Triumph Announces More Special-Edition Models

Triumph Announces More Special-Edition Models

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Triumph:

NEW 221 SPECIAL EDITION ROCKET 3 R & ROCKET 3 GT

Designed to celebrate the Rocket 3’s category-defining performance, including its world-leading 221 Newton meters (163 LB-FT) of peak torque, the stunning new 221 Special Edition with its unique paint scheme is available for one year only, on the R and GT models.

Magnificent style with striking 221 Edition paint scheme

  • Rich and sophisticated new Red Hopper scheme across the fuel tank and front mudguard
  • Unique and distinctive 221 knee pad graphics
  • 221 scheme tank graphics that detail the Rocket’s incredible performance numbers: power, torque, engine size, bore and stroke
  • Sapphire Black mudguard brackets, headlight bowls, flyscreen, side panels, rear bodywork and radiator cowls
  • All of the Rocket 3’s imposing poise, stance and signature details including the distinctive twin headlight, sculpted 3 header exhaust run, single sided swinging arm and hidden folding pillion footrests

Unparalleled performance

  • 163 LB-FT torque at 4,000rpm: the World’s highest torque on a production motorcycle
  • 2458cc triple engine: the World’s largest production motorcycle engine
  • 164 HP peak power at 6,000rpm
  • Distinctive hydroformed 3 header exhaust delivering an unbelievable sound
  • 6 speed high performance helical cut gearbox
  • Torque-assist hydraulic clutch

Phenomenal handling

  • Fully adjustable Showa monoshock RSU with piggy-back reservoir
  • 47mm adjustable Showa upside down cartridge front forks
  • Top specification Brembo Stylema® 4-piston radial monobloc front brakes
  • 7-gal fuel tank for a great touring range
  • Intricate 20 spoke cast aluminum wheels with imposing 240mm rear tire size

Ride-enhancing technology

  • Multi-functional TFT instruments, ready for the accessory My Triumph connectivity system
  • Optimized cornering ABS and optimized cornering traction control
  • Four riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable
  • High level of standard specification including all-LED lighting, hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and keyless steering lock, heated grips (GT only), and USB charging socket

50+ Genuine Triumph accessories

  • Accessories to enhance the comfort, practicality, style and security, plus a range of dedicated luggage for even better touring capability

Available for one year only, the new 221 Special Editions combine a unique new paint scheme, showcasing the Rocket’s class-leading performance numbers, with all of the Rocket’s signature muscular style, phenomenal handling and effortless touring capability.

Named after its world-leading 221 Newton meters (163 LB-FT) of peak torque, the new Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition and Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition are eye-catching, premium and desirable.

Magnificent style with striking 221 Edition paint scheme

The distinctive 221 Edition Rockets feature a distinctive new paint scheme where the striking Red Hopper tank and front mudguard, beautifully contrasts with the Sapphire Black mudguard brackets, headlight bowls, flyscreen, side panels, rear bodywork and radiator cowls. The paint scheme is further enhanced by the bold and unique 221 knee pad graphics, as well as the subtle tank-top graphics which showcase all of the Rocket’s exceptional performance numbers, including 221Nm torque (163 LB-FT), 2458cc engine, 164HP power, 85.9mm stroke and 110.2mm bore.

On top of the unique 221 Edition paint scheme, the special editions feature all of the signature style elements that have made the Rocket a new modern motorcycle icon: the imposing and muscular stance, the distinctive twin headlights and the beautifully sculpted 3 header exhaust run. And, as with all Triumphs, the attention to detail is of an exceptional standard, including for example, the hidden folding pillion footrest which, when folded, seamlessly blend into the clean lines of the Rocket’s design.

Unparalleled performance

Renowned for being the largest production motorcycle engine on the planet, the Rocket 3 R and GT deliver world-leading performance from low down in the rev range. And it’s that incredible class-defining performance that has given the new 221 Special Editions their name.

The 2,458cc triple engine not only delivers the world’s highest peak torque of 164 LB-FT at 4,000rpm, but peak power is also a breath-taking 164HP at 6,000rpm. The Rocket 3 R and GT are effortlessly thrilling to ride, beautifully smooth and responsive, for all day, any gear riding.

The engine has been designed to harmoniously blend with the Rocket’s magnificent style and features a distinctive hydroformed three-header exhaust run, carefully designed to deliver the incredibly rich triple engine roar that is guaranteed to turn heads.

The Rocket 3 R and GT also feature a high-performance six-speed helical-cut gearbox and a torque-assist hydraulic clutch for super-slick operation and an incredibly refined ride.

Phenomenal handling

The Rocket 3 R and GT 221 Editions benefit from all of the latest generation Rocket’s incredible ride and high level of standard specification. This includes the superb suspension package: a fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension unit with piggy-back reservoir and 47mm upside down Showa cartridge front forks, adjustable for compression and rebound damping.

The incredible handling of this special edition Rocket 3 is also ensured thanks to its top specification Brembo Stylema® four-piston radial monobloc front brakes with twin 320mm floating discs. These cutting-edge calipers are a lightweight and compact design, with optimized air flow for efficient cooling.

Further highlighting the incredible specification of this bike, on the rear the Rocket 3 mounts a Brembo M4.32 four-piston monobloc caliper and 300mm disc, a setup more commonly found at the front end of a motorcycle.

Innovative design is key to the Rocket’s phenomenal handling and some of the best examples of this can be found in the beautifully engineered single-sided cast aluminum swingarm, the mass optimized aluminum frame, the hidden folding pillion pegs, and the internally wired roadster style handlebars on the R model, or the touring handlebars on the GT model.

The wheels are lightweight, cast aluminum, with an intricate 20-spoke design and come fitted with high-specification Avon Cobra Chrome tires. These have been developed especially for the Rocket 3 and deliver exceptional grip and high mileage durability.

With so much power available, the ergonomics have been carefully designed to optimize comfort and control. The rider’s seat has been sculpted to provide perfect support, while the adjustable foot controls give with two vertical position settings on the R model, and three horizontal position settings on the GT model.  Seat height is an accessible low 30-inch on the R model, and 32.5-inch on the GT model, and the rider can also change the set-up from twin seat to single with an accessory infill pad.

Thanks to the 4.7-gal fuel tank, the Rocket 3 R and GT 221 Editions ensure a great long distance touring range.

Ride-enhancing technology

 The Rocket 3 R 221 Edition and the Rocket 3 GT 221 Edition benefit from all of the standard specification of the base models including optimized cornering ABS and optimized cornering traction control. These are controlled by a sophisticated Inertial Measurement Unit which measures the roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rates of the bike in order to calculate the lean angle and optimize braking and traction control accordingly.

The instruments are full-color TFTs, which are angle-adjustable and have two information layout themes that can be personalized. The My Triumph connectivity system software is already installed, enabled, set-up and ready to be used with the accessory-fit Bluetooth module. This enables GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone and music operation via the switch cubes, all displayed on the TFT screen.

Four riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable – adjust the throttle response and traction control settings to suit rider preference and riding conditions. The modes can be easily changed while on the move via the illuminated switch cubes.

For low energy consumption, durability and great visibility on the road, the Rocket 3 R and GT feature all-LED lighting, including the twin LED headlights, beautifully shaped tail light, indicators and number plate light. The headlights also incorporate Triumph’s signature shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, where market legislation allows, increasing rider visibility to other road users.

As standard both Rocket 221 Editions come equipped with hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and keyless steering lock, and an under-seat USB charging socket. Plus, on the GT model, heated grips are also fitted as standard

 50+ Genuine Triumph accessories

As with all Triumph motorcycles, a wide range of genuine accessories are available to enhance the Rocket’s comfort, practicality, style and security. All accessories are designed alongside the bike itself, and all are tested to the same quality and durability standards.

Accessories include the Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, a comfort seat and a sports screen, plus tracking and alarm systems.

There is also a range of luggage available for even better touring capability, with an innovative patented cast aluminum retractable and lockable pannier mounting system.

The Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition and the Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition, plus all genuine accessories, come with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Pricing

In dealers in the US and Canada January 2022

Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition $24,600 USD ($28,700 Canada)

Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition $23,900 USD ($27,900 Canada)

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Triumph:

NEW STREET TWIN EC1 SPECIAL EDITION

THE CONTEMPORARY CUSTOM BONNEVILLE

 

A Triumph Street Twin EC1 Edition. Photo courtesy Triumph.
A Triumph Street Twin EC1 Edition. Photo courtesy Triumph.

 

Available for one year only, the new Street Twin EC1 Special Edition takes its inspiration from the vibrant custom-classic motorcycle culture of London’s East End – particularly the historic streets of EC1, the iconic London postcode which has given this beautiful machine its name.

Unique EC1 paint scheme and premium custom style detailing

  • Contemporary new EC1 custom-inspired Matt Aluminum Silver and Matt Silver Ice scheme
  • Dedicated EC1 graphics and design detailing across the tank and side panels
  • New accessory-fit Matt Silver Ice fly screen available to complement the EC1 Special Edition scheme

Thrilling high torque 900cc twin engine

  • Torque-rich engine delivering 59 LB-FT peak torque at 3,800rpm
    and 64HP peak power at 7,500rpm
  • Exciting British twin soundtrack from the distinctive twin upswept silencers

Comfortable, intuitive easy handling

  • High specification Brembo 4-piston front brake caliper
  • High specification 41mm cartridge forks for a comfortable and engaging ride
  • Twin RSUs with preload adjustment
  • Accessible low 30-inch seat height with excellent stand-over ergonomics to suit all riders

Advanced rider-focused technology

  • Class-leading riding modes: Road and Rain
  • High level of standard specification including ABS and switchable traction control,
    torque-assist clutch, USB charging socket and an immobilizer

Built to personalize

  • 120 genuine Triumph accessories available including a new Matt Silver Ice fly screen designed to complement the EC1 Special Edition scheme

Inspired by East London’s youthful urban motorcycle scene that has driven the growth in Modern Classic motorcycle appreciation, the new Street Twin EC1 Special Edition is a tribute to a genuine British cultural movement.

London’s thriving design community has seen an explosion in the Modern Classic scene over the last few years, with a real passion and appreciation for the art of customization.

And Triumph’s best-selling Modern Classic, the Street Twin, with its easy, confidence-inspiring ride, rich British twin character and stripped-back style, has proven to be a firm favorite for riders young and old to personalize and make their own.

Bringing all of the latest generation Street Twin’s thrilling performance and capability, the EC1 Special Edition adds a unique custom-inspired scheme that will be available for one year only.

Unique EC1 paint scheme and premium custom style detailing

The beautiful new Matt Aluminum Silver and Matt Silver Ice fuel tank design features subtle hand-painted silver coach lining, dedicated new EC1 graphics and the distinctive Triumph badge.

The unique custom scheme is carried over to the side panels, which are finished in Matt Silver Ice and carry a new Street Twin Limited Edition graphic, while both front and rear mudguards are Matt Aluminum Silver.

An accessory Matt Silver Ice fly screen, which complements the overall EC1 design scheme beautifully, is also available.

The EC1 Special Edition’s silver aesthetic is offset to stunning effect by the lightweight, black 10-spoke wheels, black headlamp bowl, black-finished mirrors and black signature-shaped engine covers.

Adding to the overall clean silhouette the EC1 features minimal indicators front and rear, comfortable bench seat, plus a compact and elegant LED rear light.

Thrilling high torque 900cc twin engine

The Street Twin EC1 edition Street Twin delivers all of the power, character and ride-by-wire-responsiveness of the latest 900cc high torque Bonneville twin engine.

This fuel-efficient power plant delivers incredible torque from low down and right through the rev range for thrilling acceleration, with 64HP peak power arriving at 7,500 rpm, and an incredible 59 LB-FT of peak torque at a low 3,800 rpm.

The EC1 also has the distinctive and rich trademark British Twin soundtrack, courtesy of the distinctive, twin upswept silencers.

Comfortable, intuitive easy handling

The Street Twin EC1 Special Edition brings a comfortable and engaging ride, thanks to its high specification equipment, fitted as standard. This includes its 41mm cartridge forks and preload adjustable twin rear shocks, plus its powerful 4-piston Brembo front brake which ensures outstanding stopping power and feel.

Pirelli Phantom Sports Comp tires are the standard fit, delivering optimum capability and great durability.

The high specification equipment goes hand in hand with the Street Twin’s confidence-inspiring ergonomics. The accessible low 30-inch seat height provides an excellent stand-over position, making the EC1 Special Edition suitable for all types of riders.

Advanced rider-focused technology

ABS and switchable Traction Control are fitted as standard on the Street Twin EC1, plus two class-leading riding modes, Rain and Road. These adjust the throttle map and traction control settings to manage the Street Twin’s torque and throttle response if traction is compromised, for example, a poor road surface or slippery conditions.

Riding the Street Twin is made even more comfortable thanks to the torque-assist clutch for light, easy operation, making riding in heavy traffic conditions much less stressful.

An easy-to-read analogue speedometer and a digital rev counter and menu system are seamlessly integrated into the clocks. The menu is accessed by a handlebar mounted scroll button, for fingertip control while riding.

The Street Twin also comes with a handy under-seat USB charger fitted as standard, as well as an immobilizer incorporated into the key.

Built to personalize

Since its launch in 2015, the Street Twin has played a part in the transformation in customer personalization, with more than 80% being fitted with genuine Triumph accessories.

Now, specifically for the EC1 Special Edition, a Matt Silver Ice fly screen has been added to the existing range of over 120 genuine Triumph accessories. This perfectly complements the EC1 design scheme, completing that iconic custom classic look.

The accessory range includes styling details to suit individual taste, as well as options to add protection, comfort and practicality, including luggage for longer rides.

All genuine Triumph accessories have been engineered alongside the motorcycle itself and tested to the same quality and durability standards. And, all come with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, just like the bike.

Available in dealerships in the US and Canada January 2022

$10,350 USD / $11,550 Canada

 

 

 

More, from another press release issued by Triumph:

NEW THRUXTON RS TON UP SPECIAL EDITION

 

A Thruxton RS Ton Up edition. Photo courtesy Triumph.
A Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition. Photo courtesy Triumph.

 

Inspired by the legendary Ton Up boys of the 1950s and 60s – the original café racers, and the first ever production 100mph lap of the Isle of Man TT achieved by Malcolm Uphill in 1969, the new Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition celebrates the passion and iconic style of the record-breaking Thruxton with a unique design scheme that is available for one year only.

Unique Ton Up Edition paint scheme and premium custom detailing

  • Classically-inspired Aegean Blue fuel tank with Jet Black knee pad graphics, edged with hand-painted silver coach lining
  • Fusion White seat cowl with Carnival Red infill, hand-painted black coach lining and new “100 Special Edition” graphic
  • Fusion White front mudguard with new Carnival Red “100” graphic
  • Jet Black side panels with new Thruxton RS Ton Up logo, headlight bowl and rear mudguard
  • New accessory-fit Aegean Blue cockpit fairing to complement the Ton Up Edition scheme
  • Premium custom detailing including Matt Aluminum Silver fork protectors and blacked-out wheels, engine covers and RSU springs

High performance Thruxton RS engine

  • Responsive and characterful Bonneville 1200cc twin engine
  • Peak power of 103 HP at 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 82 FL-LB at 4,250 rpm
  • Distinctive twin upswept brushed silencers delivering the hair-raising Thruxton sound

High-specification equipment for dynamic and engaging handling

  • Twin 310mm Brembo floating front brake discs with Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers
  • Fully adjustable Öhlins twin shocks with piggyback reservoir
  • Fully adjustable Showa 43mm upside down big piston forks
  • High-performance Metzeler Racetec RR tires
  • Engaged riding ergonomics with a low 31.8 inches seat height

Ride-enhancing technology fitted as standard

  • ABS and switchable traction control
  • Three riding modes: Road, Rain and Sport
  • LED daytime running light incorporated into the headlight (market specific)
  • Torque-assist clutch, ride-by-wire throttle, immobilizer and under-seat USB charging socket

The original Thruxton played a major part in the birth of motorcycle motorsport, as far back as the late 1950’s when the racing Bonneville first took victory at the legendary Thruxton 500 race series, from which it took its name, courtesy of British racing legend, Mike Hailwood. And from then onwards, the Thruxton was a dominating force – race winner and record breaker – with years of success spanning the 1960s.

By 1969, the Thruxton had won the Isle of Man TT, with Malcolm Uphill cracking the 100mph production lap for the very first time. And on the road, thanks to its twin-powered performance, it had also become the bike of choice, inspiring a generation of teenage racers – a now-iconic subculture centered around British café racer motorcycles and Rock n’ Roll music – the “Ton Up Boys”.

Driven by the common goal of doing “the ton” – riding 100mph – the café racers of the day would modify their motorcycles to maximize speed and handling by stripping them down to the bare minimum.

And now, honoring that passion, racing heritage and iconic style, the new Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition celebrates the legendary period in Britain’s motorcycling scene with a unique new classically inspired scheme, available for one year only.

Unique Ton Up Edition paint scheme and premium custom detailing

Perfectly accentuating the Thruxton’s iconic café racer DNA and timeless silhouette, the new Ton Up Edition design scheme incorporates a stunning and unique Aegean Blue fuel tank with Jet Black knee pad graphics, edged with hand-painted silver coach lining. This is paired with a Fusion White seat cowl and front mudguard, both of which feature unique new Carnival Red “100” graphics. The seat cowl also features additional hand-painted coach lining in black.

The side panels, featuring the new Thruxton RS Ton Up logo, are painted in Jet Black, as are the headlight bowl and rear mudguard. Other premium custom-inspired details include Matt Aluminum Silver fork protectors and blacked-out wheels, engine covers and RSU springs.

The Ton Up Edition also features all the hallmarks of the distinctive Thruxton RS, including unique Monza-style fuel filler cap, twin brushed stainless steel upswept silencers, single bullet seat and black bar-end mirrors.

Riders can also enhance their Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition with the accessory cockpit fairing that now comes in a matching Aegean Blue.

High performance Thruxton RS engine

The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition is powered by the responsive and characterful Bonneville 1200cc twin engine, delivering 105 PS peak power at 7,500 rpm and 112 Nm peak torque at a low 4,250 rpm. Fully Euro 5 compliant, the Thruxton RS engine is optimized for high-performance, low emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency.

The sporty twin reverse cone megaphone silencers deliver the Thruxton’s hair-raising, rich, and deep sound, that absolutely lives up to its legendary name.

High-specification equipment for dynamic and engaging handling

The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition features a light and agile chassis, with a sporty riding position and a high specification to match. This includes its race-bred fully adjustable Showa 43mm upside down pig piston forks and fully adjustable Öhlins twin rear shocks with piggyback reservoir, offering a great riding feel, comfort, and exceptional handling.

High-specification brakes ensure the Thruxton RS delivers outstanding stopping power, with twin 310mm Brembo floating front brake discs with Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers, and a Nissin two-piston floating caliper on the rear.

Metzler Racetec RR tires are fitted as standard, offering enhanced grip for sporty road riding as well as track day fun.

The combination of thrilling 1200cc engine, with high-specification dynamic chassis and premium standard equipment, alongside the focused and sporty riding ergonomics with low 810mm seat height, make the Thruxton RS an agile and engaged ride.

Ride-enhancing technology fitted as standard

The Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition is equipped with ABS and switchable traction control as standard, as well as three riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport. These adjust throttle map and traction control settings to better suit the riding conditions or rider preference. This is enabled via the ride-by-wire technology, which delivers enhanced throttle response and better control.

Additional ride-enhancing technology includes the torque-assist clutch, reducing rider fatigue, as well as the immobilizer and under-seat USB charging socket.

For a better visibility on the road, the bike is equipped with an LED DRL incorporated into the headlight (market specific).

80+ custom accessories

Like all Triumph Modern Classics, the Thruxton RS has been designed with customization at its heart, featuring a range of over 80 genuine Triumph accessories available. This includes the new Aegean Blue cockpit fairing, along with clip-on handlebars, heated grips and luggage, to name just a few.

All genuine Triumph accessories are designed alongside the bike itself and are tested to the same quality and durability standards. That’s why all accessories come with the same two-year unlimited mileage warranty as the bike itself.

Price and Availability

$17,300 USD / $18,550 USD – in Dealers January 2022

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