Triumph Announces More Powerful 2025 Rocket 3 Storm Models

Triumph Announces More Powerful 2025 Rocket 3 Storm Models

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Triumph:

THE STORM IS COMING

TRIUMPH UNVEILS TWO NEW 2025 ROCKET 3 MODELS

 

  • Triumph Motorcycles reveals the new MY25 Rocket 3 Storm R and GT
  • Explosive performance with 15 hp power increase to 180 hp and even more record-breaking torque, up by 3 ft-lb to 166 ft-lb
  • Superior handling with new, lighter cast aluminum wheels
  • Imposing dark color schemes with blacked out details and anodized finishes

 

Twenty years after the first record-breaking Rocket III burst onto the motorcycle scene as the ultimate muscle roadster, a new generation of Rocket has been revealed, delivering more performance, better handling, and a dark color scheme. It even has a new name, the Rocket 3 Storm, to match its muscular style and spectacular riding experience.

Featuring the world’s largest production motorcycle engine with a capacity of 2,458cc, the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT gain 15 hp peak power, now delivering a massive 180 hp at 7,000rpm.

Torque has also been increased by 3 ft-lb, reaching a new peak of 166 ft-lb at a low 4,000rpm. This flat, rich torque curve with maximum torque all the way through the mid-range gives explosive acceleration and effortless response in any gear.

 

A 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R at speed. Photo courtesy Triumph.
A 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R at speed. Photo courtesy Triumph.

 

The Rocket’s 16-inch rear and 17-inch front wheels have been updated with a sportier ten-spoke cast aluminum design, reducing unsprung mass. This reduction has a positive impact on steering response while on the move, improving the Rocket’s already impressive agility. The strong and lightweight aluminum frame, first introduced in 2019, uses cast and forged elements for an exceptional torque-to-weight ratio.

Following the sales success of recent special edition Rockets which featured blacked-out components, the new Rocket 3 Storm models feature a dark color scheme with an impeccable level of quality detailing.

The large 4.75-gallon (18L) tank features the new Storm name, and each model has three distinctive two-tone color options. The R is available in Carnival Red with Sapphire Black, Satin Pacific Blue with Matte Sapphire Black, and Sapphire Black with Granite. The GT is available in the same colors, but the split of the tank is reversed, providing a distinctive, high impact look and consistent color choice across both models. The Rocket 3 Storm also comes with high-quality black finishes throughout.

Also new for 2025, the Rocket 3 Storm now exceeds the latest Euro 5b requirements, featuring liquid cooling, low emissions, and excellent fuel efficiency.

Paul Stroud – Chief Commercial Officer, Triumph Motorcycles

“Known around the world as the ultimate muscle roadster, the Rocket has already achieved global sales of more than 18,000 since the 2.5 liter engine was introduced in 2019. By listening to feedback from our customers, we know they love the Rocket’s muscular presence and heart-stopping performance. We also know that riders desire even more. That’s why the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT have been given an impressive power and torque increase, even greater agility, and an even darker, moodier style and presence on the road.”

 

 

A 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm GT at rest. Photo courtesy Triumph.
A 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm GT at rest. Photo courtesy Triumph.

 

EXCEPTIONAL HANDLING

Harnessing the Rocket’s impressive performance to deliver a controlled and compliant ride, is a Showa monoshock RSU and piggy-back reservoir, fully adjustable for rebound and compression damping and preload. The forks are large 1.9” (47mm) Showas, adjustable for rebound and compression damping.

Exceptional stopping power is provided by top-specification radial Brembo Stylema brake calipers with twin 12.6” (320mm) discs. These lightweight, compact, and high performing calipers offer great airflow for pad cooling during spirited riding. The Brembo M4.32 4 piston radial monobloc rear caliper and 11.8” (300mm) rear disc is bigger and more powerful than the front brake setup on many bikes, helping to provide massive stopping power. The Rocket 3 Storm retains full optimized cornering ABS functionality.

DISTINCT ERGONOMICS

Each Rocket offers a distinct feel and personality, due to key differences in their ergonomics. The roadster rider position and handlebar placement of the Rocket 3 R is designed to provide optimum power and control, to create a relaxed and engaging ride. The GT has a slightly more swept back set-up with a 5” (125mm) difference in grip position versus the R, for a more upright riding position.

Each model also gets its own dedicated seating set-up, each with premium black painted cast aluminum seat finishers. The Rocket 3 Storm R has a roadster rider and passenger seat with a 30.4” (773mm) seat height, offering comfort, low-speed confidence and maneuverability. The GT has a sculpted touring rider seat with a more generously padded passenger seat and an adjustable passenger backrest. The seat height for the GT is just 29.5” (750mm), further improving comfort for the rider.

The biggest difference between the two models is the footpeg positions. The R has mid-position foot controls, with two settings that offer .6” (15mm) of vertical adjustment, to cater for every size of rider, delivering a natural and sporty riding position. The GT has feet forward foot controls giving a laid-back custom bike feel, with three horizontal position settings offering 2” (50mm) of adjustment, to provide the most comfortable position for long rides. Both R and GT models have innovative, neat, blacked out, retractable passenger footrests.

 

The left side view of a 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R. Photo courtesy Triumph.
The left side view of a 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R. Photo courtesy Triumph.

 

BLACKED OUT STYLE

Flawlessly engineered with unparalleled attention to detail, the Rocket 3 Storm sets the benchmark for premium finish. From the black powder-coated intake cover to the hydro-formed exhaust headers, the materials used throughout the Rocket 3 Storm have been carefully chosen with unmatched attention to detail, to deliver blacked-out attitude.

On top of that, Rocket 3 Storm also comes with high-quality black anodized finishes throughout; rear frame forging, swingarm guard, forks lowers and yokes, risers, and handlebar clamps, RSU Rocker, seat finisher, footrests & hangers for rider and passenger, brake and gear pedals, levers, and side stand.

Amplifying the bikes’ aggressive stance and attitude, both Rocket 3 Storm models have twin LED headlights with the Triumph maker’s mark triangle. There are LED indicators, rear light, and number plate light, delivering a distinctive light signature.

RIDER FOCUSED TECHNOLOGY

From lean-angle sensitive ABS and traction control to switchable throttle maps and intuitive cruise control, rider-focused technology allows riders to confidently exploit the epic performance potential of the Rocket 3 Storm.

Ride-by-wire enhances rideability, safety, and control, while the Rocket’s high-performance gearbox is engineered with helical cut gears to transmit the huge torque to the rear wheel smoothly. The Torque Assist clutch helps riders shift up and down the six-speed box with satisfying speed and smoothness, while a Quickshifter is available as an accessory fit for both models.

Both models feature optimized cornering ABS and traction control for enhanced stability, improving both straight line and cornering, acceleration, and braking. Hill Hold prevents the bike rolling backwards and applies the rear brake until sensing the rider is starting to move off. Both come equipped with four riding modes, road, rain, sport, and rider-configurable, which adjusts the throttle map and traction control settings.

The electronic cruise control system is fitted as standard. Activated by a single press of the button, the speed can be set and adjusted up or down in 1 mph increments, as well as be resumed with just one touch.

Both models feature a high functionality full color TFT, set-up with a five-way back-lit joystick. This has a minimal stylish design with two information layout design themes, and the adjustable instrument angle set-up provides optimum visibility for every height of rider. The rider can even personalize the start-up screen message with their name.

Adding extra security, both bikes have standard fit keyless ignition and steering lock, which can be disabled. The key fob can be turned off to prolong battery life and increase security. There is a USB charging socket in a dedicated compartment under the seat, where devices can be kept safe and dry while charging.

MAKE THE ROCKET 3 STORM YOUR OWN

With over 50 Genuine Triumph Accessories to add comfort, practicality, style, and security, riders can customize their Rocket to make it truly bespoke. Customers can choose from interchangeable R and GT foot controls, rider and passenger seats for tailored ergonomics, plug and play technology for greater convenience, styling parts to customize the look, and luggage solutions for longer rides. Designed together with our motorcycles and manufactured to the same exacting standards, all Triumph accessories have the same two-year unlimited mileage warranty as the bikes themselves.

ON THE ROAD

The new Rocket 3 Storm R will be available from $24,995 USD / $28,995 CAD, while the Rocket 3 Storm GT will be $25,795 USD / $ 29,995 CAD. Customers can find out more at Triumphmotorcycles.com and place a deposit with their local Triumph dealer, with bikes arriving in dealerships from April, 2024.

 

SPECIFICATION ENGINE

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ROCKET 3 STORM R AND GT
Type Liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC
Capacity 2,458 cc
Bore 4.3” (110.2 mm)
Stroke 3.4” (85.9 mm)
Compression 10.8:1
Maximum Power 180 bhp / 182 PS (134 kW) @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel System Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless steel 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencers
Final Drive Shaft drive, bevel box
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, hydraulically operated, torque assist
Gearbox 6 Speed

SPECIFICATION CHASSIS

CHASSIS ROCKET 3 STORM R AND GT
Frame Full aluminum frame
Swingarm Single sided, cast aluminum
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5-inch cast aluminum
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5-inch cast aluminum
Front Tire 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tire 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa 1.9” (47mm) upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjustment, 4.7” (120mm) wheel travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjustment, 4.2” (107mm) wheel travel
Front Brakes Dual 12.6” (320mm) discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Optimized Cornering ABS
Rear Brakes Single 11.8” (300mm) disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Optimized Cornering ABS
Instruments TFT multi-functional instrument pack with;

·        digital speedometer

·        trip computer

·        digital tachometer

·        gear position indicator

·        fuel gauge

·        service indicator

·        ambient temperature

·        clock

·        rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable)

Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module

 

SPECIFICATION DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS ROCKET 3 STORM R ROCKET 3 STORM GT
Length 93.1” (2365 mm)
Width (Handlebars and fittings) 36” (920 mm)
Height Without Mirrors 44.3” (1125 mm) 46.6” (1183 mm)
Seat Height 30.4” (773 mm) 29.5’ (750 mm)
Wheelbase 66.0” (1677 mm)
Rake 27.9 °
Trail 5.3” (134.9 mm)
Wet weight 705 lb. (320kg) 699lb. (317kg)
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.76 US gal (18.0 liters)

 

SPECIFICATION EQUIPMENT

  ROCKET 3 STORM R ROCKET 3 STORM GT
 

 Standard  
 Equipment

Full color TFT instruments
 Optimized cornering ABS & traction control – supported by an IMU4 riding modes
 All LED lighting
 Hill hold control
 Cruise control
 Keyless ignition
 Backlit switchgear

USB charging

Heated grips

 Accessory-fit Triumph Shift Assist
 TPMSBluetooth connectivity module (enabling turn-by-turn navigation, phone and music operation)

SPECIFICATION CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS (EU)

FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS ROCKET 3 STORM R AND GT
Fuel Consumption 42.8 mpg (6.6 l/100km)
CO2 Figures 152 g/km
Standard EURO 5b

Fuel consumption and emissions figures are measured according to the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) under specific test conditions and provided for comparison purposes.  Actual fuel economy may vary depending on factors such as riding style, accessory fitment, rider and pillion weight and tire pressures, as well as external environmental conditions.

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