2020 Triumph Rocket III R
2020 Triumph Rocket III GT

Triumph Rocket GT Static
2020 Triumph Rocket III GT

15 years after the original Rocket III broke the roadster motorcycle mould, Triumph have now upped the ante with a long anticipated release of vastly improved and essentially all-new models for 2020.

Triumph Rocket R And GT Static
2020 Triumph Rocket III R and Rocket III GT

It is too early for accurate price indications as yet, but we understand that it is anticipated that the new Rocket III will sell for roughly around $35,000 AUD ride away when it arrives late this year.

Triumph Rocket R And GT Static
2020 Triumph Rocket III R and Rocket III GT

The Triumph Rocket III R is expected to arrive in Australia around December, 2019, with stocks of the Rocket III GT arriving in the first month of 2020.

Triumph Rocket GT
2020 Triumph Rocket III GT – Heated grips are standard on the GT but optional on the R

At 2458 cc the new Rocket III boasts the world’s largest production motorcycle engine.  Triumph claim the uprated new engine cranks out 11 per cent more power (165 hp), than the previous generation of the machines, and delivers the highest torque of any production motorcycle you can buy with 221 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It also revs higher than ever before with the new mill red-lining at 7000 rpm. Add the optional up-down quick-shifter for the six-speed gearbox and this is going to be one exciting machine from the traffic lights.

Triumph Rocket R Engine
2020 Triumph Rocket III R

Those numbers promise some impressive thrust from the lights with both the Rocket III R and Rocket III GT more than 40 kg lighter than their predecessor. Claimed dry weight for the Rocket 3 R is 291 kg while the Rocket 3 GT registers 294 kg dry on the scales, 13 per cent lighter than the previous model.

Triumph Rocket GT And R
Seat height for the GT is 750 mm while the R perch is at 773 mm

Both variants of the machine look fantastic, with the striking design of the headers on the right-hand-side of the machine providing a hot-rod look with the promise of performance.  Imagine how good a turbo would look hanging out of those hydroformed headers 🙂

Triumph Rocket R Engine Headers
2020 Triumph Rocket III R

The brakes are provided by Brembo while Showa equips both models of the new Rocket 3 with fully-adjustable 47 mm forks and shock. The front wheel travel is 120 mm while the single-sided swingarm arcs through 107 mm.

Triumph Rocket GT Brembo Stylema Brakes
2020 Triumph Rocket III GT

Latest generation instrumentation features complete with the now customary riding modes, along with IMU driven traction control and cornering ABS systems. Cruise control is also standard on both models. The instrumentation also displays turn-by-turn navigation cues when connected to your phone via an optional bluetooth system and a facility to wirelessly control your GoPro camera from the controls is also available. Tyre pressure monitoring is another optional accessory. 

Triumph Rocket R TFT Instruments
2020 Triumph Rocket III R

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT Specifications
  NEW ROCKET 3 R NEW ROCKET 3 GT
Engine Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2,458cc
Bore/Stroke 110.2 mm x 85.9 mm
Maximum Power 167PS /165 bhp (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm
Maximum Torque 221Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel system Ride-by-wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box
Final drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Hydraulic, torque-assist
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Full aluminium frame
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) –
Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tyre 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tyre 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster. 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 107mm rear wheel travel.
Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brake Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Seat Height 773mm 750mm
Rake 27.9º
Trail 134.9 mm
Dry Weight 291 kg 294 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 L
Fuel Consumption TBC
CO2 Emissions TBC

 

Triumph Rocket GT Static
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT Accessories

The new Rocket 3 R and GT can be personalised to suit the rider’s preferences with over fifty genuine Triumph accessories that have all been designed, engineered and tested alongside the development of these all-new motorcycles.

Triumph Rocket Accessories Quick Release TailBag
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 quick release tail-pack

The new Rocket 3 luggage range:

  • Innovative Triumph patented cast aluminium pannier ‘retractable & ‘lockable’ mounting system
  • 20L sports panniers
  • 12L magnetic tank bag
  • Innovative Triumph patented 9L quick-release tail pack
Triumph Rocket Accessories Sports Panniers
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 Sports Panniers

New comfort accessories include:

  • Roadster and touring handlebars
  • Touring and sport seat
  • Rider seat pad
  • Comfort pillion seat
  • Passenger backrest and pads with billet machined plate
  • Passenger backrest rack
  • Forward and mid foot controls
  • Knee pads

Triumph Rocket GT Forward Controls
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT forward controls

Triumph Rocket Accessories R
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R with selected accessories


2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT ‘Highway’ Inspiration Kit

To showcase the additional level of touring capability that can be added to the Rocket 3, Triumph have combined a selection of luggage and touring focused accessories that riders can use as the starting point to design their own Rocket 3 R & GT, or to have fitted by their dealer as a complete set.  The Highway inspiration kit includes:

  • Luggage rack
  • Sports panniers
  • Pannier mount kit
  • Triumph Shift Assist
  • Triumph TFT Connectivity System

Triumph Rocket Accessories Highway Inspiration Kit
2020 Triumph Rocket 3 with Highway Inspiration Kit

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