The torque produced by the 2300cc engine is not only profound, it's very well managed. Our Dyno run revealed a max of 141 foot-pounds at 2500 rpm, but torque comes on right off throttle, reaching 140 foot-pounds quickly and remaining in peak range for another 1500 rpm. Conveniently, this is the range of rpm where most street riding is done, so the Rocket III pilot is always in the grunt, at least until the motor is wound above 5000 rpm where horsepower becomes the name of the game (132.4 at 6250 rpm). This bike hurtles, for sure. Keep in mind that's 30 more horsies than the Rocket's next-in-displacement heavyweight contender, the Vulcan 2000, dishes out-thanks to the Triumph's late-breaking redline of 6250 rpm, compared to the Kawasaki's 4750 rpm cutoff. While power might not be comparable between these bikes, weight is: the Triumph, full of fluids, tips the scale at 802 pounds, while the Vulcan weighs in at 820. Another Rocket challenger, the venerable Yamaha V-Max, may be much lighter in stature and displacement, but it is one of only a couple of cruisers on the market today that come close to the Triumph in performance. Here's how it lays out on the drag strip: Triumph is king, by a shred, at 11.55 seconds at 118 mph compared to the Max's last recorded run with us of 11.62 at 116.9. For reference, the V2K gave us a 12.43 at 104.2. The VTX and Valkyrie models run mid-12s as well, while Harley's V-Rod gives the Rocket good chase with an 11.88 at 113.8.