Nearly two decades have passed since Triumph first introduced the Rocket 3, which serves as the brand’s flagship cruiser. The machine, which was formerly known as the Rocket III, received significant updates from Triumph Motorcycles in 2019, and it will continue to be an essential component of the 2022 Triumph Motorcycle lineup. The machine formerly went by the name of the Rocket III. The Rocket 3 is available in two distinct iterations, which are denoted by their respective names—the Rocket 3 R and the Rocket 3 GT. The first alternative is designed to be used on public roads, while the second provides additional options that are better suited for highway travel.
2022 Triumph Rocket 3, Price, Specs, Engine, Power, Torque, Seat Height
The British manufacturer has put their full effort into the creation of the Rocket 3, which they are currently working on. The engine that powers this motorcycle is the one with the highest capacity that has ever been installed on a production motorcycle. It is an inline triple configuration. There is more than enough power provided by the 2,458-cc engine, which generates 165 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque, to shred tyres. This is adequate to propel the 641.5-pound Rocket 3 R to an acceleration of 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour) in just 2.79 seconds. That is the domain of superbikes, and if the rider is skilled enough, the Rocket 3 can run rings around many litre-class Supersports in a straight line race.
Both iterations come equipped with a Showa monoshock that can be altered in every possible way, in addition to a 47mm USD fork that allows the compression and rebound settings to be customised independently. The bike comes standard with cornering ABS and top-of-the-line Brembo Stylema callipers to take care of the front brakes, which are also standardly equipped with the bike. Other features include a TFT display that allows you to check important rider and motorcycle information as well as toggle between four rider modes (Rain, Road, Sport, and a Rider-configurable mode).
- Price: $23,400 USD / $27,500 CAD
- Key Features:
- Largest engine on a production motorcycle
- 165 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque
- 0-62mph in 2.79 seconds
- Engine: 2,458cc inline-triple
- Power: 164 hp
- Torque: 163 lb-ft
- Dry Weight: 641.5 lbs (291kg) / 648.2 lbs (294kg)
- Seat Height: 30.4 inches (773mm) / 29.5 inches (750mm)
Even the most superficial inspection of the motorcycle reveals that it was conceived from the beginning with the intention of being used for long-distance touring as well as cruising. The Rocket 3 R has a riding triangle that is more sporty, and it has a handlebar that is flatter than on the standard model. On the other hand, the Rocket 3 GT comes standard with a pillion backrest that can be adjusted for height, a flyscreen, heated grips, and adjustable footpegs. Other standard features include heated grips and adjustable footpegs. In addition, Triumph provides over fifty distinct aftermarket parts and accessories that can be added to the Rocket 3 GT in order to improve its touring capabilities. These parts and accessories can be purchased separately.
A limited-edition model of the Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT motorcycles was introduced by the British manufacturer in 2022 and given the names 221 Edition Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. The bikes are mechanically identical to their standard offerings, but they feature some styling tweaks to celebrate the power-peak cruiser’s torque output, which is 221 Newton metres. The bikes are also available in a limited edition (Nm). As part of these cosmetic adjustments, the fender brackets, headlight bowl, windscreen, and side panels have all been blacked out. Additionally, the knee pads, windscreen, and side panels have also been blacked out. The colour scheme has been given the name “Red Hopper.”