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2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

– 2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

The ultimate in big capacity thrills.

The world’s ultimate motorcycle Roadster moves out of pure cruiser territory and transcends into that of the ultimate muscle streetfighter with the new Rocket III Roadster.

Coming in two mean and moody black colour options, metallic Phantom Black or an aggressive Matt Black alternative, the Rocket III Roadster is powered by an uprated version of Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder 2,297cc powerplant. Maximum power has increased over the outgoing Rocket III, with torque up by 15% to a mighty 224Nm.

Triumph’s sophisticated anti-lock braking system is fitted as standard to the Rocket III Roadster, the first time that an ABS system has been specified to the Rocket III platform.

New ergonomics give the Rocket III Roadster a completely different riding experience from its predecessors while new rear suspension units have been designed to offer a more comfortable and controlled ride than the previous Rocket III, while the main components take on a blacked out appearance to reinforce the Rocket III’s ‘bad boy’ image. Many components have been taken back to black, including the forks, yokes and rear springs. New silencers, one on each side, are the final touches. These have been designed to release more power and torque and optimise the aural experience of the Triumph Rocket III Roadster.


Higher spec for the world’s largest capacity motorcycle

Legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is introducing the baddest version yet of its 2.3 litre Rocket III, the Rocket III Roadster.

The Rocket III Roadster moves out of cruiser territory and transcends into that of the ultimate muscle streetfighter. With all the power and ability of the standard model and the biggest torque figure of any production motorcycle.

Coming in two black colour options, metallic Phantom Black and Matt Black, the Rocket III Roadster is powered by an uprated version of Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder 2,294cc powerplant. Maximum power has increased with torque up 15% to a mighty 224Nm.

Triumph’s sophisticated anti-lock braking system is fitted as standard to the Rocket III Roadster, the first time that an ABS system has been specified to the Rocket III platform, and the bike has received a long list of ergonomic and quality improvements over the previous Rocket III.

The new ergonomics give the Rocket III Roadster a completely different riding experience from its predecessors. The new footrests are further back, lower down and more inboard than on the Rocket III, creating a comfortable riding position which non-cruiser riders will feel at home with. The plush new seat sits the rider higher and further forward than before, giving a comfortable and natural leg position while reducing the reach to the handlebars. The result is a motorcycle that is easier to steer through corners than any other Rocket III variant.

New rear suspension units have been designed to offer a more comfortable and controlled ride than the previous Rocket III, while the main components take on a blacked out appearance to reinforce the Rocket III’s ‘bad boy’ image. Many components have been taken back to black, including the forks, yokes, radiator shroud and rear springs. New silencers, one on each side, are the final touches. These have been designed to release more power and torque and optimise the aural experience while creating a more balanced appearance than on the previous Rocket III and Rocket III Classic.

The Triumph Rocket III Roadster has been competitively priced at £10,949 making Rocket III ownership more affordable than ever, and will be available at official Triumph dealerships from early 2010. The long-haul Rocket III Touring continues alongside the Rocket III Roadster, priced at £12,999 OTR.

 

 

Features and Benefits

Engine

The Rocket III Roadster features the most powerful version yet of the incomparable 2.3 litre, in-line, water cooled, triple. With 146bhp at 5750rpm, the Rocket III Roadster is the most powerful model in Triumph’s range – but it’s the massive torque that really separates the Rocket III Roadster from the rest. With 194Nm, more than any other motorcycle on the market, the Rocket III Roadster accelerates unlike nothing else. 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.


Brakes

The Rocket III Roadster features a sophisticated anti-lock braking system that makes 100 calculations each second to ensure the rider retains full control under extreme braking. Up front, the twin four-piston calipers are mated to 320mm floating discs to deliver the sort of stopping power you’d expect from a high-performance bike. The rear brake, developed especially by Brembo, is a single twin piston caliper and 316mm disc.


Suspension

Menacingly blacked out 43mm upside down forks offer precise steering while all-new twin shock absorbers at the rear provide a comfortable and composed ride one-up or two. Combined with the mid-mounted controls and revised ergonomics, the Rocket III Roadster offers the sportiest ride of any motorcycle to proudly display the Rocket III badge.


Black Finishes

Two menacing black finishes make the Roadster the meanest looking Rocket III yet. The motorcycle is available in sparkling Phantom Black or a minimalist Matt Black option, with the stripped down, ready for action look enhanced with some equally shadowy components. From the Roadster’s 2.3 litre heart to the 43mm forks up front, the blacked out components of the Rocket III Roadster ooze classic streetfighter aggression.


Chassis

In sparkling Phantom Black or menacing Matt, the Rocket III Roadster oozes menace and quality in equal dozes. The chassis is a tubular steel twin-spine design using the engine as a stressed member for maximum stiffness and control. New ergonomics place the rider in an ideal position to push the bike effortlessly into corners, while the blacked out components perfectly match the aggressive streetfighter styling and ensure the Roadster looks as good as it goes.

 

 

 

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – USA Specifications
MSRP: Please contact your local Triumph dealer

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 with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies

 

Transmission

Final Drive
Shaft

Clutch
Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox
5-speed constant mesh

 

Cycle Parts

Frame
Tubular steel, twin spine

Swingarm
Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)

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

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

Front Tyre
150/80 R17

Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16

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

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

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

Rear Brakes
Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system

 

Dimensions

Length
98.3 in

Width (Handlebars)
38.2 in

Height
45.8 in

Seat Height
29.5 in

Wheelbase
66.7 in

Rake/Trail
32 degree / 148 mm

Wet weight
807 lbs

Fuel Tank Capacity
6.3 gals

 

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power EC
146bhp @ 5,750 rpm

Maximum Torque EC
163 ft.lbs @ 2,750 rpm

 

Colours
Phantom Black, Matte Black

 


 

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – Canada Specifications
MSRP: Please contact your local Triumph dealer

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 with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies

 

Transmission

Final Drive
Shaft
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
5-speed constant mesh
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 R17
Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16
Front Suspension
Kayaba 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Kayaba black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm wheel travel
Front Brakes
Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, Nissin ABS system
Rear Brakes
Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system


Dimensions

Length
2500 mm (98.3 in)
Width (Handlebars)
970 mm (38.2 in)
Height
1165 mm (45.8 in)
Seat Height
750 mm (29.5 in)
Wheelbase
1695 mm (66.7 in)
Rake/Trail
32 degree / 148 mm
Wet weight
367 kg (807 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity
24 litres (6.3 gals)

 

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power EC
148PS / 146bhp / 109kW @ 5750 rpm
Maximum Torque EC
221Nm / 163 ft.lbs @ 2750 rpm

 

Colours
Phantom Black, Matt Black



 

 

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster – UK Specifications
MSRP £10,949 OTR

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 with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies

 

Transmission

Final Drive
Shaft
Clutch
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
5-speed constant mesh

 

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 R17
Rear Tyre
240/50 R 16
Front Suspension
Kayaba 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension
Kayaba black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm wheel travel
Front Brakes
Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, Nissin ABS system
Rear Brakes
Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system


Dimensions

Length
2500 mm (98.3 in)
Width (Handlebars)
970 mm (38.2 in)
Height
1165 mm (45.8 in)
Seat Height
750 mm (29.5 in)
Wheelbase
1695 mm (66.7 in)
Rake/Trail
32 degree / 148 mm
Wet weight
367 kg (807 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity
24 litres (6.3 gals)

 

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

Maximum Power EC
148PS / 146bhp / 109kW @ 5750 rpm
Maximum Torque EC
221Nm / 163 ft.lbs @ 2750 rpm

 

Colours

Phantom Black, Matt Black

 

 

 


 

 

2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Press/Media Releases:

Introducing the new Rocket III Roadster
Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The new Triumph Rocket III Roadster is the ultimate muscle streetfighter. With all the power and ability of the standard model and the biggest torque figure of any production motorcycle.

Coming in two black colour options, metallic Phantom Black and Matt Black, the Rocket III Roadster is powered by an uprated version of Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder 2,294cc powerplant. Maximum power has increased with torque up 15% to a mighty 224Nm.

Triumph’s sophisticated anti-lock braking system is fitted as standard to the Rocket III Roadster and the bike has received a long list of ergonomic and quality improvements over the previous Rocket III.

The new ergonomics give the Rocket III Roadster a completely different riding experience from its predecessors. The new footrests are further back, lower down and more inboard than on the Rocket III, creating a comfortable riding position which non-cruiser riders will feel at home with. The plush new seat sits the rider higher and further forward than before, giving a comfortable and natural leg position while reducing the reach to the handlebars. The result is a motorcycle that is easier to steer through corners than any other Rocket III variant.

New rear suspension units have been designed to offer a comfortable ride, while the main components take on a blacked out appearance for that ‘bad boy’ image. Many components have been taken back to black, including the forks, yokes, radiator shroud and rear springs. New silencers, one on each side, are the final touches. These have been designed to release more power and torque and optimise the aural experience.

The Triumph Rocket III Roadster has been competitively priced at £10,949 making Rocket III ownership more affordable than ever, and will be available at official Triumph dealerships from early 2010. The long-haul Rocket III Touring continues alongside the Rocket III Roadster, priced at £12,999 OTR.

 

 

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Triumph introduce 2010 Rocket III Roadster
Higher spec for the world’s largest capacity motorcycle

Legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is introducing the baddest version yet of its 2.3 litre Rocket III, the Rocket III Roadster.

The Rocket III Roadster moves out of cruiser territory and transcends into that of the ultimate muscle streetfighter, bringing with it the biggest torque figures found on any production motorcycle.

Coming in two mean and moody black colour options, metallic Phantom Black or an aggressive Matt Black alternative, the Rocket III Roadster is powered by an uprated version of Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder 2,294cc powerplant. Maximum power has increased over the outgoing Rocket III, with torque up 15% to a mighty 224Nm.

Triumph’s sophisticated anti-lock braking system is fitted as standard to the Rocket III Roadster, the first time that an ABS system has been specified to the Rocket III platform, and the bike has received a long list of ergonomic and quality improvements over the previous Rocket III.

The new ergonomics give the Rocket III Roadster a completely different riding experience from its predecessors. The new footrests are further back, lower down and more inboard than on the Rocket III, creating a comfortable riding position which non-cruiser riders will feel at home with. The plush new seat sits the rider higher and further forward than before, giving a comfortable and natural leg position while reducing the reach to the handlebars. The result is a motorcycle that is easier to steer through corners than any other Rocket III variant.

New rear suspension units have been designed to offer a more comfortable and controlled ride than the previous Rocket III, while the main components take on a blacked out appearance to reinforce the Rocket III’s ‘bad boy’ image. Many components have been taken back to black, including the forks, yokes, radiator shroud and rear springs. New silencers, one on each side, are the final touches. These have been designed to release more power and torque and optimise the aural experience while creating a more balanced appearance than on the previous Rocket III and Rocket III Classic.

Pricing is yet to be confirmed, but the Roadster will be available from official Triumph dealerships from February 2010. The long-haul Rocket III Touring continues alongside the Rocket III Roadster, priced at $25990 AUS


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