Triumph Rocket III Roadster Review
Triumph Rocket also known as the Strongest Bike on the planet due to its heavy capacity powertrain and mass. Apart from its massive engine, the bike is also fitted with latest generation technology to match the other bikes of the current generation. Few days back the brand has also come up with the limited edition of Triumph Rocket X, which has special paint job and majestic graphical changes.
The bike looks monstrous in terms of body language. Talking about the front fascia, it is fitted with two circular headlamps, there is a use of chrome over the front fender in order to make this beast look beautiful. The manufacturer has also used ample amount of chrome over the rear view mirror, handle, instrumental cluster, headlight case, exhaust pipe, and on the some portion of the engine along with some work on the body panels. The middle portion of the bike is fitted with bulky fuel tank providing the rider perfect riding position. To enhance the comfort level, there is a cushioned seat, which is on appropriate position. The heavy bold looking exhaust pipe providing the bike incredible look and the rear part of the bike appears to be more fancy than the front and the side. Overall this beast measures 2500 mm in length X 970 mm X 1165 mm (L X W X H) and has a wheelbase of 1695 mm.
Engine, Economy & Performance:
Triumph's Rocket III consist of a huge capacity engine of 2294cc with a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, in-line three cylinder, which is capable of generating 145.5 hp at 5750 rpm and peak torque of 221 Nm at 2750 rpm. The powermill is matched with a six-speed gearbox providing the easy gear shifts to the rider. This beast can hit the top speed of 219 kmph and offers the fuel economy of 15.6 kmpl.
For precise handling the bike is fitted with a tyre size of 150/80 R17 at the front and 240/50 R16 at the rear. The brand is offering this bike with a tubeless tyre that provide road hugging feeling to the rider.To further enhance the handling of the bike, it comes fitted with a strong suspension configuration that contains Kayaba upside down fork at the front and Kayaba black spring twin shocks with five-position adjustable pre-load at the rear portion.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
To keep control over this beast, it consists of twin 320 mm disc brake with Nissin four-piston calliper at the front portion and 316 mm disc brake with Brembo twin calliper at the rear portion. The braking capability is further enhanced by the ABS (anti-lock braking system), which does not let the bike get skid even at the time of harsh braking.
This is the high end and high capacity motorcycle, which is not easy to handle and not easy to afford. After having this weight, it offers super acceleration with capable braking and safety system.