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

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R Carnival Red
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. 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R Engine

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 Pacific Blue
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.  

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R GT

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. 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm GT Passenger Seat

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 699 lb for the Rocket 3 Storm R and 705 lb for the Rocket 3 Storm GT. 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm R Granite
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 Carnival Red
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. 

2025 Triumph Rocket 3 Storm GT Dash

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 $25,795. 

Visit the Triumph website for more information. 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. They need to add an option for wind protection (Batwing?) or this is just another muscle cruiser that will probably only be ridden 3K miles/year (if that).

    Great looking bike, good power, etc, but not practical enough to warrant the price tag for folks that want to do more than look cool in front of a Restaurant/Bar.

    • I’ve had the 2300 Rocket Touring. Great motorcycle for holidays and commuting. Maybe the market is too small to release a model for that.

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