Triumph Rocket III For Sale

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Triumph Rocket III
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Current Prices: £12,350–£5,250
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

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)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 180 miles / 290 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 24.0 litres / 5.3 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

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

Read the full real world review

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.

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2018
£12,350
£9,900
£8,650
5,100
2017
£11,800
£9,450
£8,250
4,700
2016
£11,250
£9,000
£7,850
6,600
2015
£10,700
£8,600
£7,500
8,400
2014
£10,250
£8,200
£7,150
10,100
2013
£9,750
£7,800
£6,850
11,700
2012
£9,300
£7,450
£6,500
13,300
2011
£8,900
£7,100
£6,200
14,700
2010
£8,500
£6,800
£5,950
16,100
2009
£8,100
£6,500
£5,700
17,400
2008
£7,750
£6,200
£5,450
18,600
2007
£7,400
£5,950
£5,200
19,800
2006
£7,100
£5,700
£5,000
20,800
2005
£6,800
£5,450
£4,800
21,800
2004
£6,550
£5,250
£4,600
22,800

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
22 / month
2017
20
4
24
14 / month
2016
84
22
106
110 / month
2015
140
28
168
130 / month
2014
128
20
148
67 / month
2013
110
32
142
29 / month
2012
62
13
75
92 / month
2011
112
34
146
11 / month
2010
144
60
204
77 / month
2009
129
62
191
28 / month
2008
148
63
211
83 / month
2007
173
75
248
10 / month
2006
201
95
296
82 / month
2005
178
104
282
8 / month
2004
218
135
353
14 / month

Source: DVLA

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