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Triumph Rocket III Classic

Do You Have What it Takes to Tame the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic?

Big is actually an understatement when you first get a glimpse of the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic. In fact, it isn’t far to say that this bike exudes more than its fair share of intimidation both to potential riders and would-be challengers. Acres of chrome dripping from an engine that overwhelms the senses casts a reflection of the world that the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic apparently intends to conquer.

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, and one look makes it clear that if you’re seeing your own reflection in the gleaming chrome of the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic, it’s already ensnared your soul. It’s just too big to dismiss- too big to walk away from. How does it ride? you catch yourself asking.

The answer is better than you’ve ever dreamed.

That engine that you’re staring into is Triumph’s masterpiece- a 2,294cc beast that cranks out an awe-inspiring 140 horsepower and tire-shredding 147 ft/lb of torque. Liquid cooled, the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic is still an in-line triple, true to the Triumph brand. With Dual overhead Camshafts and Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, this bike has all the dependability you expect while affording the rider a truly unforgettable ride.

A five-speed gearbox is all that is necessary, as this bike pulls steadily in first gear well into the cruising range, and five is soft and loapy at sixty-five MPH. A shaft drive completes the drivetrain.

A 6.3 gallon fuel tank is adequate, but you might find yourself stopping for gas more often than you’d like, but there’s the downside of having that much engine and a 704 lb motorcycle beneath you. The 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic is a heavy bike, to be sure at 700+ lbs, but the weight is surprisingly low on the bike, making handling just this side of effortless, whether it is high-speed interstate cruising or navigating the local Wal-Mart parking lot. Biggest downer?

Triumph Rocket III Classic

Don’t park the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic on a slope you have to back up to get out of. The workout will put Richard Simmons to shame any day. Braking is sportbike-derived, consisting of twin 320mm floating discs in front with four piston calipers, while the rear is handled by a single 316mm disc with a two piston caliper.

Suspension is a soft and compliant, yet sporty adjustable variety, consisting of chromed spring twin rear shocks with adjustable preload in the rear, with the front a 43mm upside down fork.

With a starting price of $16,199, you’ll have to ask yourself if you’re ready for the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic, because it isn’t a bike that should be attempted by a novice or new rider. This one, while fun and easy to ride at the end of the day, could put an inexperienced rider in a bad situation very, very quickly. Two colors are available, either Cherry Red and New England White two-tone, or Pacific Blue and Aluminum.

So, the next question you have to ask yourself is can you tear your soul out of the clutches of the 2009 Triumph Rocket III Classic?

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Triumph Rocket III Classic
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