Triumph has announced a new range of special edition motorcycles for 2022, adding to the Gold Line Editions that were announced just last month. Each of the special editions will only be available for one year, keeping their numbers relatively limited for each edition, with the bikes being distinguished by their custom livery.
The special editions include the Street Twin EC1, Thruxton RS Ton Up and the 221 Edition Rocket 3 R (which will also be available in a Rocket 3 GT version). All of the bikes are technically and mechanically exactly the same as their standard versions, however, the special editions feature custom paint jobs that pay tribute to different motorcycle subcultures from around the world. Despite their special livery, each bike will only carry a modest premium over their regular models when they hit dealerships in January of next year.
The Thruxton RS Ton Up is named after the cafe racer subculture from the 1950s and ’60s called the “Ton Up Boys”, executed in a black and Agean blue fuel tank that dominates the first impression of the bike. The livery also gives a nod to the record-breaking ride by Malcolm Uphill on a Triumph Bonneville 750cc, becoming the first person to set a 100mph lap on the Isle of Man TT. The tail cowl features a red and white coat of colour with hand-painted black striping and a “100 Special Edition” graphic.
In contrast, the Rocket 3 R and GT 221 Special Edition offer a more contemporary feeling, with a red fuel tank that celebrates the impressive 221Nm of torque that Triumph claims the bikes are capable of via the 2458cc Triple. At that level of power, it boasts the highest peak torque of any production motorcycle.
Rounding out the trio is the stealthy Street Twin EC1, which is inspired by the historically important motorcycling streets of the East End of London. Arriving with an eye-catching two-tone matte silver paint job, it also features EC1 graphics and details on the fuel tank, serving up a very attractive all-around package.
All of the 2022 special edition bikes from Triumph are set to arrive in stores by January, with prices ranging between US$10,350 (~AU$14,035) for the Street Twin EC1 and US$24,600 (~AU$33,360) for the Rocket 3 GT 221.