2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
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– 2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic
New Model for 2006
Rolling up alongside the Rocket III in 2006 is the new Rocket III Classic.
While the original model has won the hearts of the power-cruiser crowd the Rocket III Classic is aimed squarely at those who favour a more relaxed approach to riding.
Firmly focused on rider and pillion comfort, the Rocket III Classic comes with rider footboards, pull-back bars and a comfy stitched touring seat as standard. All subtle but significant touches that add to the bike’s already impressive long haul abilities.
The incredible levels of flexibility offered by the Rocket’s 2.3 litres, 147ft.lbf engine make for effortless riding whether two-up, fully-loaded with luggage, or solo. The sophisticated fuel-injection feeds in power seamlessly, with controlled acceleration on tap at the twist of a throttle, while maintenance-free shaft drive delivers forward motion to the rear rubber.
Good lock-to-lock movement, an incredibly light clutch and a low centre of gravity make low speed manoeuvring extremely easy, while the steering geometry and overall length give a securely planted feel. 43mm upside down forks and twin rear shocks; twin disc front brakes with four-piston calipers and single disc rear and generous ground clearance complete the package, giving added composure and supple compliance.
Two luxurious, two-tone paint schemes, coachlined by hand; a deep-chromed cam cover that contrasts handsomely with the black-finished engine and cone silencer end finishers add the final touches to what is already a distinctive and uniquely styled machine.
Jet Black with Sunset Red infill and Gold coachline
Cherry Red with New England White and Gold coachline
Leather Panniers Fog Lights
Pannier Dresser Rails Heated Grips
Pannier Embellisher Side Oil Temperature Gauge
Pannier Embellisher Top Clock
Leather Tank Cover Fuel Gauge
Pannier Inner Bags Chrome Top Yoke
Accessory Silencers (for off road use only) Engine Dresser Bars
Silencer End Caps Rear Engine Dresser Bars
Fly Screen Chrome Frame Covers
Roadster Screen Chrome Oil Tank
Summer Screen Chrome Front Master Cylinder Cover
Lower Air Deflectors Chrome Side Panels
Tank Pad Oil Tank Embellisher
Tall Sissy Bar & Luggage Rack Cam Chain Tensioner Finisher
Short Sissy Bar & Luggage Rack Engine Bolt Head Finishers
Sissy Bar Back Rests Chrome Axle Nut Covers
Roadster Gel Seat – Dual Chrome Engine Inspection Cover
Touring Gel Seat – Dual Chrome Water Pump Cover
Touring Gel Seat – Rider Colour Coordinated Radiator End Caps
Touring Gel Seat – Pillion Knee Pads
Low Rider Seat Alarm/Immobiliser
Custom Paint – Tribal All Weather Bike Cover
Custom Paint – Flames
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Wheels Front Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Tyres Front 150/80 R 17
Rear 240/50 R 16
Suspension Front 43mm upside down forks
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2500mm (98.4in)
Width (Handlebars) 970mm (38.2in)
Height 1165mm (45.9in)
Seat Height 740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase 1695mm (66.7in)
Weight (Dry) 320kg (704lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 24 litres (6.3 gal US)
Maximum Power 142PS (140bhp) at 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 200Nm (147ft.lbf) at 2,500 rpm
PERFORMANCE MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020