I’m a little sceptical myself about that time but I will say this. If you can get the timing right, nothing launches off the line quite like a Rocket (except a rocket I guess). I got mine going pretty quickly after 5 years and 100,000kms daily riding of practice and most sport bikes needed several hundred metres to round me up.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.
The new one has a torque assist clutch and quick shifter(and 40kg less fat) so you never know....