Big Baggers: 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring: Triple treat.

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Triumph Rocket III Touring

Big Baggers: 2008 Triumph III Touring Triple treat.

by Jeff Allen

A small here: I was prepared not to like the because I rode a standard III cruiser a few years ago and found it heavy, wide and reluctant to direction. These negative were mitigated only by the engine architecture, which me of a Henderson Four engine I bought to put in a Pietenpol Air Camper airplane. But that’s a story for day, when someone’s need glazing over.

In any case, I was quite pleased to get on the new version and find that the frame and narrower tires had it into a fine-handling road-burner and the motorcycle it should have all along. Also, its stylishly hard bags and superb flow past the short, windscreen won me over instantly. As it did of our gang.

And then there’s the and torque. The Rocket’s 2.3-liter sounds and feels like no motor here. It has a slightly industrial-tool whine to it that’s engaging for its deep growl, and it willing, effortless torque will pull this big rapidly uphill (Hill? hill?) any time, in any gear.

The Suzuki actually makes more horsepower, but the Rocket is in a of its own for torque: 139.1 ft.-lb. at 1950 rpm. Or 25 more the next-best Kawasaki’s 114.1.

you say, but it needs it: This is a heavy bike at 866 pounds. you are. You’ll need the of two boys and a dog to get this thing out of a bad spot, but once it’s way (under weigh?), much of the disappears and the Triumph’s engineering begins to surface.

Triumph Rocket III Touring

Ride quality is superb, and ends of the taut-but-compliant suspension with you to iron out washboard and road waves. The brakes a firm, linear touch, and the turns in with quick and holds its line effortlessly in After only a few miles of you realize this is a thoroughly chassis from a company takes handling seriously.

The big Triumph can be hustled down a road, confidently.

The ride-friendly are augmented by a pretty good and what is probably the best in our group. It looks low and minimal but to direct wind—and wind over your helmet, or off into outer space it can do no harm.

What the Triumph offers is a completeness. Like those from Milwaukee, the Triumph in Hinckley took your for travel seriously and developed a to do the job. The Rocket III is a superb torquey, smooth, comfortable and

But, yes, it is too big and heavy. it was picked as best bike by of our eight riders, and made top for all the others. A Triumph of engineering sheer mass.

Triumph Rocket III Touring
Triumph Rocket III Touring

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