Triumph Rocket III Classic: history, specs, pictures

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Triumph Rocket III Classic
Manufacturer
Also called Rocket III Classic Tourer
Production 2006 - 2009
Class Touring
Engine
4-stroke liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore / Stroke 101.6mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Horsepower 140.0 HP (104.4 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 146.78 ft/lbs (199.0 Nm) @ 2500RPM
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
Ignition digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA9 `06-09[1]
Battery YUASA YTX20L-BS `06-09[1]
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft

Clutch: wet, multiplate
Suspension Front: 43mm upside down forks
Rear: Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front: Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear: Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Front Tire 150/80 R17
Rear Tire 240/50 R16
Wheelbase 66.69 inches (1694 mm)
Length 98.39 inches (2499 mm)
Width 38.19 inches (970 mm)
Height 45.87 inches (1165 mm)
Seat Height 29.09 inches (739 mm)
Weight 705.48 pounds (320.0 Kg) (dry), 319.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 6.34 Gallon (24.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Triumph Rocket III Classic was a 4-stroke liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder Touring motorcycle produced by Triumph between 2006 and 2009. Max torque was 146.78 ft/lbs (199.0 Nm) @ 2500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 140.0 HP (104.4 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled 4-stroke liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder. A 101.6mm bore x 101.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 2294.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 150/80 R17 front tire and a 240/50 R16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers in the front and a Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm upside down forks while the rear was equipped with a Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload. The Rocket III Classic was fitted with a 6.34 Gallon (24.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 705.48 pounds (320.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 66.69 inches (1694 mm) long.

2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic[edit]

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The Classic version of the 2005 Triumph Rocket III brings is a bevy of chromed out accents and parts, harking back to the way they used to make cruisers back in the day. If a muscle bike loaded with tons of power and modern tech, but also boasting classic looks is your game, then this is the right beast for you.

Add in powerful brakes to tame this amazing machine, high-spec suspensions and exceptional comfort for longer hauls. A wide range of accessories is also available, for both looks and comfort enhancement.


2007 Triumph Rocket III Classic[edit]

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While the basic Rocket III is more of a solo machine, Triumph knows that many riders want to share the glorious moments they spend aboard this bike with a passenger. So that's why the Rocket III Classic brings in more convenience for two-up riding, with generous rider floorboards and more real estate for the pillion, higher and pulled back bars, all for a better, longer trip.

As for the rest, the 2006 Rocket III Classic delivers the same mind-boggling thrust with insane passing power in any gear, at ay speed, a reassuring geometry and a nimble character making the bike also suitable for urban rides.


2007 Triumph Rocket III Classic Tourer[edit]

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The 2006 Rocket III Classic Tourer brings in the best treats for two-up riding, and mixes them with the insanely powerful nature of the world's biggest-displacement production bike. Created for longer hauls, the Rocket III Classic Tourer trim brings in a mid-sized windscreen, leather saddlebags and a pillion backrest for more comfort and a more reassuring feel.

These accessories are a great complement to the standard cavernous tank which can hold 6.3 gal (23.8 liters) of fuel for non-nonsense touring range.


2008 Triumph Rocket III Classic[edit]

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The Rocket III Classic is the father of the actual Touring model, a bike which blends in the cruiser style with the rocket-like performance and thrust, for an unique, exhilarating experience. Triumph offers a huge range of original parts and accessories to add extra style and functionality.

Whether it's saddlebags or backrests, a detachable windscreen or full floorboards, the Rocket III Classic will only get better and better. Smart ergonomics make the ride pleasant and comfortable, and you'll love your bike more and more with each outing.


2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic[edit]

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Effortless, laid back cruising and sheer riding pleasure, this is what the 2008 Rocket III Classic was made for. Ample pulled back bars, generous floorboards, a large comfy seat for two which will make long hauls more pleasant and reverse cone exhausts add plenty of style to this amazing 2.3-liter beast.

With blistering torque right off idle, the Rocket III Classic comes with exceptional passing nerve which is equally fun to use both in the city and on the open highway. Chunky suspensions and huge brakes provide a good road stance and plenty of control to help the rider feel reassured.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.