By Joe Appleton
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.
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- 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)