2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster - Bigger is Better

There's no such thing as too much power

By Roland Brown, Photography by Jason Critchell

tech
Spec
Evolution
The world's biggest motorcycle gets more power, more rational ergonomics and anti-lock brakes.

Rivals
Harley-Davidson V-Rod Muscle, Star V-Max, Boulevard M109R.

TECH
Price Approx. $17,500
Engine type l-c triple
Valve train DOHC, 12v
Displacement 2294cc
Bore x stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression 8.7:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 146 bhp @ 5750 rpm
Claimed torque 163 lb.-ft. @ 2750 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel twin-spine
Front suspension 43mm Kayaba inverted fork
Rear suspension Dual Kayaba shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Triumph four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 316mm disc
Front tire 150/80R-17 Metzeler Marathon
Rear tire 240/50R-16 Metzeler Marathon
Rake/trail 32.0°/5.8 in.
Seat height 29.1 in.
Wheelbase 66.7 in.
Fuel capacity 6.3 gal.
Claimed dry weight 771 lbs.
Colors Metallic Phantom Black, Matte Black
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Warranty 2 yrs., unlimited mi.

Contact
Triumph Motorcycles of America, Ltd.
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr. #100
Newnan, GA 30265
678.854.2010
www.triumphmotorcycles.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Big, bad and British, yet less expensive than the Rocket III on which it's based.

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