Iconic British motorcycling brand Triumph has taken the wraps off two limited edition models – the Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black which will be sold in a limited production run of just 1000 units each worldwide. The brand is also likely to allocate a few units for the Indian market as well. The limited-edition models will come with a specific VIN number and a certificate of authenticity bringing extra exclusivity. While the Rocket 3 R Black features an all-black colour theme the Rocket 3 GT Triple Black comes with a three-shade paint.
The Rocket 3 R Black & Rocket 3 GT Triple Black Features
The Triumph Rocket 3 R Black features a mean roadster design with and the limited edition model comes with a distinctive matt and gloss all-black paint scheme with new Black branding and tank badges in black finish. The Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black features laid back styling and comes with a taller flyscreen, three-shade paint scheme on the tank. Both the limited edition models come with Carbon-Fibre front fender, black painted exhaust headers, black painted heat shields, black powder-coated intake covers, black headlight bezels, flyscreen finishers, radiator cowl, seat finishers, black-out rear wheel, black anodised bar-end mirrors and a lot of black anodised detail parts such as risers and handlebar clamps, brake and clutch levers, brake and gear pedals, swingarm guard, RSU rocker, side stand, rider footrest, heel guards and pillion footrests and hangers.
The Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black also share the engine and mechanical components. Powering the motorcycles is a 2,458cc Inline 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine with ride-by-wire throttle & electronic fuel injection technology that helps produce 167 PS of power and 221 Nm of torque, the highest twisting force on any production motorcycle. The triple motor comes with a 6-speed transmission and a hydraulic, torque-assist clutch and a bevel box shaft, final drive. The motorcycles ride on a lightweight aluminium frame with new blacked-out rear frame forging and ride on adjustable 47mm fat Showa forks with new black anodised fork lowers on the front and fully adjustable Showa RSU monoshock unit on the rear. The powerful motorcycles come with top-of-the-line Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes with floating discs equipped with cornering ABS function.
The Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black come with features such as twin LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillamps, full-colour angle-adjustable TFT LCD display with My Triumph connectivity integration, four riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable, Hill hold control and cruise control, Optimised Cornering ABS and traction control as standard, keyless ignition and keyless steering lock and USB charging socket as standard and Heated Grips on the Rocket 3 GT.
Price & Availability
Triumph will be designating a few units for the Indian market as the brand has listed both the limited edition models on the official Indian website. Expect the limited edition models to command a slight premium over the standard. The Triumph Rocket 3 R comes at the price of INR 18.50 lakh ex-showroom and the Rocket 3 GT is priced at INR 18.90 lakh ex-showroom.