Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2011 Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster | Preview

2011 Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster | Preview

2011 Rocket

The 2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster truly is a unique brute of a motorcycle with massive presence and oversized powerplant.

With its 2,294cc inline three-cylinder engine, the Rocket III Roadster is home to the world’s largest production motorcycle engine. Delivering a 221Nm wallop of torque at just 2750rpm, the Rocket III Roadster delivers a riding experience unmatched by anything else on two wheels.

Although featuring in Triumph’s Cruiser range, the Rocket III Roadster transcends genres. With its mid-mounted pegs and relatively upright riding position, the Roadster takes on a power cruiser stance and delivers an attitude-laden ride that every motorcyclist should experience at least once in their motorcycle riding career.

The ergonomics ensure that the Roadster delivers a completely different riding experience to any other Rocket IIIs and one that is easier to hustle through the corners. With a plush seat for both rider and passenger, and a more comfortable and controllable rear suspension, the Rocket III Roadster is capable of covering long distances with aplomb.

As you would expect from a flagship model, the Rocket III Roadster comes highly equipped as standard, with a comprehensive instrumentation including fuel gauge, gear selection indicator and clock, 43mm upside down front forks, adjustable rear suspension, low maintenance shaft drive and sophisticated anti lock brakes as standard.

Up front, the Rocket III Roadster sports Triumph’s trademark twin headlights to make this imposing motorcycle even more striking, while the components carefully balance black and chrome to create an aggressive stripped down look.

For 2011, the Rocket III Roadster comes in two new special color options. In addition to the popular metallic Phantom Black comes in two flamboyant color schemes: Phantom Red Haze and Phantom Blue Haze.

These are hand painted in Triumph’s UK Hinckley factory and contain high sparkle content which create an impression of incredible depth in sunlight, transforming from near black to a vibrant red or blue.

2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster | Motorcycle Highlights

  • World’s largest mass production motorcycle with 2.3 liter engine
  • Standard ABS brakes
  • 221Nm of torque at 2750rpm
  • New Phantom Red Haze and Phantom Blue Haze colors
  • Two-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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