Triumph 2024 Rocket 3: 182 hp Powercruiser

With the launch of the latest generation Rocket 3, the Rocket 3 Storm R and Rocket 3 GT, Triumph has given a new dimension to the Powercruiser. Triumph claims a top power of 182 hp – 15 hp more than its predecessor – with a record-breaking torque of no less than 225 Nm.

Twenty years after the first record-breaking Rocket III burst onto the motorcycle scene as the ultimate, muscular roadster, the British have now unveiled a new generation, with better performance and handling, and a dark color scheme. It even gets a new name, the Rocket 3 Storm, which should further emphasize its muscular appearance and spectacular driving experience.

The star of the show is the world’s largest production engine with 2,458cc, which on the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT gains a whopping 15 hp in peak power, now delivering 182 hp at 7,000 rpm. Torque has also increased by 4 Nm, with the new engine peaking at 225 Nm at just 4,000 rpm. This flat, rich torque curve with maximum torque through the midrange provides explosive acceleration and effortless throttle response in every gear.

The Rocket’s 16-inch rear wheel and 17-inch front wheel have been updated with a sportier 10-spoke cast aluminum design, reducing unsprung weight. This reduction has a positive effect on the energy and therefore the steering response while driving, making the Rocket even more agile. The strong and lightweight aluminum frame, which saw the light of day in 2019, is constructed from cast and forged elements for an exceptional torque-to-weight ratio.

Following the sales success of the recent Rockets special editions featuring ‘blacked-out’ parts, the new Rocket 3 Storm models feature a dark color scheme and an impeccable level of finish. The large 18-litre tank bears the new name ‘Storm’, and each model gets three distinct two-tone color schemes.

The R is available in Carnival Red with Sapphire Black, Satin Pacific Blue with Matt Sapphire Black and Sapphire Black with Granite. The GT is available in the same colours, but the distribution of the tank is reversed, creating a distinctive, eye-catching look and a consistent color choice across both models. The Rocket 3 Storm also comes with premium black painted details.

Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer of Triumph:

“Known worldwide as the ultimate muscle roadster, the Rocket has sold more than 18,000 units worldwide since the introduction of the 2.5-litre engine in 2019. By listening to our customers’ feedback, we know they love the Rocket’s big presence and impressive performance, but we also know that motorcyclists always want more.

That’s why we’ve given the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT a lot of extra power and torque, as well as even greater agility and an even darker, darker style and presence on the road.”

– Thanks for information from Motorfreaks.

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