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Old 17-01-2021, 10:20 PM
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Nice Motorcycle

Saw a few bikes while out near ESK ( Nth West of Brisbane ) today ....this one was the only one worth looking at ....!! ... love them old British Bikes.

All the others were '' rice burners ''

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Old 17-01-2021, 11:14 PM
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Nice !
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Old 18-01-2021, 11:08 AM
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Evolution

Those old bikes are lovely. One of my friends still has a BMW R65 which he bought new around 40 years ago, it's still going strong as still looks as good as the day he got it.

I also thought I would post a picture of a modern Rocket 3, not BSA but Triumph. 2300 CC motor, 0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h
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Old 18-01-2021, 12:01 PM
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340 clicks seems plausible thanks to the reduced drag from the missing rider who blew off somewhere around the 280 mark...
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Old 26-01-2021, 01:01 PM
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The performance figures in the OP are somewhat exaggerated, MCN reviewed the 2020 model and suggested that the top speed was 220 kph. I have a BMW 1150 twin that makes 3.7 secs on the dyno and I do not believe that one could ever ride it like that. That said the Rocket 3 is an amazing motorcycle and does not feel heavy under you.
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Old 26-01-2021, 01:41 PM
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I used to have a R100 - and then discovered the 1150 GS. My last one was the 1200GS - what a bike! Perfect just about anywhere.
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Old 27-01-2021, 10:41 AM
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David,
I had an R100R Classic, hit by a car and sadly gone but my R1150R is a good replacement, I enjoy big days and have set it up accordingly.
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