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An interesting article about the New Triumph Rocket III

"Compared with the Rocket III, the current crop of power cruisers aren't even close to the same league--it's not even the same sport," Clifford says. Clifford says that in direct acceleration comparisons, nothing can beat the Rocket III from 0–60 mph. The company claims its 0–60-mph time is quicker than even the Suzuki Hayabusa, to say nothing of king-speed cruisers such as the Honda VTX and the Harley-Davidson V-Rod.

Now that's fast!!!!
 

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Yea but we will see when it hits the streets. I just talked with the dealer and he said the 140 hp is at the crank so you can take off about 20% and that would put it at 112 hp at the rear wheel. I'm getting 140 hp plus out of a blown Valk. I'm sure it's fast but I don't think it's as fast as they are playing it up to be.
 

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everything is relevant. put a blower on the rocket you got 200 plus hp and an absolute torque monster with all those cu. ins..puts out 147 ft lbs of torque stock with 80 percent of it at I believe they said 1800 rpm. apples and apples. Looking at stock it's above anything out there right now.. I guess time will tell when they hit the streets this summer. I'm sure the factory is hyping things up but it's one impressive bike.


This is the 100% stock specs:


All the new "big cruisers" are children's toys compared with the 2004 Triumph Rocket III. This mother's powered by a mammoth, liquid-cooled, 2.3-liter (2294cc) inline-triple mounted longitudinally in the tubular-steel frame. Triumph promises that the Rocket III will not only be the biggest cruiser on the block, but the most brutish--as in a claimed 140 horsepower at 5750 rpm, and a staggering 147 foot-pounds of torque at just 2500 rpm! (blown valk 25 ft. lbs. at 2500)
 
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