2007 Triumph Rocket III
2007 Triumph Rocket III
The Rocket III is in a class all on its own; the largest capacity production motorcycle in the world with dazzling looks, fantastic performance and amazing specification.
The fuel injected, twelve-valve powerplant has a cubic capacity of 2294cc – that’s 140 cubic inches – and makes 147ftlbs of torque at 2500rpm. This awesome output means even two-up the Rocket III accelerates with ease, and tenacious forward motion is just a slight twist of throttle away. However, the delectable, inexhaustible flow of power from the triple’s 2.3 litres engine can be effortlessly controlled using only two fingers. The Rocket III has a low centre of gravity and composed riding position giving a fine sense of balance and control. It sails round corners that would make most cruisers twitch making the Rocket III a truly useable machine that can cruise streets or hustle turns with equal and effortless ability.
The Rocket III’s chassis is something quite special and centers on a large tubular steel twin-spine frame, which houses the motor. It has a maintenance-free shaft drive that lays power to the massive 240/50-section rear tyre. 43mm upside down forks and spring preload adjustable twin rear shocks built specifically for the Rocket III add control, composure and supple compliance. The front brakes are sports bike specification – twin four-piston calipers mated with 320mm floating discs – and provide awesome stopping power. The rear brake, developed by Brembo especially, is a single twin piston caliper and 316mm disc.
The choices a Rocket III owner can make to customize and enhance their bike are huge; street-rodders can add exhaust pipes and a host of chrome parts including engine dresser bars and side panels. For those that want to travel far there are leather panniers that are constructed from the highest quality 4mm aniline leather, and feature triple themed detailing and quick release chromed buckles.
Do you want to go far? You can, effortlessly, with the Rocket III. Why not go along to your Triumph dealer for a test ride? Then you’ll find out what we mean!
KING OF THE POWER CRUISERS
The Rocket III has defined a unique niche in the clone-like performance cruiser market and exists in a class all on its own with its striking looks, stunning performance and incredible specification.
For 2007, the Rocket III receives two new paint schemes: Phantom Black and Mulberry Red.
2007 Triumph Rocket III Specifications USA:
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel
Front Wheel Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tyre 150/80 R 17
Rear Tyre 240/50 R 16
Front Suspension 43mm upside down forks
Rear Suspension Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Front Brakes Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 316mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2500mm (98.4in)
Width (Handlebars) 970mm (38.2in)
Height 1165mm (45.9in)
Seat Height 740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase 1695mm (66.7in)
Rake/Trail 32 degree/152mm
Weight (Dry) 704lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity 6.3 gal
(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020) Maximum Power 142PS (140bhp) at 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 200Nm (147ft.lbf) at 2,500 rpm
Mulberry Red, Phantom Black