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Old 6th August 2004, 19:33   #1
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Check out these specs and try to imagine the beast before looking at the pic!!

Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
2,294cc
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
5-speed
240/50 R16
140bhp at 5,750 rpm
147ft.lbf at 2,500 rpm
320kg

tested figures:
0-50kmph: 1 sec
0-100kmph: 2.8 sec
1/4 mile: faster than a "busa!

Crazy?? HELL YEA!! The Triumph Rocket III


Its got the same power as a Yamaha R1, but makes more torque at idle than a ZX10R does at its peak!! (according to ACI). Now I'm not a cruiser fan, but you have to respect a bike that can out-drag a 'Busa in the quarter mile!!

Wowzeee!!!




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Old 6th August 2004, 19:42   #2
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I am not too much of a bike fan...but this is bloody insane!! Had read about this a few months back.... are they gonna put this into production? I wonder how much this think would cost.
To come to think of it this thing has exactly as much power as my accord!



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Old 6th August 2004, 19:45   #3
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looks better than busa atleast
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Old 6th August 2004, 20:07   #4
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Quote[/b] ]they gonna put this into production? I wonder how much this think would cost.
Yup...it is already in production!! I think it sells for around US$15,000.

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No wonder they named it Rocket .....
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Old 6th August 2004, 21:34   #6
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Yeeeeehaaaa......a cruiser with attitude of a racer!!
Can we call this a Muscle bike??
No serious aerodynamics, unlike the 'busa.
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I heard of this bike when a friend of mine had seen it at some auto show in the US. Didn't care much when he told me that it would out accelerate the R1 and the Busa.
I was thinking how in the blue hell would a cruiser beat a superbike *
Then i read the article and was in shock.........well since then i'm still in shock



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oh wt a babe,the busa beater but hey busa will still be in my good books,wt the heck neways stunning machine frm triumph
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lol!

i belevie the waiting period for this is abt 3 months! and they r almost asking double the rate in black!
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Awe some MANNNNNN!!!!
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mean machine !
but in general.. dont like bikes with double headlights.. takes away the charm
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these guys have raised the standard for biking its incredible
it'll probably wheel spin in the first 3 gears.....:angry:
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What amazes me about this bike is the fact that its an inline-3 with a displacement of 2300cc AND it put out top power @5750 (probably redlines at 6000!!) which is quite insane!! Pistons are the same bore (101.6mm) as the dogde viper!

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Old 25th August 2004, 22:08   #14
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Dodge viper..you wanna see a bike based on dodge viper..I found that bike to be awesome but too bad it would be too expensive to make and I think it will remain a concept..but what a bike..I think it will put nay car/bike to shame..

Dodge Tomahawk baby...viper engine with 4 wheels..








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0-60 in 2.5 sec
a V10 with 8277cc and transmission 2 speed sequential
500 bhp
300+ mph


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They had talks about producing it as a limited edition, but I think too costly...but I am sure they wouldnt have had problems selling it..



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Old 25th August 2004, 22:15   #15
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Hey I just read in forbes that dodge is planning on making replicas of this for sale..1 already sold for $5 5 5,0 0 0 and they can possibly take 9 more...anyone interested



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