Rocketman100

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May 9, 2021
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2020 Rocket R
Good day fellow Rocketeers,
Just took delivery of rocket R 2020 Plate in Black .
weather here in the UK crap at present so only 2 short ride outs.
First impressions against my old 2006 rocket, R seems less nimble than the old one, whilst lighter it is slower to turn into bends, I could really throw the 2006 old girl around and hunt down plastic fantastic's on the country roads.
I would like to hear from some fellow R owners on their experiences.
 

Michael_G

Road Therapy...
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May 26, 2014
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2,192
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Miami, FL
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"Fiona" my '14 R3T & "Delilah" my '16 V-Rod Muscle
Can't help with the comparison...but it does make me curious as I've always felt the tires played a role as I tried different brands... but you are already on Cobra Chromes (which after experimentation is my go-to tire for all of our bikes... so standing by to learn more.

Oh...and CONGRATS on the New Edition :thumbsup: :cool:
-MIG
 

Mighty Mouse

Just above average.
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Jan 14, 2010
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1,426
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NorCal
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2020 Triumph Rocket GT
Good day fellow Rocketeers,
Just took delivery of rocket R 2020 Plate in Black .
weather here in the UK crap at present so only 2 short ride outs.
First impressions against my old 2006 rocket, R seems less nimble than the old one, whilst lighter it is slower to turn into bends, I could really throw the 2006 old girl around and hunt down plastic fantastic's on the country roads.
I would like to hear from some fellow R owners on their experiences.
Just the opposite for me. The 2020 GT is so much more agile and nimble and I hit turns faster on the GT than the 14 Rocket. Slow work is effortless on the GT and on the 14 it was more of a challenge. I don't own an R although most on here echo my opinions about the 'flickability' of the new Rocket. Without a doubt my confidence in hitting the back roads faster and harder is much higher on the GT (with pegs back) than 14. I loved my 14 but it couldn't touch the GT on the twisties. I did love the torque pull on the 14 better and the sitting position also. Maybe a few more rides will tell the tale for you. Cheers.👍
 

blackrocket

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Feb 12, 2021
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45
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Lincolnshire
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Rocket 3R
Good day fellow Rocketeers,
Just took delivery of rocket R 2020 Plate in Black .
weather here in the UK crap at present so only 2 short ride outs.
First impressions against my old 2006 rocket, R seems less nimble than the old one, whilst lighter it is slower to turn into bends, I could really throw the 2006 old girl around and hunt down plastic fantastic's on the country roads.
I would like to hear from some fellow R owners on their experiences.
Hi. Only had mine four weeks and like you due to the weather only done about 300 miles. Quite contrary to what you have found I must say how surprised I am as to how nimble the bike is for such a big bike. Perhaps just more miles required to get the feel of the bike.
 

Rocketman100

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2020 Rocket R
Can't help with the comparison...but it does make me curious as I've always felt the tires played a role as I tried different brands... but you are already on Cobra Chromes (which after experimentation is my go-to tire for all of our bikes... so standing by to learn more.

Oh...and CONGRATS on the New Edition :thumbsup: :cool:
-MIG
Thanks,
Blow out 2nd gear on the 2006 Rocket £2500 rebuild so it went to a new owner.
 

Pauls999

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Jul 27, 2020
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18
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Essex, UK
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Triumph Rocket 3 R
Welcome from sunny Essex, well it might be in a weeks time but that our weather for ya :) . My 3r has been laid up over the winter whilst it had a makeover so I got to get used to riding it again but i think that once you get used to it you'll be throwing it around even more than the old one.
 
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