Triumph Unveils New Rocket III Tourer
Triumph is proud to have unveiled the latest addition to its Rocket III family at its annual US Dealer Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Combining archetypal custom-touring style with awesome performance and effortless long-haul ability, the Rocket III Touring is Triumph’s first purpose-built touring cruiser.
The Rocket III touring shares the same incredible 2.3 litre engine platform as the Rocket III, retuned for lazy, effortless cruising, but is otherwise all-new. New frame, wheels, suspension, seat, fuel tank, instruments, lights… all specifically designed, styled and engineered from scratch to match the custom-touring customer’s requirements. Great care has been taken to get the details right, with high class finishes throughout. There are also some ingenious additional touches, such as the quick-detach screen and panniers, both lockable for security.
The Rocket family’s sheer presence has always been a fundamental part of its appeal, but at the heart of the bike is its usability. The Rocket III Touring was designed first and foremost to be ridden and is easy and confidence-inspiring to ride at all speeds from walking pace up.
The suspension is tuned for touring and provides sumptuous ride quality, while the narrower wheels help the Rocket III touring take corners comfortably and easily. The hand and foot controls feature a fully adjustable heel/toe gear lever, chunky hand levers and teardrop footboards.
Customisation is an extremely important aspect of the cruiser market and Triumph has designed over 70 brand new accessories specifically for this bike. These include a range of seats, a selection of backrests, a variety of luggage options and a multitude of chrome parts, all allowing the customer the option of transforming their bike to meet their needs.
The Rocket III Touring will be unveiled to the press and public at the Milan Motorcycle Show, which starts on the 7th November.
The Rocket III Touring is expected to cost in the region of £13,000 OTR, and will be available from Triumph dealers from February. Customers wishing to book a test ride on this magnificent new bike should contact their local dealer.
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