Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT 2021 Special Edition unveiled

Triumph Motorcycles have recently unveiled their new Special Edition Rocket 3 models: the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. The bikes will be available in a unique colour scheme and for just one year.


Design

The bikes feature height-adjustable cushioned backrests, easy-reach handlebars, taller windscreen, and wheels with a rather premium dual-tone finish. The bikes also come with signature twin-LED headlights with Triumphmaker’s triangle branding. 


Features

Both the Rocket 2021 editions come equipped with hill-hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and keyless steering lock, as well as an underseat USB-charging socket.The instruments are full-TFT and are angle-adjustable. For safety, the bike features a ground anchor, U-lock, disc lock, and alarmed disc lock.


Engine 

Powering both the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT is a 2458cc triple-engine that delivers a power of 123 kW at 6000 rpm and a torque of 221 Nm at 4000 rpm–which makes for the world’s highest torque on a production bike. The bikes come with a six-speed manual gearbox paired with a torque-assist hydraulic clutch. 


Specifications

The Triumph 2021 Special Edition R and GT models come with the standard specification of the base models, including cornering ABS, and cornering traction-control–powered by a sophisticated Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). 

Engine typeInline, 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Displacement (cc)2458
Max.power (kW) 123 at 6000 rpm
Max.torque (Nm)221 at 4000 rpm
No.of gears 6
Fuel tank (L)18 ( R), 19 (GT)
Clutch Wet,multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque assist
Ground clearance (mm)140
Wheel base (mm)1677
Kerb weight (kg)291 ( R), 294 (GT)
Front suspension Showa 47mm upside-down  cartridge front forks, with compression and rebound adjuster
Rear suspensionShowa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster
Seat height (mm)773 ( R), 750 (GT)

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