2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster



2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Review

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

To the onlooker, Triumph Cruiser bikes could be mistaken for being just about pure classic cruiser style…

But one ride tells you that they are about surprising levels of agility and performance in a bike that can deliver an engaging ride every day. They just happen to do it with that pure classic cruiser style.

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.

 


2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

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.

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


 

 

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine
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.
Configuration

The three big cylinders are arranged lengthways along the bike to keep it manageably narrow and align the crankshaft with the shaft final drive, but to tame the reaction of the massive torque, the crankshaft counter-rotates so the bike stays steady when the throttle’s blipped.
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.

Chassis
Frame

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

We gave the front end sports-bike-style upside down forks 43mm in diameter so they’re strong enough to cope with all the forces a bike like this can deal out, yet with sophisticated internals so you get a plush, controlled ride.
Wheels and Tyres

The rear wheel diameter on the Rocket III is 16 inches to emphasise the fatness of the back tyre but to give you a more agile bike too.
Brakes

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

Handling

What our design and testing teams have managed to achieve is a massive bike with genuine handling prowess. Giving you low speed balance and beautifully neutral steering so when you’re faced with a twisty road you can be filled with anticipation and confidence.
Riding Position

It’s your stance that really separates the ride on a Rocket III Roadster from the Rocket III Touring.

We put the Roadster footrests back to a mid position and the seat forward. Sitting you upright and active for better control. Spacious and comfortable enough to cover distances and cruising, especially with a seat this plush and generously sized.

And, despite the bike’s width, it’s still slender in the middle so your legs aren’t splayed apart uncomfortably. The Rocket III Roadster might be larger than life, but it’s still designed to fit.

 

Equipment and Technology
ABS

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.
Instruments and Computer

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.

 

 

 


 

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15499 USD

Engine and Transmission

typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
capacity2294cc
bore101.6mm
stroke94.3mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
exhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated exhaust
final driveShaft
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox5-speed
oil capacity5.9L

Chassis Running Gear and Displays

frameTubular steel, twin spine
swingarmTwin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tires150/80 R17
Rear Tires240/50 R16
Front SuspensionKYB 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
brakes rearSingle 316mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Dimensions and Capacities

length2500 mm
width handlebars970
height without mirror1165 mm
seat height750 mm
wheelbase1695mm
rake32?
trail148mm
tank capacity6.3us gallon
wet weight367 kg
dry weight334 kg

Performance

max power ec148BHP @ 5750
max torque ec221NM @ 2750



 


 

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17299 CDN

Engine and Transmission

typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
capacity2294cc
bore101.6mm
stroke94.3mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
exhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated exhaust
final driveShaft
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox5-speed
oil capacity5.9L

Chassis Running Gear and Displays

frameTubular steel, twin spine
swingarmTwin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tires150/80 R17
Rear Tires240/50 R16
Front SuspensionKYB 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
brakes rearSingle 316mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Dimensions and Capacities

length2500 mm
width handlebars970
height without mirror1165 mm
seat height750 mm
wheelbase1695mm
rake32?
trail148mm
tank capacity6.3us gallon
wet weight367 kg
dry weight334 kg

Performance

max power ec148BHP @ 5750
max torque ec221NM @ 2750

 

 


 

2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £13399 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine and Transmission

typeLiquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
capacity2294cc
bore101.6mm
stroke94.3mm
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
exhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated silencers
final driveShaft
clutchWet, multi-plate
gearbox5-speed
oil capacity5.9L

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

frameTubular steel, twin spine
swingarmTwin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tyres150/80 R17
Rear Tyres240/50 R16
Front SuspensionKayaba 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
brakes rearSingle 316mm disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Dimensions and Capacities

length2500 mm
width handlebars970
height without mirror1165 mm
seat height750 mm
wheelbase1695mm
rake32?
trail148mm
tank capacity24l
wet weight367 kg
dry weight334 kg

Performance

max power ec148BHP @ 5750
max torque ec221NM @ 2750

 

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