WITH JUST one thousand of each limited edition worldwide, each with a unique certificate of authenticity, the new Triumph Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black bring extra exclusivity with a new level of meaner, moodier muscle to the Rocket 3 range.

These distinctive editions deliver all the world-leading 2,500cc triple engine performance, high-specification technology and phenomenal handling that has taken the Rocket 3 to the top of its category. With their unique and sophisticated blacked-out style, these limited editions add even more attitude to the ultimate high-performance muscle roadster.

Triumph Rocket 3
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Triumph Rocket 3 R Black

The Rocket 3 R Black comes with an aggressive all-black colour scheme, whilst the Rocket 3 GT Triple Black has a distinctive three-shades paint scheme, and both with premium carbon-fibre mudguard, unique blacked out engine finish, including black painted exhaust headers, black painted heat shields, and crinkle black powder coated intake cover.

Triumph Rocket 3
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Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black

And the black goes on with unique blacked-out detailing, including on both new black painted headlight bezels, fly screen finishers, radiator cowls, seat finishers and rear body finishers; blacked out badging and rear wheel finishers; black anodised components, rear frame forging, brake and clutch levers, yokes, risers and handlebar clamps, RSU rocker, swingarm guard, side stand, rider footrest, brake and gear pedals, yokes, risers, heel guards and pillion footrests and hangers; plus premium black anodised bar-end mirrors (market specific).

TRIUMPH ROCKET 3
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The largest production motorcycle engine in the world boasts an incredible 2,500cc Triumph triple engine, 221Nm at a low 4,000rpm and peak power of 167PS at 6,000rpm.

The phenomenal handling is courtesy of a lightweight aluminium frame with new blacked out rear frame forging; 47mm adjustable Showa forks with new black anodised fork lowers; top spec Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes with floating discs; 18 litre fuel tank for great a touring range; intricate 20 spoke cast wheels; and a tailored pillion and rider seats with adjustable ergonomics.

You are also treatred to optimised cornering ABS and traction control as standard; four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable); TFT display pre-enabled for accessory fit My Triumph connectivity system; LED lighting; Hill hold control and cruise control; keyless ignition and keyless steering lock and USB charging socket as standard; and heated grips (Rocket 3 GT). The riding modes can be easily changed while on the move via illuminated switch cubes. The modes adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit rider preference and riding conditions.

The Rocket 3 R has recently demonstrated its incredible acceleration by setting a staggering new Triumph production motorcycle record of 0-60 mph in just 2.73 seconds. The engine of this limited-edition carries the aggressive and dark style with a black painted finish on the iconic, hydroformed three-header exhaust run, which delivers the most magnificent, rich, triple engine roar. The Rocket 3 R also features a high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox and a ’torque assist’ hydraulic clutch.

As with all Triumphs models, there is a wide range of genuine accessories available for the new limited edition Rocket 3s, through which each rider can tailor their bike to suit their preferences. Among the available genuine accessories, customers can find Triumph Shift Assist, for clutchless up and down gear changes, heated grips (which come as standard on the Rocket 3 GT), and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System for enhanced safety and control. For more touring-oriented needs, a range of luggage is available with an innovative
Triumph patented cast aluminium pannier mounting system, interchangeable seats and handlebars and the Track+ and Protect+ tracking and alarm systems. (market restrictions may apply).

  • UK pricing for the Rocket 3 R Black is £21,000, and for the Rocket 3 GT Triple Black, it is £21,700. Both will be available from mid-April.

SPECIFICATIONS – ROCKET 3 R BLACK AND ROCKET 3 GT TRIPLE BLACK

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ROCKET 3 R BLACK / ROCKET 3 GT TRIPLE BLACK
Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2,458 cc
Bore 110.2mm
Stroke 85.9mm
Compression 10.8:1
Maximum Power 167PS/165bhp (123kW) @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 221Nm (163lb-ft) @ 4,000rpm
Fuel System Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Black 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer
Final Drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6 Speed
CHASSIS ROCKET 3 R BLACK / ROCKET 3 GT TRIPLE BLACK
Frame Full aluminium frame
Swingarm Single sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tyre 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster
Front Brakes Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brakes Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable)

Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS ROCKET 3 R BLACK ROCKET 3 GT TRIPLE BLACK
Length 2365 mm (93.1 in)
Width (Handlebars) 889 mm (35.0 in) 886 mm (34.9 in)
Height Without Mirrors 1065 mm (41.9 in) 1066 mm (42.0 in)
Seat Height 773 mm (30.4 in) 750 mm (29.5 in)
Wheelbase 1677 mm (66.0 in)
Rake 27.9 °
Trail 134.9 mm (5.3 in)
Dry weight 291 kg (642 lb) 294 kg (648 lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 litres (4.76 US gal)
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS ROCKET 3 R BLACK / ROCKET 3 GT TRIPLE BLACK
Fuel Consumption 40.4 mpg (7.0 l/100km)
CO2 Figures 158 g/km
Standard EURO 5

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

SERVICE ROCKET 3 R BLACK / ROCKET 3 GT TRIPLE BLACK
Service interval 10,000 miles (16,000 km) /12 months