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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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2011 Rocket Tour ABS Brakes

Can anyone tell me if the 2011 Triumph Rocket III Tour is equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS). Triumph adds indicate the Rocket is equipped with ABS but I don't see the expected wheel sensors on the bike. My experience is that there should be wheel sensors to compare tire rotation and there are none. There is no mention of an ABS system in the owners manual either. Any information would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 10:06 AM
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No, the '11 R3T's don't have abs. My dealer said the '12s were supposed to, but no tourers came to then US. Have to wait and see what the '13 brings I reckon.
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My dealer just got one in that he says is a 2013, no ABS.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder what Triumph is thinking. l love the bike, even without ABS. However it seems to me Triumph is asking for a class action suit for false advertising.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 12:36 AM
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I own a 2012 Rocket III Touring with ABS!


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I just spent three weeks solving this problem. The 2011s don't have ABS but have just about every accessory imaginable. The 2012s do have ABS but very few accessories. The 2012s were not shipped to the US. The dealers that sold them in the US got them from dealers outside the US, not directly from Triumph. 2013s are being shipped directly to US dealers but they too are stripped and do not have ABS. All three years had the same MSRP for the bikes in black (16999). Trying to figure out the logic in what Triumph is trying to do is impossible. I just found a new 2012 with ABS and will have to add the accessories (longhaul seat, both backrests, luggage rack, engine guard, auxiliary lights). It is definitely not cheap, although still less expensive than a Road King. It is the bike I wanted and it took a lot of searching and more money than I anticipated.
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Thanks for the followup on the ABS question. With or without ABS the R3T is a great ride. I couldnt bring myself to buy a Harley. Not that H/D is a bad bike...just no character...and everyone has one. I never felt a need to be a club member.
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Thanks for the followup on the ABS question. With or without ABS the R3T is a great ride. I couldnt bring myself to buy a Harley. Not that H/D is a bad bike...just no character...and everyone has one. I never felt a need to be a club member.
Having had a Rocket w/o ABS and now having a T-Bird with ABS, I would strongly recommend ABS for the Rocket. The back wheel is really easy to lock up.
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I just spent three weeks solving this problem. The 2011s don't have ABS but have just about every accessory imaginable. The 2012s do have ABS but very few accessories. The 2012s were not shipped to the US. The dealers that sold them in the US got them from dealers outside the US, not directly from Triumph. 2013s are being shipped directly to US dealers but they too are stripped and do not have ABS. All three years had the same MSRP for the bikes in black (16999). Trying to figure out the logic in what Triumph is trying to do is impossible. I just found a new 2012 with ABS and will have to add the accessories (longhaul seat, both backrests, luggage rack, engine guard, auxiliary lights). It is definitely not cheap, although still less expensive than a Road King. It is the bike I wanted and it took a lot of searching and more money than I anticipated.
As a follow up, I've had my bike for two weeks now. I still don't have a speedometer that reads MPH as it hasn't arrived at the dealership yet. The auxiliary lights are also on back order. But I love riding the bike. It is so smooth and comfortable. It really handles well for a bike that heavy and I don't even find moving it around to be as difficult as I thought it would be. It was definitely worth the wait (and weight)!
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One thing nice about the Rocket and accessories is that you don't have to do anything to the engine.


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