New Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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Cruiser, Petrol
Expected Launch : Mar 2020
₹ 19 Lakh - 20 Lakh
Expected Price

New Triumph Rocket III Roadster Latest Updates

A new version of the 2.3-litre three-cylinder cruiser from Triumph may be launched in 2019, and an updated model may already be in the works. New Rocket likely to get updated engine, new electronics suite. A design sketch of a possible new model of the Triumph Rocket III was briefly flashed on the screen at the dealer conference which was held back in October 2018. 

The 2019 Triumph Rocket is likely to get an updated, Euro-IV-compliant version of the 2,294 cc three-cylinder engine that's made the Rocket III the largest production motorcycle engine in the world. The last generation Rocket made around 148 bhp, so the new 2019 Rocket is expected to get a power boost, as well as more equipment, in terms of electronics. So, expect riding modes, traction control, and maybe even wheelie control. And power output could well surpass the 159 bhp peak output of the Ducati Diavel 1260. The updated bike will get a single-sided swingarm, upside down forks with radial Brembo calipers gripping the twin discs. The round twin headlights from the previous model will likely be retained, but the suspension could see a deviation, with a move from the twin shocks to a monoshock rear. In all likelihood, more details will emerge by the second half of this year, with a possible unveil in this year autumn. So far, there's no concrete information, but the bike in question could be an updated model of the Triumph Rocket III, which was taken off production since it did not meet the latest emission regulations.

Triumph Motorcycles has announced the production-models of the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 in two variants - the Triumph Rocket 3 R, and the Triumph Rocket 3 GT. The R is the roadster variant of the Triumph power cruiser, while the GT is the touring-oriented variant of the new Triumph Rocket 3. The limited edition Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) versions of the Rocket 3 is already sold out, and these two new models will be production-spec, to be available as a 2020 model, and will be launched in India as well, in the first quarter of 2020.

Both variants are powered by a new engine - a 2,458 cc, in-line three-cylinder, DOHC engine which puts out around 165 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a massive 221 Nm of peak torque at just 4,000 rpm. The Rocket 3's engine displaces 164 cc more than the previous generation Rocket III, and has a redline of 7,000 rpm. Major changes to the engine include a new crankcase, balancer shafts, and a dry-sump lubrication system with integrated oil tank. The six-speed transmission is also new, and the hydraulically actuated clutch now has torque-assist for a lighter pull at the lever.

The chassis is also new, with an aluminium frame, as is the swingarm, and it's lighter than the Rocket III. Suspension duties are handled by Showa, with a 47 mm inverted fork with full damping adjustability while the piggyback shock is fully adjustable. High-end Brembo Stylema four-piston Monobloc calipers take care of stopping power on the 320 mm front discs and a Brembo 4.32 four-piston Monobloc caliper on the 300 mm single rear disc. The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R has a dry weight of 291 kg, while the touring-oriented Rocket 3 GT has a dry weight of 294 kg.

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