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2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic
February 4th, 2009
The Rocket III Classic is a real cruising motorcycle with a firm focus on rider and pillion comfort. It's aimed squarely at those who prefer a more laid back approach to motorcycling and features a relaxed riding position with forward set footboards, pull-back handlebars and a supremely comfortable stitched touring seat as standard.
The incredible flexibility offered by the 2294cc engine makes for effortless riding whether two-up, fully loaded with luggage or solo. Sophisticated fuel injection feeds in power seamlessly, with controlled acceleration on tap at the twist of a throttle, while a maintenance free shaft drive delivers forward motion to the wide 240mm rear rubber.
Excellent lock-to-lock movement, an incredibly light clutch and a low centre of gravity make low speed manoeuvring a dream. The steering geometry and overall length give a securely planted feel at all speeds. Supple 43mm upside down forks and twin rear shocks add composure; twin front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and single disc rear give incredible stopping power. Generous ground clearance completes the package and the relaxed, comfortable ergonomics allow the rider to take full advantage of the range provided by the 24 litre fuel tank (6.3 gal US) making the Rocket III Classic the perfect long distance cruiser.
The 2009 Rocket III Classic comes in a stylish Pacific Blue/Aluminium Silver colour combination with a gold coach line.
The black-finished engine with its deep-chromed cam cover sets off the stunning paint, while the three cone silencer end finishers add a final touch to what is a truly distinctive machine.