2011 Triumph Rocket III

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2011 Triumph Rocket III before buying this Cruiser bike. The 2011 Rocket 3 is made in England. Triumph first introduced the Rocket 3 model in 2010. With front Dual Hydraulic Disc brakes that will ...     read more
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2011 Triumph Rocket 3

2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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The 2011 Triumph Rocket III is a cruiser style, muscle bike which houses the world’s largest production motorcycle engine. The 2011 Triumph Rocket III is Triumph’s flagship model and is unlike any other Triumph made. The Rocket III is available in Roadster and Touring submodels. Each Rocket III cycle lodges a massive, inline three-cylinder engine which produces horsepower and torque which rival that produced by many compact sedans. With so much power and presence, the 2011 Rocket III provides a riding experience unmatched by anything else on two wheels. Mid-mounted pegs and a comparatively upright riding position set the Rocket III even further apart from other cruisers. Both submodels come with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and feature hand-painted finishes. Possessing such an enormous size and providing ridiculously awesome power, any 2011 Rocket III is not for the fainthearted. Both Rocket III submodels come highly equipped with standard features.

The 2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster distances itself from other cruisers, forcing its metal into muscle bike and street-fighter territory with a 2297cc engine matched to aggressive, naked bike appearances. Triumph increases the 2011 Rocket III’s torque by 15 percent over 2010. The Roadster takes on a more blacked-out appearance than does the Touring, further reinforcing the Roadster’s bad attitude. Silencers flank both sides of the cycle and are less restrictive than the Touring’s pipes. This not only increases air flow (gaining power and torque) but also increases the anti-social aUral experience. Even when two-up riding, the Roadster is surprisingly easy to hustle around corners. Seating is plush, and the adjustable suspension ensures each trip is a comfortable one.

The 2011 Triumph Rocket III Touring is a tad more sedate than its raucous Roadster sibling (assuming any Rocket III can be sedate). This is more of a mile-munching, custom touring bike and comes with a windscreen; a touring saddle; and side-mounted, pannier hard cases as standard accessories. The suspension has been tuned to achieve high comfort levels on long hauls. Oddly, the Touring’s total fuel capacity is slightly lower than the Roadster’s. The Touring’s engine has been retuned for additional low-end torque, making this Rocket III an excellent mid-speed tractor passer even when fully loaded. A low maintenance, reliable shaft drive system keeps the Rocket III crossing continents with no worry of chain or belt failure.

New For 2011
  • Anti-lock brakes come standard on both submodels.
  • Triumph fits a new rear suspension, featuring Kayaba black spring, twin shocks with five-position adjustable preload.
  • The Rocket III Roadster comes in two new color options: Phantom Red Haze and Phantom Blue Haze.
  • The Roadster gains new ergonomics which provide an aggressive riding experience.
  • Forks, yokes, and rear springs have been blackened on the Roadster.
  • 2011 Roadsters gain new silencers which are less restricted and allow greater air flow.

2011 Triumph Rocket III Specs

  • Model: Rocket III Roadster; Rocket III Touring
  • Engine Type: 2297-cc, inline three-cylinder; 2294-cc, inline three-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.0 inches x 3.7 inches
  • Compression ratio: 8.7:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel injected
  • Ignition: Electric, digital-inductive type
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.3 gallons; 5.9 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Twin 12.6-inch, floating discs, Nissin four-piston fixed calipers, anti-lock brakes
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 12.4-inch, fixed disc, Brembo two-piston floating caliper, Nissin anti-lock brakes
  • Suspension (Front): Kayaba 1.7-inch, upside down forks; Kayaba 1.7-inch forks with fully shrouded uppers
  • Suspension (Rear): Kayaba black spring, twin shocks with five-position adjustable preload
  • Wheelbase: 66.7 inches; 67.1 inches
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Trail: 5.8 inches; 7.2 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.5 inches; 28.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 807 pounds; 869 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 150/80 R17; 150/80 R16
  • Tires (Rear): 240/50 R16; 180/70 R16

Accessories

  • Seven exterior accessories including chromed engine dresser bars and a chromed front fender rail
  • Fog lamp kit (Roadster)
  • Chrome headlamp visor (Touring)
  • Four assorted glass accessories including fly screens and quick release windshields
  • Six seating accessories ranging from sissy bar luggage-rack combinations to gel seats and backrests
  • Alarm with an engine immobilizer
  • Heated grips and auxiliary power sockets
  • Seven storage solutions including leather saddles and windscreen bags

Key Competitors For The 2011 Triumph Rocket III

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Available Rocket III Sub Models

2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Buyer's Guide 2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Bodystyle:
Cruiser
HP/Torque:
146 / 163
2011 Triumph Rocket III Touring Buyer's Guide 2011 Triumph Rocket III Touring
Bodystyle:
Touring
HP/Torque:
105 / 150
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