Zero-Mile 2005 Triumph Rocket III will launch you into the stratosphere


Look, cruisers are cool and all, but Triumph’s Barbarian Rocket III is in a league of its own. When it debuted in 2004, this relentless juggernaut featured the largest engine ever installed on a mass-produced motorcycle, and it was extremely well received. Browsing through the photo gallery above, you’ll be greeted by a crisp 2005 variant that hasn’t yet made its first spin.

The mechanical titan is powered by a massive, longitudinally-mounted inline-three powertrain with twelve valves, two overhead camshafts and a staggering 2,294cc displacement. At around 5,750 rpm, the liquid-cooled mammoth will produce up to 140 hp, while a nefarious torque figure of 147 lb-ft (200 Nm) will be summoned at 2,500 rpm.

To reach the five-spoke rear wheel, power is shifted through a five-speed gearbox and final driveshaft, which achieves a top speed of 135 mph (217 km / h). On the flip side, the Rocket III is capable of annihilating the quarter-mile sprint in just 11.7 ticks, which is pretty impressive for a bike that weighs 705 pounds (320 kg) dry!

A pair of 43mm (1.7-inch) inverted forks are responsible for handling the suspension tasks up front, and they come with preload-adjustable shocks on the other end. At noon, stopping power comes from two 320mm (12.6in) discs and four-piston calipers, while the rear arch is stopped by a single 316mm (12.4in) brake disc. inches) and a double piston caliper.

This madman is going under the hammer right now, and you still have a few days to submit your bids on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. For now, the top bidder is willing to spend (an insult) $ 1,100 in freedom on Triumph’s beefy cruiser, but that sum doesn’t match the reserve – obviously. The online auction will be open until November 26, so you’ll have plenty of time to see a more reasonable offer.

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