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Triumph claims 165 hp and 163 pound-feet of torque from the 2020 Rocket 3 R and GT 2020 Rocket 3

“I think people are going to be genuinely surprised about how you can throw this thing around on a twisty road. It handles so much better than people are ever going to expect it to.”

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I wouldn't want one, but I think they've nailed the styling of the grey one on the left.   I see quite a few of these from time to time here...

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Quite a few Ducati Diavel styling cues in there.

I hope it is successful for Triumph - I am sure it will appeal to the bigger is better crowd :)

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3 hours ago, betoney said:

...163 pound-feet of torque...

I must ride one!   For those times when a V-Max feels just a little bit sluggish... 

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Was just looking at a used VMax on Craigslist. Glad I read this post. 


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3 hours ago, texscottyd said:

For those times when a V-Max feels just a little bit sluggish... 

Ah-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!!!!!IMG_5730.thumb.JPG.76d27b7aecaca7761c1fc16bdafe6140.JPGI have a video of this bike and the red VMax behind it drag racing but it's 34 MBs so it won't fit here. Oh yeah, Gen2 VMaxes have 196 HP after a re-flash. Not sure of the Torque. 

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Besides, no matter how much stonk my engine has I'm still an old, slow guy. Takes more than horsepower to fix that.

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On 8/2/2019 at 2:28 PM, vincep said:

Quite a few Ducati Diavel styling cues in there.

A Diavel a MT-10 and a Gen 1 VMax. See they do play together well!

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Besides, no matter how much stonk my engine has I'm still an old, slow guy. Takes more than horsepower to fix that.

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4 hours ago, Dodgy Knees said:

The new rocket looks superb, but I did read there only producing a short run and there all sold.

I think that was the TFC version, the ones above are the production version which follow. 

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1 hour ago, StealthAu said:

I think that was the TFC version, the ones above are the production version which follow. 

I believe you’re right, @StealthAu.   And conveniently enough, we’ve discussed the TFC model here, too...   it’s a stunning machine (at least visually) 

 

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It also torque steers. 


'15 FJ09

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197hp and 123tq for the 1700cc vmax that will do a rolling burnout at 30mph. rode a demo vmax once, and we were in a 30mph zone when everyone in front started to pull away, so i dropped down to first, let out the clutch and twisted the throttle a bit. i saw the rpms go up to about 9k but i wasnt going any faster. turns out i was doing a rolling burnout at 30mph without even trying to!!! that bike is scary fast in a straight line! the 0-100 is crazy! but, she is also crazy thirsty as well! i think they said on the average 17 mile demo run, they have to put in about 1.5-1.7 gallons of fuel each time! and with a 4 gallon tank, thats not quite going to get me from home to work and back without needing fuel! at least the rocket has a larger fuel tank on it.

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