2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)

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2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)
2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)

2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)
2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)

2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)
2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)

– 2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)

2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III)

The ultimate power cruiser

The Triumph Rocket III has defined a unique niche in the clone-like performance cruiser market where it sits in a class of its own thanks to its striking looks, stunning performance and incredible specification. At 2294cc it’s the world’s largest capacity production motorcycle. But, despite the impressive capacity of this amazing machine, it was designed first and foremost to be ridden. A good turning circle, seamless fuel injection and a low center of gravity combine to make manoeuvring at low speed surprisingly easy.

Triumph offer an enormous range of genuine accessories for the Rocket III including the new patented adjustable rider backrest.

The Cruiser Range – Performance and looks – no compromise. Triumph cruisers deliver performance with a balance that revels in every sweeping curve. Powered by torquey twin and triple engines that feel and sound like no other. Individual bikes for riders with an individual spirit – covered in chrome and infused with Triumph’s original and authentic styling, they are ready for you to customize with Genuine Triumph Accessories.

 

FEATURES:

Engine
The incredible 2.3 liter, in-line, water cooled, triple cylinder engine means that even two-up the Rocket III accelerates incredibly hard without obvious effort. But despite its size, the engine is incredibly smooth as the balance, input and rear drive shaft contra-rotate against the crankshaft, which makes for minimal torque reaction.

Transmission
Shaft drive is ideally suited to dealing with such a strong production engine and gives the added benefit of being highly durable and virtually maintenance free.

Brakes
The Rocket III’s front brakes – twin four-piston calipers mated with 320mm floating discs – are built to sports bike specification and provide awesome stopping power. The rear brake, developed especially by Brembo, is a single twin piston caliper and 316mm disc.

Fueling
Twin butterfly valves for each throttle body are used to give precise control over the engine and this set-up allows the ECU to vary the mixture flow and ignition map dependent on gear selected and road speed. The torque curve is thus tailored specifically for each gear ratio. And the result is impressive – over 90% of the engine’s prodigious torque output is available at just 2000rpm, giving incredible levels of flexibility and making the five-speed gearbox almost redundant.

Suspension
The Rocket III’s chassis is something quite special and centrers on a large tubular steel twin-spine frame, which houses the motor, while 43mm upside down forks and spring preload adjustable twin rear shocks, built specifically for the Rocket III, add control, composure and supple compliance.

 


SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III):

Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity
2294cc

Bore/Stroke
101.6 x 94.3mm

Compression Ratio
8.7:1

Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Transmission
Final Drive
Shaft

Clutch
Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox
5-speed

Cycle Parts
Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine

Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel

Front Wheel
Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in

Rear Wheel
Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in

Front Tyre
150/80 R 17

Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16

Front Suspension
43mm upside down forks

Rear Suspension
Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload

Front Brakes
Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes
Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Dimensions
Length
98.4in

Width (Handlebars)
38.2in

Height
45.9in

Seat Height
29.1in

Wheelbase
66.7in

Rake/Trail
32 degree/152mm

Weight (Dry)
704lbs

Fuel Tank Capacity
6.3 gal

Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power
140bhp at 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
147ft.lbt at 2,500 rpm

Colours
Claret, Phantom Black

Price
TBD

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS UK – 2008 Triumph Rocket 3 (Rocket III):

Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity
2,294cc

Bore/Stroke
101.6 x 94.3mm

Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, twin butterflies, progressive linkage on primary butterflies

Transmission
Final Drive
Shaft

Clutch
Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox
5-speed


Cycle Parts
Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine

Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)

Front Wheel
Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in

Rear Wheel
Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in

Front Tyre
150/80 R 17

Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16

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

Rear Suspension
Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm wheel travel

Front Brakes
Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4 piston fixed calipers

Rear Brakes
Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2 piston floating caliper

Dimensions
Length
2,500mm (98.4in)

Width (Handlebars)
970mm (38.2in)

Height
1,165mm (45.9in)

Seat Height
740mm (29.1in)

Wheelbase
1,695mm (66.7in)

Rake/Trail
32 degree/152mm

Dry Weight
320kg (704lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity
24 litres (5.3 gal)

Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power
142PS / 140bhp / 104kW @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
200Nm / 147ft.lbf @ 2,500 rpm

Colours
Claret, Phantom Black

Price
£11,999.00 ‘on the road’ retail

Specifications and features are subject to change

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