The Triumph Rocket 3 turns 10 years old in 2014, and what has this BIG bike brought to the market? Well, it’s a bit confused! The Rocket 3 was originally supposed to conquer the American market, taking on Harley, but failed to do so, over here it was marketed as a muscle bike, competing with the likes of the Yamaha V-max. Triumph then released a touring edition to take on the Harley electra glide and the Honda Goldwing.
It hasn’t set the motorbiking world on fire, but, no other bike has matched that engine size. 2.294cc is massive for two wheels, and unlike some of the bigger engine Harleys that seem to lack in power, the Rocket 3 uses the power. The acceleration has been known to match some super bikes. Triumph has built an iconic bike, but not for it’s market leading sales, more for it’s oversized engine and proper power. Probably best sticking to the muscle market, as thats what it has in abundance.