Written on: 01/08/2013 by Goon9914
After about 7,000 miles on a Triumph 2013 Rocket 3 Roadster I am still pleased with the power looks and ride of my beast. Gunna be needing tires soon but I expected that. Didn't expect a clutch problem though this soon. 5th gear slipping. Seems I'm told clutch free play needs to be monitored pretty closely. I suspect every bike has it's issues. Lesson learned. Overall I still love the bike. I'd like to think I'm out of the honeymoon phase and am being less bias, but who knows. I still... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2012 by zimtuff
Ive had my R3 for 2 years now and never get sick of it. Its the bike that keeps on giving. Ok ,its not much of a commuter,nor is it at home on the city streets,but out on long lonely highways it is truly the king of the jungle. There are faster bikes out there and bikes that handle better,but none can match the R3 for long distance at high speed fully loaded. In this regard ,it is truly in a class of its own. The leg room for taller riders is unmatched unless you spend thousand upgrading... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2011 by loony007 (1 review written)
Love the rocket 3 I'v had one for the last 6 years but only done 20000 miles HOWEVER at 11000 miles 4 gear decided to strip its teeth metal in the engine and a full rebuild £3000 NOW at 20000 miles it's stuck in first gear, Clutch works but that's about it, So is now going to cost about another £2000 to repair so that's about £750 a year running cost without mot,service and all the other things. So in my case not a good investment. Would i buy another ? Dont know would have to think long... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
Well I've just sold it. I am glad I've had one because it's an iconic bike. But not really my cup of tea. I had the full-fat 140bhp model, they are quite fast but don't kid yourself a 600 sports bike will kill it. The torque is something else though, world class! Sticking luggage and a screen on a big fat cruiser doesn't make it a great tourer though, there are better bikes out there for crossing continents. If you are into attracting a crowd and metal polish look no further, but watch the... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
I have ridden motor cycles since I was 15 years old having a couple of years off to have family, I must have owned about 30 varied makes and models but the Rocket is the ultimate machine and one I highly recommend to anyone. It is easy to handle, fast beyond your wildest dreams, comfy (gel seat), the biggest crowd puller posing machine I've ever owned ( blue flame design. It stops well and feels so secure its incedible. My wife has never ridden with me in my life and yes you guessed it, she... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010 by andthehand (2 reviews written)
Had the bike for a year now had problems with the idle but the boys at North City Triumph sorted that for me. After being used to nakeds and sports bikes this was a new style of riding and its been great. Where I used to chase every body now I just sit and smile (getting older). I also like the fact that I now am statsified that I ve found a bike that I am content with and have stopped dreaming of other bikes. I have a problem with rubbing things and this is the ideal bike for me as... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2010
It's no wonder the Rocket gets so many 5 star ratings above, you just can't wipe the silly grin off your face when things are going okay, and it kinda spoils the fun when you have to moan about stuff that really shouldn't happen when you buy a new bike. I can only give a very muted thumbs up unfortunately, because although things seem to be okay now, I've had no end of hassle trying to get my Classic Rocket running properly under the guarantee!!! It was in the dealer for nearly half of the... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2009
Re Triumph Rocket 3 - running speed problems.
I live in the UK in London area.
I have now owned my Rocket III since I bought it new in May 2004 .
I have put on about 20,000 miles since new and primarily while touring France and Spain in the earlier years.
Within about one year from owner ship I had Cat converter manifold modification to the exhaust note by a Triumph dealer. A summer screen, backrest and heated grips were also added to make long distance touring more tolerable and... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2009
What a beast. Smooth and powerful. Triumph Rocket 3 is My favorite bike ever. Started with sprint st, then rode tiger, kawasaki z 1000, speed triple. Rocket has power of sport bike ergonomics of cruiser. (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2009 by lozzas (1 review written)
The Rockets never ending power leaves me gob smacked ,Ive owned my Triumph Rocket 3 for over 12 months now( 7000kms) it is the perfect toy.
Mechanically have had no problems ,the quality of the bike is up there with the best. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2009
I've just bought the Triumph Rocket 3 in January 2009 and it's spent more time with the dealer for warranty claim on the transmission than riding, which they have laso several other bikes with the same problem.
The performance can't be knocked and the price in Australia. The service of their dealers can be knocked and very hard as the bike has been in the shop for 5 weeks and the issues still not resolved. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2009
I spent three months trying to talk myself into buying a V-Rod but I just couldn't get excited with the bike. I had never seen a Rocket, only heard about a little about them so out of curiosity I checked out the local Triumph dealer. Am I ever glad I did. They had a 2006 Classic on consignment with a Jardine exhaust and the airbox was replaced with three K&N filters on the throttle bodies. It had been dynoed at 158 H.P. and 156 ft. lbs. of torque. I asked the salesman to fire it up and... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2008 by Bikersid (1 review written)
I will just start by saying the Triumph Rocket is PHENOMENALLY AWESOME. I am a mature professional rider of some 25 years standing and have had 30 plus machines, both owned, tested and job provided, under my butt, so to speak. So, I'm not easily star struck. I began planning my retirement from law enforcement in November last year by taking a fully loaded Rocket 3 Classic for a test run. I was given free reign by the dealer to travel as far as I wished in the allotted 8hrs. My other love... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2008
The bike is great, everything I wanted and more. The only downside of the purchase was the dealership I bought it from in Perth Western Australia. I had it in for a small warranty job, an oil leak from the head, after 3 weeks and numerous phone calls I picked it up only to find the oil tank badly scratched, both side covers scratched and the fuel tank scratched. Dont by a bike from them. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2008 by ajc5839
The Triumph Rocket 3 has a very comfotable to ride long distances compared with more cramped sitting position, any one intrested should book a trail ride with a distributor, however there is no turning back from that point as you will be hooked. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2008 by Dan66 (1 review written)
I have had my Rocket Classic, for 14 months, and I have almost 20,000 miles, not a hiccup yet, just replace the tires. The rear tire lasts about 5000 miles. This bike is a terrific cruiser, just goobbles up the miles, in comfort too. Love the bike. Dan66 (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008 by y2khonorsgrad (1 review written)
I put 25,000 miles on my Triumph Rocket III in the first year under continuous problems of idle speed, backfiring, dying, rough idle, and hesitation to accellerate. Throttle body assemblies, ignition coils, and several computer program reloads were done but the problems always came back. The second year I only put 11,000 miles on the bike. Same problems but now mechanical problems came into the picture. Both bearings on the dampening output shaft went out and a spring washer in the clutch... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008 by Lib Palmieri (1 review written)
Well built cruiser made for long comfortable relaxing rides. Only one critisism - would have liked more equipment as standard for such an expensive machine i.e. alarm, hazard warning lights. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2008 by elabadn3
This is the very best motorcycle ever build from Triumph. Been riding motos since I was a young boy, but this is the big shot from triumph.Ease to handle, to fast, good looking also. Im 62, and very proud of my Triumph. This is like school girl, great history. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008 by infijarken (1 review written)
Gorgeous for long long cruises. I went from Windhoek to Upington in one day, it was fantastic. Great bike for somebody as tall as me (6'6"). I even took this bike on dirt tracks to Isandlwana, managed to get to the top of an escarpment on a rocky track. Luckily I found another way down. BTW, I am a Brit, and bought the bike in Cornwall and had it shopped down to SA. Now, I have decided to stay so I am re-registering it. I have to go to Lesthoto next, then Swaziland, and Mozambique. Some many... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2008 by bill763705 (1 review written)
I am a Brit living in the States. I brought my Triumph Rocket 3 classic in 2006. I have put 7000 miles on it and have enjoyed every second. My insurance is only $300 bucks a year and road tax is only $14 bucks a year. This is a bike I could not afford to buy or ride in England, so I have to say I am living the American dream. This baby rocks. Just a shame I can't ride it in the cold Minnesota winters. (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2007 by pizzleme (1 review written)
Such a well balanced machine. Looks heavy. Is Heavy (325 KGS)but handles incredibly well. You can throw it into corners if you require and will just hang with you, what line, and where you want to go. It will go where you want it to as long as you;re up to the commitment! Power and Torque? Well, it's not called a "ROCKET" for nothing! The instant power is simply out-standing! It's like walking into a dark room and turning the light on - INSTANT (Test riders just make sure you remember... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2007 by superevent (2 reviews written)
I saw the Triumph Rocket 3 and thought "yep, that will do nicely". It's not a monster to ride, indeed very easy to ride. It is very well balanced and rides a lot better than a lot of the reviews I've read. I'm not the biggest bloke and was concerned that it might be too much of a handful. Test ride put me at ease. One up, two up, makes no difference, huge grunt, goes well. The looks are great, but you will love it or hate it - me, I love it! Pure muscle, distinctive looks. Is it the best... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2007 by skip57 (1 review written)
Been on Harleys since I got out of boot camp (33 yrs ago).
Had a Sportster, Low Rider, a Pan, and Glides, but I wasn't ready for a Rocket. I thought I was, till I twisted the throttle back a little. Now I've only had it a month with a little over 1000 miles on it. I ain't turned a wrench yet, and still not the first drop of oil under it.
It's a class act on wheels. Probably be the last bike I ever buy. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2007 by wildman3
My brother bought the Harley V-Rod and I wanted something to keep up with him, yet I didn't want the exact same bike. I started shopping around, and took the state run motorcycle course and I picked out the Rocket 3. I hadn't ridden for about 10 years and to be honest I hadn't had a whole lot of riding experience before that. This machine was just as they said.. "forgiving". The bike is very nimble, tame, smooth, quiet and a total pussy cat.. until you no longer want it to be, then it just... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2006 by nutman
This is a bike that could get someone in trouble if they are not of sound mind and judgement. Not a bike for a first time owner for sure. This is a machine that has to have the end users respect in a BIG way. Saying that, I also find it the most awesome two wheeled machine I have ever ridden in 30 plus years of riding. I am thankful Santa dropped it off this year. (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2006 by Big Ray (1 review written)
This Rocket 3 is my third Triumph and the fourth style of bike I've owned and the rocket is far and away the mutts nuts - my rocket has been heavily modified by Triumph, including exhaust body adjustment, uprated power command and a one off paint job - all done with outstanding workmanship. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2006 by rocketeer (2 reviews written)
The Triumph Rocket is an awesome bike. You just want to keep riding. I can't imagine I will ever want to replace it. It has done just over 2000 miles (trouble free) to date. I have had a couple of small warranty issues regarding (cosmetic) the finish, which has been sorted by Triumph (excellent service), and a very good local dealer. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2006 by silver saturn v
I have been riding for 30+ years and owned 30+ bikes there is absolutly NO comparison....( 00 Busa, 01 Bandit, all of the Gpz's and Interceptors) a few were faster on the top end but none could get there quicker than the Triump Rocket 3, incidently I have been 141 on my R3 (clocked) and was solid as the Busa at that speed. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2006 by rocket3 (1 review written)
The Triumph Rocket 3 is my fifth bike and the most powerful, beautiful bike. I love it. Excellent and awesome accelaration, truly lives up to its name ROCKET. I have taken up to 6000 rpm which I suspect means somewhere around 170 mph. Very stable, but you better lay way low and hold on to the handles with a kung fu grip and don't let go because you would land on someone's windshield.
Only problems with the bike is the cam noise but you get used to it and of course most common problem the... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2006 by aem777 (1 review written)
Triumph Rocket 3 - I love this bike! It is very precisely balanced. I never had any problems with cornering. On the highway nobody can compare with Rocket III. But the most surprisingly was very good controllability on low speeds. The best impression is when you just twist the handlebar and accelerate as a jet fighter (I'm a fighter pilot) doesn't matter witch gear is on. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2006 by bjlovejoy
I have had the rare opportunity to ride 5 different Triumph Rocket IIIs, and not just putzing along, but getting down hard on all of them. The very first one was a demo with only 22 miles on it. I was emotionally pained between staying within the break-in schedule, and finding out what that bad boy had to offer. I chose the latter. I got up to 130 MPH very quickly, but had to back off due to the laminar flow of air coming over the tank, which wanted to rip me off. The first right-hand... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2006 by jagdynamics (1 review written)
Outstanding performance, and handling. If you haven't tested one of the Triumph Rocket's, then you need to. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2005 by AWFUL1
I like everything about the Triumph Rocket 3 cruiser, except for the horn. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2005 by Pergy (1 review written)
The Triumph Rocket 3 is simply awesome. Power, looks and balance. I've had this bike for 13 months and have put 18,235 miles on it. I'm from Ohio and been to Kentucky, Tennessee, W.Virginia, Virginia, N.Carolina, S.Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota (Sturgis), and Iowa. I know most of you could care less about were I've been. But, I'm just letting you know the bike is also comfortable. I'm... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by dragline708 (2 reviews written)
I've owned this bike for 4,500 trouble free miles in eight and half months and still get the feeling of infatuation every time I light the fuse on the Rocket.
It's by far this best motorcycle I've ever owned an I've been into bikes 35 yrs.
A short demo ride lets your feel the power but does nothing to tell you what this bike is all about.
Everyone that had a hand in developing this machine should get a bonus check from Triumph!! (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by dragline708 (2 reviews written)
I've been into bikes 35 yrs, very few times has a motorcycle exceeded my expections by very much!
This bike has set a bench mark for other cruisers to perform as well.
When Triumph engineers built this one, each department level it went through over exceeded their goals - it is one extremely impressive motorcycle!
I've owned mine close to a year now - it's been trouble free and I'm still as excited riding it as the first day. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2005 by flandflyer (1 review written)
This Triumph Rocket 3 Cruiser has it all. Quality, reliability, WOW factor. From our point of view comfort isn't an after thought it is in the design criteria.
Try one-- but be prepared to get the wallet out afterwards.
Dealer support for us was A+++ (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2005 by Merlin599 (1 review written)
Having owned CBR 600's and a fireblade I made the bold move to the Triumph Rocket 3 after a brief encounter with a Yamaha Dragstar. If you are looking for the sportbike performance coupled with the slow cruiser look, then look no further, this bike is truly awesome, everything they have written about her is true! She is fast, manouverable, a real looker and comfortable. I weigh in at 13 stone, makes no difference at low speed or superquick, she handles superbly. I didnt test ride as I didnt... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2005 by Lee595
Last Sunday I was loaned a Triumph Rocket 3 cruiser, a bike that I have fallen in love with and I really want to buy. Following the drive (260 miles) in total, my backside ached and my feet ached, I felt as though I had been beaten up. The vibration from 3.75k revs upwards was unbelievable (getting to the point of being unridable). The bike had 184 miles on it when I picked it up so I didnt want to give it large to see if I could get through the vibration. Is there anyone out there that... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2005 by T111CBH (1 review written)
Having been a rider over all breed and style of bikes for over 25 years and having thought, "Never a British". Here I am shouting the praises of the Triumph Rocket 3, the best bike I have ever owned. I recently got back onto my other bike a CB1300 and thought why bother! Need to sell the Jap and maybe get a few more accessories. Already got the Tribal paint job just need a few more items. Well done Triumph (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2005 by mthomas9 (1 review written)
This Triumph Rocket 3 bike does everything well. Better than the Valk in all areas except one. Ride comfort.
If you have ever been tempted to add nitrous, turbo or a blower, save the hassles and get this bike. Acceleration is brutal yet very controllable.
Budget a few hundred for a better seat, though. I wonder if the gel seat is any good?? Anyone buy one yet? (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2005 by corpbiker (1 review written)
I've been a hardcore Harley man for many years and was on my way to ordering a new Road Kink Classic and one of my Biker friends asked me to stop at the Triumph dealer in SLC and try it before I ordered the Harley. And the rest is history (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2004 by drifter3 (1 review written)
The Triumph Rocket 3 Cruiser is a comfortable swift companion, easy to become used to and love. Already I cannot wait to take it out for a spin when I arrive back from work. Like sitting on the back of a charging buffalo or even a cruise missile when on the straight. It is a surprisingly high ride when in traffic, over the top of standard cars and at the level or just above 4x4 height, good all round view. Glad I did it and would do the same again if I had to. Well done Triumph and the... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2004 by davepreston50 (1 review written)
The Triumph Rocket 3 Cruiser is the bike I've dreamt of since I started riding in 1966. For nearly 25 years I've owned Harleys - some I've loved, some I've hated. With the exception of Fred Warr in London, the H-D dealers have been useless, their shops have become boutiques. Now I can ride the kind of bike that my Electraglide / Dynaglide / Sportsters should have been and be proud to be riding a British bike again after all these years, knowing that I have the support of a local dealer who... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2004 by burr3rd (1 review written)
I was the proud owner of a Honda VTX 1800 and decided I wanted something different and went for the Triumph Rocket 3 Cruiser. Wow, I am really glad I made that decision. The VTX was a good bike but the Rocket 3 is a great bike. The handling of the Rocket makes the VTX seem like a pig and the accelerationl of the Triumph is unbelievable. I had V&H Big Shots on the VTX and the Rocket 3 is quite quiet. That will take some getting used to.
I love this bike and the more I ride it, the better it... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2004 by Mike B2004
I just took Delivery of a Beautiful 2005, Triumph Rocket 3 Cruiser. I had looked at a VRod when they first came out and had the "Friendly Neighborhood" Harley dealers try to charge me 50% over List for one and pay me Less than 40% of what my HD trade was actually sold for some time later. Thanks to their dealer network and their obvious disregard for controling pricing, I will never own another one of their Bikes. I was charged MSRP plus a minimal prep charge for my new Rocket 3 and could... (read more)
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