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2020 Triumph Rocket III takes shape

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

British superbike brand, Triumph is going to reveal its new 2020 Rocket III TFC (Triumph Factory Custom) a special edition bike on 1st May 2019. And now, a standard model of the same bike has been spied testing near the brand’s headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. The standard Triumph Rocket III appears to be production ready as per spyshots, and could be launched soon.

The standard model as compared to the Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) is a slightly lower-spec. Everything on the bike looks similar except the front suspension, brakes, and seats. The standard Triumph Rocket III will come with a pillion seat, unlike the TFC. The brake lever, clutch lever and fork bottoms are finished in silver. The 2020 Triumph Rocket III will have two circular headlamps with LED daytime running lights and conventional turn signals. It could get a straight handlebar and forward-set foot pegs for typical cruiser riding style. The 2020 Triumph Rocket III will be built on a new frame with a short rear end and a single-sided swingarm exposing the massive rear wheel.

For the engine, it may have a new updated version of the old 2.3-litre longitudinally placed engine. The new engine is expected to have a maximum displacement of 2500cc with longitudinally placement, inline, three-cylinder motor producing 180 HP of power and 230 Nm of torque and we are expecting it to be shaft driven through the single-sided swingarm. For the electronics, Triumph Rocket III is expected to get a full-colour TFT display, different riding modes, cornering ABS, lean-sensitive traction control and cruise control.

The 2020 Triumph Rocket III is expected to be launched around November at the Milan EICMA show 2019. It is expected in India by the end of this year or early 2020.