Triumph Motorcycles Australia will release new limited-edition versions of its Rocket 3 R and GT cruisers to showrooms in the second quarter of this year.
Production of the new Triumph Rocket 3 R Black and Rocket 3 GT Triple Black is limited to 1000 units apiece, with a “dozen of each” allocated for the local market.
Pricing for the highly specified cruisers has yet to be locked in, however, INFO MOTO understands that the bikes will come at some premium over the standard Rocket 3 R and GT, which are now available from $31,990 rideaway, and $32,990, respectively.
As the names suggest, the Rocket 3 Black wears an all-black colour scheme, while the GT Triple Black features its own three-shade design.
Blacked-out components are found throughout, including, but not limited to, the engine, exhaust headers, wheels, heat shields, various covers, levers, pegs, and body pieces.
The Rocket 3 Black and Triple Black also gain a carbon-fibre mudguard as standard.
Mechanically the limited edition variants are unchanged, and so both bikes draw power from a familiar 2458cc triple engine delivering 123kW and 221Nm.
The main point of difference between the ‘roadster’ R and touring-focussed GT is the riding position. The R has a higher seat, mid-set footpegs and narrower bars, while the GT is geared towards long-distance comfort with a lower seat, feet-forward controls and wider, higher bars.
Other notable features from standard include beefy Showa suspension, Avon Cobra Chrome tyres and Brembo brakes, while tech features extend to keyless ignition, a TFT display, LED lighting, USB charging, hill-hold assist and cruise control.
Four rider modes, one of which is configurable, manage the Rocket 3’s advanced cornering ABS and traction control.
Pricing for the limited edition R Black and GT Triple Black will be announced closer to launch, which is expected to happen sometime in April/May.
The Rocket 3 news follows the recent reveal of the Street Twin Gold Line special edition, which will join the Bonneville line-up for the first time this year, again limited to just 1000 units.
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