Triumph Rocket III Roadster: 2,294cc Cruiser Bike

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

I thought the biggest capacity bike is the Yamaha V-Max at 1.7liter, but it seems that my biking knowledge is not as wide as I think.

This is a 2.3 liter engine enclosed in inline-3 configuration in the form of cruiser bike. The horsepower is at 146hp (5,750RPM) and monstrous 221Nm of pulling power. To put into perspective, let just compared with our lovely Yamaha 135LC that is at 12.5hp and 12.1Nm. Not a good comparison, eh?

The technical specification are as follows:   



Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 2294cc
Bore/Stroke 101.6 x 94.3mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies and progressive linkage on primary butterflies
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, large volume catalysts in front of chrome-plated silencers
Final Drive Shaft
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed constant mesh
Oil Capacity 5.9 litres (1.6 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm Twin-sided, steel (houses drive shaft)
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Tyre Front 150/80 R17
Rear 240/50 R16
Suspension Front Kayaba 43mm upside down forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba black spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload, 105mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, Nissin ABS system
Rear Single 316mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, Nissin ABS system
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer featuring LCD odometer, trip information, clock and analogue tachometer featuring fuel level indicator, gear position indicator
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2500 mm (98.3 in)
Width (handlebars) 970mm (38.2in)
Height without mirrors 1165mm (45.8in)
Seat Height 750mm (29.5in)
Wheelbase 1695mm (66.7in)
Rake/Trail 32˚/148mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 24 litres (6.3 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 367 kg (807 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 148PS / 146bhp / 109 kW @ 5750rpm
Maximum Torque 221Nm / 163 ft.lbs @ 2750rpm
Fuel Efficiency Urban: 34.4mpg (8.2 l/100km) – 56mph: 53.7mpg (5.3 l/100km) – 75mph: 43.1mpg (6.5 l/100km)
On The Road from £12,399 (RM60,690 without excise tax, custom tax, tax there, tax here and more tax)

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