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Old 01-14-2019, 04:01 PM
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Triumph Rocket III on the horizon

Looks like Triumph is on the verge of releasing a new Rocket III with a massive 2200-2500 cc engine. I'm not in the market for a Triumph but the new Rocket III looks pretty cool....Ducati Xdiavel-lish. It'll be interesting to see the bike in person and what type of HP and torque the bike is pushing along with MSRP. You can read all about it on advrider.

https://advrider.com/triumph-rocket-...-shots-emerge/
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:12 PM
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Re: Triumph Rocket III on the horizon

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...umph-rocket-3/
It's been in the news here for a while.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:22 PM
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Re: Triumph Rocket III on the horizon

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https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/...umph-rocket-3/
It's been in the news here for a while.

Any word when it will show up at dealerships
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Re: Triumph Rocket III on the horizon

A mechanic at the Triumph shop in Tulsa insisted that I ride a Rocket III once when I was awaiting service. I didn't even want to, really. Well, I kept it about 40 minutes instead of the 5 minutes I anticipated. Wow!

Once rolling, the stupid thing handled quite well and was fun. And this was the Standard version then, with the engine electronically detuned in first and second gears. The uncorked Roadster versions are probably unexpectedly nice to ride.

BUT, PLEASE, PLEASE, give me a long flat seat, lowish pillion footpegs, a rear fender, and a standard roadster style seating position. The basic UJM style is a take-off the standard British bikes of the '50's and I don't think the modern set up is an improvement.

Tires? That's another matter.
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...BUT, PLEASE, PLEASE, give me a long flat seat, lowish pillion footpegs, a rear fender, and a standard roadster style seating position. The basic UJM style is a take-off the standard British bikes of the '50's and I don't think the modern set up is an improvement.
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We tried a Triumph Bonneville T120 at the dealers, lets just say there is a new bike in the garage and a bike now on Craig's list and Cycle trader
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Re: Triumph Rocket III on the horizon

AJ,

Did you get the T-120 or the 900cc version? I rode one and thought it was a nice bike. I was a little underwhelmed by the power, but it is probably enough for spirited two-up riding. For touring, some provision is needed for bags, even soft sided ones might work.

Thoughts?
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Bought the T120, waiting for it to be delivered.
Sleet and ice yesterday, snow for the weekend.

Mixed emotions on the weather -would like more snow as I work on the local areas ski patrol. But there is that new bike to ride - I guess I just get to sit on it in the garage till March .
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Re: Triumph Rocket III on the horizon

Looking at the photo of the right side exhaust, it looks like it's going to be a loud machine.
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