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Triumph Rocket 3 launch

Two new models with power and chassis upgrades

Triumph has released an updated pair of Rocket 3s, 20 years after the release of the originals. Here's the factory info...

triumph rocket III

Storm GT

(March 2024)

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, moody colour 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 2458cc, the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT gain 14.8hp (11kW) peak power, now delivering a massive 180.5hp (134kW) at 7000rpm.

Torque has also been increased by 4Nm, reaching a new peak of 225Nm at a low 4000rpm. This flat, rich torque curve with maximum torque all the way through the mid-range gives explosive acceleration and effortless response in any gear.

The Rocket’s 16-inch rear and 17-inch front wheels have been updated with a sportier ten-spoke cast aluminium 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 aluminium frame, first introduced in 2019, uses cast and forged elements for an exceptional torque-to-weight ratio.

triumph rocket III

Storm GT


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 47mm Showas, adjustable for rebound and compression damping.

Exceptional stopping power is provided by top-specification radial Brembo Stylema brake calipers with twin 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 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 optimised cornering ABS functionality.


Each Rocket offers a distinct feel and personality, due to key differences in their ergonomics. The Rocket R’s roadster rider position and handlebar placement 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 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 aluminium seat finishers. The Rocket 3 Storm R has a roadster rider and pillion seat with a 773mm seat height, offering comfort, low-speed confidence and manoeuvrability. The GT has a sculpted touring rider seat with a more generously padded pillion seat and an adjustable pillion backrest. The seat height for the GT is just 750mm, further improving comfort for the rider.

The biggest difference between the two models is the footpeg positions. The R has mid-foot controls, with two settings that offer 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 50mm of adjustment, to provide the most comfortable position for long rides. Both R and GT models have innovative, neat, blacked out, retractable pillion footrests.

triumph rocket III

Storm R


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 an unmatched attention to detail, to deliver blacked-out attitude.

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

Amplifying the bikes’ aggressive stance and attitude, both Rocket 3 Storms have twin LED headlights with the Triumph maker’s mark triangle and signature shaped daytime-running lights. There are LED indicators, tail-light and number plate light, delivering a really distinctive light signature.


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 Rocket 3 Storm’s epic performance potential.

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 optimised 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 as well. Activated by a single press of the button, the speed can be set and adjusted up or down in 1mph increments, as well as be resumed with just one touch.

Both models feature a high functionality full colour 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 personalise 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 keyfob can also be turned off to prolong battery life and increase security. There is also a USB charging socket in a dedicated compartment under the seat, where devices can be kept safe and dry while charging.

triumph rocket III

Storm R


The new Rocket 3 Storm R will be available from $38,890 rideaway, while the Rocket 3 Storm GT will be from $39,890 rideaway. Customers can find out more at TriumphMotorcycles.com.au or place an order with their local Triumph dealer, with bikes arriving in dealerships from April 2024.






Liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC


2,458 cc


110.2 mm


85.9 mm



Maximum Power

182PS / 180 bhp (134 kW) at 7000rpm

Maximum Torque

225Nm (166ft-lb) at 4000rpm*

Fuel System

Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected


Stainless steel 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer

Final Drive

Shaft drive, bevel box


Wet, multi-plate, hydraulically operated, torque assist


6 Speed





Full aluminium frame


Single sided, cast aluminium

Front Wheel

17 x 3.5-inch cast aluminium

Rear Wheel

16 x 7.5-inch cast aluminium

Front Tyre

150/80 R17 V

Rear Tyre

240/50 R16 V

Front Suspension

Showa 47mm upside-down 1+1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjustment, 120mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjustment, 107mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Optimised Cornering ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Optimised Cornering ABS


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


See our video review of the previous generation 2019 Rocket III Roadster.


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