Triumph releases the all new 2020 Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

Photos by Triumph
July 31 2019

The all-new Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT has the world’s largest production motorcycle engine at 2,500cc, the new Rocket 3 delivers 11% more power than the previous generation. Along with the highest torque of any motorcycle with 163 LB-FT @ 4,000 rpm. 

  • Two new class-defining Rocket 3 models
    • Rocket 3 R – The ultimate muscle roadster, with instantaneous world-leading torque, incredible control, comfort and capability
    • Rocket 3 GT – Incredible performance and presence, with supreme comfort,
      laid-back cruiser riding attitude and effortless touring capability
  • Pure muscular presence and magnificent style
    • Signature design features, including twin LED headlights, sculpted three-header exhaust run, hidden folding pillion footrests and 20-spoke cast aluminum wheels with imposing 240 mm rear tire
    • Distinctive new hydroformed exhaust headers, delivering a deep growling triple sound
  • Phenomenal handling and commanding ride
    • More than 88 pounds (13%) lighter than its predecessor
    • The highest specification of equipment, including top-spec Brembo Stylema®
      monobloc brake calipers and adjustable Showa suspension
    • Ride-enhancing technology, including  second generation TFT instruments with
      illuminated switch cubes, Optimized Cornering ABS & Traction Control, four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable), all-LED lighting, Hill-Hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and heated grips
  • 50+ dedicated new Rocket 3 accessories
    • New comprehensive luggage range and all-new accessories for enhanced comfort, practicality, style and security
    • New ‘Highway’ inspiration kit, showcasing the extensive range of touring capability 

This is the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine featuring several mass-optimized performance enhancements including a new crankcase assembly, new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank, and new balancer shafts – together giving a 40-pound engine weight savings over the previous generation.

The Rocket 3 engine also has the highest torque figure of any production motorcycle, with 163 LB-FT – an astounding 71% more than its closest competition. With an incredibly flat and rich torque curve, reaching a peak at 4,000 rpm.

The distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run is an iconic design detail on both the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. This has been meticulously engineered for the perfect exhaust routing, flowing from the header into the combined cat box and onto the beautiful triple-exit silencer.

For exceptional levels of rider comfort and a commanding level of control over the Rocket 3’s powerful performance, a new torque-assist’ hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing lever effort. The Rocket 3’s all-new high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox is precision-engineered to be smoother, stronger and lighter than a standard gearbox.

The Rocket 3 line-up features an all-new high-specification mass-optimized aluminum frame with an innovative design that contributes to the new Rocket 3’s overall weight saving and provides an incredible torque-to-weight ratio, over 25% higher than the closest competition. The motorcycle features 
a fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension unit with piggyback reservoir. Paired with a 1.9-inch (47mm) adjustable Showa front forks  to deliver superior handling and exceptional comfort and touring capability. 

Contributing to the Rocket 3’s clean, uncluttered styling is the beautifully engineered single-sided swing arm, with offset monoshock. The stylish internally wired handlebars further reinforce the bike’s muscular feel and commanding riding position. The new Rocket 3 is laced with details like a sculpted fuel tank, and brushed stainless and aluminum accents that perfectly complement their colour scheme options:

  • Rocket 3 R
    • Korosi Red
    • Phantom Black
  • Rocket 3 GT
    • Two-tone Silver Ice & Storm Grey with Korosi Red pinstripe decal
    • Phantom Black


The Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT will be available January 2020 and pricing is expected to be announced in November this year. 

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