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The other day I thought about a trip to Alaska that my friend and our significant others are going to embark on a little later in life. So I got to thinking about a comfortable ride to add to the stable at that time, when I am a bit older. I love the Rocket but it lacks what we call around here a 'dresser' model. I know they have the touring at $16399, but if you start out with a base RIII at $14,999 and Corbin sells the fairing for $1199 and the side bags for $1499 giving us $17697.....but at H-D you can get a base Electra-glide for $16K all the way up to a full on Gold-Wing fighter for $33 from their CVO which are all I saw when crossing the Rockies on a trip to California this past summer. There is obviously a market, but does it belong only to H-D??

SO on to my question; What are the odds that Triumph would build a Rocket Dresser, complete with radio, hard bags and trunk, electrical outlets, optional heated seats...all the things that make you think you should have bought a car instead??
 

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We had our local Rat meeting last night at the dealer, and they had a touring R3 there. I did sit on it however for the money and the looks I think that a classic with the black engine (easy to keep clean on long rides), windscreen and some Corbin saddle bags might be the steed of choice. I wasn't trying to decide between the Rocket and the HD, I just wanted to know why they hadn't taken on the dresser market when the Rocket seems like one of the best platforms for it. I hadn't even thought about putting the goldwing in the mix. I still wonder what the market size is and if Triumph even wants to grab a share of it.

Our trip is resting on what my buddy does after graduation, my new job basically lets me take vacation anytime so long as I have my laptop and a phone handy. My wife will be driving the chase RV with a trailer in tow. I have heard that HWY 2 needs more of an enduro style bike as well. We are all committed to the trip, we think 3 weeks may be enough!!
 

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I didn't mean all I saw where CVOs, I meant that all I saw where Dressers, I would say about one hundred of the H-Ds, I stopped counting at 80, about 20 Goldwings and a large handful of the BMWs on my 6 day trip.
 
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