2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS Review

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2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS
2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS
2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS
2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS
2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS
2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS


– 2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS Review

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS

2.3 Litre Rocket III Touring. It devours the open road.

Triumph’s critically-acclaimed Rocket III Touring is a true mile eating custom tourer blessed with unique character and that 2.3 litre motor. This iconic engine has been retuned for effortless low down torque. Coupled with high levels of comfort for rider and pillion with sumptuous seats, detachable screen and front and rear footboards this bike is designed for the job in hand. Mile after mile.

Rocket III Touring – Triumph’s 2.3 liter tourer. King of the cruisers.

Over 15,000 sold since its memorable introduction. Mile after mile is eaten up by this beautiful machine. Designed with touring in mind. Powerful, precise, comfortable and well equipped. One up or two. No one will miss you arriving.


TRIUMPH ROCKET III TOURING

– Bespoke tourer based on legendary 2.3 litre three-cylinder power plant, the world’s largest capacity motorcycle engine
– 203Nm of torque for effortless two-up touring
– High specification includes bespoke hard luggage as standard
– Anti-lock brakes as standard
– Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard

Combining classic touring cruiser style with the awesome performance of the legendary 2.3 litre Rocket III engine, the Rocket III Touring has been designed specifically for riders who demand serious long haul capabilities.

At the heart of the Rocket III Touring is Triumph’s iconic 2,294cc triple, which has been tuned specifically for the needs of the touring rider. The engine delivers a mighty 203Nm of torque through the low maintenance shaft drive system at just 2000rpm, making overtaking in any gear safe and effortless, even when fully laden with passenger and luggage. Triumph has also endowed the Rocket III Touring with its advanced anti-lock braking system, offering additional security for riders whatever the conditions.

The Rocket III Touring’s chassis has also been developed specifically for its intended purpose and helps deliver a surprisingly nimble ride, thanks to the low centre of gravity, 16” wheels and 180 section rear tyre. Rider and passenger comfort is paramount with the Rocket III Touring. The well appointed seat is constructed using two separate layers of cushioning of different densities, with
the pillion also benefiting from an additional gel layer for supreme comfort and ‘day long’ capability. The finely tuned suspension has been developed with comfort and control in mind, while comfort and practicality are enhanced with the standard fitment of quick release screen and 36-litre panniers.

The high specification continues with the adoption of an analogue fuel gauge and LCD clock and trip computer, all mounted alongside the speedometer in the stylish tank-mounted chrome nacelle.

Teardrop shaped rider and passenger footboards are also a standard feature, while a long list of optional accessories allows riders to create the Rocket III Touring they want. Accessories include alternative touring screens, sissy bars, racks and auxiliary lamps, as well as a host of chrome and leather items to make this already distinctive motorcycle even more striking.

The Triumph Rocket III Touring comes in two classic colour options: metallic Phantom Black with hand painted silver coach lining or a two-tone Phantom Black with Crystal White infills and gold coach lining.

 




 

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS Features and Benefits

Fuel Efficiency:

27 MPG City / 43 MPG Highway

Engine:

The Rocket III Touring shares the same engine platform as the Rocket III. Its increased torque at low speeds means that even two-up and fully laden it will accelerate effortlessly for easy overtaking.

Performance:

Effortless torque. 150ft.lbs at 2,500rpm. Power too as you’d expect from this powerplant. 105 bhp.

Comfort:

Designed with you and your passenger in mind. For mile after mile. Sumpuous seat 18 inch wide with three layer construction and taped seams. Range of seat accessory options available for even greater comfort.

Equipment :

Color matched hard bags as standard. Lockable and quick to detach. Fully sealed and water resistant. Quick release screen as standard. Teardrop shaped and chrome edged footboards spring mounted. Everything for the long haul.

 

Engine

The Rocket III engine. 2,294cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line three cylinder. Retuned for touring. Increased torque at low speeds. Effortless acceleration one or two up fully loaded. 105bhp. 150ft.lbs of torque at 2,500rpm. Effortless power.


Equipment

Color matched hard bagsas standard. Lockable and quick to detach. Fully sealed and water resistant. Quick release screen as standard. Teardrop shaped and chrome edged footboards spring mounted. Everything for the long haul.


Brakes

Twin floating 320mm discs, Nissin four-piston fixed calipers to the front. Single 316mm floating disc, Brembo two-piston floating caliper to the rear. Real world stopping power.




 


 

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS – US Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: On The Road $16,999 (Single Color) / $17,299 (Two-tone Color)

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 2294cc
Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Fuel 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 exhaust
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed constant mesh
Oil Capacity 5.9 liters (1.6 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Wheel Front Cast aluminum alloy 25-spoke 16 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminum alloy 25-spoke 16 x 5.0in
Tire Front 150/80 R16
Rear 180/70 R16
Suspension Front Kayaba 43mm forks. 120mm travel fully shrouded uppers
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer featuring analogue fuel gauge, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer and clock

Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2603 mm (102.4 in)
Width (handlebars) 995mm (39.1in)
Height without mirrors 1182mm (46.5in)
Seat Height 730mm (28.7in)
Wheelbase 1705mm (67.1in)
Rake/Trail 32º/184mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 22.3 liters (5.9 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 395 kg (869 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 106PS / 105bhp / 78 kW @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque 203Nm / 150 ft.lbs @ 2500rpm
Fuel Efficiency 27 MPG City / 43 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.

Price
On The Road $16,999 (Single Color) / $17,299 (Two-tone Color) *Actual price determined by dealer. Price excludes taxes, license, options and $495 in destination/handling charges Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

 


 

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: On The Road Single Color $18,699/ Two-tone Color $19,199

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 2294cc
Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Fuel 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 constant mesh
Oil Capacity 5.9 litres (1.6 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 5.0in
Tyre Front 150/80 R16
Rear 180/70 R16
Suspension Front Kayaba 43mm forks. 120mm travel fully shrouded uppers
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer featuring analogue fuel gauge, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer and clock

Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2603 mm (102.4 in)
Width (handlebars) 995mm (39.1in)
Height without mirrors 1182mm (46.5in)
Seat Height 730mm (28.7in)
Wheelbase 1705mm (67.1in)
Rake/Trail 32º/184mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22.3 litres (5.9 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 395 kg (869 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 106PS / 105bhp / 78 kW @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque 203Nm / 150 ft.lbs @ 2500rpm
Fuel Efficiency 8.6l/100km City / 5.4l/100km Highway

Price
On The Road Single Color $18,699/ Two-tone Color $19,199 *Suggested Retail pricing only, actual price is determined by dealer. Price excludes $550 in destination & handling charges, taxes, license, options & pre-delivery expense. Prices and specs may change..



 

2012 Triumph Rocket III (Rocket 3) Touring ABS – International Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: On The Road from £12,649

Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 2294cc
Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Fuel 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 constant mesh
Oil Capacity 5.9 litres (1.6 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 25-spoke 16 x 5.0in
Tyre Front 150/80 R16
Rear 180/70 R16
Suspension Front Kayaba 43mm forks. 120mm travel fully shrouded uppers
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer featuring analogue fuel gauge, scroll button on handlebars, LCD trip computer and clock

Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2603 mm (102.4 in)
Width (handlebars) 995mm (39.1in)
Height without mirrors 1182mm (46.5in)
Seat Height 730mm (28.7in)
Wheelbase 1705mm (67.1in)
Rake/Trail 32º/184mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 22.3 litres (5.9 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 395 kg (869 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 106PS / 105bhp / 78 kW @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque 203Nm / 150 ft.lbs @ 2500rpm
Fuel Efficiency Urban: 32.8mpg (8.6 l/100km) – 56mph: 51.9mpg (5.4 l/100km) – 75mph: 41.9mpg (6.7l/100km)

Price
On The Road from £12,649

* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), the actual sale prices can vary.

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