Triumph announces 2013 versions of Rocket III

Triumph recently announced 2013 versions of the Rocket III in both the Touring and Roadster variants. Both variants have seen significant overhauls.

The most notable change is the removal of electronic restrictions in the first three gears, with the result that the new ECU and fuel injection mapping of the Rocket III’s 2.3 litre three-cylinder engine allows unrestricted performance across the rev range. The engine pumps out 148 PS and 221 Nm torque.

In the Roadster, the chrome look has been changed to a matt black shade for an “aggressive” appearance. Other revisions include a more upright seating position, ABS as standard, and new colours (matt black with twin centre stripes in red or white). The Touring version has the same engine as the Roadster albeit with marginally less torque (203 Nm). Highlights of this version include a rider’s seat with dual density layered foam, a gel passenger seat, a sissy bar with a passenger backrest, chrome engine dresser bars, and. 36-litre panniers are standard. There are new colours for this version too – black with twin gold coach lines, and red and black with a single coach line. Pricing for the 2013 Rocket III is £13,899 for the Touring variant and £12,899 for the Roadster variant, and the bike will be available at UK dealerships from March 2013 onwards.

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