By Chase Hadden
2021 Triumph Rocket 3 GT: Laid-Back Riding With Even More Power Than Ever Before
British motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph, has been building the Rocket 3 since 2004, but the current edition of this heavy-hitting cruiser/touring motorcycle looks nothing like its predecessors, nor is it even the same breed.
There’s a saying, “there’s no replacement for displacement”. Triumph has embodied this motto and designed an entire motorcycle around it. This new Rocket 3 GT is the highest displacement engine ever put into a production motorcycle. 2500cc’s to be exact. Yes, that isn’t a typo. Twenty-five-hundred cubic centimetres of displacement can be found in this engine. The styling of the motorcycle speaks for itself though, as this vehicle is mostly an engine with a seat and wheels attached.
You’re probably wondering what kind of power figures come along with a 2500cc motorcycle engine. The 2021 Triumph Rocket 3 GT produces 165 peak horsepower (11% more than the previous generation). You may be thinking “that isn’t a whole lot of power seeing as how manufacturers are breaking the 200 horsepower mark frequently with each new bike being released.” Behind the horsepower figures hides an even more impressive number: 163 lb-ft of neck-snapping torque giving this heavy-hitter a 2.89 second 0-62 mph. This motorcycle was built to chew up highways and the power numbers back it up.
This motorcycle is catered to cruising and long-distance touring, and the addition of Triumph’s all-new ‘Highway’ inspiration kit proves that; a 50 piece accessory line (unique to the Rocket 3) aimed at increasing comfort and practicality of your British-made cruiser to keep the long rides as comfortable as possible. This bike holds its head up high as the most well-suited steed for long-distance touring in Triumph’s 2021 lineup.
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