You start with a Triumph Rocket 3, all 2294cc and 132 rear wheel horsepower of it, add one turbo from Turbo Connection and what do you get? Well, from the looks of it, one helluva fast and fun street machine. The iBoost turbo unit with 8 pounds of boost produces 203hp and 215 foot pounds of twist. Price of the kit is $5395. The same price will get you the same type of kit for a Harley Davidson V-Rod which produces 170hp.
What’s really nice about these kits is the power is always there, no buttons to push or bottles to fill, just roll on the throttle (carefully!) and grin. I’ve never been a nitrous fan, I like a bit of mechanical wizardry that does the work. Of course, you get some computer mods with the kit, too, so everything does what it’s supposed to. The turbo is small and fits on the bike without major remodeling. On the Triumph, the turbo is almost hidden, on the V-Rod it’s out for the world to see but it’s a clean installation and looks good.
via August ’05 Motorcyclist magazine
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