The Triumph Rocket III made quite the stir when it first came out in 2004, as it had the largest displacement engine fitted to mass production motorcycle – a whopping 2.3L that put out 140 hp. Fun fact: the STARTER motor on this bike makes as much power as Triumph’s first-ever motorcycle – just about 1.75 horses. The bike was available in a few styling variants, all of which focused on the ‘power cruiser’ look. Despite the prodigious power, the Rocket III struggled to capture market share among traditional HD riders, but it’s been in production for the last 10 years.
Back in 2006, a new television series called the Metric Revolution was aired, attempting to be the “American Idol of biker build-offs.” 25 motorcycle builders were given 4 months to customize bikes as a reality show competition, and MGS Custom Bikes answered the call with this custom Rocket III, dubbed the Triumph Triple Threat.
This specific Triumph Rocket III Custom was built by Mike Stafford at MGS and features a surprising amount of stock parts, including the headlights, gauges, forward controls, and more. Of course, the focus here is the custom frame and bodywork which emphasizes the size of that enormous engine.
Find this Triumph Rocket III Custom for sale in Lancaster, California with an opening bid of $5,000 and a BIN of $25,000