Though Triumph has outdone themselves with the new Rocket III, the previous generation used to hold the title of largest displacement production motorcycle engine with a 2,294cc triple. The new one might be even bigger (2,458cc), but it starts at $21,900. This one’s about a third of the cost, it’s only had one owner, and it’s got a lot of great mods (including carbon fiber wheels to save plenty of unsprung weight).
First off: any time I feature a Rocket III, I feel obligated to share this video:
The seller of this example (VIN: SMTC00L575J212563) is a friend of Bike-urious who is the original owner – he’s only letting it go because he recently bought a new Rocket 3. It’s very well-modified modified with BST carbon fiber wheels, Renthal Fatbar handlebars, Rizoma grips and mirrors, K&N filters, gel seat, custom paint, custom pegs, carbon bearclaw (the name that Rocket fans gave the stock airbox cover) and Ohlins shocks. It’s got approximately 31k miles and some minor cosmetic issues – a scratch on the rear fender, a tear on the sissy bar pad and a missing screw on the radiator shroud that’s soon to be replaced. The seller is comedian Alonzo Bodden, and his machine was featured in Why We Ride.
Find this Rocket for sale in Burbank, California for $6,000 here on Cycle Trader.