Limited edition Triumph Street Twin EC1, Rocket 3 GT 221 and R 221 unveiled
After witnessing a better customer demand for limited edition models, Triumph Motorcycle is on a streak of dolling up the rest of the bikes in the same manner. In these unveils, the Hinckley based motorcycle manufacturer has revealed three limited-edition motorcycles - the Street Twin EC1, which pays homage to the custom motorcycle culture of East London from back in the day, and the Rocket 3 GT 221 and R 221, both of which boast of world-leading torque figure in motorcycles. Let’s have a look at every motorcycle in detail. Shall we?
Triumph Street Twin EC1
The EC1 suffix here is the postal code of East London, whose streets were known for its custom-classic motorcycle culture. To accentuate that, the bike has a dedicated EC1 badge alongside the Triumph logo. The petrol tank is painted in Matt Aluminium Silver and Matt Silver Ice fuel tank with a hand-painted silver lining. The side panels are painted in Matt Silver Ice and sports ‘Street Twin LTD Edition’ scripting and both front and rear mudguards are Matt Aluminium Silver. To add contrast to the styling of the Twin, the rest of the chassis and bodywork components like the wheels, headlamp bowl, mirrors and signature-shaped engine covers are blacked out. Additionally, there will be a Matt Silver Ice fly screen available as an accessory.
The EC1 is based on 2021 Street Twin. Meaning it has the same mechanicals as the BS6 compliant 900cc parallel-twin engine delivering 64.1bhp at 7500rpm and 80Nm peak torque at 3,800rpm.
Triumph Rocket 3 GT 221 and R 221
The styling of the limited edition Rocket 3 GT 221 and the R 221 are essentially the same and celebrate the fact that it has the world-leading 221 Newton metres of peak torque. Hence Triumph has added a bold ‘221’ graphic along with the bike’s other performance numbers including ‘221Nm torque, 2458cc engine, 167PS power, 85.9mm stroke and 110.2mm bore’ on the Red Hopper painted petrol tank. The front mudguard is painted in the same contrasting with the Sapphire Black mudguard brackets. Furthermore, the headlight bowls, flyscreen, side panels, rear bodywork and radiator cowls are also in Sapphire Black.
Both of these bikes are based on the 2021 versions of their respective models. So, they are powered by the 2,458cc engine which produces 165bhp at 6,000rpm and obviously, peak torque of 221Nm at 4,000rpm.
Prices and availability
All three bikes will be on sale alongside their respective standard variants and are India bound and will launch next year. And once here, they will command an expected price premium of Rs 30,000 or Rs 40,000 depending on the model over their respective standard versions.
Triumph has also revealed the limited edition of the Bonneville Thruxton Ton Up which gets stylings that underline the craze of hitting 160kmph (100mph) in good old days, and a little bit more power. Bust sadly, it is not coming to India.