1975 was not a good year for America, for so many reasons.

  • The inflation rate was 9.1%
  • The unemployment rate was 8.1%
  • The 1975 Corvette made 165 horsepower and took 7.7 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour.

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Yes you read that correctly. 165 horsepower from America’s pride and joy. 7.7 seconds to hit 60 mph, and a 16.1 second quarter mile.

Thankfully things are a bit better these days. You can now walk into your local dealership and purchase a 165 horsepower 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R. That 165 horsepower can take you from 0 to 60mph in 2.73 seconds if your drag racing skills are up to the task.

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R 0-60 in 2.73 seconds

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Take a look at the 51 second video below. Not only is the acceleration rate amazing, but Triumph is boasting improved handling, braking and ground clearance. The test rider accelerates faster than a McLaren, does monster wheelies, back into corners supermoto style, and drags his knee around the racetrack. Your results may vary.

Mike Botan rode the Rocket 3r in Tenerife and came away impressed. Here is his full review of the bike.

Below is the official Triumph Rocket 3 R intro video, sit back for 10 minutes and enjoy:

 

2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R

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2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R

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Specifications of the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R are below:

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Type Inline 3-cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC
Capacity 2458 cc
Bore 110.2
Stroke 85.9
Compression 10.8:1
Max Power EC 165 HP (123 kW) @ 6,000rpm
Max Torque EC 163 LB-FT @ 4,000rpm
System Ride-by-Wire, fuel injected
Exhaust Stainless 3-into-1 headers with 3 exit silencer / CAT box
Final Drive Shaft, bevel box
Clutch Wet, multi-plate hydraulically operated, torque-assist
Gearbox 6-speed
CHASSIS
Frame Full aluminium frame
Swingarm Single-sided, cast aluminium
Front Wheel 17 x 3.5in cast aluminium
Rear Wheel 16 x 7.5in cast aluminium
Front Tire 150/80 R17 V
Rear Tire 240/50 R16 V
Front Suspension Showa 47mm upside-down 1 1 cartridge front forks, compression and rebound adjuster, 4.7in (120mm) travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir RSU with remote hydraulic preload adjuster, 4.2in (107mm) rear wheel travel.
Front Brakes Dual 320mm discs, Brembo M4.30 Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, Cornering ABS
Rear Brakes Single 300mm disc, Brembo M4.32 4-piston monobloc caliper, Cornering ABS
Instrument Display and Functions TFT multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, trip computer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, service indicator, ambient temperature, clock and rider modes (Rain/Road/Sport/Rider-configurable) – Triumph TFT Connectivity System can be added with accessory fitted Bluetooth module
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Width Handlebars 35in (889mm)
Height Without Mirror 41.9in (1065 mm
Seat Height 30.4in (773mm)
Wheelbase 66in (1677 mm)
Rake 27.9 º
Trail 5.3in (134.9mm)
Dry Weight 641.5lb (291kg)
Tank Capacity 4.8 US gal
FUEL CONSUMPTION
Fuel Consumption 6.82 l/100km (32.43 MPG)
CO2 Figures EURO 5 Standard: 158g/km

Source: triumphmotorcycles.com

More information can be found at triumphmotorcycles.com

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