Triumph has unveiled a limited edition Rocket 3 R and 3 GT Triple Black

 Triumph has unveiled a limited edition Rocket 3 R and 3 GT Triple Black

A couple of months ago, during the Triumph presentation, someone took a snapshot of the bikes. And the image somehow came out of the presentation area. 

We were able to catch hold of these images. And then we were talking about its Rocket 3 Black and Rocket 3 GT Black editions.

Rocket 3 R 

Rocket 3 GT Triple Black

Homologation document

And we did say in our last article about these two limited edition Rocket 3 variants.

The mystery deepens as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also gave the go-ahead to two new 2021 Rocket 3 variants. 

And they are Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 G.T. Triple Black.

Suppose we go back to the present 2020 Triumph Rocket 3. A big round of applause to the Triumph engineers as they had stacked more power which is 165 hp, and has cut down 39 kgs (88lbs) in the new 2020 Triumph Rocket 3.

However, filing the homologation documents suggests we could see more on Rocket 3 in the coming year”.

Now Triumph Motorcycles has brought the Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 G.T. Triple Black Editions. 

Triumph motorcycles, as we all know, is the largest U.K. owned motorcycle manufacturer in the business. 

Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 G.T. Triple Black Editions

Founded in 1983, the company has created headlines by revealing the limited edition, Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 G.T. Triple Black. 

The bike Portrays an all-black theme with almost no chrome insight. 

As their name suggests, the Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Black also have blacked-out brake and gear levers, mirrors, heel guards, radiator cowls and heat shield.

 Rocket 3 R Black gets a single-tone finish, while the Rocket 3 G.T. wears three different black shades: ‘ Triple Black’. 

There are no mechanical or feature changes for either limited-edition motorcycles than standard Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 G.T. 

These machines operate with the most significant engine for a two-wheeler. 

These machines contain a 2500cc three-cylinder unit that produces the same 167 bhp of power and 221 Nm of torque. 

With advancements in motorcycles increasing drastically, these bikes contain a Bluetooth-enabled TFT screen.

More features ABS, hill hold control, six-axis IMU, cruise control, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable), and keyless ignition. 

The Rocket 3 G.T. also gets heated grips as standard. 

Will it be available in India?

Head of Brand Management of Triumph Motorcycles, Miles Perkins, said: “Since its launch in December 2019, the current-gen Rocket 3 has received a positive response in India as it has sold 130 units.”

With only 1000 bikes manufactured, they will be launched internationally in showrooms in the next couple of months. Hence we can expect a few to be available in India sometime soon. 

Triumph will sell each bike with its unique authenticity certificate.  

The new Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black deliver extra exclusivity, with a new level of meaner, moodier muscle to the Rocket 3 range.

These distinctive editions benefit from the same world-leading 2,500cc triple engine. 

High-specification technology and phenomenal handling have taken the Rocket 3 to the top of its category. 

With their unique and sophisticated blacked-out style, these limited-editions bring a new attitude to the ultimate high-performance muscle roadster.

Video of Rocket 3 R Black

Video of Rocket 3 R GT Triple Black

 

Price

Rocket 3 Black costs £21,000.00 while Rocket 3 GT Triple Black costs £21,700.00 in the UK. When converted, the Triumph Rocket 3 GT price in India would be around Rs 22 Lakh.

Both these limited editions have more or less the same specs.

Specs

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2458 cc
Bore 110.2 mm
Stroke 85.9 mm
Compression 10.8:1
Max Power EC 167PS /165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm
Max Torque EC 221Nm @ 4,000rpm
System Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Exhaust 3-into-1 headers with three exit silencer / CAT box
Final Drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
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. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm rear-wheel travel.
Front Brakes Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc callipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brakes Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Instrument Display and Functions TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, a 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 & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 889 mm
Height Without Mirror 1065 mm
Seat Height 773 mm
Wheelbase 1677 mm
Rake 27.9 º
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight 291 kg
Tank Capacity 18 L
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 6.82 l/100km (41.45 MPG)
CO2 Figures

EURO 5 Standard: 158g/km

 

 

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