2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster | Preview

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Biggest Torque Motorcycle

Legendary British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph is introducing the most powerful version yet of its 2.3 litre Rocket III, the Rocket III Roadster. For 2010 the Triumph Rocket III Roadster, the world’s largest capacity motorcycle, gets higher spec and lower price tag. As well, the Rocket III Roadster moves out of pure cruiser territory and sneeks into the ultimate muscle streetfighter category, bringing the biggest torque found on any production motorcycle.

Coming in two mean and moody black colour options, metallic Phantom Black or an aggressive Matt Black alternative, the Triumph Rocket III Roadster is powered by an updated version of Triumph’s iconic three-cylinder 2,294cc powerplant. Maximum power has increased over the outgoing Rocket III, with torque up 15%, to a mighty 221Nm. Triumph’s sophisticated anti-lock braking system is fitted as standard to the Rocket III Roadster, which is the first time that an ABS system has been specified to the Rocket III platform. The bike has received extensive ergonomic and quality improvements over the previous model.

New ergonomics provide the Triumph Rocket III Roadster with a completely different riding experience from its predecessors. The footrests are now further back, lower down and more inboard, creating a more comfortable riding position, which non-cruiser riders will feel at home with.

The plush new seat positions the rider higher and further forward than before, giving a relaxed and natural leg position while reducing the reach to the handlebars. The result is a Triumph Rocket that is easier to steer through corners than previous incarnations.

New rear suspension units have been designed to offer a more controlled ride than before, while the main components are blacked out to reinforce the Triumph Rocket III’s aggressive image. All modifications have been designed to release more power and torque and optimise the aural experience while creating a more balanced appearance.

The Triumph Rocket III Roadster has been competitively priced at £10,949 making ownership more affordable than ever, and will be available at official Triumph dealerships from early 2010. The long-haul Rocket III Touring continues alongside the Rocket III Roadster, priced from £12,999 otr.