Triumph Rocket III Roadster vs. Yamaha Star VMax Comparision Test Review

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Triumph Rocket III Roadster

Comparison: VMax vs. 3Max The Rocket III Roadster goes all Kong against the Yamaha VMax.

How can two vehicles be so inherently yet so entirely different? It’s to figure. But the Triumph Rocket III and the Yamaha Star VMax are that. On one hand, they’re big, long, unfaired, über-powerful asphalt shredders.

On the hand, one’s a north-south the other an east-west V-Four. The one with the smaller engine is just $500 short of 20 while the bigger one with the motor is only a buck shy of One looks like an exercise in motorcycle design, the other a prop from a Transformer they invite comparison, there’s nothing else them on the road.

They’re not cruisers, tourers, or sportbikes. They’re two big, hot-rods, each boasting its own way of the same job: pulling arms out of their sockets pushing your eyeballs into theirs.

In raw acceleration, the wins hands-down, doing mph in just 2.5 seconds and torching the in 10.11 seconds at 137 mph. The managed only an 11.48/115-mph and a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds. Mr.

Max’s top speed is electronically to 138 mph, but he still topped the by 15 mph in that category.

Things a bit on the CW dyno where the end result was a decision. The Max … the Rocket in hp, 174 at 9000 rpm to 120 at 5300; but the Triumph did the in torque, managing 140 ft.-lb. at rpm as opposed to 113 at 6600 for the Star.

Out in the world, however, any differences the two are not so dramatic. Both are ergonomically and comfortable, although the VMax’s suspension delivers a ride noticeably smoother than of the Triumph. Both handle, and corner exceptionally well for big lumps, with neither a meaningful advantage in cornering

You might be able to rail the twisties a little faster on the but not enough so to leave the Triumph for The seat heights are similar, the measuring half an inch The Rocket’s 34 mpg average fuel blows the VMax’s 27 into the as does its 215-mile average range, doubling the scant 107 by the Star’s 4.0-gallon tank.

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

But these two are about engine not gas mileage, and each goes delivering that quality in its own The Yamaha has a much revvier that also pumps out torque than anything on two wheels—except the Triumph, of course, effectively is a two-wheel torque Thus, the VMax emerges as the stoplight racer, a thrill a for riders who love to zing up the gears, reveling in the soulful of a big V-Four.

The Triumph is no slouch in the acceleration department, either, but it out in an easier, more laid-back asking only that its twist that little thing on the end of the right handlebar. What gearshift?

The VMax is about the sound and the the Roadster is quieter and lower-revving, a fighter in a world of rowdy

It’s hard to imagine standing in a Yamaha-Triumph dealership a VMax and a Roadster trying to which one to buy. Yeah, the same in intent, but they’re so in execution, appearance and character potential buyers will be polarized from their glance.

From a bang-for-the-buck though, it’s hard to the Roadster. But from an “I can beat you to the light” perspective, the VMax is the Deal.

Triumph Rocket III Roadster

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