When Triumph first introduced the Rocket ΙΙΙ in 2004, its 2.3-liter engine set a benchmark in the world of mass-produced motorcycles. The British motorcycle manufacturer has now upped the ante with an even bigger three-cylinder engine in two newly unveiled variants, the R and GT.
Triumph has confirmed that motorcycle racer Guy Martin will pilot its Rocket III Streamliner in a new land speed record attempt at the Bonneville salt flats in late August.
For 2010, Triumph’s 2,294cc Rocket III will be available in a Roadster version with increased horsepower and a 15% torque boost to 224Nm. Anti-lock braking is standard and ergonomics have been reworked for a more natural around-town riding position.