The new Triumph Rocket 3 is available in two variants - a muscular roadster called the Rocket 3 R, and a more touring-oriented, and pillion friendly Rocket 3 GT.

CarAndBike, By Preetam Bora

© Preetam Bora / CarAndBike | New Triumph Rocket 3 Pricing Revealed For UK, US

Triumph Motorcycles has announced prices in North America and the UK for the new Triumph Rocket 3 models just ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show which kicks off on November 5, 2019, in Milan, Italy. The base Triumph Rocket 3 R has been priced at GBP 19,500 for the UK, which will be around Rs. 17.89 lakh in current exchange rates. The Rocket 3 GT, with more touring- and pillion-friendly features, has been priced at GBP 20,200 (around Rs. 18.53 lakh in current exchange rates).

Do these prices mean that in India, the Rocket 3 will be priced similarly? It's not easy to say yet, but it will be safe to assume that when the new Triumph Rocket 3 will finally be launched, you can expect prices to be around Rs. 18-19 lakh for the R variant, going up to around Rs. 20 lakh for the GT variant. The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 will be available on sale in the UK and the US from December 2019. In India, we expect the new Rocket 3 to be launched sometime in the first quarter of 2020, possibly by March.

The new Rocket 3 will be offered in two variants - the R and GT. The Rocket 3 GT is the more comfort-oriented, and pillion-friendly model, with lower seat height, adjustable backrest for the passenger, adjustable passenger footpegs, a slightly taller windscreen and with slightly more touring-friendly ergonomics. The prices may seem slightly more than the outgoing model, but the new Rocket 3 power cruisers get significantly updated, with new bodywork, all-LED lighting, new suspension and brakes and significant changes to the engine.

The engine is lighter by 18 kg, and peak power has gone up by 11 percent, with a strong mid-range. A new high-performance, six-speed, the helical-cut gearbox is said to offer more precise and smoother shifts, and a new torque assist hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action, and lighter feel on the clutch lever. The new aluminum frame is 15 percent lighter, and the new Showa suspension provides adjustability for compression and rebound. The twin shocks at the rear have been replaced with a fully adjustable Showa monoshock, and braking is handled by top-spec Brembo Stylema Monobloc calipers seen on high-end superbikes, with standard cornering ABS.

The instrument console is Triumph's latest generation TFT display, and there's a full suite of electronic rider aids, powered by a five-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), which also aids the cornering ABS and cornering traction control system. Four riding modes are on offer, with a fully customizable Rider mode. There's standard cruise control, hill-hold control, and keyless ignition. The Triumph Rocket 3 R has a dry weight of 291 kg, while the Rocket 3 GT has a dry weight of 294 kg.

First launched in 2004, the Triumph Rocket III is a legendary motorcycle, boasting of the world's largest production motorcycle engine, and with the presence, and back-slapping torque that was not available in any of the competition. Now, the all-new Triumph Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT models introduce the latest iteration of Triumph's muscular, power cruiser line-up. With the world's largest production engine of 2,500 cc, which displaces 165 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a massive 221 Nm of peak torque at just 4,000 rpm, the new Rocket 3 models intend to take the fight straight to the Ducati Diavel and Ducati XDiavel.

This article was originally published by CarAndBIke.

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