Triumph Motorcycles has launched its flagship offering, the Rocket 3 in the GT version, priced at Rs 18.40 lakh. The company already offers the roadster version R in India, that was launched at Rs 18 lakh. Similar to the R, the GT is being brought to the country through the CBU route. We expect the deliveries of the 2020 Rocket 3 GT to start by the end of this month.
The Rocket 3 GT features a more relaxed stance and comes with feet-forward footrests and a touring style handlebar. This one also gets a more comfortable seating, backrest for the pillion, taller flyscreen, and heated grips. Also, the footrest positions for the pillion can be adjusted. Both the motorcycles are based on the same platform but get a set of aesthetic changes that make them target two different riders’ styles. The 2020 Rocket 3 GT will be available in Silver Ice and Storm Grey or Phantom Black color options.
The all-new 2500 cc Rocket 3 triple power plant makes 167 PS of power at 6,000rpm, an 11 percent increase from the previous. However, the engine still makes 14PS lower than that of the Rocket 3 TFC. The 2,458cc motor puts out 221 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. That’s a massive 71 percent more than the closest competition, claims Triumph. Compared to the previous, the new motor features a tweaked crankcase, balances shafts, and a dry-sump lubrication system. The large displacement engine is mated to a new 6-speed transmission, and a hydraulically actuated clutch with torque assist for lesser efforts in clutch operation.
Triumph Motorcycles India will be offering 50 Rocket 3 accessories, from a full new range of luggage to accessories for more comfort and practicality, style, and security. There is also a new Inspiration Kit called the Highway.