I have to say... Personally I’m mighty tempted by this machine. I’m heading up to Motorcycle Live @ the Birmingham NEC next month and I have booked myself in for a VIP one on one tour of the bike to get a feel for it and to discuss options... watch this space!
I rode a first generation Rocket and it scared me to death.
The only thing scarier was ridding a Kawasaki 750 H2 Mach IV. I didn't have a motorcycle license yet. I went into a Kawasaki dealership to look at bikes and the salesman handed me the keys to a Mach IV. I could have easily killed myself.
I love the new Rocket, it looks much better than the old one to me. Having just got a Goldwing last year, I think I'd be sufocated in my sleep if I came home with an R3 as well, so in the interests of long life I'm trying hard not to look at the new R3 too much...