East Coast Super Rockets
- 4-gallon tank standard (did have the 2-gallon as option for '58 & '59, 3-gallon '60 on)
- Rubbers knee grips on tank
- Eastern type "Twin-Solo" dual seat (wider, softer, and longer for the highway touring habits of the Eastern Market)
- Handle bars featured the "Laconia Bend" sweeping handle bar contour for comfort and control
West Coast Super Rockets
- 2-gallon tank standard (for 1958 and 1959) and 3-gallon special sport tank for 1960 to 1963 (Note: conflict in literature, one catalog (for 1958-59) list the special sport type 3 gallon tank as standard for Western model).
- No rubbers knee grips on tank
- Sports type "cushionaire" dual seat (slimmer design more suitable for off-the road sports favored in the West)
- Handle bars designed with a "Gunter Bend" smooth shaped design
Note: Details on "Gunter" and "Laconia" bend from 1957 Road Rocket (not Super Rocket) sales brochure. I am assuming these bend styles were carried along when the 1958 Super Rocket models were introduced.
I encourage anyone with additional information about Eastern USA vs Western USA model differences to contact me (Email to danielboss at juno.com). I am also interested in color photos of Eastern and Western type Super Rockets. Note: The picture at the beginning of this webpage is of the West Coast version Super Rocket.
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