Triumph Motorcycles which has launched the limited edition 2020 Rocket 3 TFC a few months earlier, has now unveiled the production-ready 2020 Rocket 3. You would be surprised to know all the units of special edition 2020 Rocket 3 TFC has been sold out.
The Triumph Bike Rocket 3 will be offered in two versions, the 2020 Rocket 3 R and GT. The former is a street roadster iteration of the motorcycle while the GT will cater the crusier segment. The powertrain and most of the components will be shared units on both the bikes.
As the company claims, the underpinned powertrain of 2,500cc, is the latest and first in use largest motor on any mass-produced motorcycle. The liquid-cooled, in-line, three-cylinder mill is capable of generating the peak power of 167hp at 6,000rpm along with 221Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm. The churned power output from the motor in question is claimed 11 percent more over the last generation model. In the engine displacment range, the new Rocket 3 models will see competition with the Ducati Bike Diavel 1260 which features L-twin motor and uses 129Nm of peak torque.
As claimed by the company, new Triumph Rocket 3 can complete 0-100kmph spirint in just 2.79sec.
Besides being most powerful, the engine weighs 18kg lower than the 2300cc engine used in the previous generation model. The company managed to attain these figures by including a newly designed crank case assembly, lubrication system and balancer shaft. If compares going to be launched Rocket 3 model to its predecessor, the former is 40kg lighter in overal weight. On the weighing scale, the Rocket 3 R tips at 291kg while the Rocket 3 GT weighs 394kg.
The new Rocket 3 models will come packed with a new set of IMU-supported electronics. It would help in controlling the vehicle with such intense power output. Among others, there will be a lean, senstive transaction control, cornering ABS, four riding modes-Rain, Road, Sport and Rider with ease of custom setting.
In terms of looks, the new Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT are like no other models in the Triumph product lineup. If compared with the previous Rocket 3 models, the new ones with more clean and intense design language seem like a proper power cruiser. The components which pulls the attention of onlookers most includes massive powertrain, dual-barrel exhaust setup, twin LED headlamp setup with integrated DRLs, large fuel tank and minimal tails-section. The way engine is placed on the bike seems like the bike is designed and built around the engine.
The instrument cluster on the new Rocket 3 models is shared from the previous generation model. It provides mulitiple screen modes and can be connected to the smarptphones with the use of Bluetooth module accessory available on sale in the market.
The Rocket 3 R is a roadster motorbike with a sportier riding position. The motorcycle gets a flat, single-piece handlebar which offers a slightly relaxed riding position, with the availabilty of forward-set foot pegs, a lower seat positioning at the height of 750mm (773mm on the R model). The GT model on the other hand, comes attributed with a fly-screen, heated grips and a height-adjustable backrest for the pillion.
The alloy wheel setup for the propelling of the motorcycle are same on both the models. While the GT receives chrome accents on its bodywork. Both motorcycles uses massive, specially designed Avon Cobra tyres of measuring 150/80 R17 up front and 240/50 R16 at the rear wheel. All in all, the new Triumph Rocket 3 are stunning apparently.
The new Rocket 3 bikes are based on a new, all-aluminium frame equipping engine in stressed manner. The suspension setup on the bikes consists of 47mm, compression and rebound adjustable, Showa USD forks (120mm travel) up front; and a monoshock at the rear with a Showa piggyback reservoir and remote adjuster (107mm travel) as well.
The braking responsibility on the bikes are taken care by the twin, 320mm discs at the front with superbike-spec Brembo Stylema four-piston monobloc calipers (as appeared on the Ducati Panigale V4) and a 300mm disc at the rear with Brembo M4.32, four-piston calipers.
Moreover, the company is set to offer a long list of accessories for the new Rocket 3 motorcycles. It includes a quickshifter, luggage panniers and auto blipper among others.
The new Triumph Rocket 3 and Rocket 3 GT are set to be displayed at the upcoming 2019 EICMA in November this year. While, their launch in India is somewhere expected during the next year.