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25 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Yeah! That looks like a bike. A monster? Yes, but still a nice looking bike.

Agreed, its beautiful, I was referring to the engine, 2.5 lit is not something you see often on a production bike, well never seen before but they pulled it off, well done Triumph.

 

I am strongly considering getting one, hmm!  

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One of the most interesting men in the motorcycle world for me in the 90s was Allen Millyard, a master machinist/mechanic who would split 2 engines and join them into 1, using nothing but hand tools.  He would often appear at weekend motorcycle events, usually in the UK and over the course of the weekend, publicly work his magic.  

I attended such a show when he made an appearance in the US and created a 6 cylinder engine out of 2 fours.  Files, hacksaws, hammers; not an electric machine in his bag.  Amazing to watch.

 

Apparently, he is still active. 

 

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1 hour ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Not crazy because it´s big. Below you will find some good reasons:

  • Extremely ugly!
  • Totally uncomfortable!
  • Reckless and unsafe construction.

Maximum cornering speed: 15 mph.

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2 hours ago, guzzi850m2 said:

Images of Triumph Rocket 3 | Photos of Rocket 3 - BikeWale

 

Love it, a real monster of a bike, if I had a spare mill, that's what I will use it for. 2.5 lit!!

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They had one in the showroom last time I was in the Phuket shop....yup, I'd have one if I had oodles of spare cash

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3 minutes ago, Neilly said:

 

They had one in the showroom last time I was in the Phuket shop....yup, I'd have one if I had oodles of spare cash

Obviously it looks impressive. But what is it good for?

Maybe drag racing?

Anything else?

In Thailand I learned that small bikes make often a lot more sense than big bikes. And also relative small bikes (i.e. 400cc) can be fun. And they don't weight a ton and fit between the traffic.

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