Triumph Motorcycles today launched the all-new Rocket 3 GT in India. The Rocket 3 GT carries over the might and presence of its predecessor. The all-new Rocket 3 GT is built to deliver astonishing performance, effortless touring capability combined with laid-back riding ergonomics and sublime comfort. It is aggressively priced at INR 18.40 lac ex-showroom.
Featuring the world’s biggest production engine, the Rocket 3 GT is the touring variant of the Rocket 3R launched earlier in December 2019. With the addition of the new variant, Triumph is the only premium manufacturer in Indian to have the largest BS-VI portfolio consisting of 13 motorcycles in its fleet. The new Rocket 3 GT is equipped with the all-new 2,500cc triple motor, which offers even higher capacity and performance than its predecessor – for amazing acceleration and all-day any-gear effortless riding. The new Rocket 3 GT engine brings an amazing increase in peak power with 167 PS @ 6,000 rpm, which is 11% up on its predecessor. With more power from a low 3,500rpm, and all the way up to a higher red line of 7,000rpm, the new Rocket 3 GT delivers a staggering level of performance.
The Rocket 3 engine also has the highest torque figure of any production motorcycle available to buy, with 221 Nm – an astounding 71% more than its closest competition. With an incredibly flat and rich torque curve, reaching a peak at 4,000rpm, it holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range, delivering effortless acceleration and response in any gear. 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 an 18kg engine weight saving over the previous generation.
The distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run is an iconic design detail on the Rocket 3 GT. This has been innovatively engineered for the perfect exhaust routing, flowing from the header into the combined cat box and onto the triple exit silencer, delivering a distinctive and unique deep growling triple Rocket soundtrack. For exceptional levels of rider comfort and a commanding level of control over the Rocket 3 GT’s powerful performance, a new ’torque assist’ hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing lever effort. Furthermore, the Rocket 3 GT’s all-new high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox is precision-engineered to be smoother, stronger and lighter than a standard gearbox, and is designed specifically to allow for the increased torque capacity of this new generation.
Just like all the latest range of Triumphs, the Rocket 3 GT engine delivers modern capability with ride-by-wire throttle, as well as a sensitively incorporated liquid cooling system for enhanced performance and an even more efficient ride. In addition, the all-new lightweight multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels enhance the muscular contemporary style, the Rocket 3 GT model goes one step further than the R with exposed machining on rim and spokes. The GT is also fitted with Avon Cobra Chrome tyres, developed especially for the new Rocket 3 range, with an imposing 240mm rear wheel width. The new tyres have exquisite detailing and feature a new tread pattern developed for great grip and high mileage durability.
Contributing to the Rocket 3’s clean, uncluttered styling are the beautifully engineered single-sided swingarm, with offset monoshock suspension and high-value finishing on the bevel box, The stylish internally wired handlebars further reinforce the bike’s muscular feel and commanding riding position. The Rocket 3 GT model has touring-oriented handlebars enhancing its touring comfort and capability.
The Rocket 3 GT comes with a sculpted rider and pillion saddle, featuring cast aluminium finishers under the seat and creating a unique flowing line through the bike. The set-up for the Rocket 3 GT has been designed to be easily changed from twin to single seat set-up with optional addition of an accessory infill pad available to further enhance the single seat look. The Rocket 3 GT features a touring rider and pillion saddle set-up with an even more accessible 750mm seat height. The Rocket 3 GT additionally benefits from a brushed aluminium pillion backrest.
For maximum comfort for every rider, each Rocket 3 GT offers a range of rider-adjustable ergonomics. The Rocket 3 GT offers feet-forward foot controls with three horizontal position choices (-25mm / 0mm / +25mm), and also a height-adjustable pillion backrest.
The all-new Rocket 3 GT also benefits from Triumph Motorcycles’ class-defining level of finish and detailing, contributing to its magnificent style. These beautiful features include a muscular sculpted fuel tank with Triumph’s signature design DNA, brushed stainless steel tank strap and beautiful aluminium Monza-style cap, brushed aluminium air-box cover, brushed aluminium Monza-style coolant and oil caps, machined fins on the crankcases, head and cam cover, brushed exhaust heat shields and end caps, and elegant hidden folding pillion footrests with unique foldaway design.
The Rocket 3 GT comes in a choice of two alternative premium paint schemes are Silver Ice and Storm Grey with a Korosi Red pinstripe decal and Phantom Black. The all-new Rocket 3 GT include the highest-ever specification of premium brakes and suspension components, plus state-of-the-art ride-enhancing technology, all designed to deliver phenomenal handling, superior comfort and all-day touring capability. With a weight saving of more than 40kg, the new Rocket 3 GT is more than 13% lighter than the previous generation.
The Rocket 3 GT features an all-new high-specification mass-optimised aluminium frame with an innovative design that contributes to the new Rocket 3 GT’s overall weight saving and provides an incredible torque-to-weight ratio, over 25% higher than the closest competition.
Furthermore, the new Rocket 3 GT features a fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension unit with piggyback reservoir (adjustable rebound, compression and preload), and 47mm adjustable Showa front forks (with rebound and compression adjustability) to deliver superior riding comfort and exceptional touring capability and handling. Topping off the high-specification engineering innovation are the highest specification Brembo Stylema® callipers which are fitted to the new Rocket 3 GT. In addition, this new design allows increased airflow around the brake pads which helps the calipers cool quicker for even better performance.
2nd generation TFT instruments
The GT features Triumph’s latest generation full-colour TFT instruments, which is more sophisticated, more customisable and offers much more functionality than the instruments on the previous generation. The TFT unit is angle-adjustable for optimum visibility and has a stylish design and two information layout themes that can be personalised, allowing the rider to update the start-up screen message with their name.
Optimised Cornering ABS – supported by an IMU
The Optimised Cornering ABS is fitted as standard on Rocket 3 GT. This maintains the optimum braking performance, whatever the lean angle. The Rocket 3 GT also features Optimised Cornering Traction Control as standard. This maintains the optimum level of traction control for the lean angle of the bike. An advanced Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) developed in partnership with Continental, supports the optimum function of the Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control. This takes constant measurements of roll, pitch, yaw, lean angle and acceleration rates, responding with appropriate active safety features.
The Rocket 3 GT features Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable riding modes which adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit rider preference and riding conditions. The riding modes are easily changed on the move via the intuitive illuminated switch cubes.
All-LED lighting with DRL* headlight
The GT comes with all-LED lighting, including a new twin LED headlight unit, tail light, indicators (*in applicable markets) and number plate light. The headlights also incorporate LED Daytime Running Lights which provide excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile.
Both models features hill hold control as standard. This feature prevents the bike rolling backwards for enhanced rider confidence and maximum control, even with a pillion and when fully loaded. The system applies the rear brake until sensing that the rider is starting to move off, and is activated using the front brake lever. The feature is switchable via the bike set-up menu. Electronic cruise control is fitted as standard to the Rocket 3 GT. This feature reduces rider fatigue over long journeys and can be easily accessed while riding for maximum convenience and safety.
Triumph’s keyless ignition system is fitted as standard on the GT. The system recognizes the proximity of the keyless fob and then enables ignition via the switch cube mounted start button. There is also the ability to disable the key’s wireless transmission function at the touch of a button for even greater security. Heated grips are also fitted as standard to the Rocket 3 GT. These are neatly integrated with a button on the left hand grip providing greater rider comfort, with two modes. Both new Rocket 3s feature a 5V USB power socket under the seat, for charging personal equipment.
HIGH SPECIFICATION OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Triumph Shift Assist
The Triumph Shift Assist allows ‘up and down’ gear changes without the use of the clutch, reducing the rider’s effort and fatigue and improving the overall riding experience and shift times. The feature can be fitted to the Rocket 3 GT model as an accessory.
World’s first integrated GoPro control system
The new Rocket 3 GT motorcycle comes ready to be fitted with the ground-breaking motorcycle integrated GoPro control system, which is only available from Triumph. This feature enables GoPro camera operation, which is facilitated by an accessory fitted Bluetooth connectivity module. The connection and control is displayed on the TFT instruments, enabling intuitive video and photo operation via the switchgear.
Turn-by-turn navigation system
Powered by Google, this exclusive Triumph feature facilitates navigation through an accessory Bluetooth connectivity module. Once the rider has selected the route on the ‘My Triumph’ app, the instruments present turn symbols on the screen using simple graphic icons. With this system, the rider has at their disposal a navigation system, a route planner, their final destination and points of interest such as hotels, petrol stations and restaurants.
My Triumph app
For iOS™ and Android™ phones, riders can download for free the new My Triumph app, which delivers the connected navigation function. The navigation, route planner, final destination and points of interest (hotels, fuel, restaurants etc.) are all controlled by the rider through this app.
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Integrated phone and music operation
The new Rocket 3 GT features full Bluetooth phone integration, with clear display on the colour TFT instruments, and intuitive phone operation via the switchgear, allowing the rider to select music, control the volume and take calls. This is facilitated through an accessory fitted Bluetooth connectivity module.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
For enhanced rider safety and control, the Rocket 3 GT can be fitted with the accessory TPMS.
50+ DEDICATED NEW ROCKET 3 ACCESSORIES
The new Rocket 3 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. Accessories that enhance the Rocket 3 GT’s luggage, comfort, practicality, style and security are all available from the global network of Triumph dealerships.
The new Rocket 3 GT 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
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
New style accessories include:
New security accessories include:
Track+ Thatcham approved tracker with 24/7 monitoring by UK-based secure call-centre
Protect+ Thatcham approved alarm system
Alarm disc lock
Chain and lock
Secure ground anchor
NEW HIGHWAY INSPIRATION KIT
To showcase the additional level of touring capability that can be added to the Rocket 3 GT, Triumph Motorcycle has combined a selection of luggage and touring focused accessories that riders can use as the starting point to design their own Rocket 3 GT, or to have fitted by their dealer as a complete set.
The Highway inspiration kit includes:
Pannier mount kit
Triumph Shift Assist
Triumph TFT Connectivity System