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BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Bedouin]
      #677220 - 03/12/19 03:43 PM

I own a 2015 Rocket 3 Touring and love it.

It is NOT an Aircraft Carrier. It is a Battleship.

Wife and I started doing some long haul riding last year and it will eat up the interstate. Handles extremely well in the curves, but you have to work her.
It is a heavy bike standing still, but once she starts moving the weight melts away.

I really like the new Rocket. I was a part of the consumer review a couple of years ago. 2500cc 170 hp out of the factory.

The only issue I have with it is it is a single seat, but with limited number they are producing they will sell out at a premium price. Bet we will see a 2 up model in the next couple years.

The America is still my favorite ride and gets plenty of miles.

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Edited by BillyIndiana (03/12/19 03:44 PM)


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mikemm03
Saddle Sore


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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #677221 - 03/12/19 04:40 PM

Just to clarify, I really like Rocket Roadsters and have been close to pulling the trigger a couple of times. I think I've moved on from that however. But this new design while I'm sure it's a blast to ride I just do not care for the look. It may grow on me if we ever see them in the show rooms.

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Speedmaster05
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #677224 - 03/13/19 02:44 AM

Quote:

I own a 2015 Rocket 3 Touring and love it.

It is NOT an Aircraft Carrier. It is a Battleship.

... Handles extremely well in the curves, but you have to work her.
...




Do you realize this is a contradiction in terms? A bike that handles well shouldn't require work.


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BillyIndiana
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #677226 - 03/13/19 06:32 PM


Do you realize this is a contradiction in terms? A bike that handles well shouldn't require work.





It is the weight of the bike. In corners it goes down, but I find myself pushing her tighter into it.

Coming out of the corner you cannot be afraid to give it so throttle to raise it back up.

Fact is for a bike this size it is amazing what it will do.

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Bedouin
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Gregger]
      #677227 - 03/13/19 07:43 PM

Quote:

Love my Roadster. ...



That particular model was the coolest of the range, in my opinion.
Baaaad!

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Alatamoc
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Loc: Tunbridge Wells. Kent U.K.
Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Bedouin]
      #677229 - 03/14/19 03:42 PM

Whilst, being an aged and simple soul, I can't warm to a bike where the rear end has no visible means of support.

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Now where the ****** am I?


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Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
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Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Alatamoc]
      #677230 - 03/14/19 06:36 PM

Quote:

Whilst, being an aged and simple soul, I can't warm to a bike where the rear end has no visible means of support.




And then on the other hand, I've always thought single-sided swing arm equipped bikes are just plain sexy as all hell.

And, the only thing I don't like that much about this new Rocket is that the exhaust is a 3-into-2 setup, and whereas I think they should have kept the whole "Triple" idea/concept/theme going throughout the bike with a 3-into-3 looking muffler instead.

(...you know, maybe sort of a subdued and smaller version of the "fantail" exhaust on Craig Vetter's original re-design of the BSA Rocket-3 that would then subsequently be offered to the public as the Triumph X-75 Hurricane after BSA folded their operations)

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Alatamoc
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: Dwight]
      #677231 - 03/15/19 09:57 AM

Now then Dwight....that WOULD be worth a look.
Always been an admirer of the Vetter Hurricane bikes.
I might even tolerate the lack of any obvious suspension at the rear.
As it is I prefer to ride my Tiger 955i with its boxes on.looks better( we use the term ' better' with Tiggers relatively speaking....petrol tank still looks to me like someone sat on a half filled balloon.)
Oh well....but I digress

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Now where the ****** am I?


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findlay13
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Reged: 06/25/09
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Loc: Australia
Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: mikemm03]
      #677237 - 03/16/19 02:32 AM

Quote:

Quote:

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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?




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.




Yes I don't get the styling of a lot of the new stuff and custom stuff doing away with the back guard[fender] makes them look "unfinished to me I understand "bobbed" guards but the trend is to make them non-existant.I am also not a fan of the Diavel styling.


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"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


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Alatamoc
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Re: 2500cc R3 ? [Re: findlay13]
      #677246 - 03/16/19 03:39 PM

Yes...I agree absolutely.

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Now where the ****** am I?


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