Triumph launches Rocket 3 GT at Rs 18.40 lakh

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Triumph Rocket 3 GT (Image: Triumph Motorcycles India)

Triumph Motorcycles has launched the 3 GT in India for a price tag of Rs 18.40 lakh (ex-showroom). It features the world’s biggest production engine and is the touring variant of the Rocket 3R launched earlier in December 2019. If you’re wondering, it’s equipped with the new 2,500cc, triple motor, which produces 165bhp@6,000 rpm, which is 11 percent more than its predecessor. The Rocket 3 engine also has the highest torque figure of any production motorcycle available to buy, with 221Nm. Also worth noting is a weight saving of more than 40 kilograms, which makes the Rocket 3 GT is more than 13 percent lighter than its predecessor. The weight is now down to ‘just’ 294 kilograms. Those interested in this Goliath among Davids will be happy to know that bookings for the 3 GT are now open!

Speaking on the occasion, Shoeb Farooq, Business Head, Triumph Motorcycles India, said, “The Rocket 3 GT is an enthusiast’s machine, being an ideal amalgamation of class defining technology, dominating road presence, astounding performance and ergonomics. It is a legend in itself. The Rocket 3 GT completes the Rocket range which has the roadster and touring variants. With this we also strengthen our BS-VI offering in India to 13 motorcycles which is the largest BS-VI line-up in the premium motorcycle space in India.”

This is the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine featuring several mass optimized performance enhancements; including a new crankcase assembly, new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank and new balancer shafts. Visually, there’s a distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run on the Rocket 3 GT. Also, the Rocket 3 GT comes with a new ’torque-assist’ hydraulic clutch that provides the rider with a light clutch action by reducing lever effort. Furthermore, the Rocket 3 GT’s all-new six-speed helical-cut gearbox is smoother, stronger and lighter than a standard gearbox and is designed specifically to allow for the increased torque capacity of this new generation. Just like all the latest range of Triumphs, the Rocket 3 GT engine delivers modern capability with ride-by-wire throttle, as well as a sensitively incorporated liquid cooling system for enhanced performance and an even more efficient ride.

Other visual details include a new signature twin LED headlight, including Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding and the sculpted 3-header exhaust run. In addition to that, the new lightweight multi-spoke cast aluminium wheels enhance the muscular contemporary style, the Rocket 3 GT model goes one step further than the R with exposed machining on rim and spokes. There’s also the Avon Cobra Chrome tyres, developed especially for the new Rocket 3 range, with a 240mm rear wheel width. From a mechanical standpoint, the single-sided swingarm, with an offset mono-shock suspension and high-value finishing on the bevel box, the internally wired and touring-oriented handlebars enhancing its touring comfort and capability.

To make the journey smoother for the rider, the Rocket 3 GT comes with a sculpted rider and pillion saddle, featuring cast aluminium finishers under the seat and creating a unique flowing line through the bike. The Rocket 3 GT features a touring rider and pillion saddle set-up with an even more accessible 750mm seat height. The Rocket 3 GT also benefits from a brushed aluminium pillion backrest. Additionally, the Rocket 3 GT gets feet-forward foot controls with three horizontal position choices and a height-adjustable pillion backrest.

Other visual treats also include the muscular sculpted fuel tank with Triumph’s signature design DNA, brushed stainless steel tank strap and beautiful aluminium Monza-style cap, brushed aluminium air-box cover, brushed aluminium Monza-style coolant and oil caps, machined fins on the crankcases, head and cam cover, brushed exhaust heat shields and end caps, and elegant hidden folding pillion footrests with unique foldaway design. To top it all off, there is a choice of two alternative premium paint schemes – Silver Ice and Storm Grey with a Korosi Red pinstripe decal and Phantom Black.