Triumph announces prices of new Rocket 3 motorcyclesLast updated on Nov 01, 2019, 11:29 am
Triumph Motorcycles has revealed the prices of its Rocket 3 line-up for the US and UK markets.
The new range is available in two variants: a single-seater Rocket 3 R and a more touring-friendly two-seater Rocket 3 GT.
The motorcycles, which feature a bunch of design and mechanical upgrades, are set to make their global debut at the upcoming EICMA show.
Here's our roundup.
First, let's take a look at the motorcycles
Both the R and GT variants of the Rocket 3 sit on the tubular steel frame and sport a naked street design with dual-LED headlamps, Triumph's latest TFT instrument panel, stepped-up seat, and alloy wheels.
Apart from that, the GT model promises a more touring friendly experience, thanks to the comfortable riding position, adjustable footpegs and backrest for passenger, and a comparatively taller windshield.
Power and performance
Both the Rocket 3 models are powered by a more refined 2,500cc liquid-cooled engine which also happens to be the world's largest production motorcycle engine.
The motor is capable of producing 165bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 221Nm of peak torque - the highest on any production motorcycle yet.
For transmission, it gets a 6-speed manual gearbox and a new torque assist hydraulic clutch.
And, what about the safety features and electronic aids?
The new Rocket 3 line-up comes with Brembo-sourced disc brakes on both wheels, along with cornering ABS and traction control.
The motorcycles also offer several rider-friendly electronic aids like five-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), four riding modes, keyless ignition, and hill hold control as well as cruise control.
Moreover, both models house Showa's telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit on the rear.
Finally, what is the pocket pinch?
As for the pricing, the updated Rocket 3 line-up starts at GBP 19,500 (approximately Rs. 17.89 lakh) for the basic R model and goes upto GBP 20,200 (approximately Rs. 18.53 lakh) for the touring-friendly GT variant.
The motorcycles will be available for purchase in the US and UK markets from December 2019, while they are likely to hit Indian roads sometime in Q1 2020.