2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Test — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Triumph Rocket III Roadster

2011 Triumph Rocket III | Test

Rocket III Road

The Triumph Rocket III Roadster is a big and, although the weight is low, at a claimed 807 pounds it is also heavy. However, the pullback handlebars make for upright ergonomics.

The low slung and huge gas tank rising up in give the rider a solid, impression, and that’s just as because you will need to be attached if you plan on opening the

Folding footpegs mounted allow the Rocket Roadster ground clearance in the turns; it is to scrape them, but you have to be fairly hard to do so.

While the male-slider forks and twin shocks offer no damping the Roadster’s overall handling is a A porcine motorcycle with a rear tire and shaft would not normally make for an performer.

Fortunately, the Roadster’s low-slung and wide bars means the responds enthusiastically and predictably corners. The big front 150mm increased confidence and I found pushing the Roadster more it was probably designed for.

The handled abuse on twisty roads far better than I this is an enjoyable motorcycle to hard. The Nissin four-pot are non-radial, so the twin drilled-rotors a decent squeeze to slow down from high-speed.

they do have plenty of and work well enough, and the ABS is nice insurance to carry trying to slow down a like the Roadster.

Still, the Triumph’s raison is, of course, the motor. At 2294cc, it is the displacement production motorcycle available and, although the mounted triple looks like a refugee from the Deere catalog, Triumph has to some degree in making it good. But, ultimately, not the point.

Claiming a 15-percent increase over the Classic discontinued) and Touring Rocket III and despite a relatively modest 122 horsepower compared to the VMax, the incredible 147 ft/lbs of rear torque gives this its staggering level of thrust.

Harley’s Twin Cam 96 motor-itself a torquey performer-churns out a healthy 85 of torque at the rear wheel, it puts the Triumph’s astonishing in perspective. Even more still, the Rocket III Roadster out some 130 ft/lbs of torque off idle at a mere 1500

By 2000 rpm, the torque has to 142 ft/lbs, and then peaks 500 rpm later, staying strong to the modest redline.

With its acceleration my Roadster rides a series of freeway on-ramp that were purely fun. The big triple’s flywheel means that it revs deliberately than the VMax, but the builds momentum rapidly of which gear you are in; it is intoxicating and addictive.

Paradoxically, despite all amazing power, the throttle is smooth and intuitive, and the Roadster is enough that it is easy to

The motor’s vibes are well and the fuel injection is precisely so that lurching is kept to a I am impressed at how smoothly the Roadster tight and twisty canyon almost as capably as it blasts arrow-straight highways.

2011 Rocket III Roadster | Motorcycle

Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 3-cylinder

Capacity: 2294cc

101.6 x 94.3mm

Compression 8.7:1

Fuel System: sequential electronic fuel

Final Drive: Shaft

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox: constant mesh

Frame: steel, twin spine

Twin-sided, steel (houses shaft)

Front Wheel: aluminum alloy 5-spoke, 17 x

Rear Wheel: Cast alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in

Tire: 150/80 R17

Rear 240/50 R 16

Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Front Suspension: 43mm upside down 120mm travel

Rear Kayaba twin shocks, 5 adjustable preload, 105mm travel

Front Brakes: 320mm floating discs, 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS system

Rear Brakes: 316mm fixed disc, 2-piston floating caliper, ABS system

Length: 98.3 in

(Handlebars): 38.2 in

Height: in

Seat Height: 29.5 in

66.7 in

Wet weight: 807 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 6.3 gals

Maximum Power EC: 146bhp @ rpm

Maximum Torque EC: 163 ft.lbs @ rpm

Color: Phantom Black, Black

Price: $13,999

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