Triumph Rocket 3 GT To Launch On September
Last year it introduced the latest generation Triumph Rocket 3. However, only the Rocket 3 R was brought to the Indian market by Triumph Motorcycles India and the touring-friendly GT version was saved up for another day. Well, the Rocket 3 GT is ready for its 10 September launch in India.
The new generation Triumph Rocket 3 series is getting several new improvements over its predecessor while retaining some main elements such as the huge triple-cylinder engine, twin-round headlamps, and a commanding road presence.
There are some variations between the two variants; the R version is oriented towards the power enthusiast, while the GT is for weekend-long drives.
The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT is characterized by feet-forward adjustable footrests with vertical travel, pullback handlebar, and a roomier seat that also sits at 29.5-inch lower by one inch compared to the R model. The pillion also has a backrest, adjustable pillion footpegs, higher fly screen, and heated grips. With Korosi Red pinstripe decal the Triumph Rocket 3 GT also gets a dual-tone silver ice and storm grey paint scheme internationally.
The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT is built on an aluminum frame, making it up to 40 kg lighter than its predecessor when it comes to strength and specifications. The bike is powered by a 3-cylinder, 2.500cc engine producing 165 BHP @ 6.000 rpm and 221 Nm @ 4.000 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox matts the transmission. The bike also has an upside-down 47 mm fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The braking system consists of dual 320 mm discs and a single 300 mm disc with front and rear 4-piston calipers respectively.
Speaking of the response received by the Triumph Rocket 3 R, Triumph’s SVP, Shoeb Farooq said, “There has been a two-and-a-half to three-year gap since the last Rocket was available in India and this time the market has grown and what we can do is the price it is well. This time we priced it at around 18 lakh that wasn’t expected by many people. The expectation was around 21 lakh approximately. It was beginning to make sense from a business perspective for us. We launched it in December  and looked at 40-50 odd units during this time from December to June, and we were booked for the first 40 Rockets in India within the first 10 days of the price announcement.