2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Review

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster 2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster 2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster 2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

 

WORLD’S LARGEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE ENGINE.

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster: 

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.

No matter how you type it, Rocket 3 or Rocket III there’s nothing else like it out there, not to look at, nor to ride.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•World’s largest production motorcycle engine – 2,294cc in line-three-cylinder unit that delivers an immense 221Nm of torque
•Shaft drive for low maintenance
•ABS as standard, perfectly tuned to be unintrusive in normal operation
•Muscularly-styled 24 litre fuel tank for long-distance travel
•Analog twin instruments with digital readouts for fuel gauge, range to empty, gear indicator, odometer, trip meter and clock

Believe in the unbelievable.

 

 

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Rocket III

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.

 

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.

 

Engine

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.

 

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.

 

Technology

This is a premium motorcycle so we equipped it accordingly. In addition to the basic functions the instruments include fuel gauge, gear indicator, dual trip and clock. The signature massive twin headlights make a powerful style statement and light up the road ahead at night for safe riding. The advanced ABS brakes on the Rocket III Roadster 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Teardrop Mirrors

With a satin black finish, the Teardrop Mirrors-Black have been designed for excellent visibility and fit perfectly with the Rocket III Roadster’s dark and aggressive colour finish. Also available shaped Oval if Teardrop isn’t your style.

 

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.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15700 to $15900 
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 KYB 43 mm upside down forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB 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

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17500 to $17750 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 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 KYB 43 mm upside down forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB 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 970 mm (38.2 in)
Height Without Mirror 1165 mm (45.9 in)
Seat Height 750 mm (29.5 in)
Wheelbase 1695 mm (66.7 in)
Rake 32°
Trail 148 mm (5.8 in)
Dry Weight 334 Kg (736 lbs)
Tank Capacity 24 L (6.3 US Gallon)
Urban * * 8.2 L/100 km (28.6 US MPG)
Constant Speed 56mph 90kph 5.3 L/100 km (44.7 US MPG)
Constant Speed 75mph 120kph 6.5 L/100 km (35.9 US MPG)

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – 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 PS/146 BHP (109 kW) @ 5,750 rpm

Max Torque EC 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 Tyres         150/80 R17

Rear Tyres           240/50 R16

Front Suspension             KYB 43 mm upside down forks, 120 mm travel

Rear Suspension               KYB 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            970 mm

Height Without Mirror   1165 mm

Seat Height         750 mm

Wheelbase         1695 mm

Rake      32°

Trail       148 mm

Dry Weight         334 Kg

Tank Capacity    24 L

Constant Speed 56mph 90kph    53.7 MPG

Constant Speed 75mph 120kph 43.1 MPG

 

 

 

 

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