If rolling up to your group ride with a 2.5-liter triple-cylinder engine between your legs isn’t enough to make an impression, here’s something for you: Triumph has released even more menacing blacked-out versions of the Rocket 3 R and the Rocket 3 GT.
One of the British manufacturer’s most distinctive and unique motorcycles, the aptly named Rocket 3 is powered by a 2,458cc in-line-three-cylinder capable of a respectable 165hp at 6,000rpm and an asphalt-twisting 221Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. A six-speed manual gearbox transmits all this power to the rear wheel via a shaft final drive.
The Rocket 3 has two variants, the GT and the R. As the name implies, the GT is designed for long-distance power cruising with a taller windscreen and passenger backrest. The R is a bit sportier and more stripped-down with a clean-cut tail and a small windscreen.
Both limited-edition variants receive unique design elements and paint. The Rocket 3 GT Triple Black Limited Edition is dolled up in a sophisticated paint job with three shades of black, while the Rocket 3 R Black Limited Edition gets a dark and brooding gloss paint scheme suited to its aggressive disposition. The blacked-out theme is carried over to their headlight bezels, radiator cowls, flyscreens, and rear bodywork.
Only 1,000 units of each variant will be available worldwide, and each one will come with its own certificate of authenticity, further boosting the Rocket 3’s already substantial collector value. Prices start at $24,400 (around P1.18 million) for the GT Triple Black, and $23,700 (roughly P1.15 million) for the R Black.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.