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Offline Wilko

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Triumph Rocket 3R
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:21:29 PM »
Next weekend, 01-02-20 I will be mostly riding the new Rocket 3, I have booked a test ride at my Local Dealer.
I missed the launch last weekend due to other commitments, so I went to have a look at it, I think it's a nice looking bike, some details are nicely thought out, like the stowage of the pillion pegs, they fold away and look like part of the bike when not in use, and to be honest, I never spotted them until the sales guy pointed them out.

I have no intentions of changing my bike, I love it, and wanted one for a long time, but I'm also surprised that the Rocket 3 is lighter than the Trophy, with it being a bigger engine.   
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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 07:38:21 PM »
Talking of pillion pegs, years ago I had a bike fall over after I had walked away from it, the side stand sunk into the hot tarmac basically, anyway when I lifted it back upright I were expecting to see a damaged silencer etc but no, the pillion peg had been down and that actually saved many other parts of the bike from touching down. From that day on, I tend not to fold up pillion pegs on my bikes. :002:

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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 03:22:09 AM »
Sat on and R and a GT today.  Both feel slightly smaller than my 06 Rocket.  Would love to take them out for a spin.
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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 09:24:25 AM »
If and when you have a chance have a look at the TFC version.....
« Last Edit: January 26, 2020, 09:27:46 AM by Verdun95 »
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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 06:57:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by tdragger [+]
Sat on and R and a GT today.  Both feel slightly smaller than my 06 Rocket.  Would love to take them out for a spin.

They are slightly smaller, and lighter, but what everyone is saying, way better, but then again, what do I know, never ridden either YET. .only sat on the old one.
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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 08:32:54 PM »
They both looked huge sitting on the floor at the Best of British Tour, but the minute anyone sat on either of them they seemed to shrink in size.
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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 03:24:29 AM »
At the San Diego event, I found myself completely drawn to the Rocket.  I swung my leg over one, stood it up, and it felt like a 400 lb. bike compared to the Trophy.  I was so surprised, I repeated it 3 times.  Yep, I could own one.  It makes no sense to have one, but it doesn't mean I don't want one!
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Re: Triumph Rocket 3R
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 09:47:02 PM »
The local Triumph Dealer has been getting lots of interest in the Rocket.
On the other hand, they still have both versions of the 2019 Scrambler on the sales floor, and at a discount of thousands of dollars.
Kind of surprising.  :086:

I also noticed a recently traded 2015 Trophy now up for sale.
I wonder if it belonged to a Forum Member?
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