Jan Venter and the team at Steve's Auto Clinic Durban have finally revealed
the roaring power of the Triumph Rocket that they recently turbo Charged.
The massive Triumph Rocket III, with its already powerful 2300cc engine,
comes with outrageous pistons similar in size to a Dodge Viper, and styling
to match. The team at SAC fitted the bike with a T28 Garret turbo, and
custom built the Exhaust intake manifold and Intercooler. All of the parts
had to be hand made to suit both the style and the performance aspects of
the bike. The end result was an astonishing 223kw and 438 Nm.
Rocket 3 TTS Rotrex Supercharger
The 1st start up after fitting the TTS Supercharger kit with C30 Rotrex unit to a 2005
I replaced the auto belt tensioner for the manual tensioner and a stud
fitted to the drive pinion rather than the bolt which was prone to
breakage. You will note that the drive pulley nut appears to run out of
true, illusion only created by the washer and the plastic within the nut.
The pinion shaft and belt drive pulley have been dialled for accuracy
Producing 276 hp with TuneBoy mapping by Wayne.
Some further adjustments have been made for this particular bike.
Total fitting time for a Rocket with all standard trims refitted and the
installation of braiding for the oil lines to and from the charger unit, 27
Power delivery is exceptionally smooth and instantaneous. Although the idle
control unit has been removed, with careful manual adjustment, cold
starting is effortless with no throttle, straight off the button and steady
at 800rpm cold, 900 rpm hot.
Using the TuneEdit programme I recommend restricting the rev limiter to
3500rpm for the first 500km to allow correct run in of the Rotrex unit, and
limiting the secondary butterflies to 70% opening.
After run in.....FULL POWER!!!
This is the first Rocket to be fitted with a TTS kit here in New Zealand.
Special thanks to Richard Bainbridge of TTS UK Ltd & Wayne MacDonald of
Tuneboy Aust PTY LTD.
Dynoing with Supercharged Triumph Rocket 3
My Triumph Rocket III "MissTress" has a date with the Dyno tuner, Silverback
Performance (www.silverbackperformance.net). Supercharger by TTS Performance
(www.tts-performance.co.uk). Final results: 231.8 bhp and 206 Ft/lb and a
SWEET running machine!
TURBO ROCKET III
Quick video of a Triumph Rocket III that Marksworkshop have just fitted a
aftermarket turbo kit to and tuned using
the latest Tune Boy software.
work by Mark @ Marks Workshop
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA. MARKS WORKSHOP DOES NOT CONDONE THE USE OF EXTREME HORSE
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TRIUMPH ROCKET III - Viral Advertising Campaign
I recently stumbled across this fantastic advert for the Triumph Rocket
III. Apparently its a real viral advertisement commissioned by Triumph back
in 2007. I cant believe I had never seen it. Most amusing, in the style of
the old Hitchikers Guide and just, well, Bloody Good:
"Ever since the dawn of time Triumph have been producing large powerful
motorbikes in their Hinckley factory near Leicester. With over 900 years of
motorbike building prowess behind them Triumph have created two wheeled
Including their latest invention the Rocket III. But how is this, the
world's largest motorbike made? Much like its performance, construction of
the Rocket III turns traditional motorbike assembly on its head. Thus the
first part of the bike to be added is its center of gravity. The tiny items
are made by hand in a hermetically sealed chamber where they are then
pressurized; the engine itself is created next door. When creating the most
powerful motorbike known to man the key is to use a motorbike engine not
previously known to man. Engines this large cannot simply be built and
instead are grown from embryo engines germinated in a nutrient rich sludge
medium, injected with steroids and then kept in this bank of cupboards near
the photocopiers to grow.
When they have reached adolescence the frame is attached and over 200 kilos
of power are added. Its a delicate process too little and the bike will
feel sluggish too much and it could explode.
The wheels can now be bolted on and its sent into a special room where all
the complicated bits are put on by men who read magazines about maths
argument juice is added from the argument lobe of the female brain allowing
the finished bike to change direction in an instant, improving handling,
the same technology is used in modern fighter planes fun doesnt get into
the bike by accident in this sound proofed area assembly workers play
compilation tapes and jokes to the bike while it watches classic episodes
of TV comedy shows from the late 70s up to the present day.
Fun is absorbed by osmosis and levels are monitored when full the bike is
painted and baked.
The whole bike is chamoised with Yaks butter and only when the bikes
resident gurning fool can see himself reflected as a thing of beauty is the
bike released for testing.
(Testing is accompanied by banjo music for safety purposes)
the tests themselves look to asses maneuverability and performance in real
Here we see; an emergency stop for someone whos dropped their badger in the
road, practicing control in the advent of hitting a lard spill, and a
safety procedure for getting home if your front wheel falls off.
Occasionally test riders try to slip in a few hooligan antics but these are
generally frowned upon.
All these techniques must be carried out without spilling the riders tea to
ensure the rocket 3s legendary ease of handling and comfort remains intact.
Testing passed; the bikes are finished and are finally equipped with their
riders who come off independent production lines throughout the world. All
keen to enjoy the thrills the rocket 3 has to offer.
... and the satisfied triumph workers head home after another hard day
building the rocket three."
Triumph Rocket lll Supercharged
I get taken for a quick spin on a friend Triumph Rocket lll Supercharged,
Its producing 264BHP!! This thing shifts! The Supercharger whine is fantastic and the Exhaust note makes the floor rumble. One awesome
TTS Supercharged Rocket 3
TTS performance are famous for taking powerful motorbikes and making them
even more mental. So guess what happened when they put a Supercharger on the side of the 2300cc Triumph
Triumph Rocket III Custom
For those of you trying to find information on custom options for your
Triumph Rocket III, here is my experience. After lots of googling I found a
number of 3rd party products that I thought might give me the results I was
looking for. The result has been great - although I'm not quite finished
yet. For anyone wondering about the new Bonneville R3 Shorty Exhaust, I thoroughly recommend them, the
results have been great. Likewise Grant from Metcruze in Sydney did a great
job with the custom seat. Thunderbike handlebars are also a terrific