2021 TRIUMPH Rocket 3 GT
The new Rocket 3 GT delivers astonishing performance and presence, incredible comfort, laid-back cruiser riding attitude and effortless touring capability, and heralds the genesis of a new motorcycle legend.
This is an all-new class-creating riding experience with the largest engine capacity ever seen on any production motorcycle, and unparalleled world-leading torque figures that are an amazing 71% higher than the closest competition, and more than the previous generation Rocket with its incredible flat rich torque curve that reaches a peak at 4000 rpm and holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range to deliver effortless acceleration and response in any gear.
Peak power is 167PS at 6000 rpm (11% up on the previous generation), so the new Rocket 3 offers a thrilling ride (with more power from a low 3500 rpm and all the way up to a new higher redline of 7000 rpm), and the highest technology and specification ever seen on a Rocket.
All these, together, contribute to the new Rocket 3 GT’s sublime touring capability and comfort for every day, any gear, easy riding. As a pure Triumph original, the new Rocket 3 GT is the pinnacle in style, muscular presence and finish... and you can enhance this incredible ride even more with over 50 new custom Rocket 3 accessories adding more style, practicality and touring capability.
2500 CC ENGINE
Class-defining triple performance from the largest production motorcycle engine in the world.
221 NM PEAK TORQUE
The highest torque of any production motorcycle delivered across the entire rev range in one smooth and seamless flow.
167 PS PEAK POWER
Thrilling performance with peak power that is 11% up on the previous generation Rocket.
40 KG LIGHTER
A transformation in handling capability delivered by a major weight saving, achieved by an all-new aluminium frame and premium cast and forged components
SIGNATURE TWIN LED-HEADLIGHT
The Rocket 3 GT’s all-new signature twin LED headlight has beautiful Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and DRL (Daytime Running Light, where allowed).
INTRICATE 20-SPOKE WHEELS
All-new 20-spoke wheels (front 17”x3.5”, rear 16”x3.5”) are made of lightweight cast aluminium in a contemporary design with exposed machining on rim and spokes finish.
TORQUE ASSIST HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
Lighter clutch action reduces clutch lever effort to deliver more rider comfort and control.
COMFORTABLE TAILORED PILLION & RIDER SEATS
The Rocket 3 GT’s sculpted touring rider and pillion saddle set-up delivers a clean flowing line across the bike, and comes with cast aluminium finishers underneath the rider seat, which is set at a low 750mm, for easy accessibility and optimum control.
HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE PILLION BACKREST
Enhancing its touring capability even further, the Rocket 3 GT also benefits from a height adjustable brushed aluminium<br/>pillion backrest.
EXTENDED FLY SCREEN
For improved wind and weather protection and in order to enhance its touring capability, the Rocket 3 GT is equipped with an extended fly screen as standard.
Fitted as standard to the Rocket 3 GT, heated grips are activated by pushing the heated grip button on the left grip. There are two heat modes, which are indicated on the TFT instrument display.
Designed with ergonomics that deliver maximum comfort and accommodate every rider, the Rocket 3 GT offers feet forward foot controls with three horizontal position settings for rider preference and adjustable pillion backrest for pillion convenience.
STYLISH INTERNALLY-WIRED HANDLEBARS
The Rocket 3 GT’s touring-style handlebars deliver a unique muscular feel and commanding riding position.
CLASS-DEFINING FINISH & DETAILING
Enhancing the Rocket 3 GT’s incredible aesthetics are a host of premium details including: muscular sculpted fuel tank features central recess, brushed stainless steel tank strap and Monza-style cap, plus brushed aluminium air-box cover, and brushed aluminium Monza-style coolant and oil caps.
HIDDEN FOLDING FOOTRESTS
The unique fully foldaway pillion footrests can be hidden from view when not in use, to further enhance the Rocket 3 GT’s clean and minimal rear end.
18-LITRE FUEL TANK
At 18 litres, the Rocket 3 GT has a large tank capacity for great touring capability.
TWO BEAUTIFUL COLOUR OPTIONS
The Rocket 3 GT is available in Silver Ice & Storm Grey or Phantom Black colour options.
THE ALL-NEW ROCKET 3 GT ENGINE
The Rocket 3’s 2,500cc triple is the world’s largest production motorcycle engine and is optimised to deliver 18kg mass savings over the previous Rocket generation, for thrilling performance and all-day, any gear, effortless touring capability.
ROCKET 3 GT INCREDIBLE ACCELERATION & TORQUE
With 221 Nm of peak torque, the Rocket 3 GT is the ultimate muscle roadster built to go even further, and tour with even more comfort. This is the world’s highest torque of any production motorcycle, delivered across the entire rev range in one smooth and seamless flow.
The amazing combination of engine power, torque delivery and advanced chassis set-up of the Rocket 3 GT delivers incredible acceleration and unparalleled performance.
A 2,500cc triple engine, peak power of 167PS, and a higher redline of 7,000 rpm. This is the Rocket 3’s unique deep growling triple soundtrack.
Sound from: The Official Triumph Rocket 3 2500cc Engine
INCREDIBLE PRESENCE AND STYLE
Built to impress within an instant, the all-new Rocket 3 line-up certainly displays an imposing poise, with their clean flowing lines, unmistakeable silhouette and distinctive muscular stance.
The dominating presence of the world’s largest production motorcycle engine is accentuated with a host of signature design features, beautiful details and an unparalleled finish, all of which contribute to this beautiful bike with a dynamic engaged high performance roadster capability.
Here are some of the most eye-catching features that give the Rocket 3 range its inimitable presence and style.
SIGNATURE TWIN LED HEADLIGHT
All-new distinctive twin full LED headlights include beautiful Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and, where local legislations allow, the Rocket 3 runs Triumph’s signature-style LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL, local legislation may apply).
HYDROFORMED EXHAUST HEADERS
The sculpted 3-header exhaust is a signature style highlight of the new Rocket 3 range. The triple header set-up has been innovatively engineered for the perfect exhaust routing flowing from the header into the combined cat box and onto the triple-exit silencer.
INTRICATE 20-SPOKE WHEELS
All-new lightweight multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels deliver a stunning contemporary design. The Rocket 3 R’s wheels have a beautiful blacked-out finish.
HIGH-SPECIFICATION DEDICATED TYRES
Avon Cobra Chrome tyres have been developed especially for the Rocket 3 line-up, and the imposing tyre size adds to the distinctive muscular presence.
The tyres have exquisite detailing, and the new tread pattern on the front and rear has been developed for exceptional grip and incredible mileage.
DISTINCTIVE SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM
Contributing to the clean, uncluttered styling, and to the compact and minimal rear end of the new Rocket 3 models, the beautifully engineered single-sided swingarm with offset monoshock suspension has high value finishing on bevel box and an aluminium rear number plate hanger.
STYLISH INTERNALLY-WIRED HANDLEBARS
The new Rocket 3 line-up has stylish internally wired handlebars that help to create the bike’s muscular feel and commanding riding position as well as to support the adjustable instruments mounted to handlebars. The Rocket 3 R model features roadster-style handlebars.
COMFORTABLE TAILORED PILLION AND RIDER SEATS
The sculpted rider and pillion saddle come with cast aluminium finishers under the seat and create a superb flowing line through the bike.
The set-up for each Rocket 3 has been designed to be easily changed from twin to single seat and the addition of the optional accessory infill pad enhances the single seat looks.
SEAT SET-UPS FOR TWO ROCKET MODELS
Each Rocket 3 model comes with its own dedicated rider and pillion seat set-up.
The Rocket 3 R features a roadster rider and pillion seat with a low 773mm seat height. The Rocket 3 GT features a touring rider and pillion seat set-up with an even more accessible 750mm seat height.
Each Rocket 3 model has adjustable ergonomics to deliver maximum comfort for every rider.
The mid-foot controls of the Rocket 3 R have two vertical position settings ( 0mm / -15mm ).
BEAUTIFUL DETAILS & UNPARALLELED FINISH
The new Rocket 3 motorbike range benefits from a class-defining level of finish & 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 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 hidden folding pillion footrests with unique foldaway design.
EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY & HANDLING
The all-new Rocket 3 R includes the highest ever specification of premium brakes and suspension components, plus state-of-the-art ride-enhancing technology, all designed to deliver incredible handling, superior comfort and all day touring capability.
Everything on the Rocket 3 line-up is designed to transform your motorbike riding experience to a new unparalleled level. The new Rocket 3 R deliver a genuinely surprising dynamic engaged ride, and are built to expand your perceptions of how well a performance muscle roadster can really handle and how comfortable, laid back and effortless a ride can be.
Here’s the full story on the equipment and technology that contributes to the new Rocket 3 line-up’s exceptional touring capability, handling and control.
EVEN MORE ROCKET 3 R RIDER FEATURES
The Rocket 3 line-up’s high equipment specification continues with: electronic cruise control system fitted as standard to reduce rider fatigue on longer journeys, USB charging socket for convenient and secure under-seat charging of personal devices, Triumph Shift Assist offered as an optional accessory to allow clutchless up and down quickshifts, and optional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System for enhanced rider safety and control.
THE LARGEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE ENGINE IN THE WORLD
This is the genesis of a new Triumph motorcycle legend that takes the original Rocket DNA and its phenomenal engine platform to a whole-new level, once again making an indelible mark on the motorcycle world.
The all-new Rocket 3 triple engine delivers simply staggering performance and a class-creating riding experience. This is the largest engine capacity ever seen on any production motorcycle with an increased 2,500cc capacity and an unparalleled peak torque figure of 221Nm, which is also the highest of any production motorcycle.
This is a close-up view of this engineering masterpiece.
1. WORLD’S LARGEST 2,500CC CAPACITY
The world’s largest production motorcycle engine is an all-new 2,500cc Triumph triple which is, of course, an even higher capacity and performance than its predecessor. But an increase in capacity doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in weight, because several mass optimised engine weight efficiencies have been designed in to this new Rocket, including weight savings of 18kg achieved from a new crankcase assembly (saving 11kg), a new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank (saving 3.9kg), and new balancer shafts which save 3.6kg. In addition, this is an exquisitely engineered powerplant, with beautiful finish and detailing including stunning machined fins on both the upper and lower crankcases.
2. THRILLING PERFORMANCE & WORLD’S HIGHEST TORQUE
With peak power of 167PS at 6000 rpm (11% up on the previous generation), the new Rocket 3 offers a thrilling ride with more power from a low 3500 rpm and all the way up to a new higher redline of 7000 rpm. Its new peak torque of 221Nm is a world highest production motorcycle torque figure – an amazing 71% higher peak torque than the closest competition, and more than the previous generation Rocket with its incredible flat rich torque curve that reaches a peak at 4000 rpm, then holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range to deliver effortless acceleration and response in any gear. This torque, combined with the bike’s power and chassis set-up, delivers incredible acceleration figures of 0-60mph in only 2.79 seconds.
3. HYDROFORMED HEADERS
The beautiful distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run is an iconic design detail on the Rocket 3 R. This has been innovatively engineered for the perfect exhaust routing, flowing from the header into the combined cat box and on-to the triple exit silencer.
4. DEEP GROWLING TRIPLE SOUNDTRACK
Triumph’s all-new Rocket 3 line-up features unique brushed exhaust heat shields and end caps to deliver a unique deep growling triple soundtrack, which is delivered by a distinctive triple-exit silencer.
TORQUE ASSIST HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
For high levels of rider comfort and even more control over the Rocket 3’s powerful performance, a new torque assist hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing clutch lever effort.
HIGH PERFORMANCE HELICAL CUT GEARBOX
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, and is designed specifically to allow for the increased torque capacity of this new generation of motorbike.
TRIUMPH FACTORY STORIES - ROCKET 3 ENGINE
Learn about the advanced engineering that goes into producing the Rocket 3 engine, courtesy of Triumph Chief Engineer Stuart Wood.
TRIUMPH FACTORY STORIES - ROCKET 3 CHASSIS
Chief Engineer Stuart Wood gives you an exclusive insight into the development process behind the Rocket 3 handling set-up at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience.