Motor Trike Triumph Rocket III TrikeMotor Trike, Inc. announces the release of an all-new trike, which pairs its industry leading Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with the world’s largest motorcycle production engine, forming the “Triumph Rocket Trike.”
The 2014 Triumph Rocket Trike will maintain the full Triumph factory 2-year warranty and can be ordered directly through your Triumph dealer.Motor Trike went to great lengths to capture all the Triumph Rocket III has to offer. It features an all-new body design, which integrates many of the classic Triumph design cues from the original motorcycle, using both the taillights and turn signals. The steering has been designed to make riding easy whether around town or on the highway taking on your favorite twisties.“We have designed a trike for the Rocket III that will surprise a lot of riders,” says Motor Trike Owner, Jeff Vey. “It has always been the accepted premise that a bike or trike with this much power would come with a trade-off (i.e. you would have to sacrifice comfort, lack of storage or the ability to corner). With the Rocket Trike you can now have it all: style, safety, comfort, and performance with a warranty that covers you from one end to the other. You no longer have to settle for a Factory Trike with limitations.”The Triumph Rocket Trike features one of the biggest trunk door openings in the industry and utilizes the Triumph ignition key to make locking and unlocking a cinch. The passenger seating and backrest position remain unchanged so there is still plenty of room for the driver and a passenger to go explore the open roads. Stopping the Triumph Rocket Trike will not be a problem as Motor Trike uses their multi-piston calipers on each rear wheel.The Triumph Rocket Trike fits the 2014 Triumph Rocket III and is available for $27,999 (plus tax, title, license and freight). Units ordered through Triumph dealers will maintain the full Triumph factory 2-year warranty. Triumph is currently taking orders for the Rocket III Trike. Please contact your local Triumph dealer directly: http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/dealers/find-a-dealer.For customers needing only a conversion kit, please contact your local Motor Trike dealer: http://motortrike.com/TrikeDealerLocator.aspx. The Triumph Rocket III Trike conversion will fit year models 2009 to present Rocket III Touring bikes and 2010 to present Rocket III Roadster. Units triked by Motor Trike dealers will carry the Motor Trike 3-year 60,000 mile warranty only.Triumph Rocket III Trike Specs:
55” Overall Width
75” Wheelbase Length
118” Overall Length
1,283 lbs Total Weight
Unequal Length Upper and Lower Control Arm Suspension
5.0 Cubic Foot Trunk
Full Factory Warranty
Independent Rear Suspension
On-Board Air Compressor
Patented Air Ride Suspension
Over 4″ of Suspension Travel
Progressive Coil Over Shocks
Integrated Disc Brake System
Trunk Light on Interior of Door
Hidden Trunk Door Hinges
Billet Aluminum Torque Thrust Wheels
12 Volt Power Outlet in Trunk
LED Air Suspension & Voltmeter Readout
High-Torque Low Speed Reverse
Front Wheel Upgrade (coming 8/2014)
Several Types of Rear Wheel Upgrades
Front Wheel Balancer
Fender Bras with Optional Embroidery
ABS Integration Kit
Chrome Nerf Bumper
Embroidered Trunk Mat
For additional information, visit http://motortrike.com/triumphrockettrike.aspx.
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!