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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 16th, 2015, 8:45 pm Thread Starter
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It's been a good ride.

Tomorrow I'm trading in my 2000 LT on a Triumph Rocket III.

I've had the LT for 15 months and put 10,000 miles on it. Only dropped it twice. Haha.

It was a good ride for sure. No real trouble. I will miss many of the comforts and features of the LT, but the barbaric power of the Rocket is what I really crave.

Thanks to all who shared their knowledge on here. It saved me a lot of time and money I'm sure.

Ride safe.
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Tomorrow I'm trading in my 2000 LT on a Triumph Rocket III.

I've had the LT for 15 months and put 10,000 miles on it. Only dropped it twice. Haha.

It was a good ride for sure. No real trouble. I will miss many of the comforts and features of the LT, but the barbaric power of the Rocket is what I really crave.

Thanks to all who shared their knowledge on here. It saved me a lot of time and money I'm sure.

Ride safe.
Enjoy!

I have not ridden the Rocket. Is the power more barbaric than the K1600? The one I rented in Europe was pretty potent. :-)

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Enjoy!

I have not ridden the Rocket. Is the power more barbaric than the K1600? The one I rented in Europe was pretty potent. :-)
Thanks, guys.

I don't have any K1600 experience to go on. I believe it makes more high RPM horsepower, but the Rocket makes more torque and at a much lower RPM...147 lb./ft. @ 2500 RPM, I believe.

Renting a K1600 in Europe sounds like something I should put on my bucket list.
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Thanks, guys.

I don't have any K1600 experience to go on. I believe it makes more high RPM horsepower, but the Rocket makes more torque and at a much lower RPM...147 lb./ft. @ 2500 RPM, I believe.

Renting a K1600 in Europe sounds like something I should put on my bucket list.
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