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My Friends Triumph Rocket 111. A massive 2.3 litre engined cruiser from the iconic UK Motorcycle manufacturer Triumph, Taken in front of the Forth Road Bridge.

Canon EOS 60D Using a 35-350L 3.5 Lens
FL 48mm (35mm Eq 76mm) 1/60s F4.0 ISO100

The Rocket III Project started in 1998 led by Triumph Product Range Manager Ross Clifford and started with a lot of research—especially in the USA where big cruisers were selling well. The main competitors were the Harley-Davidson Ultraglide and the Honda Goldwing so the initial idea was to develop a 1,600 cc performance cruiser.
Triumph began developing the Rocket III Touring version in February 2004 following the launch of the original model, to target the large cruiser market which represents 50% of all US motorcycle sales. As well as a new design for the steel frame and swinging arm, the Touring model has more torque at lower revs – 209 N·m (154 ft·lbf) @ 2,025 rpm, but less horsepower at the top end. New features include tank mounted instruments and a scrolling switch on the handlebar to set the clock and indicate fuel ranges. The five-spoke design used on the Rocket III was replaced with billet aluminium slotted wheels and narrower tyres were specified to improve steering with a 180/70 × 16 rear tyre to make it easier to fit detachable panniers that come as standard, together with a removable windscreen and Kayaba rear shock absorbers.

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triumph, motorbike, sunset, cruiser

Im an amateur photographer but always try and approach each shot as if I was a pro. I try and learn something new with every shoot and hope I can produce some images that others may also like. In General im Just an ordinary Ice hockey and general winter sports fan. Love all Motorsport and am now re-discovering a passion for all photography, especially of people, so any tips and or comments welcome

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Comments

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    A man machine, super shot Ian …

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    hehe, sorry, of course I meant mean machine …

  • LOL Its OK its a Man that drives this one Ha ha and TY

    – Ian Coyle

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    Wow Ian.. thank I have to come over soon for a ride :-)
    Stunning PP also
    fav
    John

  • Thanks Joihn and apart from a little bit of lightroom its as shot

    – Ian Coyle

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    What a beauty, Ian! A marvellous capture in such beautiful surrounds!

  • Cheers Mike much appreciated

    – Ian Coyle

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanalmost 3 years ago

    Cracking shot :)

  • Thanks AJ, I hope you and yours are well. I will need to come visit again soon

    – Ian Coyle

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanky you for taking the time to comment and look.

    – Ian Coyle

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanalmost 3 years ago

    I thought you’d fallen of the edge of the world lol. You are always welcome, let me know and I’ll get your tea organised for you xx

  • Nah im still alive and kicking just not been shooting too much recently LOL. I will try and come see you soon

    – Ian Coyle

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 3 years ago

    That’s not a motor bike Ian its a time machine!
    Excellent capture Sir :o)

  • Cheers Robin, the engine is certainily big enough to move time

    – Ian Coyle

  • Rich51
    Rich51almost 3 years ago

    A great shot, and a superb machine!! 2.3 litres? it must fly! Rich

  • chilby
    chilbyover 2 years ago

    sex sex and more sex. makes my Zwaka Ninja look really easy to clean. but I want one.. real bad

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