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2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R/GT Review | First Look 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R in Carnival Red with Sapphire Black

To celebrate 20 years of the Rocket 3, a muscle bike with the largest engine in a production motorcycle, Triumph has unveiled the 2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R and Rocket 3 Storm GT. Their 2,458cc in-line Triple cranks out even more power – up 15 ponies to a massive 180 hp and 166 lb-ft of torque (up 3). They also feature lighter wheels, blacked-out styling, and dark color schemes. 

When we tested a 2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R, we said it is “all about heart-pumping stimulation. It’s the sort of bike you lie awake at night and think about, triangulating a plan to get one into your garage. Just as Sméagol was corrupted by the Ring, the Rocket 3 will take over your thoughts and make you do naughty things. If you want to be King of the Road, there’s nothing else like it.”  

Related: 2023 Triumph Rocket 3 R Review | Road Test 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm GT in Satin Pacific Blue with Matte Sapphire Black

The two versions of the Rocket 3 Storm, R and GT, share many similarities, with most differences between the two lying in the ergonomics and paint. The R is the roadster option with a seat height of 30.4 inches and mid-position foot controls with two settings that offer 0.6 inch of vertical adjustment.  

The GT version is more touring-focused with the handlebar grips 5 inches back compared to the R, a more upright riding position, a sculpted touring rider seat set at 29.5 inches and a more generously padded passenger seat compared to the R’s, with an adjustable passenger backrest. The GT also features forward foot controls with 2 inches of adjustment over three horizontal settings. 

The Rocket 3’s 16-inch rear and 17-inch front wheels have been updated with a 10-spoke cast-aluminum design to reduce unsprung mass for better steering response. These two models keep their lightweight aluminum frame that uses cast and forged elements. The bikes have 4.75-gallon fuel tanks (now with the Storm name on it), and they weigh in at 705 lb for the Rocket 3 Storm R and 699 lb for the Rocket 3 Storm GT. 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R in Sapphire Black with Granite

Slowing down these massively powered motorcycles are Brembo Stylema calipers biting two 320mm discs up front and a Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monoblock rear caliper pinching a 300mm disc in the rear. Suspension comes from a Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir that’s fully adjustable and 47mm Showa forks that are adjustable for rebound and compression damping. 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm GT in Carnival Red with Sapphire Black

Completing the package is a suite of rider aids and technology as standard. The Rocket 3 Storm R and GT come with lean-sensitive cornering ABS, traction control, Ride-by-Wire, a Torque Assist clutch, Hill Hold, four ride modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable), cruise control, a keyless ignition and steering lock, and a USB charging socket. Instrumentation comes in the form of a color TFT operated by a five-way back-lit joystick and with two information layout design themes. 

Riders can choose to outfit their Rocket 3 Storm R or GT with the optional Quickshifter or any of the 50 Genuine Triumph Accessories, including foot controls, seats, plug-and-play tech, styling parts, and others. 

The 2025 Rocket 3 Storm R will be available in Carnival Red with Sapphire Black, Satin Pacific Blue with Matte Sapphire Black, or Sapphire Black with Granite for $24,995. The 2025 Rocket 3 Storm GT will be available in the same colors but with the color split of the tank reversed, retailing for $29,795. 

Visit the Triumph website for more information. 

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