Triumph Rocket III X limited edition launched in India Rupees 22.21 lakh


The Triumph Rocket III is the world’s largest capacity production motorcycle and was first introduced in 2004. To celebrate 10 years of its existence, Triumph Motorcycles has introduced a special limited edition Rocket III X across the globe. Out of 500 units that will be available worldwide, 15 have been set aside for India. The Triumph Rocket III X is priced at Rs 22.21 lakh, Rs 90,000 more than the regular Rocket III Roadster, ex-Delhi.

So what does the Rocket III X bring to the table? New paint scheme with stripes from custom paint specialists 8-Ball, an all-black theme for the mirrors, handlebars, exhausts as well as wheels, an aluminium name badge and side panels with indivdual numbers.

Triumph’s Rocket III X gets the familiar massive 2.3-litre 3-cylinder engine which makes 148PS of power and 221Nm of torque. In our tests, the Triumph topped out at a little over 220kmph.

Triumph Motorcycles launches the Rocket X here in India

Celebrating 10 years of production for the words largest production engine Motorcycle
Triumph Motorcycles launches the Rocket X here in India
15 Limited edition Motorcycles to go on sale across 10 dealerships

Key Features
Limited Edition Rocket III to celebrate 10 years as the world’s largest – capacity mass production motorcycle
Limited to 500 units with individual numbered side panels and billeted aluminum name badge, 15 of units will be available in India
Finished in a premium high gloss custom paint scheme with ‘grind’ effect stripes courtesy of paint specialists, 8-Ball
Blackened components including exhaust, handlebars, and mirrors for the customized look
Black wheels and hand painted silver pinstripe

New Delhi, June 3, 2015: Triumph Motorcycles, the iconic British motorcycle manufacturer, is all set to delight its customers across the globe with the Limited Edition Rocket X, to mark the 10th year of its production. Launched in 2004, and continually developed since, the Rocket III has gained iconic status as the bike that every rider has on their wish list of ‘must do’ rides. And now, born from the biggest, baddest and meanest bike out there, the Limited Edition Rocket X offers the ultimate ride and status.

It’s not a cliché it’s a truism; Triumph’s Rocket X is a unique Motorcycles with the most unmistakable presence on two wheels. There is nothing else like it on the road, and no other motorcycling experience even gets close to the sense of the awesome potency of a Rocket III Roadster making progress.

“In continuation to our celebration of achieving 1600+ customers in India, we are elated to offer this Limited Edition Rocket X to the passionate motorcyclists in the country. One in a million, with a personalized numbered side panel and a billet aluminium “Rocket X” name badge, the Rocket X is as exclusive as it can get.” said Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India.

With its 2,294cc three cylinder engine sitting inline with the chassis, the Rocket X is home to the world’s largest production motorcycle engine. Delivering a 221Nm sledgehammer of torque at just 2750rpm, the Rocket X delivers extraordinary acceleration in any gear at any revs. The very limited edition Rocket X has a stunning, premium custom paint scheme created by leading custom paint specialists 8 Ball. The quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail required to achieve the desired effect is at the very top end of the custom paint scene. The sheer depth of the gloss Jet Black paint contrasting with the ‘grinded’ polished metal stripe, Triumph logo, and Rocket X emblems offer an incredible quality and sense of solidity that’s truly befits this iconic machine.

Firstly the tank and mudguards are stripped completely back and then undergo a ‘grind’ effect that provides unique shapes into the bare metal. The tank stripes and logo are carefully lined, and then follows the painting process when craftsmen apply a Jet Black base layer, followed by a clear coat layer. After leaving 2 days for the paint to rest and cure, a total of 6 layers of lacquer are applied using ultra high solid paint. The paintwork is then highly polished and again left for 2 days to cure. Second polishing is then applied to provide an incredible smooth finish with amazing depth. The result is something truly stunning.

Vying for attention with the custom paint and 2.3 litre engine is the black exhaust system. The twin-skinned full exhaust system is coated with high temperature resistance paint. A black fly screen shrouds the chrome ringed instruments to add even more visual presence. The mean look has also been further enhanced with the addition of black finishing to the handlebars, mirrors, gear, and brake levers. The Rocket’s signature 5-spoke aluminium alloy wheels have also received the black treatment and are skilfully finished off with a complimenting hand painted pinstripe.

Every one of the limited run of 500 motorcycles will feature side panel badging and unique numbering. Finally the oil tank mounted Rocket X badge is machined from a billet of solid aluminium using a CNC milling machine adding an exquisite premium finish.The Rocket X is priced at Rs. 22.21,200 Lac ex showroom New Delhi.



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