The 2023 Triumph Rocket 3: All Powerful

When you think of a powerful cruiser or just a muscle bike, British bikes don’t come to mind. The Triumph Rocket 3 is not only the most powerful motorcycle in the 2023 Triumph range, it is also the most powerful motorcycle available at 2,500cc and has the highest torque of any production motorcycle at 163 lb-ft. increase. Almost nothing had to be changed, so Triumph offers new styling options. The 221 and Chrome options are back, along with the Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT.

Of course, the 221 option refers to the 221 Nm of torque produced by the huge three-cylinder engine. Special paint and graphics, with 221 on the tank. New chrome options bring back all the sparkle and make Rocket 3 an eye-catcher. Impressive chrome fuel tank with red Diablo paint.

The Rocket 3 comes standard with Brembo Stylema brakes, selectable riding modes, cornering ABS, traction control and cruise control. The adjustable Showa suspension is well-tuned, and the muscular Rocket 3 is much more confident to ride than the physics would suggest.

Color choices for the 2023 Triumph Rocket 3 models:

The 2023 Triumph Rocket 3 model pricing starts at:

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Triumph Rocket 3 in one place.

Model Overview

General Info

Main Specs

  • Engine2458 cc DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
  • Power165 HP (estimated)
  • Torque: 164 lbs-ft @ 4000 RPM
  • Dry Weight: 641.5lb (291kg)
  • Seat Height: 30.4in (773mm)


2023 Triumph Rocket 3 Specifications

From Triumph

Engine2458cc, Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Power165 HP (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm
Bore x Stroke110.2 x 85.9
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Fuel SystemRide-by-Wire, fuel injected
ExhaustStainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box
ClutchWet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque-assist
Final DriveShaft, bevel box
Suspension FrontShowa 47mm upside-down 1 1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster, 4.7in (120mm) travel
Suspension RearFully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 4.2in (107mm) rear wheel travel.
Brakes FrontDual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Brakes RearSingle 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Tires Front150/80 R17 V
Tires Rear240/50 R16 V
Fuel Tank Capacity4.8 US gal
Spark Plugs
Tail LightLED
Overall Length
Width Handlebars35in (889mm)
Height Without Mirror41.9in (1065 mm
Wheelbase66in (1677 mm)
Trail5.3in (134.9mm)
Seat Height30.4in (773mm)
Dry Weight641.5lb (291kg)

2023 Triumph Rocket 3 Features


The previous generation Rocket already held the distinction of having the world’s largest production motorcycle engine (previously 2,300cc), but this next generation Rocket 3 lineup raised the bar even higher with an all-new 2,500cc Triumph triple which delivers an even higher capacity and performance. Incredible design innovations have found 39.68 lb engine weight savings over its predecessor with new mass-optimized crankcase assembly, a new lubrication system comprising dry sump and integral oil tank, and new balancer shafts. What’s more, this powerplant masterpiece is exquisitely engineered, with beautiful finish and detailing throughout including stunning machined fins on both the upper and lower crankcases.


The performance of the new Rocket 3 takes this amazing motorcycle range to a whole new level. The new Rocket’s peak power (165 hp at 6,000 rpm) is 11% higher than the previous Rocket, and the new engine produces power increases from 3,500 rpm to a new higher red line of 7,000 rpm. Maximum torque – 163 LB-FT at 4,000 rpm – is the highest in the world, 71% higher than Rocket’s closest competitor and higher than the previous generation across most of the rev range. In real driving practice, this means accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds.


An extremely high level of equipment specification contributes to the incredible handling and comfort of the new Rocket 3 R and GT. This includes high-spec adjustable Showa front and rear suspension setups, and a cutting-edge Brembo brakes setup with the highest available specification Brembo Stylema® calipers to deliver an incredible braking performance and immediate response. The mass optimized aluminum frame of the new Rocket 3 lineup is an unwelded construction that has premium cast and forged components, making the frame lighter and contributing to a massive 88.18 lb weight saving compared to the predecessor Rocket. In addition, optimized cornering ABS and traction control, which is supported by an Inertial Measurement Unit developed with Continental, provide an enhanced level of riding stability to ensure optimum brake force, optimized slip rate and torque control that improves both straight line and cornering, acceleration and braking.


There’s no denying that the new Rocket 3 range delivers arguably the most powerful and distinctive silhouettes in motorcycling, guaranteeing a dominating presence wherever you ride. It conveys magnificent style to your riding with a host of signature design features, and the bike’s beautiful details bring an unparalleled level of finish and quality. Packed with motorcycling design innovations that create clean flowing lines, and adjustable ergonomics that deliver maximum comfort for all rider sizes, the new Rocket 3s have a genuine muscular presence to go with their all-day riding comfort.


The Rocket 3 enjoys state-of-the-art technology enhancements that transform the functionality and riding experience of your Rocket 3 ride. Higher functionality 2nd generation TFT instruments incorporate a stylish minimal design with two dynamic information layout design themes that can be tailored to suit preference, including a feature that allows the rider to personalize the startup screen message with their name.

In addition, on top of the optimized cornering ABS and traction control, other Rocket 3 technology highlights include four riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-Configurable), hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and steering lock, with heated grips as standard on the Rocket 3 GT (accessory fit available for the R).


The all-new My Triumph Connectivity System allows for motorcycle-integrated GoPro functionality with the camera operation displayed on TFT instrument screen and being easily controlled via the switchgear. There is also an all-new ‘MY TRIUMPH’ app delivering connected technology functions including route planner with turn-by-turn navigation. And you can also benefit from an integrated phone and music operation as well.

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