Triumph will launch the touring-focussed version of its big & badass power cruiser in India on September 10, 2020. Billed as the Rocket 3 GT, it gets a couple of touring-centric updates over the Rocket 3 R, which is already on sale in India.
Come September 10, 2020, Triumph Motorcycles India will add another new motorcycle to its portfolio. The new Triumph motorcycle that’s going to rock our shores is none other than the Rocket 3 GT. The Rocket 3 R is already on sale in the country, but the GT derivative will make it more touring focussed.
The Rocket 3 R is a big and badass motorcycle as is, but the GT version aims to offer a more relaxed riding experience for long saddle hours. As a result, it gets slightly forward-set footpegs, a taller and wider touring handlebar, a windscreen, adjustable pillion footrests, heated grips and a pillion backrest as standard fitments. The GT is also slightly heavier at 294kgs – which is 4kg more than the R.
Powering the GT will be the same behemoth of an engine of the R – a 2,458cc inline three-cylinder engine, which is the largest engine seen in a production motorcycle to date, and it develops 165bhp and 221Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox.
The suspension setup is identical to that of the R as well, meaning it gets fully-adjustable Showa upside-down front forks and a mono-shock at the back. The electronic suite includes four riding modes – rain, road, sport, and a rider configurable mode – cornering ABS, traction control, cruise control, and hill-hold. It also comes with keyless ignition and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You do also get a full-colour TFT instrument cluster with a turn-by-turn navigation system.
The Triumph Rocket 3 R is currently priced at Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom), so expect the Rocket 3 GT to command a premium of Rs 50,000 – Rs 75,000 over that.