2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

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2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)
2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)
2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)
2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)
2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

– 2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic)

The Rocket III Classic exudes effortless, laid back cruiser style.

Pulled back bars, footboards, large dual seat combined with classic styled reverse cone silencers and a two tone paint scheme could give the impression that it’s a little less purposeful than the standard Rocket III.

Don’t be fooled.

The Rocket III Classic has all the performance, handling and usability that make every Rocket III so special.

Same engine, same torque, same awe inspiring performance, same effortless handling, same high spec sports bike derived brakes – all delivered with its own classic cruiser style.


Features & Benefits

Engine
The incredible 2.3 litre, in-line, water cooled, triple cylinder engine means that even two-up the Rocket III accelerates incredibly hard without obvious effort.

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.


Fuelling
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 centres 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.

 

 

 

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic) – USA Specifications
MSRP $16,199 CDN

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
Front 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°°/148mm
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.lbf at 2,500 rpm

Colours

 

Cherry Red/New England White, Pacific Blue/Aluminum

Price

 
$16,199

 

 

2009 Triumph Rocket 3 Classic (Rocket III Classic) – Canada Specifications
MSRP C$17,699

Engine
Type
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity
2,294cc
Bore/Stroke
101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio
8.7:1
Fuel System
Multipoint sequential electonic 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°/152mm
Weight (Dry)
320kg (704lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity
24 litres (5.3 gal)
Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power
142PS / 140bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
200Nm / 147ft.lbf @ 2,500 rpm

Colours

Pacific Blue/Aluminium Silver, Cherry Red/New England White

Price

$17,699

 

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