For a limited time only: Triumph unveil three new special editions

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Triumph have unveiled a raft of new special editions based on the Rocket 3 R and GT, Thruxton RS and Street Twin models. Although the numbers won’t be limited, each of the specials will only be on sale for one year.

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First up, there are two new special editions of the monster Rocket 3 performance cruiser. The Rocket 3 R 221 roadster and Rocket 3 GT 221 tourer have been named after the bike’s world-leading peak torque figure of 221Nm (163lb.ft) and feature a unique red paintjob with 221 on the tank’s sides and a special graphic listing key performance data atop the fuel tank. The 221 R costs £21,100 and the 221 GT £21,800, both will be available from April.

Triumph Rocket 3 R 221 Edition

Next is the new, EC1 limited edition version of Triumph’s entry-level retro roadster, the Street Twin. Inspired by East London’s vibrant custom motorcycle scene as epitomised by the Bike Shed, and named after the district’s postcode, the EC1 version of the 900cc, 65bhp twin features a striking matt silver, two-tone paint job and bespoke graphics, is priced at £9000 and arrives in dealers in March.

Triumpg Street Twin EC1 Edition

And finally, Triumph’s top-spec café racer, the Thruxton RS is getting even more ’60s rocker style with this new Ton Up special.

Named after the Ton Up Boys who raced modified bikes from the likes of London’s Ace Café, the 105bhp 1200 gets a blue/white/black livery with hand-painted coach lining and special graphics plus blacked-out wheels, engine, headlamp bowl and rear mudguard. The Thruxton Ton Up will arrive in June at £14,050.

Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition

Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.