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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Why so many low-mileage trade-ins?

Hello, I am a new motorcyclist who followed all the tried and true advice about not biting off too much and started off with a '19 Street Twin as my first bike (purchased in May). After about 4,000 mi of riding which has consisted primarily of daily commuting to work in a major metro area (approx 44 mi round trip) I am now interested in something better to ride two-up on and something that has more fun factor. I am interested in the Rocket III and want to know if there are any cons to it such as commuting in traffic, maintenance, insurance, handling? There are quite a few late-model III's with low mileage for sale online so I am wondering why folks have buyer's remorse.
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Interesting question. I have not spoken to many who have let their Rockets go, but I have seen several folks mention the sheer size as the reason they traded for something else. I am sure this is not the only reason, but it is the one I remember most. Personally, I have two Triumphs so when I am not wanting the heft of the Rocket I get on my Speed Triple and let my inner hooligan out!


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Hello, I am a new motorcyclist who followed all the tried and true advice about not biting off too much and started off with a '19 Street Twin as my first bike (purchased in May). After about 4,000 mi of riding which has consisted primarily of daily commuting to work in a major metro area (approx 44 mi round trip) I am now interested in something better to ride two-up on and something that has more fun factor. I am interested in the Rocket III and want to know if there are any cons to it such as commuting in traffic, maintenance, insurance, handling? There are quite a few late-model III's with low mileage for sale online so I am wondering why folks have buyer's remorse.
I’m an old motorcyclist. In 2004 I bought a 790 cc Bonneville. Within 6 months, a demo Rocket became available. I was blown away by it and ordered one. If you can handle the weight and power, get a Roadster with ABS.
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Thanks guys. There is a '17 with a fairing and sissy bar installed of which my wife said she likes the way it looks. I'm tempted to do the trade-in I just want to make sure it will be a good daily ride. Sean Patrick - I would love to have your combo of a fast little ripper and a big power cruiser. I am definitely jealous.
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I've seen models from all brands for sale with low mileage. I'm sure for some the R3 is just too big. I commute daily on mine and love it!


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