Buying 2015 Roadster

Discussion in 'Common Issues' started by Manybikes, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Manybikes

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    I will looking at buying 2015 Roadster very soon :) any common problems I should be looking for ? Thank you
     
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    If buying used, test drive the bike and check for smooth shifts and no jumping out of gear or excessive noises from below. I have a 14 model and has been care free for 12K plus miles. A couple of the folks here have had transmission problems. Most of us have had zero problems with the latest version. Go slow until you get used to the handling, weight, and torque. Be prepared to open your wallet even wider as you spend more and more money to awaken the beast. Please tell us a little about yourself and where you're from.
     
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    Hello Manybikes and welcome from Virginia. Nothing really to worry about on a 2015, how many miles? My 2014 R3T has 65K miles, clutch went out around 58K miles...
     
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    What year is latest version, 2010 Roadster and newer?
     
  5. Mike188

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    Welcome from Australia.
    Yes 2010 up with ABS
     
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    I bought a used ‘14 Roadster and it has been problem free. That does not mean I have not dumped a ton of money into it making it better.;)
     
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    2018 is the last year of the original Rocket Roadster. I believe they were actually made in 2017.

    I think the NEW R3 TFC is supposed to be a 2019. Then the NEW GT R3 is coming out as 2020.

    One thing you may need for your new Rocket is a muscle relaxer to get rid of the silly grin you will be wearing all day.
     
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    Hi, guys, and sorry if this is offtop.
    I'm looking at buying rocket 3 too, but in Moscow there are only 2011 models and earlier. Today I found a pretty good specimen of 2008. The service center inspected the bike, the gearbox is normal, the frame is whole and level, there are a couple of 'scratches' from falls, but non-critical, in general, the bike is in good condition. I did a test drive, and I liked everything, apparently I buy it.
    And my question is, what musthave parts should I order to prevent rocket's congenital illnesses, if any? Thank you.
     
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    I bought my 15 unseen in Sacramento , i live in Tulsa Ok, took a plane and rode it back 1800 miles, then went to RAA IN NC, nothing to worry about, go for it!
     
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    The Roadster is the final version, but, there are two versions of the Roadster. The models divide mid 2013 and it's fairly undocumented by Triumph.

    The 15 has all the updates and a few more black bits than the 14 did.

    Enjoy your purchase!

    The honeymoon period for Rockets never seems to end :p
     
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