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    Faster Fat Bob?

    https://motorcycles.harley-davidson....l/fat-bob.html


    Looks like the 114 makes around 118ftlb of torque and weighs roughly 150# less than a Roadster. Have we entered the Twilight Zone where stock for stock a Harley will out pull a Rocket??
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    $19k and its maybe close, but it's still a Harley. Looks like that and probably needs another $4k of accessories to maike it "yours" and stylish? No thanks
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    Say what you will about HD, they continually update their products. Triumph on the other hand with the exception of cosmetic changes, has done nothing to update the Rocket since its inception. The Rocket doesn't generate the sales for Triumph and thus gets no attention. At some point they will have to make some major changes to recapture the King of the Hill title, or they'll just let it die. If I was a betting man, I'd bet on the latter. Too bad really.
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    I'll hate to see it die, but it's not trying to compete and should. It has had it's own small market.
    It could be the big tourer with just a few tweaks. I like my 05 and will be on it.
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    Call me an optimist but I think Triumph is going to come up with a Rocket that will make your hair stand on end! (You've got too used to the old one!) It may take a year off, but it may be a mid year into...early 2019 bike! Look for spy photos a month or two ahead of time. When Triumph is ready for it to be seen, it will be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3TJohn View Post
    Call me an optimist but I think Triumph is going to come up with a Rocket that will make your hair stand on end! (You've got too used to the old one!) It may take a year off, but it may be a mid year into...early 2019 bike! Look for spy photos a month or two ahead of time. When Triumph is ready for it to be seen, it will be seen.
    I'll be waiting!
    The beatings will continue until Morale improves. Arrgh!

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    Still a Harley, no thanks.
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    No horsepower was stated--probably about a hundred.
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    Mod a Rocket III motor properly and it's still game over!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriumPhil View Post
    Mod a Rocket III motor properly and it's still game over!
    LIKE!
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