Triumph launched All new Rocket 3 at the price tag of Rs.18 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The launch of the model happened a day after India Bike Week event commenced.
The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 is globally available in two variants - R and GT. As of now, only the Rocket 3 R variant from the lineup will go on sale in India while the GT variant may launch anytime soon. This will be the largest displacement motorcycle to be sold in india.
The new cruiser bike is powered by a 2,500cc, liquid-cooled engine and this is the largest unit to be fitted into a mass-produced motorcycle. The motor produces 167hp at 6,000rpm and 221Nm peak torque at 4,000rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The new Triumph Rocket 3 comes with an all-aluminium frame now with the stress member engine. It also gets round headlamps, teardrop fuel tank, and massive chrome exhausts on the side of the engine keeping it distinct from any other model.
Twin 320mm disc brakes at the front with Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, and a 300mm rear disc with Brembo M4.32 calipers take care of the braking duties. Suspension jobs on the other hand, are taken care of by 47 mm USD front forks from Showa with 120mm travel and a Showa monoshock unit with a piggyback reservoir and remote adjuster with 107 mm travel.
Rocket 3 comes with a larger engine, lighter kerb weight and enhanced technology that includes four riding modes, traction control, cornering ABS, hill-hold control and so on. It also gets a Bluetooth enabled TFT dashboard. The Rocket 3 does not have any competitors to challenge. Ducati Diavel is the only one that stands close with a similar price range of Rs 17.7 lakh (ex-showroom).