THE LARGEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE ENGINE IN THE WORLD
2,500cc engine capacity, peak power of 164 HP, and world-leading peak torque of 163 LB-FT.
This is the genesis of a new Triumph motorcycle legend that takes the original Rocket DNA and its phenomenal engine platform to a whole new level, once again making an indelible mark on the motorcycle world.
The all-new Rocket 3 triple engine delivers simply staggering performance and a class-defining riding experience. This is the largest engine capacity ever seen on any production motorcycle, with an increased 2,500cc capacity and an unparalleled peak torque figure of 163 LB-FT, the highest of any production motorcycle ever made.
This is a close-up view of this engineering masterpiece.
1. WORLD’S LARGEST 2,500cc CAPACITY
The world’s largest production motorcycle engine is an all-new 2,500cc Triumph triple, with even larger capacity and more performance than its legendary predecessor. But an increase in capacity doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in weight, because several mass optimized engine weight efficiencies were designed into this new Rocket, including weight savings of 39.68 pounds achieved from a new crankcase assembly (saving 24.25 pounds), a new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank (saving 8.6 pounds), and new balancer shafts (saving 7.94 pounds). In addition this is an exquisitely engineered powerplant with beautiful finish and detailing, including stunning machined fins on both the upper and lower crankcases.
2. THRILLING PERFORMANCE & WORLD’S HIGHEST TORQUE
With peak power of 164 HP at 6,000 rpm (11% up on the previous generation), the new Rocket 3 offers a thrilling ride with more power from a low 3,500 rpm and all the way up to a new higher redline of 7,000 rpm. Its new peak torque of 163 LB-FT is a world highest production motorcycle torque figure – an amazing 71% higher peak torque than the closest competition, and more than the previous generation Rocket with its incredible flat, rich torque curve that reaches a peak at 4,000 rpm, then holds maximum torque all the way through the mid-range to deliver effortless acceleration and response in any gear. This torque, combined with the bike’s power and chassis set-up, delivers incredible acceleration figures of 0-62 mph in a mere 2.89 seconds.
3. HYDROFORMED HEADERS
The beautiful distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run is an iconic design detail on both the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. This is innovatively engineered for the perfect exhaust routing, flowing from the header into the combined cat box and on to the triple-exit silencer.
4. DEEP GROWLING TRIPLE SOUNDTRACK
Triumph’s all-new Rocket 3 lineup features unique brushed exhaust heat shields and end caps to deliver a unique deep growling triple soundtrack, delivered by a distinctive triple-exit silencer.
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TORQUE ASSIST HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
For high levels of rider comfort and even more control over the Rocket 3’s powerful performance, a new torque assist hydraulic clutch provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing clutch lever effort.
HIGH PERFORMANCE HELICAL CUT GEARBOX
The Rocket 3’s all-new high performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox is engineered to be smoother, stronger and lighter than a standard gearbox, and is designed specifically to allow for the increased torque capacity of this new generation of motorcycle.
Triumph Factory Stories - Rocket 3 Engine
Learn about the advanced engineering that goes into producing the Rocket 3 engine, courtesy of Triumph Chief Engineer Stuart Wood.
Triumph Factory Stories - Rocket 3 Chassis
Chief Engineer Stuart Wood gives you an exclusive insight into the development process behind the Rocket 3 handling set-up at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience.