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I wonder who they think the market for this will be? Former and current Rocket owners? Pretty limited to begin with.
 

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Please, please Triumph, DO NOT build a real touring version of this bike with roomy seating, generously-sized panniers, and a matching top box. I cannot have a ninth bike!
 

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Being in the twilight years of riding I am over sucking bugs off my teeth and I do require some storage for some gear. Wind and rain protection and a reasonable pillion set up.

I prefer the set up like the above bike mcather has there.

I just cant connect with the Bobber look.

Ok I guess for a short ride to a coffee shop, a larger extended trip, no way.
 

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I wonder who they think the market for this will be? Former and current Rocket owners? Pretty limited to begin with.
Might be me. Depends on a number of factors, price, comfort, etc. but I have been looking for a true midsized cruiser style motorcycle in the same size range as the Harley Softtails, just without the sumping problems.
 

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I wonder who they think the market for this will be? Former and current Rocket owners? Pretty limited to begin with.
Well I would love one. Currently a Thruxton R rider in London and conscious that my current bike and living environment are not exactly made for each other. The Rocket has to be a better bike for cruising the city streets even if weaving through traffic is not its forte either.

The price is the big concern for me, $25000 is what £20000+ and with a 3 year old Thruxton coming in at about £8000 I am just too far away. When are Triumph releasing the price?
 

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Expensive, but then again I would have been surprised if it was any cheaper.

I'm tempted to try a test ride and see if they will doing a bigger screen and panniers.
 

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My deposit is down (paperwork signed) for a TFC Rocket...due States-side in December. I'll be trading in my Bonnie (unless my wife caves and lets me keep both). I've been drooling over Rockets for years and, while I'm more of a cruiser guy, the style of this beauty, the power, and the (supposed) added agility over the prior model IIIs nailed it for me. I was able to see the Thruxton TFC in the shop a couple of weeks back and the fit/finish is the best I've ever seen on a motorbike. I'm hoping this has the adrenaline rush of the current Rockets without having to work so hard around turns (in my Rocket test ride, I always felt like I was one wrong-line-in-a-turn away from disaster...why I settled for the Bonnie).

The drawback to the TFC (if there is one), is my wife is going to really want that backrest offered on the GT. The pillion looks tiny on this thing. Maybe my best negotiation approach is to fit a backrest on the Bonnie as a way to keep that too??? (low probability...she's an attorney ;) )
 

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The compression is 10.8 versus 8.7 on the Rocket III yet both are rated at 163 ft lb max torque at the crank. We know they wcould get over 240 hp and 200 ft lbs out of these things. If I had known that I would wind up hunched over on a Bonneville, I might have bought a VMax 2 bikes ago. Now they’re going to Dodo land.
 

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Triumph and journos alike seem to be making a big deal of the 221Nm of torque. Impressive for sure, but isn’t that the same as the current model? And at higher revs too. 20 more hp seems to be the main gain from the extra 150cc. 40kg lighter. And 2.79 secs 0-100km/h is quicker than a Street Triple RS. Bet I know which one stops quicker! Haha. Tip is the price will be $35,000 AUD + ORCs here.
Comments that you buy a V-Max or Diavel instead and have the same or more power completely miss the point of why people buy Rockets.
I had a twinge if interest but gave myself an upper cut. A small part of me still wants one but .....
 

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Two bikes ago, not counting the one I have now, I still would have had had a Rocket for 8 years and enjoyed it’s great bulk and torque and its Roger Rabbit ridiculousness. If I had gotten a VMax in 2012, I could have saved a crapload on 2 more Triumphs including a Rocket and the mods done to make them faster. But then it would have been a Yamazukisaki, my first, not a Triumph, which is probably why I didn’t do it.
 

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Triumph and journos alike seem to be making a big deal of the 221Nm of torque. Impressive for sure, but isn’t that the same as the current model? And at higher revs too. 20 more hp seems to be the main gain from the extra 150cc. 40kg lighter. And 2.79 secs 0-100km/h is quicker than a Street Triple RS. Bet I know which one stops quicker! Haha. Tip is the price will be $35,000 AUD + ORCs here.
Comments that you buy a V-Max or Diavel instead and have the same or more power completely miss the point of why people buy Rockets.
I had a twinge if interest but gave myself an upper cut. A small part of me still wants one but .....
I thought the point of buying a rocket was it was a cruiser that cost about 1/2 the price of a harley with twice the performance? the latter still holds true, but
 

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Yep Au$35k is too rich for a bike that I cannot see being any good for long distance, especially when most of my riding is long distance, each time I take it out it's a 500km day. It is the type of bike you would ride to the next town for a beer and back, bit of hoon factor there as well, and that is great but probably not enough to get me on it for a long ride. I like the look and would love to go for a ride but it will probably end there. The old R3R has 107k on the clock and she will do me for a while yet. Got another ride around Oz next year.
A bit like Canberra, I had a significant blood rush for a while but managed to give myself a bit of a slapping
 

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Triumph and journos alike seem to be making a big deal of the 221Nm of torque. Impressive for sure, but isn’t that the same as the current model? And at higher revs too. 20 more hp seems to be the main gain from the extra 150cc. 40kg lighter. And 2.79 secs 0-100km/h is quicker than a Street Triple RS. Bet I know which one stops quicker! Haha. Tip is the price will be $35,000 AUD + ORCs here.
Comments that you buy a V-Max or Diavel instead and have the same or more power completely miss the point of why people buy Rockets.
I had a twinge if interest but gave myself an upper cut. A small part of me still wants one but .....
I've ridden some properly quick bikes but I haven't come close to the 2.79 seconds. Certainly not the old Rocket 3 without a quick shifter.

Maybe a crazed 120 pound moto journalist who doesn't care about breaking the machine might get close.

But lads that kind of quickness is astronaut type training. I'll need some objective no kidding evidence of this time.

Once I see it I'll offer a proper salute and call it sir big daddy.
 
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