Triumph Announces Special Edition Rocket 3, Street Twin and Thruxton Models

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

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Triumph announced four new special edition models, each featuring a special livery that will only be offered for the 2022 model year.

The 2022 special edition models are the Street Twin EC1, Thruxton RS Ton Up and the 221 Edition Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT. Each SE model is mechanically the same as their respective regular versions, but featuring a unique livery.

The special edition models will arrive in U.S. dealerships in January 2022, each carrying a premium of $750-$900 over the MSRP for the regular models.

2022 Triumph Rocket 3 R and GT 221 Edition

The Rocket 3 R and GT 221 Special Edition celebrate the 221 Nm (163 lb-ft.) of torque claimed by Triumph’s massive 2458cc Triple. According to Triumph, this is the highest peak torque on any production motorcycle.

The special edition models sport a “Red Hopper” color scheme with a red tank, front fender and “221” knee pad graphics contrasted against Sapphire Black fender brackets, headlight bowls, flyscreen, side panels, rear bodywork and radiator covers.

Another unique feature is a fuel tank graphic listing the Rocket 3 engine’s displacement, torque and power output, stroke and bore.

The Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition is priced at $24,600 while the Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition is priced at $23,900, both adding $900 to the price of the regular models.

2022 Triumph Street Twin EC1

The Street Twin EC1 pays tribute to the East End of London, specifically the historic streets with the postcode that gives the bike its name.

The special edition model comes in a Matt Aluminum Silver and Matt Silver Ice paint scheme with EC1 graphics and details on the tank and side panels. The Street Twin EC1 can also be fitted with an accessory Matt Silver Ice flyscreen, as well as any existing Street Twin accessories.

The 2022 Triumph Street Twin EC1 has an MSRP of $10,350, which is an extra $750 on top of the price of a regular Street Twin.

2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up

The Thruxton RS Ton Up is named for the “Ton Up Boys” café racer subculture of the ’50s and ’60s, and the first-ever 100 mph lap of the Isle of Man TT by a production motorcycle, completed in 1969 by Malcolm Uphill.

The Ton Up edition comes with an Aegean Blue fuel tank with Jet Black knee pad graphics and hand-painted silver pinstriping. The tail cowl is painted Fusion White with a Carnival Red infill with hand-painted black striping and a “100 Special Edition” graphic. The front fender sports a similar motif. An Aegean Blue cockpit fairing is available as an optional accessory.

Other features include side panels with the Thruxton RS Ton Up logo, headlight bowl and rear fender all painted in Jet Black, blacked-out wheels, engine covers and rear suspension springs and Matt Aluminum Silver fork protectors.

The 2022 Triumph Thruxton RS Ton Up will be available for $17,300, an $800 increase over the price of a regular Thuxton RS.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Imtoomuch Imtoomuch on Nov 09, 2021

    The stat stickers on the tank of the Rocket 3...those are removable right? That's a terrible and corny joke more like something KTM would pull.

  • Atrius Atrius on Nov 10, 2021

    At least they're not Jack Daniels/Jim Beam/Budweiser themed bikes