Looks good. Superb fit 'n finish. Engine feels like a slightly declawed Speed Triple. Which it is. "Perceived " torque way UP. Both commanding and surprisingly relaxing riding position but, like all such bikes, the seat height is excessive (my personal view aka short legs ) . Brakes a bit spongy, too. Seems that ALL 2006-7 Triumph's, except the Rocket and the Daytona 675, suffer the same drawback. Soft pads, on account --the dealer explains-- of Triumph's worries about new bikers being a bit unprepared for/too enthusiastic about the bike's inherent braking power.
But IMO a great tourer (with the optional bags) for one whose daily commuting does not cross Baja
Yes I just got a Rocket but we teach Motorcycle Safety Classes at the Local Triumph, Ducati, KTM dealer so I like to have first hand experience on the bikes I we ride them when they come in, I know it is a terrible job but someone has to do it.
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