Spy shots new rocket

Discussion in 'BearClaw Corner' started by REBLX136, Jan 10, 2019.

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  1. BillB

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    You must have got a crookie m8. Mines beaut. OH! I see yours is a Roadster. That explains it. :p:p:D
     
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    My opinion of the bike is simple. With enough beer just about anything starts to look good in this case it would require one #ell of a lot of beer. For 35k i could buy a brand new 2018 roadster and have the transmission done along with a Carpenter 260 kit installed and still have enough money left over to cover powder coating (Black) and all the suspension up grades along with a upgrade on lights and turn signals. Would not only look better than their copy cat diavel but would run circles around it. Even after all that i'm sure that there would be enough pocket change left over for a really sharp paint job. Downside would be no traction control,fly by wire, rider modes,or sixth gear. #amn the bad luck.
     
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    I will sit back and wait for official specs on this one. 180hp is not that hard to accomplish on the current R3 for the most part. My main concern is whether or not they are locking down the ECU on this model as they have on some of their later offerings. If they do what is the purpose to purchase other than you like the styling and it is a newer model.

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    What does the 2018 Rocket cost over there
     
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    Don’t like the rear of it either. Showed the concept photo to a mate, said he preferred the style of my current Rocket.
    My missus doesn’t like it either.
    If I had the money, I wouldn’t be interested enough to take one for a test ride.
     
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    Not sure if there are any new Rockets left in the UK,just to give an idea of how crazy the prices are here.............

    Triumph Rocket 3 X Limited Edition 282 of 500 (18 Reg) low miles | eBay


    Currently has 35 watchers, probably more interested in seeing if the owner gets the strong asking price rather than looking to purchase , that’s almost 21000 dollars to you sir!
     
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    Not my cup of tea, not interested.
     
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    That is more than i paid brand new. Rocket X (74)
     
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    But I think that’s part of the appeal of the original Rocket, yeah it’s pig ugly( especially standard) imho,but everyone knows it’s a Rocket as it looks like nothing else.
     
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    That's why it's still for sale - with the new model coming - he has little chance of reaching asking price.
     
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