2011 Triumph Rocket III Roadster Introduced

Housing the world’s largest production motorcycle engine, Triumph’s equivalent to killer whale Shamu comes in 2011 delivering 221 Nm (163 lb.ft.) of torque at 2,750 rpm from the 2,294cc three-cylinder unit. “It may sound like a cliché, but Triumph’s Rocket III Roadster truly is a unique motorcycle with massive presence and a legendary powerplant,” Triumph says.

Some have troubles placing the Rocket III Roadster to a certain class, as the bike can easily fit into the cruiser range, as well as on the streetfighter stable, thanks to its mid-mounted pegs and relatively upright riding position.

“The Roadster takes on a streetfighter stance and delivers an attitude-laden ride that every motorcyclist should experience at least once in their two-wheeled career. Shrinking violets need not apply,”
a company statement reads.

This impressive machine is suitable for long distance rides thanks to the comfortable plush seat for both rider and pillion, as well as to a more controllable rear suspension. Standard equipment includes a comprehensive instrumentation with fuel gauge, gear selection indicator and clock, 43mm upside down front forks, adjustable rear suspension, low maintenance shaft drive and advanced anti lock brakes.

“Up front, the Rocket III Roadster sports Triumph’s trademark twin headlights to make this imposing motorcycle even more striking, while the components carefully balance black and chrome to create an aggressive stripped down look,” the manufacturer describes the new Rocket III Roadster.

The 2011 model will come available in two new special color options, which are hand painted and contain high sparkle content that morphs in sunlight, transforming from near black to a vibrant red or blue. Specifically, in addition to the metallic phantom Black, the bike comes in Phantom Red Haze and Phantom Blue Haze.


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