The Big Bike is here, Triumph Rocket III is Back as a Triumph Factory Custom motorcycle
The Big Bike Triumph Rocket III was launched in 2004 and at that time, it was known for the raw torque and muscle it possessed. Now we have all new Triumph Factory Custom Rocket III with the biggest 2500cc three-cylinder engine. Previous gen Rocket III had 2300cc and now a little bump in the capacity has made is even more intimidating.
2019 Triumph Rocket III will redefine the whole class of power cruisers with heartbeat-skipping muscular looks, jaw-dropping specifications as well as dominating technology. That said, the new 2019 Rocket III TFC is nothing short of an ultimate production motorcycle ever made.
The British company says that TFC Rocket III will have a limited production run of 750 units only. All these bikes will have a unique number and badging. There will also be a special handover package for all the 750 customers.
Its been three paragraphs, and you probably waiting to know how much horsepower it makes. See, the design is what you have already seen in the images. It is menacing and minimal bodywork. The two LED headlights, that big fat engine, seats, and tyres. Not to forget those triple short exhaust pipes. You’ll nothing find more. New Rocket has lost around 40 Kg in this iteration.
Powering this supreme motorcycle is a massive 2500cc, liquid-cooled, in-line triple cylinder, longitudinally mounted engine. The powerplant pumps out more than 170 horses and over 221 Newton meters of metal twisting torque. Mind you, that much torque is developed by Toyota Camry with a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder petrol engine. This makes it the largest production motorcycle engine in the world.
A 6-speed unit transfers all those angry horses to the 16-inch rear tyre which is slapped with fat 240/50 section tyre. At the front end is a 150/80 section tyre slapped on a 17-inch wheel. There is a single-sided swingarm which exposes the rear wheel which is made possible by those short exhaust mufflers.
Fueling is done by an electronic fuel injection system and is controlled by Ride-by-Wire technology. There is a hydraulic clutch with slip-assist. And there is no chain drive, this one has a drive shaft and bevel gear arrangement for power transfer.
Okay, all these were about moving the bike forward. This 327 kg bike once started moving needs braking power from a higher dimension. So here we get two 320 mm discs with Brembo M4.30 Stylema four-piston radially mounted monobloc calipers up front. At the rear, we have a large 300 mm disc with Brembo M4.32 four-piston monobloc caliper. All this is useless if you cannot control the braking part, so Triumph has added cornering ABS into the package.
Suspension duties are taken care of by 47 mm USD forks by Showa with 120 mm travel at the front end. The rear has a Showa made fully adjustable monoshock with 107 mm travel. The seat height is low at 773 mm and nearly everyone can have their feet planted comfortably on the ground.
There a whole new level of electronic aids available for the rider. This include Triumph shift assist, Hill Hold Control (this tech comes in high-end automatic cars). As the name suggests these rider aids are helpful in seamless gearshifts and total control over the bike while climbing a hill.
The new TFC version has additional features like keyless ignition, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and a USB charging socket. in addition to these, there is ABS, cornering ABS, Tractional control system as well as four riding modes – Road, Rian, Sport, Rider.
Instrument Console is a new fully digital unit which actually looks out of place for this one. This big bike needed more than just a single pod digital screen for its instrumentation. There are two different layouts for the TFT display. A plethora of information is provided to the rider via this small console. The rider can also personalize their start-up screen.
I must include this, there is an option to include Bluetooth module to keep your smartphone connected all the time. Turn-by-turn navigation is made easily accessible.
The new big bike Rocket III is one of its kind. No other motorcycle in the segment can match the styling, presence, power, and performance. All this amounts to a motorcycle which has the world’s biggest production engine and I don’t think any bike will come near to this anytime soon.
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