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Triumph Power Cruiser Head to Head: Triumph Rocket 3 vs Ducati Diavel 1260 S

The Triumph Rocket 3 has arrived with a veritable bang with its polished muscular stance, meaty torque band and effortlessly refined riding style… but is this enough to take it to the top of the so-called Power Cruiser class?

The Triumph Rocket 3 is one of the British marque’s most iconic vehicles and about as ‘flagship’ as you can get with its huge road presence and heft, both in terms of weight and sheer grunt.

It’s a fairly unique proposition in its segment but the Triumph Rocket 3 does have some rivals to fend off when it comes to persuading the money out of your hands, including the Harley-Davidson FXDR and the Yamaha V-MAX (discontinued but still out there on the used market).

However, for this head-to-head there can only be one contender – the Ducati Diavel 1260 S.

Triumph Rocket 3 vs Ducati Diavel 1260 S

While the Diavel 1260 S has been developed with sportiness in mind, it certainly falls within the bracket of power cruiser and this is the audience Triumph is certainly looking to tempt. Find out who wins...

Read the FULL Triumph Rocket 3 REVIEW here

“If you’re new to these kind of big-CC, oversized bikes and fancy a go on the new machine, you have to know what you’re getting into when you ride it. Expecting it to do all the things your lightweight naked motorcycle could do is like judging a fish’s ability to succeed by asking it to climb a tree. You’re only going to find faults that actually aren’t there.

“If you never rode the original Rocket III, there is a lot of refinement, style and one huge, 2.5l reason to get yourself a test ride on the new model. I guarantee you will come back from that ride with a smile on your face.”

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