If you’re looking for huge power and big size, the latest 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 might just be the ultimate production motorcycle thanks to its 2,500cc inline three-cylinder engine (which happens to be the world’s biggest production motorcycle engine at the moment).
While most folks would think that a 2.5-litre engine might be too big for a motorcycle, Triumph Motorcycles defied everyone when the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R set the manufacturer’s new acceleration record from 0-60mph (96.5kmh) in just 2.73 seconds. Yup, this Triumph muscle roadster will knock your socks off when it comes to power! 165hp and 221Nm of torque, to be exact.
According to Paul Stroud, Chief Commercial Officer for Triumph Motorcycles, “Triumph has once again demonstrated truly outstanding capability. With the new Triumph acceleration record achieved by the Rocket 3 R, we again enter uncharted territory because never before has a Triumph motorcycle reached such an incredible acceleration.”
“Our goal was to showcase the exceptional performance of the Rocket’s unique, all-new 2,500cc triple powerplant. We have now achieved this, making the entire team incredibly proud. With the Rocket 3 line-up, we have consistently shown that we can build the highest capacity production motorcycles, capable of offering incredible performance and capability in return,” added Stroud.
Based on the feedback received by the rider who set the new record, the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R is not only powerful in the straights but also a capable trackday machine with its racetrack set-up. The rider also claims that “It is remarkable how easy it is to take the new Rocket through corners. This bike handles more like a Speed Triple rather than a muscle roadster.”
This got us really intrigued and with Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia planning to launch the Rocket 3 range this weekend (plus other exciting models), it would be fascinating to see the new bikes up close and personal. If you happen to be in the Kota Damansara area this Friday (6 March 2020), head over to JPM Museo and join the Triumph Muscle Mania 2020. See you there!