Bike of the day: Triumph Rocket III

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With the announcement that Triumph will be launching a brand-new, 180bhp Rocket III in 2019, we thought we’d take a look back at the original 2300cc machine.

When the Triumph Rocket III was launched back in 2005 with three pistons the same size as those found in a Dodge Viper and a fatter rear tyre than anything else on the market, it turned heads.

With just 120bhp on tap, the original Rocket was all about torque. From as low down as 2000rpm you got 128ft-lb (a Ducati Diavel peaks at 94ft-lb) meaning acceleration is outrageous.

Triumph Rocket III for sale

Roadhouse Motorcycles say: "This Rocket III is finished in two-tone, metallic black and red paint and is in great condition having only covered 9000 miles.

"This is one of Triumph’s most iconic bikes and is now highly sought after since being discontinued . Why did Triumph stop making these Rockets? They offer great touring comfort with performance that’s second to none and great street presence.

"We offer to-your-door UK delivery, full dealer warranty with service back-up and you can part exchange your bike, too. Buy with confidence from a Triumph specialist."

Find a Triumph Rocket III for sale.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max