The Triumph Rocket 3 GT Was Spotted

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Triumph’s new Rocket 3 is the most powerful production motorcycle. The new Triumph Rocket 3 has a 2,458cc three-cylinder engine that makes 167 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The motorcycle is unlike many other machines on the road, and now a shot of the Rocket 3 GT has surfaced.

Apparently, the bike was out for a photo shoot in Croatia. Motorcycle News reported on it and shared an image sent to the publication by its reader Igor Skunca. The motorcycle has no camo on it, a sleek red, silver, and black paint job, and a small windscreen.

The company also appears to have had other versions of the motorcycle at the photo shoot too. The GT version of the bike looks to be just one of the variations. Its likely Triumph will offer a stripped down version, a mid-range version, and a super comfy touring version.

It only makes sense. The muscled-out cruiser motorcycle is a good platform to use for a few different variations of the bike, and people are going to want access to that big engine for a variety of reasons. It’ll be interesting to see how the model line develops. All I know is that the GT looks absolutely gorgeous, and I can only imagine how all that power feels.

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If i were rich boy ! I rode the old 140hp R3 and knowing this one has about 30 more hp and torque i can imagine how fun it would be. And with that look it;s just a killer bike. $30k is about 20k too much for me tho. I'd love to have that and a street twin for most of my riding and save the rocket for those special rides. I wanna be jay leno !!!
 

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I'm with Carl on this one. The sheer blast of power might be fun, but I prefer lighter and more sporty bikes - to say nothing about the price!
 
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If i were rich boy ! I rode the old 140hp R3 and knowing this one has about 30 more hp and torque i can imagine how fun it would be. And with that look it;s just a killer bike. $30k is about 20k too much for me tho. I'd love to have that and a street twin for most of my riding and save the rocket for those special rides. I wanna be jay leno !!!
I hear you and i;m with you!
 

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You might be surprised at how easy they are to handle. Not that i have ridden this new monster obviously. but triumph knows how to lower the COG and mak heavy bikes easy to handle. Mine is 740Lbs and i'm turning 66 soon, only 5'8", and i swear it's notably easier to handle than my old speedmaster which by comparison felt heavy and taxed my strength a lot more then the Tbird. I have little doubt this new R3 will be as light as my Tbird with all the carbon fiber and stripped look. When i bought my Tbird in '09 the R3 at the time only weighed 30 Lbs more and i'm sure this one is likely the lightest R3 ever. I expect all us old guys would be able to easily handle it.

That said, i like light smaller bikes too. Different flavors. But man, the Tbird 1700 with tors and especially with the custom tune i run is incredible n the freeway. Last summer i went up to vist family 500 miles away twice and all the way up and back both times thru central Ca. i stayed at 90-100 MPH 90% of the time (exceptions being when going thru major cities where highway patrol are plenty) and the bike felt like it was just cruising leisurely. Roll on's at 90 are crazy. It takes off like you're rolling it on at street speeds and will quickly hit 120. So theres a lot to be said for the big triumphs when it comes to interstate. Of course thats where the weight is a big advantage too. (tho in city it still handles easliy) If i end up selling it and getting a 900 or 1200 i will miss that horribly w/o a doubt. And if I rode distances like that more often i'd stick with the Tbird, but i just don't. Once a year is too seldom to make that a major consideration in choosing a bike.
 
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The R 3 in the Croatian looks great . Noticed the red tank in the background. Is that a new Thruxton R with higher bars or does the speed twin come in red . Looks like # plate / headlight setup too ?
 

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Checked the photo again . The red bike has a standard lamp with a painted small windshield , a single info gauge mounted behind it . The Rocket is stunning. Gotta love the tank paint . Such a huge improve over the previous model . To big for me but they will sell some of these .
 
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