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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Bedouin]
      #677042 - 02/19/19 10:07 AM

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Why not ?!


'Spy' photo looks a little TOO staged, eh?


I had an '08 R3 for more than 5yrs. What a hoot.

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Looks pretty hot.
My only problem with the Rocket (probably including this one) is its weight, which demands a bit of pre-planning (at least the older one did) in the twisties.
I am not into aircraft carriers.




Did you ever ride one? So much weight (it's bigger than most car engines ffs) so low down, it handled great.

Less so in the wet if you didn't slow down

Touring wasn't as nice to ride as a standard R3.

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Bedouin
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #677043 - 02/19/19 11:28 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Why not ?!


'Spy' photo looks a little TOO staged, eh?


I had an '08 R3 for more than 5yrs. What a hoot.

.




Looks pretty hot.
My only problem with the Rocket (probably including this one) is its weight, which demands a bit of pre-planning (at least the older one did) in the twisties.
I am not into aircraft carriers.




Did you ever ride one? So much weight (it's bigger than most car engines ffs) so low down, it handled great.

Less so in the wet if you didn't so down

Touring wasn't as nice to ride as a standard R3.

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My comment wasn't speculation.
I rode a dealer's (standard R3) around for about 3 weeks back in 2010 or 11. Long story.
It seemed a bit top heavy to me and did a bit of wallowing (is that the right word?) in the twisties.
My experience.

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Bedouin]
      #677049 - 02/19/19 01:28 PM

Wow, that surprises me you thought that.
I always thought it handled WAY better than it any right to, being the big old bugger that it was.
The only reason I got rid of mine before going to Romania was the cost. I though it would've been cheaper going in my car than on the R3 !
I know Martyn loved his too.

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Dwight
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Bedouin]
      #677054 - 02/19/19 03:14 PM

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Looks pretty hot.
My only problem with the Rocket (probably including this one) is its weight, which demands a bit of pre-planning (at least the older one did) in the twisties.
I am not into aircraft carriers.




Quote:


My comment wasn't speculation.
I rode a dealer's (standard R3) around for about 3 weeks back in 2010 or 11. Long story.
It seemed a bit top heavy to me and did a bit of wallowing (is that the right word?) in the twisties.
My experience.




You have to remember here Thanassis, that up until the most recent water-cooled Bonneville line, and except for some of Triumph's more sportbike oriented machines made over the years, the rear shocks that have come standard on almost all other Triumphs have been pretty much cheaper lower grade units.

And so, I would guess here that even taking into consideration the old Rocket-3's weight and mass, that the thought of having lower grade rear shocks on them probably contributed much to the wallowing in the twisties you said you encountered while riding one.

(...and yes ol' buddy, "wallowing" was the right word to use here, alright)

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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Dwight]
      #677056 - 02/19/19 07:55 PM

Love my Roadster. Have over 40k on it. I can't really complain about the handling in the twisties. Is it a crotch rocket, heck no, but compared to a lot of other cruisers, it's great. Very good ground clearance. You have to respect the torque though coming out of the corners especially if it is wet. Stay away from the painted lines also.

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Bedouin
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Dwight]
      #677059 - 02/19/19 09:15 PM

Quote:

Quote:


Looks pretty hot.
My only problem with the Rocket (probably including this one) is its weight, which demands a bit of pre-planning (at least the older one did) in the twisties.
I am not into aircraft carriers.




Quote:


My comment wasn't speculation.
I rode a dealer's (standard R3) around for about 3 weeks back in 2010 or 11. Long story.
It seemed a bit top heavy to me and did a bit of wallowing (is that the right word?) in the twisties.
My experience.




You have to remember here Thanassis, that up until the most recent water-cooled Bonneville line, and except for some of Triumph's more sportbike oriented machines made over the years, the rear shocks that have come standard on almost all other Triumphs have been pretty much cheaper lower grade units.

And so, I would guess here that even taking into consideration the old Rocket-3's weight and mass, that the thought of having lower grade rear shocks on them probably contributed much to the wallowing in the twisties you said you encountered while riding one.

(...and yes ol' buddy, "wallowing" was the right word to use here, alright)




Could very well be. But for a bike that cost in the vicinity of 25.000 $ (23.500 Euros) here one would think decent enough shocks would be par for the course.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the bike, I just considered it needed a bit more planning when entering the twisties ... the weight probably being the major contributor (also a bit top-heavy, in my mind).

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ladisney
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Bedouin]
      #677074 - 02/21/19 09:32 AM

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I am not into aircraft carriers.




Each to his own I guess.

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Funkletrumpet
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #677110 - 02/24/19 03:59 PM

R3 Video

Friggin' annoying test rider blipping the throttle.

A lot.

For no real reason cause it doesn't sound impressive !!

At all.

Speaker : ".. and the incredible Rocket TFC. What do you think?"
Crowd :

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Ryan7771
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Gregger]
      #677218 - 03/12/19 07:55 AM

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Love my Roadster. Have over 40k on it. I can't really complain about the handling in the twisties. Is it a crotch rocket, heck no, but compared to a lot of other cruisers, it's great. Very good ground clearance. You have to respect the torque though coming out of the corners especially if it is wet. Stay away from the painted lines also.




I just noticed that Triumph is offering almost no parts for the Rocket Roadster. What gives?

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mikemm03
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Ryan7771]
      #677219 - 03/12/19 02:30 PM

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Quote:

Love my Roadster. Have over 40k on it. I can't really complain about the handling in the twisties. Is it a crotch rocket, heck no, but compared to a lot of other cruisers, it's great. Very good ground clearance. You have to respect the torque though coming out of the corners especially if it is wet. Stay away from the painted lines also.




I just noticed that Triumph is offering almost no parts for the Rocket Roadster. What gives?




Same problem for other discontinued Triumphs models, Americas, T Birds etc.

I could be wrong but I believe the new Rocket will be available only as a Triumph Factory Custom (TFC).
Some are speculating a new lineup of Rockets will emerge. I just dont see that happening, it's always been a niche machine.

I'm glad to see Triumph updated the beast but I'm not a big fan of it. Looks like a Diavel, don't care for that Duc either.

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