The popular British brand’s marquee motorcycle is back with a more powerful engine and a weight reduction of a whopping 40 kg. The new Triumph Rocket 3 was revealed in Goa on 5 th December and launched during IBW.( To know more about IBW and what to expect..) It comes with an all new aluminium frame and more muscular design. The Triumph Rocket 3 now comes with a 2.3-litre three-cylinder , 2,500-cc, water-cooled engine producing 164 hp.
The new Triumph Rocket 3 is available in two variants internationally – the Rocket 3 GT and the Rocket 3 R – each with its own personality . The GT is more comfort-oriented, with a lower seat and an adjustable back rest, along with a slightly taller windscreen and a more touring-friendly riding position. On the other hand the Rocket 3 R has a sportier handlebar and riding position with black alloy wheels and the company claims it performs slightly better than the GT variant. Triumph has only showcased its Rocket 3 R in India.
The brand claims that this new engine is the world’s largest production motorcycle engine.
The new Triumph Rocket 3 comes with an all-digital console and various riding modes such as road, rain, sport, and a rider-configurable mode. These modes adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit rider preferences and road conditions. The bike also comes with cruise control for those long-haul rides. The company has its own app which links your phone and bike and offers navigation options, bike information, hotels near your location and several other details regarding the bike.
The Rocket 3 has come with a price tag of Rs 18 lakh.