When the Rocket lll was first introduced, it looked otherworldly with its massive engine and was the first time we’d seen anything like it on a production motorcycle. The massive power of the engine and the heft to go with it makes it rather appealing. After 15 years the Rocket comes with a lot of enhancements that include a bigger engine and a reduction in weight. The Rocket 3GT is now faster, and lighter and comes across as a better rounded package. It is now easier to ride and attracts a lot of attention. It also get ergonomics which make it so much more versatile. The touring-oriented version of this bike has been launched at price of Rs 18.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and costs Rs 40,000 more than the Rocket 3 R.

The details

The Rocket 3R and 3GT share many components and parts, and in order to ensure the 3GT is a perfect fit for long-distance touring, certain alterations have been brought about. Because of the forward-set footpegs, the bike has a relaxed riding posture. It has a touring-styled handlebar and three horizontal position settings. It also features adjustable pillion footpegs, comfortable seats with an adjustable backrest for the pillion, heated grips and a huge flyscreen. It also sports chrome accents on the wheels and weighs 294kgs.


Looking at the Triumph Rocket 3GT, it looks similar to the Rocket 3R. Up-front, it boasts of a twin-LED headlamp setup with cool looking LED DRLs, wide tyres and chunky USD front forks. We particularly like how the single-sided swingarm and exhaust add to the design of the bike. Giving it a muscular stance is that fuel tank a central recess, Monza-style cap, aluminium air-box cover and a brushed stainless steel tank strap. On the road, this bike is sure to have huge presence.


Nestled in the beautiful frame is a 2500cc, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine from the Rocket 3R. It makes 165bhp and 221Nm of torque. It employs an all-aluminium frame with the engine as a stressed member. At the front, the bike gets Showa USD forks while the rear gets a monoshock with a Showa piggyback reservoir and remote adjuster. Brembo Stylema four-piston monobloc callipers do braking duties at the front while Brembo M4.32 four-piston calipers do duty at the back.


In terms of equipment, it features hill-hold, traction control, cornering ABS, cruise control and four riding modes: road, rain, sport and a rider configurable mode. You also get goodies like keyless ignition and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The instrument cluster gets a full-colour TFT unit along with a turn-by-turn navigation system.

The Rocket 3GT is sold in two colours: Silver Ice/Storm Grey and Phantom Black. Also, grab the latest info on the upcoming bikes, only at autoX.

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