2010 Triumph Rocket III Roadster — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Triumph Rocket III Roadster

There’s no such thing as too power

They say: The in big-capacity thrills.

We say: An motorcycle has never felt so

They say: The ultimate in thrills. We say: An 800-pound has

Wha. hey! I knew the III Roadster was going to have but I hadn’t expected this. away from Triumph’s factory, the Roadster’s enormous rear Metzeler spun on the pavement as it was overwhelmed by the three-cylinder monstrous torque.

That slide-duly followed by a few more ones-was a useful warning the Roadster required respect. Not this came as a surprise. all, taking the already Rocket III and tuning it for more was clearly going to create a with lively throttle

That original Rocket III a big impact with its sheer unique look and improbably handling. With its 2294cc the Rocket III is the world’s largest motorcycle, and now it’s been some extra aggression. thinking is that the Thunderbird should satisfy cruiser so the big triple can be shifted toward the roadster class-hence its name.

Along with some stomp, the Roadster gets ergonomics, rear suspension and

Finding some extra in such a vast, under-stressed wasn’t hard. In fact, the added performance is the result of minor modifications: a freer-flowing and fuel-injection mapping to match. The is worthwhile, even so. Maximum goes up by 9 horsepower to a claimed 146 while peak torque is by 14 percent to a mind-boggling 163 lb.-ft.

The and driveshaft have been to cope. Other engine include a revised cam drive to noise and a gearbox tweak to selection.

Triumph’s marketing thought the marque needed a thus the Roadster was born. ready to lock horns the Harley V-Rod and Star

Triumph’s marketing team the marque needed a musclebike, the Roadster was bor

There’s no change to the twin-spine frame, nor (except for a new finish) to the stout inverted But the rear shock springs are 20 softer, with damping to suit. Although the front set up of 320mm discs and four-piston is unchanged, the Roadster adds ABS as fitment.

Other modifications are related to The wide, raised, one-piece remains, but both the rider and halves of the seat are reshaped. The footpegs have been back and down, and the instrument now includes a clock, gear and fuel gauge.

The chrome-rimmed dials are retained, so the view the low seat across the broad was familiar. So too was the slight torque-rock to the as the big longitudinal crankshaft began But the sound from the new exhaust was different: a deep, gruff, grumble that added an air of as I let out the light-action clutch to pull

My first thought on lifting my up was that if this is what the are like after being back, they must been well forward These are rearsets only by standards, and for most riders the will be welcome.

The extra sound and more riding position made the better at what the Rocket was good at: tooling along relaxed and full of character. And ready to supply a serious of acceleration at the drop of your wrist. Not that I got too carried on the damp roads around early on, especially after early reminder of how easily brute could spin its tire.

Instruments are reassuringly though a tach seems when an alleged 163 lb.-ft. of come online at 2750

Instruments are reassuringly conventional, a tach seems superflous an alleged

Despite the conditions, the was great fun and effortlessly quick. The crank makes the motor smooth, with just vibration to feel involving. The power delivery meant the gearbox didn’t get much but the few times I did shift the selection was smoother than on the Rocket

Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Triumph Rocket III Roadster

My left foot didn’t as the Roadster burbled south the motorway at about 80 mph with 3000 rpm showing on the tach and an burst of acceleration just to be unleashed should my neck need some exercise.

the Roadster will haze its tire at a moment’s notice and through the ton mark as though into orbit, it runs out of curiously early. Turns out electronically limited to 120 mph, than 135 mph as before. Above speed, the big bike could unstable.

Triumph’s increasingly stability tests detected a weave during worst-case riding with a heavy and worn tires.

Stability on my was absolutely fine, which was no given the strong frame uses the motor as a stressed conservative steering geometry and wheelbase. I was again impressed by how the big bike handled, helped by wide handlebar to get it turning, and by that managed to give a ride while keeping 800 lbs. of motorcycle under good control.

The Triumph was even easy to at slow speed, helped by its and its fat Metzeler Marathons. The tires are named in recognition of their rather than their as one rider confirmed when he too far in a damp bend and went unhurt in a shower of sparks.

The Rocket III engine is the largest in Each of its three cylinders is big to fit your fist inside.

The Rocket III engine is the largest in Each of its three cylinders

the roads dried out later in the there was enough grip to use of the Roadster’s reasonable cornering There was no danger of skidding braking, whatever the conditions. ABS doesn’t rival BMW’s or for sophistication, but worked fine and is a addition on a bike as heavy as

Especially as Triumph has managed to add ABS the extra performance while the Roadster cheaper than the on which it’s based. no U.S. price has yet been the Roadster retails for £10,949 in the UK, works out to around $17,500.

That price cut is well even though many will doubtless spend the on an accessory list that everything from windscreens and to chrome extras and tuning More importantly, Triumph’s big is even torquier, more better braked and has more than its predecessor. The Rocket III was an good bike when it was a

As a Roadster, it’s better ever.

Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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