Britain’s Heavyweight Cruiser: The Triumph Rocket 3 R
The enormous, heavyweight Rocket 3 cruiser has been a stable in the Triumph Motorcycles stable since it first rolled onto the scene in 2004. It’s big, bold, boisterous, and back again as part of the 2021 Triumph line-up. It’s not just the largest British-made motorcycle on the market, it’s also the largest displacement motorcycle available full stop.
The secret to the Rocket 3 R’s success is its enormous headline-grabbing engine. The Rocket 3 R draws power from a 2,458cc inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC engine. The massive displacement produces massive power, to the tune of 165 horses and 163 lb-ft of peak torque. But there’s more to this heavyweight muscle cruiser than impressive stats.
Ride-enhancing technology, such as four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, and Rider-Programmable), optimized cornering ABS and traction control, hill hold control, and a torque-assist clutch make the Rocket 3 R a breeze to ride. Though the 3 R is a more stripped-down version than the higher-spec 3 GT, it still packs a powerful punch in terms of rider comforts.
Other premium features include LED DRLs, intricate 20-spoke wheels, minimalist internally-wired handlebars, a tailored seat, keyless ignition, and more.
For 2021, the Rocket 3 R is available in two color options: Korosi Red, or Phantom Black.
The 2021 Triumph Rocket 3 R starts from $21,900 USD / 25,900 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Triumph Rocket 3 R in one place.
- Price: $21,900 USD / $25,900 CAD
- Key Features:
- The world’s largest production motorcycle engine
- Torque assist hydraulic clutch
- Intricate 20-spoke wheels
- Engine: 2,458 cc inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
- Power: 165 HP
- Torque: 163 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 641.5lb (291kg)
- Seat Height: 30.4in (773mm)
2021 Triumph Rocket 3 R Specifications
|Engine||2,458 cc inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||110.2 mm x 85.9 mm|
|Fuel System||Ride by Wire, fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque-assist|
|Final Drive||Shaft, bevel box|
|Suspension Front||Showa 47mm upside-down 1 1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster, 4.7in (120mm) travel|
|Suspension Rear||Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 4.2in (107mm) rear wheel travel.|
|Brakes Front||Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS|
|Tires Front||150/80 R17 V|
240/50 R16 V
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.8 US gal|
|Color||Korosi Red, Phantom Black|
|Width Handlebars||35 in (889mm)|
|Height Without Mirror||41.9 in (1065 mm|
|Wheelbase||66 in (1677 mm)|
|Trail||5.3 in (134.9mm)|
|Seat Height||30.4 in (773mm)|
|Dry Weight||641.5 lb (291kg)|
2021 Triumph Rocket 3 R Features
2,500cc - WORLD’S LARGEST PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE ENGINE
INCREDIBLE ACCELERATION AND TORQUE
In addition, on top of the optimized cornering ABS and traction control, other Rocket 3 technology highlights include four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-Configurable), hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and steering lock, with heated grips as standard on the Rocket 3 GT (accessory fit available for the R).
MY TRIUMPH CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM
IMPOSING POISE AND STANCE
High-specification Avon Cobra Chrome tires were developed especially for the new Rocket 3 lineup, and the imposing tire size adds to the distinctive muscular presence of these motorcycles. In addition, a unique single-sided swingarm contributes to the new Rocket 3’s clean, uncluttered styling, and to the bike’s compact and minimal rear end. While both models have intricate lightweight 20-spoke cast aluminum wheels, the R’s wheels have a beautiful blacked-out finish, while the Rocket 3 GT model displays exposed machining on rim and spokes.
SIGNATURE DESIGN FEATURES
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