Triumph Rocket III Motorbikes For Sale

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Triumph Rocket III
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Current Prices: £12,650–£5,150
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Real World Review

What Is It?

The Triumph Rocket III is a popular cruiser style bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 2,294 cc triple engine, producing 146 bhp at 5,750 rpm and maximum torque at just 2,750 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame and shaft final drive
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with Nissin four piston calipers
  • 316 mm disc at the rear with Brembo two piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 43 mm Kayaba upside down fork with 120 mm travel
  • Dual Kayaba shocks with pre-load adjustment and 105 mm travel
  • Counter-balanced crank shaft to stabilise the bike
  • 3->1->2 exhaust system
  • 5 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

The Rocket III's claim to fame is having the largest production bike engine and the cylinders are arranged front to back to produce a thin engine which fits between your legs, despite being more powerful than most cars.

Other features include an easy to remove pillion pad, so you can keep it looking good when out solo. Early bikes were electronically limited to 125 mph but can be flashed to unleash the full potential of the engine.

The 5-spoke 17" front wheel takes a 150/80 tyre and the rear 16" a 240/60.

Accessories include Chrome engine dresser bars, colour coded panniers, fog lamps, multiple screen options, footboards and plenty of Chrome bling.

Colours: Black, matt black (£200 extra), red

The original Rocket III ran from 2004-2009, with a blacked out engine from 2005 to give it a more powerful demeanour. The Rocket "Classic" 2006-2009 model only differs in that it has more relaxed bars and floorboards. They merged into the Roadster in 2010 with a new exhaust.

Specs

Launch RRP: £10,000

Capacity: 2,294 cc (very high)

Power: 146 bhp, 109 kW (high)

Red Line: 6,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 125 mph, 201 km/h (high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 35 mpg, 8.1 l/100km, 12.4 km/l (poor)

Range: 180 miles, 290 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 24.0 litres, 6.3 US gallons (very high)

Seat Height: 750 mm, 29.5 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 367 kg, 809 pounds (very heavy)

Dry Weight: 334 kg, 736 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.398 bhp/kg, 0.297 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Model History & Updates

2010-2012: Tourer special edition with leather panniers, pillion backrest and tall screen. The very different Rocket III Touring model was designed to appeal to the US cruiser / Harley market.

2015: Rocket X limited edition to celebrate 10 years of being the largest capacity motorbike. It's limited to 500 units with numbered side panels, a special ground high gloss finish from 8-Ball and black flyscreen. To make it stand out the handlebar, mirrors, exhaust and wheels have been blacked out.

2019: Limited edition new TFC model introduced with a new engine, more power, less weight and all the modern equipment you would expect for £25,000.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Gets under your skin like nothing else
  • Weight + fat tyre = grip
  • Loads of torque

Any Downsides?

  • Expensive on rubber and fuel
  • Really big and heavy
  • Low speed handling

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2018
£12,650
£10,100
£8,850
5,100
2017
£12,000
£9,600
£8,400
4,200
2016
£11,400
£9,150
£8,000
6,400
2015
£10,850
£8,650
£7,600
8,400
2014
£10,300
£8,250
£7,200
10,400
2013
£9,800
£7,850
£6,850
12,200
2012
£9,300
£7,450
£6,500
13,900
2011
£8,850
£7,050
£6,200
15,400
2010
£8,400
£6,750
£5,900
16,900
2009
£8,000
£6,400
£5,600
18,200
2008
£7,650
£6,100
£5,350
19,400
2007
£7,300
£5,850
£5,100
20,600
2006
£6,950
£5,600
£4,900
21,600
2005
£6,700
£5,350
£4,700
22,500
2004
£6,400
£5,150
£4,500
23,300

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2018
10
3
13
27 / month
2017
20
4
24
23 / month
2016
84
22
106
87 / month
2015
140
28
168
54 / month
2014
128
20
148
81 / month
2013
110
32
142
120 / month
2012
62
13
75
66 / month
2011
112
34
146
Rarely
2010
144
60
204
27 / month
2009
129
62
191
9 / month
2008
148
63
211
140 / month
2007
173
75
248
13 / month
2006
201
95
296
70 / month
2005
178
104
282
64 / month
2004
218
135
353
49 / month

Source: DVLA

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