Triumph has launched the Rocket 3R supersports bike in the Indian market with a price tag of Rs 18 lakhs (ex showroom prices). The new 2020 Rocket 3R is said to be the largest production motorcycle on the planet.
The Triumph Rocket 3R gets an aluminium frame with forward facing air intake and completely new stiloute. The bike however now sheds weight by 40kgs and adopts an even more imposing stance as well.
The bike gets internally wired handlebars, round LED headlights, a large 18-litre sculpted muscular fuel tank, hidden floating footrest, tailored rider and pillion seat, chopped rear section and large chrome exhausts pipes.
Triumph has also added a lot of technology to its Rocket 3R motorcycle with a lot of kit on offer. It gets a highly functional 2nd generation instrument console with a vast number of functions including a feature that allows the rider to customise the start-up screen to display the name amongst others. Keyless ignition and steering lock, a USB socket and an integrated phone and music operation are also part of the equipment list on offer.
Triumph has also added Bruised aluminium type air box cover, Bruised aluminium Monza style coolant and oil caps, Bruised aluminium stainless steel exhaust shields and end caps. A side mounted swingarm is also part of the package along with machined fins on crank cases and cam cover.
The Triumph Rocket 3R for India rides on Avon Cobra chrome tyres with 150/80 ZR17 section at the front and 240/50 ZR16 at the rear. The tyres come wrapped in 20-inch intricate spoke wheels.
Powering the mammoth of a motorcycle is a 2,550cc Rocket 3 triple engine that churns out 167ps at 6,000rpm and 221Nm of torque at 4000rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission and can do an incredible acceleration run of 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.
The 2020 Rocket 3R also gets a 47mm USD cartridge forks at the front and fully adjustable showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir at the rear. In terms of braking power it uses Brembo stylema brakes both at front and rear.
Globally Triumph sells the Rocket 3R in two variants Rocket 3R and Rocket 3GT, nevertheless the Rocket 3R is the model to make it to the Indian market for now.