Triumph Rocket 3 R and GT confirmed

“Surely Triumph can’t just be making a limited run of Rocket 3 TFCs”, we thought, when Triumph unveiled the return of the TFC programme a few months back. And we were right. Triumph have just announced a full production run of Rocket 3 Rs and Rocket 3 GTs. And in case you don’t know, a Rocket 3 is what you get when you cross a car engine with a motorcycle.

As the names suggest, one’s standard (albeit R designated) with a sport rider and pillion seat, and one’s a GT with a tailored pillion seat setup. Just look at them, and think of them as the Bobber to the Speedmaster. Move over Diavel 1260 S, there’s a new boss in town, with a 2.5l engine, enough power (165hp @ 6,000rpm) and torque (221nm @ 4,000rpm) to slow earth’s rotation, and more presence than a US carrier fleet sailing up the gulf.

Triumph says the new Rocket 3 has the highest ever specification, including premium brakes (Brembo M50s), premium suspension, plus cutting edge rider aids (all the usual stuff), “phenomenal” handling, and a butt load of comfort and touring ability.

Both models are ~40kg lighter than the old Rocket III, and as a result sits on the right side of 300kg (!), at 291kg (R) and 294kg (GT). No pricing is available just yet, but we’d reckon around £20k or so.

Update: both models have indicative pricing of £19,500 each, and will be confirmed in September.

For now, enjoy the photos.


Full Specs





Engine Type

Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC




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


Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box

Final drive

Shaft, bevel box


Hydraulic, torque-assist


6 speed


Full aluminium frame


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


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






134.9 mm

Dry Weight

291 kg (R)

294 kg (GT)

Fuel Tank Capacity

18 L

Fuel Consumption


CO2 Emissions





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