Traveling Story Teller
- Oct 17, 2013
- Dumfries, Virginia
- 2014 R3T, RAMAIR, Full Viking Dual exhaust
Hello Eric and welcome from VA. (Pardon my stealing your thread for a moment Red). Please go over to the introduce yourself thread and tell us more about yourself Eric and exactly what you do and don't need in your next bike. from what you have said here, I think an R3 Touring would suit you fine. It has many options for seating arrangements and I use them all on my long trips to stay limber. I do several 10-12 hour rides a year and still like to be ready for action afterwards. I have a Beadrider seat cover for hot weather and use Hippo Hamnds for cold, the R3T is my favorite bike out of 28 I've ridden over 35 years.Hi redwings, I have been lurking here too for a while. I do not own a Rocket three as of now. I am riding a 2010 Kawasaki Nomad, which I've had for five years since new.
I am no longer comfortable on my v-twin, and have been thinking about a change.
I see that you owned a Gl1800 Wing. Can you tell me what you thought was the reason why you chose not to keep it? Was it a comfort issue?
I also used to own a Gl1800 back in 2003, and have been considering them again.
I am drawn to the Rocket though. I want to be in a more upright seating position. The feet forward slouch on my Nomad is getting to be a problem.
I like the less bells and whistles of the Rocket tourer compared to the Wing.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks, and take care, Eric