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New Triumph Rocket III On The Way?

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TRIUMPH HAS made some really good bikes in its modern incarnation. But it's perhaps fair to say it's only really made one 'wow' bike - the Rocket III. A 2.3 litre triple engine, arranged longitudinally along the wheelbase, the Rocket properly phreaked us out when it first appeared in 2004. Okay, it was pretty heavy, and 'only' made 145-odd bhp. But it had more torque than Thomas de Torqueville III, the Emperor of Torquelandia – and could hustle like a sportsbike designed by someone fried on bad acid. We've had some FABULOUS days out riding the old Rocket III over the years, and never get off one with anything less than a Bundesliga-spec grin on our fizzogs.

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I love it ! 180 HP, 170 lb. ft., great styling. 2,500cc. It's already been
shown to dealers. There will be a full dress and a bagger version.
Imagine what a Police bike this would make ! They finally made the big triple look good ! Not easy !
I think I'll start a "Go Fund Me" site to get money to buy one,
either that, or, tell my wealthy brother it's what I want for Christmas......we'll see how that works!
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Rocket III or Rocket II?
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Rocket III or Rocket II?
What do you mean? Why would they come out with a "II"?

(Oh, whoops, I fixed that, thanks )
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That really looks like the ticket.
I don't think I'd care to be sitting on the back when the throttle is twisted wide open.
I'd think you'd be turfed off in very short order!
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I was wondering about the foot peg placement.
Doesn't look like they could move them back with the exhaust being styled like that.
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That really looks like the ticket.
I don't think I'd care to be sitting on the back when the throttle is twisted wide open.
I'd think you'd be turfed off in very short order!
I know what you mean, it would take one brave/wild/crazy wife/girlfriend to sit on
the back of that beast ! Anyway, it's pretty cool to have a Triumph as the KING OF
ALL MOTORCYCLES when it comes to displacement of a factory bike. Who would have
thought it ! Now, where is the deed to my home......
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God Damn...... thats one MEAN looking Triumph.

Its gunna blow the new H.D 114CI Breakouts OFF THE ROAD....

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year Guys!!!!!
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