Just got back from the Hill Country R.A.T. Raid and had a blast. There are some terrific roads down in the Hill country. Spent most of the day riding around with four other Captains and their misses. In all I think there were about 7 Rlll's there. At around 2 p.m. we wound up in Tarpley, which does not even come close to being a hole in the wall. Not sure why Triumph picked that spot to show off the new Rlll. One thing I will say about the new Rocket is that it sounds good and the seat feels more padded. I had to wonder while stairing at it " If this had been what the Rocket had looked like from the begining and not having the bias of what mine looks like, would I still have bought one". I think the answer is yes. It sounds good, looks okay (I think it grows on you) and will still probably kick some Harley butt. I've posted some pics of the new Rocket. And oh yes, I got in 550 miles, and the weather was great, all except the fog this morning in deer country central.