It has under 10,000 miles. The turbo was put on when the bike had about 3000 miles and had properly been broken in. All modifications done at that time. Over $30,000 put into this bike. The bike was never abused. Unless you're the ultimate performance rider, nobody has the courage to take this bike to its acceleration limits. Capable of mid 8 second quarter miles. And the bike was set up properly to be as safe and competent as it can possibly be given its performance capabilities.
Also the bike received it's full "10,000 service" at about 8700 miles at which time valve clearances were checked and adjusted.
The stock Triumph Rocket is a bike to be respected. 140 cubic inches of Brutish British power....That's 2300 cc with 3 cylinders big enough to create an echo if you yelled in them. Cavernous. Here's a subtle clue.
One of the coolest things about the bike is it's totally street legal and it's capable of anything. It can be a daily driver....certainly a fun one. Or it can be strictly performance riding if you have the courage for it. But it's made to do both...amazingly well.
IT LOOKS AMAZING
IT SOUNDS AMAZING
IT HANDLES AMAZING
AND IT GOES AMAZING.
Its Big, Loud, Black and Chrome. Sports a 7.5" rear wheel with a huge 240mm tire. It's Needed.
It even has loud hidden airhorns in case you need for somebody to know you're there.
THIS AIN'T NO SHRINKING VIOLET.
The frame and suspension was properly done to accomodate the incredible performance on tap. The front forks have been professionally reworked for performance riding and the rear shocks are adjustable Hagen (British) extended length high performance shocks.
The clutch was reworked with stronger stiffer clutch springs and heavy duty plates.
Check out the huge custom seat that extends 3" further back than the stock solo seat. It doesn't look big or ungainly due to the rear fender being so big. I also have the stock double up seat for taking that brave passenger with you if you so desire. The mounting is totally stock....so easy to deal with. It has gobs of extra foam and support and was about a $600 addition.
The exhaust system is a custom number as well. Loud but not drag pipe nasty. Sweet sound if you like the sound of performance.
The handlebars are custom high performance T-Bars that look great but work well with the handling and performance of the bike. And the custom mirrors are a cool touch for sure.
Even the footpegs are a custom job. Awesome actually. They along with the brake pedal and gear shift lever can be moved forward or aft to accomodate your style of riding. As they stand right now you can stand up on the pegs.
And...Oh Yes....there's this little thing called a turbocharger. And this one is special....no lag and adjustable. It's called an Aerocharger. The whole conversion kit is a very expensive kit purchased from the "Turbo Connection" and profesionally installed.
A total sleeper..you can't even see it unless you're in the exact right spot to do so. It is a fully Self Contained Turbo. Variable Vanes means no turbo lag or surging so it's perfect for motorcycles and very rideable and linear. . So ride it conservatively like a stocker or Drop The Hammer and transcend time and space with 230 horsepower and over 230 lbs of torque. Currently it is set up with only 9 lbs of boost so it's safe and the motor is not being overstressed. Custom aluminum plenum exhaust that uses the stock head pipes give it a very very clean stock look. It also has a Tuneboy flashed stock black box custom set up for the turbo with full power in the first 3 gears. The stock Rocket retards power in the first 3 gears.
It has oversized high pressure aftermarket fuel injectors specific for the turbo. Also a custom manual cam chain adjuster.
What a beautiful incredible bike. Like nothing else out there. it is virtually a one of a kind bike.
I am truly enjoying this bike. I'm not going to push it. I'm a good rider but not good enough to handle the bike to its full capabilities. This bike can lift up the front end at any time and spin the wheel at any time. No clutch necessary. So I'll be careful for sure.
I am a middle aged guy and my initial reaction I had when I used to think about Triumph Motorcycles was "Prince Of Darkness" aka Lucas Electronics...lol. Triumphs always handled good but were always unreliable. Well, now I'm the proud owner of a 2008 Triumph Rocket 3 Tourer and have nothing but praise for this motorcycle. What do you think??...Tell us your story of ownership...your relationship with your Triumph Motorcycle. We would love to hear it.