to draw a crowd wherever it’s parked, the Rocket III Roadster is the ultimate cruiser bike with a massive engine and triple chrome headers set against a blacked-out silhouette. Characteristic twin headlamps and chrome detailing add the finishing touches to its laid-back, brutal charm.

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.





2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Standard Equipment
•ABS
•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

The Rocket III Roadster is available in:
•Phantom Black with Red twin stripes
•Matt Phantom Black with matt White twin stripes


 

 

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Power and Performance

The capacity of the Rocket III Roadster is huge, 2,294cc, and with a gut churning 221Nm at just 2,750rpm it has more torque at idle than most superbikes at full chat. The latest engine is unrestricted thereby delivering its full strength in the first three gears giving it almighty punch.

Shaft Drive

With a shaft drive that needs no maintenance outside the scheduled service intervals, you have a roadster that’s so reliable, durable and engaging that you could even go touring on it.


Configuration

The three big cylinders are arranged length-ways along the bike. To tame the reaction of the massive torque, the crankshaft counter-rotates so the bike stays steady when the throttle’s blipped.

Technology

This is a premium flagship motorcycle so we equipped it accordingly. All the instruments are all there for you, fuel gauge, gear indicator, dual trip and clock in addition to the basic functions. Then there’s the signature massive twin headlights making a powerful style statement and lighting up the road ahead at night for safer riding. The advanced ABS brakes on the Rocket III Roaster are fitted as standard. This is a massive bike that comes with huge amounts of control.

Chassis


Frame

We developed the big, tubular steel twin spine design to be strong and rigid enough to contain this powerhouse of a motor and we focused on giving you an great level of agility too.


Handling

The Rocket III gives you low speed balance and beautifully neutral steering so when you’re faced with a twisty road you can be filled with confidence.


Suspension

We gave the front end sportsbike-style upside down forks 43mm in diametet, so they’re strong enough to cope with all the forces a bike like this can deal out.


Wheels/Tyres

The rear wheel width on the Rocket III is an awesome 240-section/240mm.


Brakes

A bike like this needs a pair of vice-like, four-piston calipers. The calipers grip the 320mm discs and are backed up by our advanced ABS system and a huge 316mm disc at the rear.


Frame

We developed the big, tubular steel twin spine design to be strong and rigid enough to contain this powerhouse of a motor and we focused on giving you an great level of agility too.


Handling

The Rocket III gives you low speed balance and beautifully neutral steering so when you’re faced with a twisty road you can be filled with confidence.


Suspension

We gave the front end sportsbike-style upside down forks 43mm in diametet, so they’re strong enough to cope with all the forces a bike like this can deal out.


Wheels/Tyres

The rear wheel width on the Rocket III is an awesome 240-section/240mm.


Brakes

A bike like this needs a pair of vice-like, four-piston calipers. The calipers grip the 320mm discs and are backed up by our advanced ABS system and a huge 316mm disc at the rear.


Frame

We developed the big, tubular steel twin spine design to be strong and rigid enough to contain this powerhouse of a motor and we focused on giving you an great level of agility too.


Rocket III Roadster Style

Few sights match the Rocket III Roadster’s visual impact. Instantly recognisable and guaranteed to draw a crowd wherever it’s parked, the Rocket III Roadster is the ultimate cruiser bike with a massive engine and triple chrome headers set against a blacked-out silhouette. Characteristic twin headlamps and chrome detailing add the finishing touches to its laid-back, brutal charm.


Rocket III Touring Style

Delivering the ultimate in high-performance heritage cruising, nothing says you’re ready to cross continents better than a fully-loaded Rocket III Touring. Featuring body coloured top-loading hard panniers with key-lines, full windshield, swept-back bars, a tank-mounted chrome instrument nacelle, teardrop footboards and a host of chrome highlights, the Rocket III Touring comes ready to roll anytime, anywhere.


Rocket III Roadster Style

Few sights match the Rocket III Roadster’s visual impact. Instantly recognisable and guaranteed to draw a crowd wherever it’s parked, the Rocket III Roadster is the ultimate cruiser bike with a massive engine and triple chrome headers set against a blacked-out silhouette. Characteristic twin headlamps and chrome detailing add the finishing touches to its laid-back, brutal charm.



Accessories


Engine Dresser Bars

Oversize 11/4 Front Engine Dresser Bars to match the large Rocket III engine will be certain to turn some heads. Finished in high gloss chrome, these bars will go perfectly with the Logo Highway Pegs for that ultimate cruiser riding position.


Fog Lamp Kit

Built for functionality and style, the Fog Lamp Kit lights up the road when visibility is poor whilst maintaining the in-your-face attitude of this powerhouse.


Roadster Screen

Scratch resistant and provides optimal viewing thanks to its Quantum coated Lexan Polycarbonate properties, the Roadster Screen provides you with excellent wind protection.

 



 

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15500 USD

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 148 Hp (109 kW) @ 5,750 rpm
Max Torque EC 163 Ft-lbs (221 Nm) @ 2,750 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 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5 in
Front Tires 150/80 R17
Rear Tires 240/50 R16
Front Suspension Kayaba 43 mm upside down forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba black 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 LCD odometer, trip information, clock and analogue tachometer featuring fuel level indicator, gear position indicator
Width Handlebars 38.2 in (970 mm)
Height Without Mirror 45.9 in (1165 mm)
Seat Height 29.5 in (750 mm)
Wheelbase 66.7 in (1695 mm)
Rake 32°
Trail 5.8 in (148 mm)
Dry Weight 736 lbs (334 Kg)
Tank Capacity 6.3 US Gallon
Urban * * 28.6 US MPG
Constant Speed 56mph 44.7 US MPG
Constant Speed 75mph 35.9 US MPG



 


 

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17300 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 148 Hp (109 kW) @ 5,750 rpm
Max Torque EC 163 Ft-lbs (221 Nm) @ 2,750 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 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5 in
Front Tires 150/80 R17
Rear Tires 240/50 R16
Front Suspension Kayaba 43 mm upside down forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba black 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 LCD odometer, trip information, clock and analogue tachometer featuring fuel level indicator, gear position indicator
Width Handlebars 38.2 in (970 mm)
Height Without Mirror 45.9 in (1165 mm)
Seat Height 29.5 in (750 mm)
Wheelbase 66.7 in (1695 mm)
Rake 32°
Trail 5.8 in (148 mm)
Dry Weight 736 lbs (334 Kg)
Tank Capacity 6.3 US Gallon
Urban * * 28.6 US MPG
Constant Speed 56mph 44.7 US MPG
Constant Speed 75mph 35.9 US MPG



 

2017 Triumph Rocket III Roadster - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £14100 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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 148 Hp (109 kW) @ 5,750 rpm
Max Torque EC 163 Ft-lbs (221 Nm) @ 2,750 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 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5 in
Front Tires 150/80 R17
Rear Tires 240/50 R16
Front Suspension Kayaba 43 mm upside down forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Kayaba black 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 LCD odometer, trip information, clock and analogue tachometer featuring fuel level indicator, gear position indicator
Width Handlebars 38.2 in (970 mm)
Height Without Mirror 45.9 in (1165 mm)
Seat Height 29.5 in (750 mm)
Wheelbase 66.7 in (1695 mm)
Rake 32°
Trail 5.8 in (148 mm)
Dry Weight 736 lbs (334 Kg)
Tank Capacity 6.3 US Gallon
Urban * * 28.6 US MPG

Constant Speed 56mph 90kph
53.7 MPG

Constant Speed 75mph 120kph
43.1 MPG


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