Triumph Unveils Limited Edition Rocket 3 Black Models

Triumph Unveils Limited Edition Rocket 3 Black Models

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Triumph:



With just 1,000 of each limited edition worldwide, each with a unique certificate of authenticity, the new Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black bring extra exclusivity with a new level of meaner, moodier muscle to the Rocket 3 range.

These distinctive editions deliver all the world-leading 2,500cc triple engine performance, high-specification technology and phenomenal handling that has taken the Rocket 3 to the top of its category. With their unique and sophisticated blacked-out style, these limited-editions add even more attitude to the ultimate high-performance muscle roadster.

Limited editions

  • Limited to 1000 motorcycles worldwide for each of the Rocket 3 R Black
    and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black
  • Each will come with a certificate of authenticity detailing the motorcycle’s
    specific VIN number

Distinctive and unique premium black schemes  

  • New Rocket 3 R Black with an aggressive all-black color scheme
  • New Rocket 3 GT Triple Black with a distinctive three-shades paint scheme.
  • Premium carbon-fiber mudguard
  • Unique blacked out engine finish, including on both:
  • Black painted exhaust headers
  • Black painted heat shields
  • Crinkle black powder coated intake cover
  • Unique blacked-out detailing, including on both:
  • New black painted headlight bezels, fly screen finishers, radiator cowls, seat finishers, and rear body finishers
  • New blacked out badging and rear wheel finishers
  • New black anodised components, rear frame forging, brake and clutch levers, yokes, risers and handlebar clamps, RSU rocker, swingarm guard, side stand, rider footrest, brake and gear pedals, yokes, risers, heel guards and passenger footrests and hangers
  • Premium black anodized bar-end mirrors


A 2021-model Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black. Photo courtesy Triumph.
A 2021-model Triumph Rocket 3 GT Triple Black. Photo courtesy Triumph.


All of the Rocket 3 R and GT world leading performance and specification, including:

Incredible 2,500cc Triumph triple engine

  • Largest production motorcycle engine in the world.
  • Highest production motorcycle torque – 163 LB-FT at a low 4,000 rpm
  • Peak power 165 HP at 6,000 rpm

Phenomenal handling

  • Lightweight aluminum frame with new blacked out rear frame forging
  • 47mm adjustable Showa forks with new black anodised fork lowers
  • Top spec Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes with floating discs
  • 8 gal fuel tank for great touring range
  • Intricate 20 spoke cast wheels
  • Tailored passenger and rider seats with adjustable ergonomics

Class leading technology

  • Optimized Cornering ABS and traction control as standard
  • Four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable)
  • TFT display pre-enabled for accessory fit My Triumph connectivity system
  • LED lighting
  • Hill hold control and cruise control
  • Keyless ignition and keyless steering lock and USB charging socket as standard
  • Heated grips (Rocket 3 GT)

Meaner. Moodier. Muscle.

The limited edition Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black take all of the Rocket 3’s phenomenal performance and all of its class-leading handling and outstanding technology and create two sophisticated new darker styles, adding a host of unique blacked-out detailing for an even more striking and dominant presence.

Limited Editions

With only 1000 of each limited edition available worldwide, the new Rocket 3 R Black
and GT Triple Black add even more exclusivity, coming with a certificate of authenticity that carries the motorcycles unique VIN number. The Rocket 3 limited editions take the ultimate high-performance muscle roadster to a new level with an altogether meaner and moodier attitude.

Two distinctive and unique black paint schemes

The new limited edition Rocket 3 line-up comes in two stunning and sophisticated color schemes. The Rocket 3 R Black, the ultimate muscle roadster, takes on a dark and moody style with a distinctive matte and gloss all-black paint scheme, with black tank badges and new ‘black’ branding. Alternatively, the Rocket 3 GT Triple Black features a sophisticated dark style with a distinctive three-shade black paint scheme, while maintaining all of its laid-back and comfortable attitude.

Dedicated blacked out details and finishes

Both of the new limited edition Rocket 3 R and GT have been enhanced by a unique beautiful range of blacked out components that add an even more aggressive and
dominant style, with a beautiful carbon-fiber front mudguard fitted as standard.

Their world leading 2,500cc engine comes fully blacked out, with unique black painted exhaust headers, heat shields and end caps. A dedicated crinkle black powder coated intake cover finishes off the blacked-out engine style, and provides the new, limited edition Rockets with a meaner look and attitude.

The list of blacked-out components continues across both motorcycles. On the front, the new Rockets are enriched with black painted mudguard mounts, black painted headlight bezels, fly screen finishers, radiator cowls and badging. Contributing to the new darker look and style are black anodised components, including fork lowers, yokes, risers and handlebar clamps, rider footrests, brake and gear pedals, heel guards and pillion footrests and hangers. The list of black anodised components continues with the rear frame forging, RSU rocker, swingarm guard, side stand, brake and clutch levers, and premium black anodized bar-end mirrors with machined detailing fitted as standard.

Incredible performance

The new Rocket limited edition line-up’s 2,500cc triple engine delivers incredible performance. In fact, it’s not only the largest production motorcycle engine in the World, but it also delivers the world’s highest torque at 163 LB-FT. Maximum torque arrives at 4,000 rpm and is held constantly through the mid-range, giving unparalleled acceleration and effortless riding at any gear.

Peak power is 165 HP @ 6,000 rpm and the triple engine is tuned to deliver power from a low 3,500 rpm, up to 7,000 rpm.

The Rocket 3 R has recently demonstrated its incredible acceleration by setting a staggering new Triumph production motorcycle record of 0-60 mph in just 2.73 seconds.

The engine of this limited edition carries the aggressive and dark style with a black painted finish on the iconic, hydroformed three-header exhaust run, which delivers the most magnificent, rich, triple engine roar.

The Rocket 3 R also features a high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox and a ’torque assist’ hydraulic clutch.

Phenomenal handling

In regard to handling, both the Rocket 3 R and GT are an absolute revelation, not only in terms of comfort and touring ease, but also in delivering a genuinely dynamic roadster ride, much more akin to a Speed Triple than a traditional cruiser.

Both models feature a lightweight aluminum frame and a very high specification of equipment – on the rear there’s a fully adjustable Showa monoshock RSU with a piggyback reservoir, while up front the upside down Showa 47mm cartridge front forks are adjustable for compression and rebound damping.

The brakes are Brembo’s top specification Stylema road going radial monobloc calipers with twin floating discs. These cutting edge calipers are a lightweight and compact design, with optimized air flow for efficient cooling.

Further highlighting the incredible specification of the Rocket, both models feature a high performance Brembo four piston monobloc caliper and 300mm disc on the rear.

For comfort, the Rocket 3 R and GT come with sculpted rider and passenger saddles, with unique black painted cast aluminum finishers under the seat. Seat height is a low 30.5 in on the Rocket 3 R, while on the GT the seat height is 29.5 in.

Both also have been designed for maximum seating flexibility, with the option to swap between a twin seat set-up to a single with the accessory infill pad, and to swap to either models set-up with a range of accessory options available. The foot peg position can also be adapted, with adjustable mid-foot controls on the Rocket R, with two vertical position settings to choose from.  The limited edition’s passenger foot pegs can also be hidden thanks to their elegant foldaway design, which comes in a unique black finish.

Class leading technology

The Rocket 3 comes with Triumph’s optimized cornering ABS and traction control as standard.  These are controlled by a sophisticated Inertial Measurement Unit which measures the roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates of the bike, in order to calculate the lean angle and optimize braking and traction control accordingly.

The instruments are Triumph’s latest generation full-color TFTs, which are angle-adjustable and have two information layout themes that can be personalized.

The TFT system has the accessory My Triumph connectivity system software pre-installed, and ready to be activated with an accessory-fit Bluetooth module. This gives the rider GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone and music operation via the switch cubes, with all information displayed and accessible on the TFT screen.

Both models are equipped with four riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable – all of which can be easily changed while on the move via the illuminated switch cubes.  The riding modes adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit rider preference and riding conditions.

For low energy consumption, increased durability and greater visibility, the Rocket 3 R has all-LED lighting, including a twin LED headlight, a beautifully shaped taillight, indicators and the number plate light.

As standard the Rocket 3 comes equipped with hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and keyless steering lock, and a USB charging socket.

A wide range of Triumph Genuine Accessories

As with all Triumphs models, there is a wide range of Genuine Accessories available for the new limited edition Rocket 3s, through which each rider can tailor their bike to suit their preferences.

Among the available genuine accessories, customers can find Triumph Shift Assist, for clutchless up and down gear changes, heated grips (which come as standard on the Rocket 3 GT) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System for enhanced safety and control.

For more touring-oriented needs, a range of luggage is available with an innovative
Triumph patented cast aluminum pannier mounting system, interchangeable seats and handlebars.

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