Triumph’s Rocket 3 was the motorcycle which held the title of having the largest engine mounted on a production motorcycle. Powered by a massive 2.3-litre motor, the bike was sold with an ex-showroom price of INR 22 Lakh. With the outdated older generation motorcycle off sale now, the brand has unveiled a new generation of the Rocket 3. Triumph’s UK website now showcases a special version of this motorcycle which is currently on sale in some foreign markets. Called the Triumph Factory Custom edition, this cruiser gets an even larger, 2.5-litre, 3-cylinder motor generating more than 170 PS of power and a mind-boggling 221 Nm of torque. That is an insane amount of twist, definitely the maximum seen on any production motorcycle.
This heavy cruiser has managed to shave off some weight compared to its older generation model. Details like all-new aluminium frame, single-sided swingarm, carbon fibre bodywork, cast aluminium wheels and some more translate to a weight saving of over 40 kg over the last gen model, which tipped the scales at 367 kg (wet). Talking more about hardware, this huge cruiser will offer fully adjustable Showa monoshock and anchorage duties will be handled by brakes from Brembo. Moreover, the bike will also come with a custom exhaust made by Arrow with carbon fibre tips.
The Rocket 3 TFC will also be loaded to the gill with features and electronic aids. An electronic package comprising cornering ABS and traction control and hill-hold will help the rider stay on the road. Furthermore, four riding modes (Rider, Rain, Road, Sport), a quickshifter and cruise control will make riding more easier, irrespective of the conditions of the roads. Finally, all LED illumination all around will ensure that the road ahead is well lit while riding in the night time.
With production limited to a mere 750 units worldwide, each Rocket 3 TFC will be delivered with a premium unique TFC handover pack and each motorcycle will be individually numbered. This would give every owner bragging rights of owning a machine which not many people over the world own and will never be repeated again. Expect Triumph to use the same engine and chassis when the launch the ‘regular’ variant of the Rocket 3 later in the near future. Do have look at some more details of the motorcycle, seen in the photos below.