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2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring Review
 

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2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring Review

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Kenneth_Moore 07-14-2008 07:21 PM

Love the highway pegs! Are they stock on the Touring model?

pushrod 07-15-2008 08:19 AM

"The Rocket III Touring has more than enough motor, in other words, even if your girlfriend is a horse."

"What's the matter, honey?"

"Nothing"

"Then, why the long face?"


I've seen this bike at a MD dealership. Nice machine. I would've kept the twin headlamps, and it really needs more fuel capacity.

Criminy! It'll be gassing up almost as often as the Sportsters!

sachiwilson 07-15-2008 09:40 AM

Looking at the outward curve in the rider's back, all I could think was that it needs a backrest if it's going to be any good for more than 100 miles a day.

sarnali2 07-15-2008 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by sachiwilson (Post 189156)
Looking at the outward curve in the rider's back, all I could think was that it needs a backrest if it's going to be any good for more than 100 miles a day.


Didn't look too comfortable to me either.....I guess with a less than 150 mile range it's probably not a problem

sachiwilson 07-15-2008 10:30 AM

That's a point. I guess this thing isn't much of a "tourer" after all.

seruzawa 07-15-2008 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by sachiwilson (Post 189164)
That's a point. I guess this thing isn't much of a "tourer" after all.

Why not? My wife and I easily do 5-600 mile days, stopping every hundred miles or so. We tour to see things not to meet some arbitrary mileage goal. If I were concerned with fuel range per tank and rushing madly from place to place I'd drive the Subaru with the 16 gallon tank and a 450 mile range between stops. But, what fun is that?

longride 07-15-2008 02:38 PM

"We tour to see things not to meet some arbitrary mileage goal."

Only because you haven't mastered route planning and time management!

seruzawa 07-15-2008 03:25 PM

Au contraire.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by longride (Post 189186)
"We tour to see things not to meet some arbitrary mileage goal."

Only because you haven't mastered route planning and time management!

We HAVE mastered route planning and time management. It goes like this:

"Where should we go this year?"

"I dunno."

"How about Monument Valley and Four Corners."

"Okay."

"I guess we could leave Friday and find a motel in Bluff."

"Sounds good. What about Saturday?"

"We'll check out the maps and decide then."

"Okay."


See. LR? Route planning and time management. We just do it on a day by day basis.

PS: It's more fun that way.

sachiwilson 07-15-2008 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by longride (Post 189186)
"We tour to see things not to meet some arbitrary mileage goal."

Only because you haven't mastered route planning and time management!

Exactly!! NOW you're getting it.

My work here is done. :)


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