Triumph Rocket III Roadster road test review — Road Tests: First Rides…

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Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Triumph Rocket III Roadster test review

Presence. something the Rocket III Roadster has in and just staring at it in the Triumph car park I feel slightly by its looks, as well as the numbers. and a kerb weight of 367kg I’m going to give it respect.

Triumph has changed slightly by pitching the Roadster as a rather than the cruiser the bike was. The Rocket III up has altered to accommodate this by getting rid of the standard Rocket III and the variants, leaving this — the Roadster — and the as the only choices available.

The first thought provoking rears its head as we leave the gates, as a slow and tight leads onto a roundabout and the road. I’d noticed the 240 Metzeler Marathon rear before I climbed aboard, but it takes some positive from the bars to get the Roadster to which is a bit unnerving to begin to someone who is more used to bikes with 180 section that just drop turns at the slightest thought.

Fortunately, to go with the bike’s street image, the Roadster equipped with wide bars to make manhandling it turns not too much of an ordeal. also noticeable even so on as I negotiate the car park and exit of the is how well balanced the Rocket III for such a large heavy This would later be by Triumph’s stunt maestro Carmichael at Bruntingthorpe, as he effortlessly impossibly tight figure of at no more than walking

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Out on the roads around Hinckley and the is a surprise. While tighter take a bit of planning to get round, the experience of the handling gave me a big on my face, and then when you a clear straight, that 2.3 litre engine can be unleashed. is where I was left a bit cold.

Admittedly, I think I must built up the power delivery in my and formed an opinion of how it must before even turning the In the pre-ride presentation an impressive graph caught my eye showing the new III having 15% more torque and 6% power.

How can 146bhp and not manage to knock my socks off I really open it up? Although it is fast, the power plant power progressively like a there’s even a whir to go it as the speed builds. It’s the of smoothness that is the goal for manufacturers when it comes to characteristics, but it seems to be lacking indefinable something we all look for in a soul.

I was expecting a real kick in the like Yamaha’s V-Max, but it never happens. It feels at low revs as it should with 101.6mm diameter pistons up and down, and there aren’t any holes in delivery, but there’s not the top end rush I expected as the needle its 6,500rpm redline.

Triumph Rocket III Roadster
Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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