As if the Rocket 3 weren’t exclusive enough, Triumph ups the ante with Black limited editions. These are two distinct Black editions composed of the Rocket 3 R Black and the Rocket 3 GT Triple Black. Only 1000 of each limited edition will be available worldwide. Like the Bonneville T120 Black, the Rocket 3 Black editions feature exclusive color schemes and details.
Triumph Rocket 3 R Black
The exclusive fittings start with a matte and gloss all-black paint scheme, with black tank badges and new ‘black’ branding. The Rocket 3 GT Triple Black features a three-shade black paint scheme.
Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black
As an added bonus, each unit comes with a certificate of authenticity that carries the motorcycle's unique VIN number.
Even the engine hasn’t been spared. The 2,500cc engine comes fully blacked out, with unique black painted exhaust headers, heat shields and end caps. A dedicated crinkle black powder coated intake cover finishes off the blacked out engine style.
In front, the new Rockets get black painted mudguard mounts, black painted headlight bezels, fly screen finishers, radiator cowls and badging. Typically chrome components have been anodized black, including fork lowers, yokes, risers and handlebar clamps, rider footrests, brake and gear pedals, heel guards and pillion footrests and hangers.
In the rear frame, the RSU rocker, swingarm guard, side stand, brake and clutch levers, and bar-end mirrors with machined detailing fitted as standard (market dependent) all get the black anodized treatment.
Powering the Rocket is a 2,500cc triple engine that delivers the world’s highest torque for a production motorcycle at 221-Nm and Peak power is 167 PS at 6,000 rpm, but palpable as early as 3,500 rpm. It’s not called the rocket for nothing with a 0-60 km/h time of just 2.73 seconds. It’s paired with a high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox and a ’torque assist’ hydraulic clutch.
Power is governed by four riding modes with ABS, traction control, hill hold control, cruise control fitted as standard. It’s started with keyless ignition and secured with keyless steering lock.
Riders get a full-color, angle-adjustable TFT screen, with customizable views, phone connectivity, GoPro interaction, and turn-by-turn navigation. There’s also a USB charging socket.
These bikes are built on a lightweight aluminum frame with adjustable upside down Showa 47mm cartridge front forks and fully adjustable Showa monoshock RSU with a piggy back reservoir. It’s brought to a stop with Brembo Stylema radial monobloc calipers with twin floating discs in front and a massive 300mm Brembo brake in the rear.
Naturally, Triumph is pinoy friendly with seat height as low as 773mm on the Rocket 3 R, 750mm on the GT.
While it’s not yet locally available, it’s likely Triumph Philippines will gladly reserve one for interested Pinoy buyers. Perhaps they might even bring in a few units. However, expect it to be priced more than P1.7M.