BEAUTIFUL, UNQUIE, MONSTER The Rocket III has carved a unique niche in the clone-like cruiser market and existsin a class all its own with its striking looks, stunning performance and incrediblespecification. But while it may be the largest capacity production motorcycle in theworld it's designed first and foremost to be ridden. Good lock-to-lock movement,seamless fuel-injection and a low center of gravity combine to make low speedmaneuvering surprisingly easy, while the steering geometry and overall length give asecurely planted and confident feel. Added to this is generous ground clearance,making the Rocket III a truly useable machine that will tour highways, cruise streetsand hustle turns with effortless ability. The Rocket III is not only the world's largest capacity production motorcycle; it's also a bike without equal. Its unique, fuel-injected, triple cylinder engine has a cubiccapacity of 2,294 cc that's 140 cubic inches and uses massive, 101.6 mmdiameter pistons. It makes 147 ft.lbs. of torque at 2,750 rpm. This incredible outputmeans even two-up the Rocket III accelerates incredibly hard without obvious effort,and relentless forward motion is just a slight twist of throttle away. Twin butterfly valves for each throttle body are used to give precise control over the engine and this set-up allows the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to vary the mixture flow and ignition map dependent on gear selected and road speed. The torque curve is thus tailored specifically for each gear ratio. And the result is impressive over 90 percent of the engine's prodigious torque output is available at just 2,000 rpm, giving incredible levels of flexibility and making the five-speed gearbox (nearly) redundant. New for 2006 is the black finished engine. The Rocket III's chassis, as you'd expect is something quite special. It centers on alarge tubular steel twin-spine frame, which houses the motor while maintenance-freeshaft drive lays power to the massive 240/50-section rear tire. The front brakes aresports bike specification twin four-piston calipers mated with 320 mm floating discs and provide awesome stopping power. The rear brake, developed by Bremboespecially, is a single twin caliper and 316 mm disc. The 43 mm upside down forks and twin rear shocks, built specifically for the RocketIII, add composure and supple compliance. This and the relaxed, comfortableergonomics allow the rider to take full advantage of the extended range provided bythe fuel-efficient engine and huge 6.3 gal US making the Rocket III a perfect tool forthose long, high-mileage days in the saddle. The ability to personalize the Rocket III was integral to the design philosophy and asthe bike went through its prototype stages so did the myriad of factory-approvedparts designed specifically around the new machine. Designed, developed and testedby our accessories engineers in collaboration with the same Triumph design teamand test riders responsible for the bike itself, the accessories reflect the same closeattention to detail and finish. For example the leather saddlebags, which are craftedin England, are constructed from the highest quality 4 mm aniline leather and featuretriple themed detailing and quick release chromed buckles. The choices a Rocket III owner can make to customize and enhance their bike arehuge; street-rodders can add exhaust pipes, wind-cheating fly screens and a host ofchrome. Likewise, high-mileage touring riders can match saddlebags, windscreens,sissy bars, back rests and chrome to the Rocket III's potential, making it anexcellent long-distance motorcycle. Then there are the custom-paint options for thetank and bodywork. Along with the existing Tribal' and Flame' designs, for 2006Triumph is offering two new, factory fit custom paint options. The standard paintoptions are Jet Black, Cardinal Red, Scorched Yellow and Graphite. The word awesome is often overused in connection with motorcycles. Except whenit's used in connection with the Rocket III. Then it's barely adequate.
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