Posted 31 July, 2019 at 13:16

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine

Additional Images

Launched in 2004, Triumph’s legendary Rocket III was a pure original with more muscle, presence and torque than any of the competition. Now, the all-new Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT line-up heralds the genesis of a new motorcycle legend.

With the world’s largest production motorcycle engine at 2,500cc, the new Rocket 3s deliver more power, 11% up on the previous generation, and the highest torque of any production motorcycle you can buy with 221Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Combining imposing muscular stance and magnificent style, the highest levels of technology, Triumph’s class-leading handling, all of the Rocket’s world-renowned presence and all-day easy riding capability, the new Rockets are in a class of their own.


  • Two new class-defining Rocket 3s

    • Rocket 3 R - The ultimate muscle roadster, with instantaneous world-leading torque, incredible control, comfort and capability.

    • Rocket 3 GT - Astonishing performance and presence, with sublime comfort,
      laid-back cruiser riding attitude and even more effortless touring capability.

  • The biggest production motorcycle engine in the world 

    • The all-new 2,500cc triple engine delivers incredible acceleration and performance

    • The highest torque of any production motorcycle you can buy with 221 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    • Thrilling power with 167 PS @ 6,000 rpm, 11% up on previous generation
    • Distinctive new hydroformed exhaust headers, delivering a deep growling triple sound

  • Pure muscular presence and magnificent style

    • Dominating new Rocket 3 imposing silhouette, poise and stance

    • Signature design features, including twin LED headlights, innovative sculpted 3-header exhaust run, hidden folding pillion footrests and 20-spoke cast aluminium wheels with imposing 240mm rear tyre

    • Comfortable and interchangeable twin and single seat set-ups

    • Premium finish and detailing
  • Phenomenal handling and commanding ride

    • More than 40kg lighter than its predecessor

    • The highest specification of equipment, including top spec Brembo Stylema®
      Monobloc brakes and adjustable Showa suspension

    • Ride-enhancing technology, including  2nd generation TFT instruments with
      illuminated switch cubes, Optimised Cornering ABS & Traction Control, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable), all-LED lighting, Hill Hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and heated grips as standard on the GT
      (heated grips are accessory fit on the R)

  • 50+ dedicated new Rocket 3 accessories

    • New comprehensive luggage range and all new accessories for enhanced comfort, practicality, style and security

    • New ‘Highway’ inspiration kit, showcasing the extensive range of touring capability 


The new Rocket 3 line-up introduces two amazing all-new model choices. The Rocket 3 R delivers instantaneous world-leading torque, incredible control, comfort and capability, while the Rocket 3 GT is built to go even further, in more comfort, with even more effortless touring capability.


Both new Rocket 3 models are equipped with the all-new 2,500cc triple engine, which offers even higher capacity and performance than its predecessor - for amazing acceleration and
all-day any-gear effortless riding, two-up or on your own.

The new Rocket 3 engine brings an amazing step up in peak power with 167 PS @ 6,000 rpm, which is 11% up on its predecessor. With more power from a low 3,500rpm, and all the way up to a higher red line of 7,000rpm, the new Rocket 3 delivers a staggering level of performance.


With beautifully distinctive details, such as the new signature twin LED headlight, including Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and the sculpted 3-header exhaust run, the new Rocket 3 line-up has an incredibly imposing poise and stance.

In addition, the all-new lightweight multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels enhance the muscular contemporary style, with the Rocket 3 R’s wheels featuring a beautiful blacked-out finish, while the Rocket 3 GT model goes one step further with exposed machining on rim and spokes. Both models are also fitted with Avon Cobra Chrome tyres, developed especially for the new Rocket 3, with an imposing 240mm rear wheel width. The new tyres have exquisite detailing, and both feature a new tread pattern developed for great grip and high mileage durability.

Complementing their unique looks, each Rocket 3 motorcycle comes in a choice of two alternative premium paint schemes

  • Rocket 3 R

    • Korosi Red

    • Phantom Black

  • Rocket 3 GT

    • Silver Ice and Storm Grey with a Korosi Red pinstripe decal

    • Phantom Black


The all-new Rocket 3 R and GT include the highest-ever specification of premium brakes and suspension components, plus state-of-the-art ride-enhancing technology, all designed to deliver phenomenal handling, superior comfort and all-day touring capability.

Highest ever specification of chassis, suspension and brakes

With a weight saving of more than 40kg, the new Rocket 3 R and GT are both more than 13% lighter than the previous generation.

The Rocket 3 line-up features an all-new high-specification mass-optimised aluminium frame with an innovative design that contributes to the new Rocket 3’s overall weight saving and provides an incredible torque-to-weight ratio, over 25% higher than the closest competition.

Furthermore, the new Rocket 3 motorcycles feature a fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension unit with piggyback reservoir (adjustable rebound, compression and preload), and 47mm adjustable Showa front forks (with rebound and compression adjustability) to deliver superior riding comfort and exceptional touring capability and handling.

Topping off the high-specification engineering innovation are the highest specification Brembo Stylema® calipers which are fitted to both new Rocket 3 models. In addition, this new design allows increased airflow around the brake pads which helps the calipers cool quicker for even better performance.

Ride Enhancing Technology

Taking the capability to the highest-ever level, the Rocket 3s feature a class-leading
standard of rider-focused technology, including:

High specification optional accessories

  • Triumph Shift Assist 
  • World’s first integrated GoPro control system
  • Turn-by-turn navigation system
  • My Triumph app
  • Integrated phone and music operation
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)



New comfort accessories include:

New style accessories include:

New security accessories include:


More from (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine

What will the future of business travel look like?
Press Release

What will the future of business travel look like?

22 February 2020
 Rising Chinese star to join 333 Racing Academy confirmed for Marrakesh rookie test
Press Release

Rising Chinese star to join 333 Racing Academy confirmed for Marra...

21 February 2020
More power for the updated Audi A4
Press Release

More power for the updated Audi A4

21 February 2020
Travel Sentiment For European Destinations On The Rise
Press Release

Travel Sentiment For European Destinations On The Rise

21 February 2020