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Trevor Franklin  says:

Triumph Rocket III Roadster first ride impressions

The UK launch of Triumph’s Rocket III Roadster is under way this what MCN’s chief road tester Trevor Franklin has to say about it... Although not a completely new machine, the Roadster is a brave departure from the custom cruiser segment with Triumph now lumping this version of its 2294cc Rocket III in the streetfighter category. With footpegs pushed back by 100mm...

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boybilly1967

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boybilly1967 says:

No other bike has the presence of a Rocket 3, not even a VMAX.

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Chromatic

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Chromatic says:

Oh come on. Changing the header pipes, footpegs and handlebars doesn't change the Rocket from a Cruiser (ok power cruiser) to a streetfighter. Other cruisers have had the same upright sitting positions before this (eg the Valkyrie line - which Truimph took as it's inspiration from to make the Rocket in the first place).

I think this has eveything to do with the UK low esteme of cruisers and little to do genuine bike design.

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SPRINTMAN52

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SPRINTMAN52 says:

Rocket III

Looks a bit strange ,desperate times it seems for Triumph.While Ducati, BMW etc. are investing heavily this is what Triumph churn out.They have lost the plot at the moment.

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triplethreat

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triplethreat says:

PERFECT

I have a Rocket III and these are the changes I've longed for. Believe me, it will move the bike to uncharted territory!

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

I think this will do well. Like a lot of guys who were interested in the new VMax, but gutted at the stupid price, we now have a well priced, well made alternative. Well done Triumph!

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weejeemy

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weejeemy says:

Triumph Rocket 111

Looks good , sounds good and I hope the gearbox is up to the task.

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galswort

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galswort says:

Rocket III

I'm sure the gearbox will be fantastic, just like the original one, like a hot knife thru warm butter!

Still think that radiator looks a bit big though...

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Paulvt1

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Paulvt1 says:

Are there any known issues with the R3? I guess it's a thirsty beast....

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