2017 Triumph Rocket III from United States of America


Best bike I have owned


Nothing. The Rocket III roadster is very dependable. I can rely on this as a primary mode of transportation.

General Comments:

Probably the best bike I have ever owned. I have had about 6 bikes, 4 being Harleys (from Dynas, Street Glides, and Tri Glides). The Triumph has a much better weight distribution with the big engine, about 2300 cc. It performs outstandingly well in wet weather with its low center, and hugs the road. It's a great experience to motor along in heavy traffic, see your lane open, and accelerate away from the cars. The ride is smooth and the acceleration is steady and strong at any speed with the 140 hp engine.

This is truly a beast of speed and muscle, but handles like a dream. Needless to say pulling into the parking lot at work always brings people to the motorcycle lot. The styling is so adept for a bike of this size. Surprising to me was the weight. It is 100 lb less than my Street Glide and handles much better. The Rocket is not top heavy, so motoring through the parking lot, or downtown traffic, is like skating more than snowshoeing.

Bike night is always a treat to pull in and pop down the kick stand. The "true bikers" and the crouch rocket crowd always check it out and want to know more. One night while I was inside, the pocket rocket girls sat down on the pavement beside the Triumph and just talked and really looked it over. They loved it. So I am quite happy and still in awe about what Triumph designed a couple of decades ago.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2019

2005 Triumph Rocket III from United Kingdom


Surprisingly easy to ride and live with!


Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with the bike so far, although I have done less than 1000 miles on it.

General Comments:

The Rocket 3 is blisteringly quick for a bike its size.

It handles extremely well considering the weight, although given the cruiser styling, it cannot be leaned far into corners as with a sports bike.

The brakes (from the 955i) are fantastic, easy progressive stopping power from any speed.

Clutch is featherlite, and can be operated with one finger.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2006

5th Oct 2009, 15:37

I own one of these... 7/10 acceleration??? Right... stock bike out drags a Hayabusa from 0-60. Google it... it's true. Call me crazy, but that might make 10/10 acceleration on a bike that is classified as a heavy cruiser.

15th Nov 2009, 15:22

I would be interested to hear the views of any of our vertically challenged Rocket 3 owners. I believe that the seat height is quite low but wide. Being only 5' 7", I am not sure if the bike would be too big for me. I have previously owned a Honda Goldwing 1500SE, which I could just about manage. Any comments or views would be appreciated.