Triumph’s Rocket 3 Boasts World’s Largest Production Motorcycle Engine
Back in January we revealed that Triumph was planning to unleash one of the world’s largest production motorcycle engines with its next Rocket 3.
Now Steve McQueen’s favorite bike brand has revealed Roadster and Grand Touring versions of the Rocket 3 that deliver on that promise.
The beautiful three-cylinder beasts boast 2,500-cc motors good for 165 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque — more of the latter than any production bike on the market, along with a lightweight design.
Prices haven’t yet been revealed for the Rocket 3 R and GT, but with looks and numbers like this that’s almost irrelevant.
Call them muscular but refined with twin LED headlights, a sculpted 3-header exhaust, 20-spoke cast aluminum wheels, Avon Cobra Chrome tires and Brembo brake calipers, a sculpted fuel tank and hidden folding pillion footrests with a unique foldaway design.
Triumph has also equipped the stunning rides with plenty of high-tech gadgetry including a configurable display, optional onboard Google -powered navigation, optional GoPro controls, optional Bluetooth connectivity, four different riding modes, hill-start assist, keyless ignition and heated grips.
The new bikes are expected to start hitting the street in January, so sign up and get ready to rock.
This first appeared in Maxim