And With Only 3650 Original Miles At The Time Of This Posting...This 2006 Triumph Rocket III Will Be Doing Its Thing And Yours For Years And Years To Come.
Check out this incredibly beefy yet stock 240 rear tire.....HUGE. Helps keep all this power glued to the road.
With A Whopping 142 HP And An Even More Staggering Torque Rating Of 147.5 ft lbs @ 2500 RPM, This Incredible Engine Makes It So Easy To Ride. Did You Forget To Downshift? Forget About It.......What About That Steep Grade Hill?......What Hill!!!!!! Forget About It.
Actually, This Baby Puts Out Even More Horse Power Than That As It's Equipped With Triumph's Factory High Performance Exhaust and a very tasteful Programmable Dyno Jet Power Commander. My guess is it's putting out about 160hp but I've never had it checked. It's Not Terribly Loud And It Gives A Throatier...Stronger Sound As Well As Enhancing Performance. A Very Nice (And Yes Expensive) Option.
Add To That A Triumph Factory Windshield As Well As A Factory Luggage Rack And Passenger Backrest...And Your Rocket Is Ready To Do Anything You Ask Of It......Cruise.....Tour.....Whatever.
For An 705+ lb Motorcycle, This Bike Handles Way Better Than It Has A Right To. Once Moving, This Bike Has A Nimble Secure Feel That I Have Never Felt On Such A Big Bike...And I Have Ridden Them All. And Believe It Or Not Will Get Reasonable Gas Mileage In The Process.
It Is Very Comfortable And The Smoothness Honestly Rivals A Gold Wing. No Vibration At All. And It's Capable Of A 11.27 seconds Quarter Mile @ 120mph. Scary Fast.
On 08/06/13 I added some nice capacity Saddlemen Studded Hard Leather Bags and next week I'm having some new handlebars installed that bring the bars about 2" higher and about 2" closer to me so I'm in a more upright seating position. The bars are at the shop, now we're waiting for some longer cables to arrive. Turns out it's a fairly expensive and complicated process but I do need it done for my comfort if I keep the bike. It was completed and they look and work great.
Model: Triumph Rocket III Year: 2006 Category: Custom / cruiser Engine and transmission: Displacement: 2294.00 ccm (139.98 cubic inches) Engine type: In-line three Stroke: 4 Power: 142.00 HP (103.6 kW)) @ 5750 RPM Torque: 200.00 Nm (20.4 kgf-m or 147.5 ft.lbs) @ 2500 RPM Compression: 8.7:1 Bore x stroke: 101.6 x 94.3 mm (4.0 x 3.7 inches) Fuel system: Injection. Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system Starter: Electric Cooling system: Liquid Gearbox: 5-speed Transmission type final drive: Shaft drive (cardan) Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Physical measures: Dry weight: 320.0 kg (705.5 pounds) Seat height: 740 mm (29.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. Overall height: 1,165 mm (45.9 inches) Overall length: 2,500 mm (98.4 inches) Overall width: 970 mm (38.2 inches) Wheelbase: 1,695 mm (66.7 inches) Chassis and dimensions Frame type: Tubular steel, twin spine Rake (fork angle): 32.0°
Suspension: Front suspension: 43mm upside down forks Rear suspension: Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes: Front brakes: Double Disc Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches) Rear brakes: Single disc Rear brakes diameter: 316 mm (12.4 inches)
Performance: THESE PERFORMANCE FIGURES ARE THAT OF A STOCK BIKE. I SUSPECT MINE IS QUICKER HAVING ABOUT 160BHP BUT WE WON'T KNOW WHILE I OWN IT SINCE I DON'T RIDE LIKE THAT:
147 lb-ft of torque at 2500 rpm and 140 bhp at 5,750 rpm Quarter Mile: 11.27 seconds @ 119.92mph Top Speed: 150mph ???
Economy: Approximately 30-40mpg
THIS BIKE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
I am a middle aged guy and my initial reaction I had when I used to think about Triumph Motorcycles was "Prince Of Darkness" aka Lucas Electronics...lol. Triumphs always handled good but were always unreliable. Well, now I'm the proud owner of a 2008 Triumph Rocket 3 Tourer and have nothing but praise for this motorcycle. What do you think??...Tell us your story of ownership...your relationship with your Triumph Motorcycle. We would love to hear it.
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