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2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic

October 31, 2006
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Owner: Engle Motors, Inc.
City/State: Kansas City, Missouri

Type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity: 2294cc
Bore/Stroke:101.6 x 94.3mm
Compression Ratio: 8.7:1
Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition: Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine management system

Primary Drive: Gear
Final Drive: Shaft
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 5-speed

Frame: Tubular steel, twin spine
Swingarm: Twin-sided, steel
Front Wheel: Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel: Alloy 5-spoke, 16 x 7.5in
Front Tire: 150/80 R 17
Rear Tire: 240/50 R 16
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted forks
Rear Suspension: Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Front Brakes: Twin 320mm floating discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 316mm disc, 2-piston caliper

Length: 98.4 in.
Width (Handlebars): 38.2 in.
Height: 45.9 in.
Seat Height: 29.1 in.
Wheelbase: 66.7 in.
Rake/Trail: 32 degree/152 mm
Weight (Dry): 704 lbs.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 6.3 gal.

PERFORMANCE (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power: 142PS (140bhp) at 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 200Nm (147ft.lbf) at 2,500 rpm

Rocket III
- Single color paint scheme: Jet Black, Graphite, Cardinal Red, Scorched Yellow
- Two-piece seat with detachable pillion seat.
- Slash cut silencers

Rocket III Classic
- Two-toned paint scheme, coachlined by hand: Jet Black with Sunset Red infill and Gold coachline or Cherry Red with New England White infill and Gold coachline
- Stitched touring seat
- Pull-back bars
- Rider footboards
- Deep-chromed cam cover and cone silencer end finishers

Rocket III Special Edition
- Two factory fit, custom paint schemes with “tribal” motif: Blue on Blue or Red on Red
-Two-piece seat with detachable pillion seat
- Slash cut silencers

Make sure to check out our bike review on the 2006 Triumph Rocket III Special Edition in this month’s issue!

Photos by Mike Schweder and Stripe

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