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Triumph Rocket 3 Storm returns for 2024

Triumph's moodier, more powerful Rocket 3 Storm makes its return for 2024 with more power than you could realistically ask for.

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You heard us right, the world's largest series production motorcycle has just gotten a boost of power for 2024 along with a smattering of upgrades to help take the world by storm.

New Zealand pricing and local arrival of the new Rocket 3 Storm R and Rocket 3 Storm GT are yet to be confirmed by Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand at the time of writing, however, they are expected to arrive before the end of the year.

“Known around the world as the ultimate muscle roadster, the Rocket has already achieved global sales of more than 18,000 since the 2.5 litre engine was introduced in 2019," Paul Stroud, Triumph’s Chief Commercial Officer, said.

"By listening to feedback from our customers, we know they love the Rocket’s muscular presence and heart-stopping performance. We also know that riders desire even more.  That’s why the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT have been given an impressive power and torque increase, even greater agility and an even darker, moodier style and presence on the road.”

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Triumph has squeezed a 15PS gain in power from the monsterous 2458cc inline-3 engine with both the new Rocket 3 Storm R and GT now delivering a massive 182PS at 7,000rpm. Torque has also been increased by 4Nm, with a new peak of 225Nm at a low 4,000rpm. As before, Triumph has tuned the engine to produce a flat, rich torque curve with maximum torque all the way through the mid-range to give explosive acceleration and effortless response in any gear.

Whether this bump in power makes any measurable difference on the Rocket 3's already range topping acceleration is yet to be revealed by Triumph, but it's not like the bike really needed to be any quicker. As we found out on the base model when we tested it last year, the experience of the Rocket 3's acceleration is truly mind bending.

The Rocket’s 16-inch rear and 17-inch front wheels have been updated with a sportier ten-spoke cast aluminium design, reducing unsprung mass. This reduction has a positive impact on steering response while on the move, improving the Rocket’s already impressive agility. The strong and lightweight aluminium frame, first introduced in 2019, uses cast and forged elements for an exceptional torque-to-weight ratio.

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Following the sales success of recent special edition Rockets which featured blacked-out components, the new Rocket 3 Storm models feature a dark, moody colour scheme and an impeccable level of quality detailing. 

The large 18 litre tank features the new Storm name, and each model has three distinctive two-tone colour options. The R is available in Carnival Red with Sapphire Black, Satin Pacific Blue with Matt Sapphire Black and Sapphire Black with Granite. The GT is available in the same colours, but the split of the tank is reversed, providing a distinctive, high impact look and consistent colour choice across both models.

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On top of that, Rocket 3 Storm also comes with high-quality black anodised finishes throughout; rear frame forging, swingarm guard, forks lowers and yokes, risers and handlebar clamps, RSU Rocker, seat finisher, footrests & hangers for rider and pillion, brake and gear pedals, levers, and side stand. 


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