Triumph Rocket 3 GT Launched, Priced At Rs. 18.4 Lakhs
Triumph steps up its game as it launches the new Rocket 3 in India.
After launching their capable middle-weight triples at striking prices, Triumph has now launched the Rocket 3 GT with a price tag of Rs. 18.4 lakhs (ex-showroom). This makes it the most expensive offering by the British brand to date.
While Triumph had launched the Rocket 3 R version in December 2019, this time they have launched the GT variant of the Rocket (touring version). Moreover, with this addition, Triumph is the only premium manufacturer in India to have the largest BS6 portfolio consisting of 13 motorcycles in its fleet.
The Rocket 3 is the biggest Triumph motorcycle in terms of size and cubic capacity as well. It gets a host of modern features and technology, but the biggest USP is its massive 3-cylinder engine.
Let’s talk about the features first. The feature list is just like the motorcycle itself, huge. The British brand has loaded the Rocket 3 with features like an all-new aluminium frame, Brembo Stylema callipers, fully LED lighting, tailored seats, adjustable backrest, extended flyscreen, single-sided swingarm, and even adjustable footpegs.
The suspension setup is also premium. At the front, you get 47 mm USD Showa forks with adjustable compression and rebound while at the rear; you have a fully adjustable Showa mono-shock with a piggyback reservoir.
On the technological front, the bike has a special full-colour TFT display which is one-of-the-best ones out there. Further, the bike gets 4 rider modes, cornering ABS, traction control, hill hold control, USB charging port, heated grips, cruise control, and keyless ignition along with the basic digital gauges.
If all this isn’t enough, you can opt for Triumph’s Connectivity features, Triumph’s Shift Assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system as accessories. The motorcycle also gets ride-by-wire feature for easy throttle control, which is a must for a bike of this caliber!
You must wonder why Triumph has put such an extensive electronics package on a cruiser motorcycle. The answer is its engine, which Triumph claims to be the world’s largest production motorcycle engine.
The 2458cc inline-3 engine makes 167 PS of peak power and a staggering 221 Nm of peak torque paired with a 6-speed gearbox. A clutch with torque and slip assist keeps company to the gearbox. While the weight is high at 291 kg (dry), the bike still hits a ton in just 2.73 seconds!
Lastly, to get the Rocket 3’s power down with ease, Triumph has put specially designed Avon Cobra Chrome rubber. The tyre sizes at 150/80/17 and 240/50/16, front and rear respectively, also complement with the bike’s mammoth appeal.
In conclusion, the Triumph Rocket 3 GT is a special motorcycle with no direct competition in the Indian market. At Rs. 18.4 lakhs (ex-showroom), it even rounds off as a good deal because it will be a showstopper in every aspect when you take it out. Plus, you have two colour options to choose from- Silver Ice and Storm Grey with a Korosi Red pinstripe decal & Phantom Black.