Triumph Rocket 3 Gets the Ultimate Bespoke Treatment

One thing’s for sure: this bad boy certainly keeps it classy!
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We can probably all agree that Triumph’s malicious Rocket 3 is one hell of a machine! The donor we'll be looking at today is brought to life by a monstrous DOHC inline-three engine, with an astronomical displacement of no less than 2,294cc. This fiendish piece of liquid-cooled machinery is perfectly capable of delivering as much as 146 hp at 5,750 revs, while a brutal torque output of up to 163 pound-feet (221 Nm) will be supplied at approximately 2,750 rpm.

A five-speed gearbox is tasked with allowing the powerplant’s ungodly force to reach the rear 16-inch hoop by means of a shaft final drive. Suspension duties are taken good care of by fully-adjustable 43 mm (1.7 inches) Kayaba forks at the front, along with a single shock absorber on the opposite end. Without going into any other details, it’s quite safe to conclude this beast means business!

As such, I'll bet the craftsmen over at Hammer Kraftrad spend some quality time modifying this two-wheeled behemoth back in 2019. Let’s take a minute to dive in for a closer analysis of their spectacular accomplishments on this exploit. This should give you a clear idea as to what the Kraftrad crew is made of.

For starters, the bike’s stock bodywork was discarded to make room for a selection of bespoke counterparts. These items include a new front fender, an aluminum fuel tank and a handsome front fairing that hosts twin headlights, as well as an alloy tail section, which sits on a custom subframe module.

You will also find a pair of rear-mounted foot pegs that modify the Rocket’s stance. In terms of performance upgrades, the HK team honored the front suspension with fresh springs, while the rear end received dual shocks from Wilbers. Last but not least, the 2,294cc colossus was treated to K&N air filters and a Zard exhaust system that manages to look the business.

And there we have it, folks. What’s your take on this one-off Rocket 3?

Editor's note: This article initially stated the specs of a 2019 Triumph Rocket 3, powered by a 2,458cc inline-three engine. The story was updated to reflect the correct model year and characteristics.


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