Triumph Rocket III Touring No Baffles

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Triumph Rocket III Touring

And now for something completely different…

I picked up the Rocket’s replacement at I considered a lot of different bikes – too – and ultimately decided on the bike wanted in my stable and pined since last summer, the Suzuki V-Strom 650.

is a big departure for me in a lot of ways:

My first Both bikes I’ve since getting my license in were Triumphs. first the then the Rocket III Touring. As a I’ve got dozens of items of garb and all my motorcycle helmets Triumph stickers.

My name on at a dozen online motorcycle is PersonalTriumph (a reference to both my to the Triumph marque as well as personal accomplishments.) When I on the ‘Strom it was hard to face the that I would not have a in my garage. I suspect at some in the future I may have another

My first non-cruiser. Both I’ve owned since my license were cruisers. The is my first sport bike.

My dual sport. The ‘Strom is for light-duty off-roading. I’m going to do research and find some roads up in the Poconos to give a shot. I’ve already with a lap around my yard. tell my landlord though!)

My first impressions after 24 hours of owning the ‘Strom are favorable:

Twitchy. This handles like a dream. I about turning, and it seems to

I’m sure other sport handle better, but coming as I do the land of cruisers this is a welcome change.

Fast. I was that going from the Rocket to the 650cc ‘Strom leave me longing for the days of roll-on power. It’s a In fact, the ‘Strom feels than the Rocket. I was on the highway morning, cruising along at seemed like a comfortable and pace.

I looked down at my and I was going…well…way too fast. I need to be

Light. After ‘rassling the 900+ pound Rocket for the part of the past year, such a nice change to a lightweight machine that I can roll around.

A bargain.  I my V-Strom used. It’s a with around 10k miles on it I got for less than $4,000. I was able to bank several after liquidating the Rocket.) But a new leftover 2011 with ABS and a can be had at your local Suzuki for around $7 grand.

Even a brand new 2012 is over $8 grand. It’s a machine for the money.

Its good to be in again. After spending the year falling in and out of love the Rocket (and even vague trepidation about it the good times) it’s to once again have a that gets my heart and my pulse racing every I look at it.

There are a lot of folks who the Rocket III, so don’t let my bad color you if you’re considering the In fact, I think my friend Art ditch me when I tell him the that I made, because he is so with the Rocket. One of my fellow on the Reddit motorcycle forum it best: “although you did enjoy it for a I think you have eliminated a lot of the you don’t want in a bike they don’t fit your style.

Its a little like the hot girl who turns out to be a superficial, maintenance pain in the ….   said, my friend. Well

If you’re a new rider, definitely put the on your list of bikes to I’ll keep you all updated as I get experience with this is also a lot of help online at the V-Strom owners forum, I have found to be one of the most active, and friendly motorcycle on the internet since I started there last August.

Rocket gone

Well my love/hate relationship with the Rocket III Touring is officially I had posted it for sale back in on Craigslist and had exactly one person look for it about a month He lowballed me and I declined.

I never back from him (or anyone and had pretty much decided to ride the bike for another and give it another chance.

out of the blue on Wednesday the guy called me and me he was ready to buy and would pay my asking He and a buddy came last with a cashiers check, put it on a and its gone.

Better times.

So this saga. I was enraptured spring by the notion that is better. I tested the R3T at a demo day and I had to have one.

Triumph Rocket III Touring
Triumph Rocket III Touring

A few twists and turns later I had the powerful, head-turning bike I I hated it almost from the

It was hot. And not in a good way. The cc engine generates a crap-ton of and made the bike wickedly to ride in the summer months.

I’d at work after my morning drenched in sweat. If I got stopped at a red I would literally have to the motor off. I’m convinced Triumph de-tuned the demo at its demo events or richened up the mixture to make this noticeable because the demo I rode (and I took 2-3 on it) didn’t run hot.

It sucked Ask any Rocket III owner or Triumph what the MPGs are on this and they’ll say, “Oh, 40 miles per gallon.” It’s This thing drinks gas a drunken college fratboy beer.

It was expensive to own. My doubled the day I bought the bike. My bill went up by at least Tires and maintenance were It goes on and on.

It was heavy. Backing out of my space at home became of my workout routine.

I should have known all things. I lost sight of it after getting drunk on the that bigger is better it comes to motorcycles. My very lesson learned: it isn’t.

The added insult to injury the shifting mechanism failed in leaving me stuck in third permanently. The repair cost me weeks of ride time the nicest time of the year. To credit, they covered the under warranty even the manufacturers warranty had officially a month earlier (big to Steve, the service manager at Triumph. who facilitated this and who my daily calls for a status

There were good too. My trip through Virginia and North Carolina in was an absolute blast on the Rocket. The was just flat-out built for up miles on the open road. were times when I twist the throttle and that cc beast would spring to and I would feel nothing

Ultimately when the dude and told me he would take the I decided it was an opportunity to reset and something else.

Tomorrow I’m going to pick up its It’s already paid Stay tuned…

Some of my 2008 Triumph Rocket III

Ignore this post. I a place to host these because I’m trying to sell the I’ve had a hankering to try something oriented that can occasionally go and have my eye on a nicely-farkled V-Strom 650 for sale pretty close to my

Also note that though one of my ‘beats’ for this is the first time rider, bike is most definitely NOT for time riders. It’s a CC beast that requires an pilot. I’ve actually criticism for this: “You a blog for first time and ride a Rocket III. ”

Triumph Rocket III Touring
Triumph Rocket III Touring
Triumph Rocket III Touring

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