2022 Triumph Rocket 3 R & GT 221 Particular Version First Look

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Triumph has launched the 2022 Rocket 3 R 221 Particular Version, out there for one yr solely. (Triumph Bikes/)

Two extra special-edition bikes from Triumph? Yep, the just-released Rocket 3 R 221 and Rocket 3 GT 221 have joined the rising listing of special-edition fashions unveiled by the British model for the 2022 mannequin yr. If it appears like Hinckley has pulled out the stops minting quite a few variants of its present fashions, that doesn’t appear to be a nasty enterprise technique; a lot of the earlier limited-edition runs have offered out (although we will’t affirm the identical for the Rocket 3 Black bikes launched earlier this yr). As with most of Triumph’s current particular editions, the distinguishing qualities on these fashions come down to color, graphics, and particulars, and the 221 Particular Version bikes, each R and GT, are additionally out there for one yr solely.

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Both Rocket 3 R 221 models get Red Hopper paint against black and silver, with special graphics to mark the edition.

Each Rocket 3 R 221 fashions get Purple Hopper paint in opposition to black and silver, with particular graphics to mark the version. (Triumph Bikes/)

With this newest Rocket 3 model, Triumph appears to be like to rejoice the muscle cruiser’s mind-blowing efficiency numbers, calling out particularly its world-leading 221 Newton-meters of peak torque (that’s 163 pound-feet to you and me) within the title and, certainly, proper there on the sensible purple tank.

If you ever need to recall the Rocket 3’s performance, it’s spelled out right there on the 221’s tank.

For those who ever must recall the Rocket 3’s efficiency, it’s spelled out proper there on the 221’s tank. (Triumph Bikes/)

Actually, Triumph goes as far as to place an abbreviated model of the spec sheet on that  tank, with delicate graphics referencing the Rocket’s 2,458cc inline-triple engine, the (claimed) 221Nm torque output, the 167 PS energy declare, and the engine’s 85.9mm stroke and 110.2mm bore. These numbers proceed to be on the prime of the listing for any manufacturing unit bike, so the colour scheme needed to be eye-popping as properly, and for each the 221 particular editions Triumph went with a hue it calls Purple Hopper. The putting purple seems on the tank and entrance fender, contrasting with black fender brackets, darkish headlight bowls, a smoked fly display (on the R mannequin), and black facet panels, radiator cowls, and rear bodywork. The paint scheme is punctuated by thick “221″ graphics filling up the tank’s knee pad part. You possibly can’t miss ‘em.

Chunky “221” graphics along the side instantly ID this bike as a 221 special edition.

Chunky “221” graphics alongside the facet immediately ID this bike as a 221 particular version. (Triumph Bikes/)

Beneath the distinctive paint, the 221 particular editions nonetheless retain the signature visuals of the latest-gen inventory Rocket energy cruiser, just like the in-your-face muscular stance, the distinctive twin headlights, and the sculptural three-header exhaust run. The purple will certainly catch your consideration, however all focus nonetheless comes again to the massive inline-triple powerplant, which alternates between chrome and black finishes, with brightwork dominating the exhaust headers. The mufflers on the finish of the run additionally get contrasting black/chrome accents, whereas the black fork covers offset the shinier yokes, risers, and handlebar clamps.

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The monstrous 2.5-liter powerplant and hydroformed exhaust headers are still in full view; the GT 221 version wears a taller shield and more spacious passenger area than the R, as on the stock models.

The monstrous 2.5-liter powerplant and hydroformed exhaust headers are nonetheless in full view; the GT 221 model wears a taller defend and extra spacious passenger space than the R, as on the inventory fashions. (Triumph Bikes/)

The tasty inventory underpinnings seem for each 221 fashions as properly, with a light-weight aluminum body holding the 47mm USD adjustable Showa fork, coupled with high-spec four-piston Brembo Stylema Monoblock brakes with floating discs and aluminum wheels, with a totally adjustable Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir to take care of damping obligation out again.

Rear view of the Rocket 3 GT 221, with adjustable passenger pillion and folding footpegs. The Rocket 3 GT 221 will retail for $24,600.

Rear view of the Rocket 3 GT 221, with adjustable passenger pillion and folding footpegs. The Rocket 3 GT 221 will retail for $24,600. (Triumph Bikes/)

As with the stocker, the GT 221 model retains its concentrate on touring with a devoted defend, laid-back ergos, and heated grips, together with that plush (and adjustable) passenger pillion. On each fashions the footpeg place may be adjusted, and the pillion footpegs may be hidden through a chic folding design.

The stock R3’s high-spec adjustable Showa suspension, Brembo brakes, and aluminum wheels carry over to the 221 special editions.

The inventory R3’s high-spec adjustable Showa suspension, Brembo brakes, and aluminum wheels carry over to the 221 particular editions. (Triumph Bikes/)

All of the rider tech that comes on the common Rockets is right here too, with Optimized Cornering ABS and traction management together with 4 using modes (Highway, Rain, Sport, and rider-configurable) all commonplace, and accessed through the colour TFT show. LED lighting, hill maintain management, and cruise management, in addition to keyless ignition, all stay as commonplace tools.

Both Rocket 3 R and GT 221 models will be available starting January 2022; the Rocket 3 R 221 has an MSRP of $23,900.

Each Rocket 3 R and GT 221 fashions will probably be out there beginning January 2022; the Rocket 3 R 221 has an MSRP of $23,900. (Triumph Bikes/)

The 2022 Triumph Rocket 3 R 221 and Rocket 3 GT 221 will hit dealerships within the US and Canada beginning in January of 2022. MSRP will probably be $23,900 for the Rocket 3 R 221 and $24,600 for the Rocket 3 GT 221.

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