Some nice eye-candy from Triumph: three special edition bikes, limited to one year’s production, celebrating parts of Triumph’s British heritage. First is a ‘Ton-Up’ Thruxton RS, which harks back to the café-racer culture of the 1950s and 60s. Next is the Rocket 3 221, which is named for the giant custom’s monstrous torque figure of 221Nm (163ft lb). And then we have the Street Twin EC1. The EC1 is named after the east-end postcode which is either where all of London’s most egregious hipster bike crimes are committed, or where you’ll find the beating heart of a thriving eclectic custom bike scene, depending on your point of view…
All three are essentially just cosmetic makeovers: the paint schemes and graphics are pretty for sure, but the base bikes are unchanged. There’s an optional matching cockpit fairing for the Thruxton Ton-Up and a flyscreen for the EC1, and some natty hand-painted coachlines, but that’s your lot really. Prices are hiked a bit: the Thruxton will cost from £14,050 (£800 over stock) and will be available from selected dealers from June 2022. The Rocket 3 221 will be in the shops in April, starting at £21,100 (£900 increase), and the Street Twin EC1 will cost £9,000 (£600 more) when it’s released in March.
You’ll know if this sort of thing is up your street. More info: www.triumphmotorcycles.com
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