Carpenter Racing’s 240hp Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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TRIII_track1_1Any petrol-head worth their salt will remember the famous line from The Fast and the Furious’ Dominic Toretto, “Hey, you know you owe me a ten second car right?” Well, what about a nine second bike?

Two-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Bob Carpenter is now selling his 240rwhp Triumph Rocket III performance package in new 2013 Triumph Rocket III motorcycles. The Carpenter Racing engine kit boosts the stock 2300cc Triumph Rocket III Roadster from 146bhp to 240+rwhp.

The Rocket III performance package includes Carpenter’s Ram Air kit, proprietary CNC engine porting with a custom-ground camshaft and valve train, custom aluminum 11.4:1 stock displacement pistons, a higher volume fuel pump, and a Carpenter Megaphone exhaust. Custom clutch springs also are fitted to handle the extra power.

If you want an idea of what a sub nine second quarter-mile run time looks like, take a look at the video below.

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