Triumph has launched the BS-6 Rocket 3 GT in India today and priced it at Rs. 18.40 Lakh. The Rocket 3 GT carries over the might and presence of its predecessor – the legendary Rocket III.
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.
In terms of cosmetics and styling the Triumph Rocket 3 GT gets new signature twin LED headlight, including Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and the sculpted 3-header exhaust run, new lightweight multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels with Avon Cobra Chrome tyres, single-sided swingarm, with offset monoshock suspension and high-value finishing on the bevel box, wired handlebars, cast aluminium finishers under the seat, brushed aluminium pillion backrest. Rocket 3 GT offers a range of rider-adjustable ergonomics like the feet-forward foot controls with three horizontal position choices (-25mm / 0mm / +25mm), and also a height adjustable pillion backrest.
The new Rocket 3 GT is powered with an all new 2,500cc triple engine. This engine makes 167 PS @ 6,000 rpm, which is 11% up on its predecessor with a torque output of 221 Nm.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd said “The Rocket 3 GT is an enthusiast’s machine, being an ideal amalgamation of class defining technology, dominating road presence, astounding performance and ergonomics. It is a legend in itself. The Rocket 3 GT completes the Rocket range which has the roadster and touring variants. With this we also strengthen our BS-VI offering in India to 13 motorcycles which is the largest BS-VI line-up in the premium motorcycle space in India.”
In terms of features the Triumph Rocket 3 GT comes with a long list of goodies that includes, 2nd generation TFT instrumentation, cornering ABS with IMU, traction control with IMU, riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport), hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition with lock, heated grips, USB charger, all new LED headlights with DRL, integrated GoPro control, turn by turn navigation, My Triumph app, integrated phone and music operation, tyre pressure monitor to name a few.
|ALL – NEW ROCKET 3 GT|
|Engine Type||Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore/Stroke||110.2 mm x 85.9 mm|
|Maximum Power||167PS / (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|
|Frame||Full aluminium frame|
|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,
|Rear Brake||Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS|
|Seat Height||750 mm|
|Dry Weight||294 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18L|
|Fuel Consumption||6.82 l/100km (32.43 MPG)|
|CO2 Emissions||EURO 5 Standard: 158g/km|