Triumph Rocket III For Sale

Triumph Rocket III
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10
Current Prices: £13,800–£5,400

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.

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
  • Loads of torque
  • Weight + fat tyre = grip

Any Downsides?

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

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Specs

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 Ratio: 0.398 bhp/kg / 0.297 kW/kg

Launch RRP: £10,000

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2004 £6,700 £5,400 £4,700 22,600
2005 £6,800 £5,450 £4,750 21,500
2006 £6,900 £5,550 £4,850 20,400
2007 £7,150 £5,700 £5,000 19,200
2008 £7,400 £5,950 £5,200 18,000
2009 £7,750 £6,200 £5,400 16,600
2010 £8,150 £6,500 £5,700 15,300
2011 £8,600 £6,900 £6,050 13,800
2012 £9,150 £7,350 £6,400 12,300
2013 £9,750 £7,800 £6,850 10,700
2014 £10,450 £8,350 £7,300 9,100
2015 £11,150 £8,950 £7,850 7,400
2016 £12,000 £9,600 £8,400 5,700
2017 £12,850 £10,300 £9,000 5,100
2018 £13,800 £11,050 £9,650 3,700
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2004 212 141 353 13 / month
2005 180 107 287 83 / month
2006 178 109 287 82 / month
2007 179 72 251 89 / month
2008 159 56 215 Rarely
2009 134 57 191 35 / month
2010 162 48 210 9 / month
2011 113 30 143 Rarely
2012 61 15 76 9 / month
2013 115 30 145 73 / month
2014 126 21 147 35 / month
2015 150 24 174 83 / month
2016 91 17 108 17 / month
2017 20 3 23 Rarely
2018 13 - 13 Rarely

Source: DVLA