Saturday, September 15, 2012

Triumph RS Rocket III by Palatina "Slippery Sam" (video)

Palatina Rocket RS III

Since 2005 we have been building on the basis of the world’s biggest stock bike, the Triumph Rocket III, the Roadster RS III. The number of these handcrafted motorcycles is limited to 33 units. We modify 72 parts or units on this metamorphosis from a baroque cruiser to a sporty motorcycle. For this oustanding result we need to dismantle the bike down to the frame and engine. All body parts for the Palatina Bikes are produced by Wethje, currently Europe’s leading company in the field of carbon products and a supplier of Formula 1. Well known companies like LSL (foot rests) and Wilbers (suspension) are also part of the RS III project. Because of its paint job and individual fittings, each of our bikes is truly unique and built according to our costumer’s requests. Currently 17 Palatina RS III are on the road. (Nov. 2010)

Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder, four valves per cylinder, dry sump, electronic fuel injection, ø 52 mm, catalytic converter, generator 492 W, battery 12 V/18 Ah, wet multi-plate clutch, 5-speed gearbox, shaft.

101,6 x 94,3 mm
2294 cm³
Compression Ratio
Max. power 
103 kW (140 bhp) @ 6300 rpm
Max. torque
200 Nm (147ft.lbf) @ 2500 rpm

Chassis: tubular steel, twin spine frame, engine included, Upside-down-fork, 43 mm, twin sided steel swingarm, twin shocks with adjustable preload. Twin disc front braking system, 320 mm, four piston fixed calipers, single disc rear braking system, 316 mm, double piston floating caliper

Cast aluminium wheels
3.50 x 17; 7.50 x 16
150/80 R 17; 240/50 R 16
Manufacturer/Type :
Metzler Marathon 880

Dimensions: length: 2460 mm, width: 960 mm, height: 1310 mm, seat height: 785 mm, wheelbase: 1695 mm (45.9in), rake: 58 degree, trail: 152 mm, suspension ratio f/b: 120 mm/105 mm, weight fueled: 329 kg (724 lbs), add. weight: 256 kg (563 lbs), max. legal weight: 585 kg (1287 lbs), fuel tank capacity: 24 litres (5.3 gal.)

Service Data:
Service check up
each 16000 km
Oil/ Filter changes
each 16000 km / 5,6 l
SAE 10W 40
Fork oil:
Spark plugs: 
Tire pressure
2,4/2,9 bar

Performance test results:
Max. speed  
221 km/h
0-100 km/h
3,4 sek
0-140 km/h
5,6 sek
0-200 km/h
12 sek
60-100 km/h
3,2 sek
100-140 km/h
3,7 sek
140-180 km/h
4,5 sek

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