Triumph Rocket III Touring First Ride Review- Rocket III Touring Photos

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Triumph Rocket III Classic Tourer

First Ride: Triumph III Touring Tour de Torque.

By Nelson and Riles

Triumph’s III is a mighty Wurlitzer of a motorcycle, a of gargantuan proportions. As such, and “agile” are not words in its lexicon. The road manners are hardly behavior, but you get the drift.

One might justifiably so—that adding a and luggage to turn the Rocket III a legit touring machine only make it clumsier. already tried that with the Rocket III Classic. But the knew it would take effort and engineering to capture the (and dollars) of the lucrative market.

And on Halloween, we got to ride Triumph’s III Touring for 200-plus miles Texas’ fabled Hill No trick, and it worked a treat; latest version of Triumph’s III showed a thorough knowledge of words “nimble” and “agile,” graceful footwork—especially at low speeds—to that of Honda’s Gold

Otherworldly magic on Halloween? The Rocket III Touring owes its new to Triumph’s engineering staff, who a smaller front wheel vs. the standard Rocket III’s and a significantly narrower rear (5.0-inch rim width and 180/70-16 vs. the Rocket III’s 7.5-inch-width and tire). The revised rolling transforms the Touring’s handling at low given the TIII’s claimed dry of 788 pounds.

The TIII also has an all-new with a 0.5-inch-longer wheelbase, and that provide a substantial, increase in trail to retain

Triumph’s legerdemain with rates, though, certainly to have been otherworldly Softer spring and damping served up a reasonably plush over most pavement yet remained capable of keeping the in check at a sprightlier pace. it’s all too easy to overwhelm the and suspension, but certainly no more any other cruiser-cum-tourer.

Even at saner paces, the twin-disc front brake use more bite and power.

Triumph Rocket III Classic Tourer

The sort of sleight-of-hand carried to the Rocket III’s powerplant. revised the fuel-injection to get more and ended up with 154 ft.-lb. at rpm, compared to the base III’s 147 ft.-lb. at 2500 Yes, horsepower dropped by a third—to 106 hp at 5400 rpm—but who

There’s no substitution for cubic (or torque), so the Touring moves out an unexpected edge anytime you the right grip, most in the rev range.

Long-distance riding a bit more than mere chassis-tuning, though. You need to keep the weather off you and bags to your stuff. To those Triumph came up with a quick-detach windscreen and saddlebags appear to owe much to Harley-Davidson The windscreen provides reasonable protection for average-height (5-foot-10) with little noticeable

A chair-like riding position on the saddle feels natural and but it puts a lot of weight directly on tailbone. A proper test in the magazine will reveal how the ergos work. And the bags carry just enough for a weekend away for two, if you light.

Still, what makes the III Touring extraordinary is how well managed to reconfigure the Rocket III its new role as a mile-munching long-hauler. will be $16,999 for solid and $17,299 for the two-tone and the bike be available at U.S. dealers in It’s still a mighty but now it understands words it never before, such as agile, and “how about 100 miles breakfast?”

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

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