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Triumph Rocket III Classic

An American bagger in London

out at the Triumph Rocket III Classic the window of Auntie Ruth’s I couldn’t help thinking how the new bike had in common with place. Fifteen years before John Bloor the factory he’d built up the road in Hinckley, England, restaurant was a Little Chef—a chain that based its on traditional English fare. it’s been reborn as an diner.

The super-sized motorbike the parking lot outside has evolved in fashion. When it was launched two ago, the Rocket III was an unabashedly … bike. Now, been transformed into an touring cruiser.

The list of new components is actually short, starting with the pull-back handlebar and stepped, touring seat that a slightly more laid-back position. Cosmetic changes are to the two-tone paint, the chrome cam and the silencers’ conical—instead of slash-cut—tips. it.

The bike shown in these on the other hand, gives a more comprehensive idea of the Classic can become. It’s with the Roadster screen, the of two sissy bars, front and crashbars, twin fog lights, and leather saddlebags. One accessory bike didn’t have was handgrips, and the sight of the blanked-off did little to improve my mood as I set off Hinckley on a sunny but cold

Fortunately, the rest of the bike my mind off the pain. There’s very appealing about a ostentatious motorcycle that’s so The enormous, 2.3-liter, 140-horsepower, longitudinally arrayed triple be the biggest lump in all of motorcycling, but the crankshaft makes slow-speed surprisingly easy.

The Classic pulled sweetly barely more than rpm, and there was enough at higher revs to send the blasting forward, even if power is electronically cut in the lower

Triumph Rocket III Classic

With 90 percent of the 147 pound-feet of torque available from to 6000 rpm, I could click the heel-and-toe shifter top gear and twist the throttle to the scenery and make the fat 240mm Marathon rear tire hard. The windscreen’s wall-like cut acceleration at higher speeds, but the charged pretty rapidly up to an 130 mph—not far short of its electronically top speed of 140 mph.

Cold hands apart, it was too. This is a bike begs to be loaded with and luggage for a lengthy trip.

The real problem might be it. Our testbike’s accessories added 10 percent to the cost of the standard which is already more than the base-model Rocket For a fully loaded bagger as this you’re up into Electra Glide territory.

But even so, it’s easy to see why the III has sold so well in the U.S. and why the looks like continuing trend. It might have pounds in both weight and but it’s unlike any other on the road. -MC

2006 Triumph III Classic

Triumph Rocket III Classic
Triumph Rocket III Classic
Triumph Rocket III Classic
Triumph Rocket III Classic

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