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2013 Triumph Rocket III Touring Comparison Review Photo Gallery

We test the 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster decked out with touring accessories to see how it fares against another high-powered cruiser equipped for touring duties, the 2013 Diavel Strada.

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The 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster has a whopping 6.3-gallon fuel tank.
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There's no two ways around it, the 2013 Rocket III Roadster is a big bike that's not for the unskilled rider. It's stable enough in corners but riders need to be deliberate when choosing their line.
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The 2013 Rocket III features twin analog gauges for speedo and tach readouts.
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Even with dual headlights, the pattern of the Rocket III's lights at night is very limited.
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Tall in the saddle, wide at the tank, with stump-pulling power, the Triumph Rocket III Roadster is the type of motorcycle Hercules would ride.
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The Rocket III lives up to its name with 131.97 lb-ft of torque available at only 2500 rpm.
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With a 29.5-inch seat height, riders are more ‘on’ the Rocket III than the Diavel Strada, sitting upright in the saddle with arms out wide and legs forward.
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We pit the 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada vs the 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster decked out in touring accessories.
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The Rocket III is unique for its gargantuan 2300cc displacement, but it also looks distinctive too. Power is pure muscle-rippling torque.
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The 2013 Triumph Rocket III Roadster is stable at lean and has decent ground clearance, but it does take more effort at the bars during turn-in and transitioning than the Ducati Diavel Strada.