The 2500cc Triumph Rocket 3 R Is Good For A 2.7sec 0-60mph Time

As well as having the biggest engine of any production bike, the Rocket 3 is now officially the firm's fastest from 0-60mph
The 2500cc Triumph Rocket 3 R Is Good For A 2.7sec 0-60mph Time

0-60mph isn’t a metric that’s as important in the motorbike world as it is for performance cars. Figures don’t get quoted as much, as on two wheels, there are many variables that can have a big impact on how long it takes to reach the magic figure.

If everything goes right, however, the results can be astonishing. Just take this effort from Triumph with its Rocket 3 R. On a track in Spain a few months ago, it took just 2.73 seconds to hit 60mph, breaking Triumph’s internal record in the process.

We’re not sure why we’re only hearing about it now, but hey, it serves as a nice way to warm up a miserable winter’s day, especially as Triumph’s video involves a cheeky race with a McLaren 720S.

Remote video URL

The bike in question was a pre-production prototype, modified only by removal of the number plate and wing mirrors in the name of on-track safety. Avon tyres were used for the run itself.

To get it to 60mph in such a brief period of time, the Rocket 3 R uses a 2458cc inline-triple producing 165bhp and 163lb ft of torque. It’s the biggest engine used in any production motorbike, as well as the torquiest.



Neat. However that’s not even close to the fastest production bike, don’t know why it’s being said, a stock 2006 GSXR-1000 managed a 2.35 second run. In fact, at 2.73 seconds it doesn’t even scrape top 10.

02/28/2020 - 17:45 |
8 | 2
Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Because I’m a div. (Article now updated)

02/28/2020 - 18:04 |
4 | 0

I want to know the driver weight. Big variable !

02/28/2020 - 17:49 |
4 | 0
Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

In reply to by Peanut_guy

I’d bet it doesn’t play that much of a difference. An heavier driver carries more weight, sure, but it’s also good because there’s more weight over the wheel, which gives it better traction. A lighter driver will probably be more likely to spin out the rear wheel.

02/28/2020 - 19:46 |
4 | 0
Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

I will repeat myself but I love that thing. The VMax and this are pretty much rocketships on two wheels, given that their engines could be found under the bonnet of a compact car.

I’ve never been a fan of the roadster/cruiser style (the Diavel comes to mind), but these? It’s a very refreshing alternative to supersports.

02/28/2020 - 19:42 |
2 | 0

When bikes have larger engines than cars…
the world is fked

02/29/2020 - 13:07 |
4 | 4



Sponsored Posts