At the dealership - 2018 Rocket to get 2500 ccs

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  1. RoadRocket

    RoadRocket.020 Over

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    was talking to a guy at my local triumph dealership. Rumor has it that the new Rocket will be 2500ccs, no speedlimiter

    Also the Thunderbird is getting killed off
     
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    Sounds good. Will believe it when I see it.

    And if they do, perhaps the market could be maintained for our Rockets. If someone thinks 2500 is too much, maybe 2300 looks better.
     
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    TRIIICKLiving Legend

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    Hopefully they will assemble the new transmission properly!
     
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    IK was told same thing by Euro Cycles (Formerly Freedom Cycles) in Reno last week.
     
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    I been telling you guys this for several years. 2500 cc is expected in the next generation Rocket. I hope they also make it have 200 HP stock.
     
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    DJBob Ewell fell on his Knife.

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    A 6th gear would be nice.
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Hate being negative but I am on this topic as Triumph's track record on model updates is abysmal. I want a 2500cc, 300whp, 6 gear, defeatable electronic nanny bike as much anyone else.

    Expect nothing. Triumph is nothing but amazing at over promising and under delivering.

    99/100 chance it'll be a moderately reworked bike with 180hp, 2300cc, and ride by wire with the same electronic goodies as the new Boneville based bikes. They WILL completely miss the mark on something major, they always do.

    If that 1% miracle occurs and it's down in the 650lb wet area with a 2500cc, Bosch EMU, 6th gear, and 200hp stock, I'll eat a pile of dog **** and post it on YouTube for you all.
     
  9. Allan S

    Allan SSimple African lad with a Rocket

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    Its been a dozen or so years since they introduced the Rocket. The world economy, EU restrictions/global warming( its not? OK then lets say climate change)/drop in motorcycling popularity and the advancing age of their market demographic etc. have not improved since then. Triumph is not known as an innovative world leader in technological advancement.
    With that as background I too would be stunned (but delighted) if only half of the new rumored "new" Rocket ever made it to the showroom floor.
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Not necessary.
    My R3R won't red line in 4th or 5th as it is!
     
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