2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring

2012 Triumph Rocket III Touring
MSRP $16,999

The Triumph Rocket III Touring bike has a well-known 2.3 liter three cylinder powerplant, which is the largest capacity engine. The seat is constructed using two separate layers of cushioning of different thicknesses, with the pillion also profiting from an additional gel layer for supreme comfort and capable of comfort for a day long ride. The sharply tuned suspension has been developed with comfort and control, while usefulness is boosted with the traditional fitment of a quick-release screen and 36-liter saddlebags.

ModelRocket III Touring
Engine TypeDOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Engine Displacement2294cc
Bore Stroke101.6 mm x 94.3 mm
Compression RatioNA
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with twin butterflies
Starting SystemElectric
Final DriveShaft
Rake Trail32ยบ / 7.24 in.
Seat Height28.7 in.
Wheelbase67.1 in.
Front SuspensionKayaba 43 mm forks. 120 mm travel fully shrouded uppers
Rear SuspensionKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with 5 position adjustable preload
Front BrakeTwin 320 mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
Rear BrakeSingle 316 mm fixed disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Front Tire150/80-16
Rear Tire180/70-16
Fuel Capacity5.9 gals.
Dry Weight869 lbs. (Wet)
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