Triumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

Triumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

Triumph has announced that the production-version Rocket 3 will come in two more models, the basic “R” roadster and the GT with touring capability.

These will follow the limited-edition Rocket 3 TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) which arrives in late November.

Last month the company revealed the TFC’s tech specs that proclaimed the Rocket is still the world’s torque monster.

2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC

Triumph Motorcycles Australia has not yet released pricing, but expect to pay much more than the current Rocket III ($23,990). Only 750 numbered models of the TFC will be made worldwide and Australia gets 25.

Spokesman Dale McBride says we can expect the production Rocket 3 R and GT to arrive late this year.

“The TFC Rocket 3s, like the latest Daytona Moto2 765 special edition, sold within an hour of release with about 30 Rocket TFCs coming to Australia,” he says.

Rocket 3 outputTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

The 2.3-litre Triumph Rocket III has now become the 2.5-litre Rocket 3 with the biggest capacity and most torque of any production bike in the world.

Currently the Rocket III has the biggest capacity engine of any production motorcycle with a 2294cc triple, delivering 221Nm of torque and 109kW of power.

The Rocket 3 TFC has 134kW of power and 225Nm of torque, while the base R and GT models will have slightly less output at 221Nm of torque at 4000rpm and 124kW of power at 6000rpm.

New Rocket 3 models come with a single-sided swingarm, chunky forks, resigned cowl, new exhaust, beefier Brembo brakes and a contoured rider’s seat.

Rocket 3 R will be available in a choice of Korosi Red and Phantom Black while the GT arrives in Silver Ice and Storm Grey with a Korosi Red pinstripe decal, or Phantom Black.

Lower weightTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

Triumph claims the new Rocket 3 will be more than 40kg lighter, which is 13% lighter less than Rocket III thanks largely to its aluminium frame.

It comes with a fully adjustable Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir and 47mm adjustable Showa front forks with rebound and compression adjustability.

Brakes are top-shelf Brembo Stylema calipers with increased airflow around the brake pads to help the calipers cool quicker.

There is also a claimed world-first integrated GoPro control system that enables GoPro camera operation via an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module.

The connection and control is displayed on the TFT instruments, enabling intuitive video and photo operation via the switchgear.

Rider aidsTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

The new models also come with a suite of hi-tech rider aids:

  • 2nd generation TFT instruments that can be personalised, allowing the rider to update the start-up screen message with their name;
  • Cornering ABS;
  • Cornering Traction Control;
  • Inertial Measurement Unit developed in partnership with Continental that takes constant measurements of roll, pitch, yaw, lean angle and acceleration rates;
  • 4 riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable that adjust throttle response and traction control, adjustable on the move;
  • All-LED lighting with Daytime Running Lights;
  • Hill Hold Control;
  • Cruise Control;
  • Keyless ignition and steering Lock;
  • Heated grips standard on the Rocket 3 GT and an accessory on the R;
  • USB charging under the seat;
  • Triumph Shift Assist for ‘up and down’ gear changes without  the clutch;
  • Turn-by-turn navigation system powered by Google;
  • My Triumph app for iOS and Android that delivers the navigation function;
  • Integrated phone and music operation; and
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

AccessoriesTriumph Rocket 3 comes in two more models

The new Rocket 3 R and GT can be personalised with more than 50 Triumph accessories.

Rocket 3 luggage range:

  • Innovative Triumph patented cast aluminium pannier ‘retractable & ‘lockable’ mounting system
  • 20L sports panniers
  • 12L magnetic tank bag
  • Innovative Triumph patented 9L quick-release tail pack

Comfort accessories include:

  • Roadster and touring handlebars
  • Touring and sport seat
  • Rider seat pad
  • Comfort pillion seat
  • Passenger backrest and pads with billet machined plate
  • Passenger backrest rack
  • Forward and mid foot controls
  • Knee pads

Style accessories include:

  • Sport screen
  • LED indicators (*in applicable markets) New security accessories include:
  • Track+ Thatcham approved tracker with 24/7 monitoring by UK-based secure call-centre
  • Protect+ Thatcham approved alarm system
  • U-lock
  • Disc lock
  • Alarm disc lock
  • Chain and lock
  • Secure ground anchor

Highway inspiration kit

A selection of luggage and touring focused accessories can be fitted to the R and GT:

  • Luggage rack
  • Sports panniers
  • Pannier mount kit
  • Triumph Shift Assist
  • Triumph TFT Connectivity System
NEW ROCKET 3 R NEW ROCKET 3 GT
Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2,458cc
Bore/Stroke 110.2 mm x 85.9 mm
Maximum Power 167PS /165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 221Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel system Ride-by-wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box
Final drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Hydraulic, torque-assist
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Full aluminium frame
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) –
Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tyre 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm rear wheel travel.
Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Seat Height 773mm 750mm
Rake 27.9
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight 291 kg 294 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 L
Fuel Consumption TBC
CO2 Emissions TBC
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC torque monster
2019 Triumph Rocket 3 TFC

NEW ROCKET 3 TFC torque monster

Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2458cc
Bore/Stroke 110.2 mm x 85.9 mm
Maximum Power Over 170PS
Maximum Torque Over 221Nm
Fuel system Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless 3 into 1 headers with 3 exit Arrow branded silencer / CAT box
Final drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Hydraulic, slip-assist
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Full aluminium frame
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) – Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added
with accessory fitted Bluetooth module
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.6in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tyre 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa ø47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adj., 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm travel
Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Seat Height 773 mm
Rake 27.9º
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight TBC
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 L
NEW THRUXTON TFC
Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 mm x 80.0 mm
Maximum Power 109PS @ 8,000rpm
Maximum Torque 115Nm @ 4,850rpm
Fuel system Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system, twin Vance and Hines titanium silencers with carbon fibre end caps
Final drive O-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Tubular steel, aluminium cradle rails
Instruments LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer and analogue tachometer, TFC specific dial faces
Swingarm Twin-sided, aluminium, clear anodized
Front Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 3.5in, black anodized rim
Rear Wheel 32-spoke 17 x 5in, black anodized rim
Front Tyre Metzeler RaceTec RR, 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre Metzeler RaceTec RR,  160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension Öhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggy back reservoir, billet aluminium adjusters, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Brembo twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Seat Height 815 mm
Rake 22.7º
Trail 92.8 mm
Dry Weight 198 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 L
Fuel Consumption 5.2 l/100km
CO2 Emissions EURO 4 Standard: 119 g/km

**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real riding results.

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