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TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

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TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

Its unique paint design makes it a real eye-catcher: with the 221 Special Edition of the R and GT models, TRIUMPH is celebrating the worldwide unique torque level of the Rocket 3 at the top level of 221 Newton meters. If you want to celebrate, you have a year, because the luxury edition is only available in model year 2022. One thing is certain: through yours 2,5 liters currently the largest engine in motorcycle construction with over 220 Nm torque the TRIUMPH Rocket 3 sets the benchmark for muscle bikes and is rightly "a class of its own". But it's not just the sheer power that casts a spell over everyone who does a lap with the XXL triple - the Rocket's very well-balanced balance and ideal suitability for everyday use are at least as impressive.

Special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

If you have missed an exclusive outfit for your bike with all these advantages of the biggest TRIUMPH, you should soon go to the dealer of the traditional British brand, because they will soon be there Special models of the 221 Special Edition with a particularly elegant, elaborately designed color and lacquer design.

Strong performance, strong design: This is where the 221 Special Edition scores

  • “Red Hopper” paintwork on the tank and front fender
  • Tank inserts in 221 look
  • Tank graphic with the impressive performance data of the Rocket: power, torque, engine size, bore and stroke
  • Fender mounts, headlight housings, flyscreen, side covers, tail fairing and radiator covers in Sapphire Black
  • characteristic details: double headlights, exhaust with three tailpipes, single-sided swing arm and foldable passenger footrests

Nobody can do that: The Rocket does it

  • 221 Nm torque at 4.000 rpm: the world's highest torque for a production motorcycle
  • 2458 cm³ three-cylinder engine: the largest series motorcycle engine in the world
  • 167 HP peak power at 6.000 rpm
  • Hydro-formed exhaust manifolds for extra powerful sound
  • Six-speed high-performance gearbox with helical teeth
  • Hydraulically operated clutch with torque assistance

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

Top equipment for top handling

  • Fully adjustable Showa mono shock absorber RSU with reservoir
  • Showa adjustable 47mm upside-down fork
  • Brembo Stylema® four-piston radial monobloc brakes on the front wheel
  • 18 liter tank for a long range
  • Cast aluminum wheels with 20 spokes, impressive 240 mm rear tires

State-of-the-art technology for optimal driving behavior

  • Multifunctional TFT instruments, ready for the “My TRIUMPH” connectivity system available as an accessory
  • Optimized cornering ABS and optimized cornering traction control
  • Four driving modes: road, rain, sport and configurable by the driver
  • Extensive standard equipment with LED lighting, hill start assist, cruise control, keyless ignition and keyless steering wheel lock, heated handles (GT only) and USB charging socket

More than 50 TRIUMPH original accessories

Lots of accessories to improve comfort, functionality, style and safety as well as special luggage options for even better touring suitability. Strong performance, robust style, best handling and fully suitable for touring - the new 221 Special Editions have all the arguments on their side. Together with the special paintwork, TRIUMPH unbeatable total packages that look after the peak torque of 221 Newton meters and will surely find a lot of fans. But they have to look for their bike in good time, because the noble special editions of the Rocket 3 R and GT will only be available for one year.

Unique style thanks to the 221 edition paintwork

The Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition comes in a striking new paintwork: the striking one Tank in Red Hopper livery and the front fender form a nice contrast to the fender brackets, the headlight housing, the fly screen, the side covers as well as the rear fairing and the radiator covers in Sapphire Black. The tank inserts in 221 design and graphics with the impressive performance data of the Rocket provide additional highlights: 221 Nm torque, 2458 cm³ engine, 167 hp, 85,9 mm stroke and 110,2 mm bore.

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

In addition to the unique 221 paintwork, of course, all of the special models also have characteristic style elements that have made the Rocket a modern motorcycle icon: its broad-shouldered look, the distinctive double headlights and the beautifully shaped exhaust with three tailpipes. As in all TRIUMPH motorcycles, there is also in the Special Editions great attention to detail. For example, the foldable passenger footrests fit seamlessly into the clear lines of the Rocket design.

Top performance!

The Rocket 3 R and Rocket 3 GT are known for having the largest Series motorcycle engine in the world have, and already bring enormous performance in the lower speed range. The unique torque value of 221 Newton meters gives the new 221 Special Editions their name. The 2.458 cm³ three-cylinder engine not only delivers the world's highest Peak torque of 221 Nm at 4.000 rpmbut can also come with an impressive Peak power of 167 hp at 6.000 rpm wait up. Both models have excellent handling, run very smoothly and impress with their first-class engine response. This means that you are perfectly equipped for an exciting driving experience - regardless of the occasion.

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

The engine was designed to blend in with the Rocket's design. It has an eye-catching, hydroformed exhaust manifold with three tailpipes, which perfectly conveys the rich triple sound of the large engine. Both Rocket 3 models also have a powerful, helical gear Six-speed gearbox and a hydraulically operated clutch with torque assistance, which ensure smooth shifting and precise driving behavior.

A top-level driving experience

The 221 Special Edition models of the Rocket 3 R and GT benefit from the first-class driving characteristics and the high level of standard equipment of the current generation of rockets. This also includes the excellent suspension package: a fully adjustable Showa monoshock central spring strut with expansion tank and a 47 mm cartridge front fork from Showa, which can be adjusted in compression and rebound.

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

The great driving pleasure of the special edition of the Rocket 3 is also enhanced by the first-class, perfectly adjustable Brembo Stylema® four-piston radial monobloc brakes Guaranteed with two floating 320 mm discs at the front. The state-of-the-art brake calipers are light and compact and have an optimized airflow for efficient cooling. On the rear wheel, the Rocket 3 is equipped with a Brembo M4.32 four-piston monobloc brake caliper and a 300 mm disc, which are otherwise more likely to be found on the front of a motorcycle.

Innovative construction details are the key to the first-class handling of the Rocket. These features include the beautifully constructed single-sided swing arm made of cast aluminum, the weight-optimized aluminum frame, the hidden, foldable passenger pegs and the internally wired roadster-style handlebar on the R model and the touring handlebar on the GT model. The wheels are made of lightweight cast aluminum with a sophisticated 20-spoke design and come with Avon Cobra Chrome tires. These were specially developed for the Rocket 3 and offer very good grip and high mileage.

With so much available power, the Ergonomics carefully designed for comfort and Optimize control. The driver's seat has been shaped to provide perfect support, while the adjustable footrest systems offer two vertical positions on the R model and three horizontal positions on the GT model. The seat height is a low 773 mm for the R model and 750 mm for the GT model. In addition, the driver can change the seat configuration from a double seat to a single seat with an upholstery available as an accessory. Good to know: Thanks to the 18-liter fuel tank, the Rocket 3 R and GT 221 Editions offer a large range for long-distance tours.

Technology to improve driving behavior

The Rocket 3 R 221 Edition and the Rocket 3 GT 221 Edition have the all Standard equipment of the basic models, including optimized cornering ABS and optimized cornering traction control. These are controlled by a sophisticated inertia measuring unit that measures the roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration values ​​of the motorcycle to calculate bank angle and apply braking and traction control accordingly
optimize.

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

The instruments are full-color TFTs that can be tilted and have two information layouts that can be individually adapted. the Software the “My TRIUMPH” connectivity system is already installed, activated, set up and ready for use with the Bluetooth module available as an accessory. This enables interaction with a GoPro ™ camera, arrow navigation and operation of the phone and music via the switch units on the handlebar, all of which are displayed on the TFT screen.

Four driving modes - Road, Rain, Sport and configurable by the driver - fit the bill Throttle response and traction control settings to the preferences of the driver and the driving conditions. The modes can easily be changed while driving using the illuminated switch unit. The Rocket 3 R and GT have one for low energy consumption, durability and good visibility on the road Full LED lightingincluding the dual LED headlights, taillight, turn signals and license plate lights. The headlights are also equipped with the LED daytime running lights characteristic of TRIUMPH, which increase the visibility of the driver for other road users.

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

Both Rocket 221 editions come as standard with Hill start assist, cruise control, keyless Ignition and keyless steering lock as well as a USB charging socket fitted under the seat. The GT model also features heated handles as standard. More than 50 original TRIUMPH accessories. As with all TRIUMPH motorcycles, there is one large selection of original accessories available to enhance the comfort, functionality, style and safety of the Rocket. All accessories are developed together with the motorcycle itself and tested to the same quality and durability standards.

The accessories include the TRIUMPH Shift Assist-Quickshifter for clutchless Shifting gears in both directions, a tire pressure monitoring system, a comfort seat and a sports screen as well as location and alarm systems. There are also a number of luggage options with one for even better touring suitability innovative, patented, retractable and lockable luggage rack attachment system made of cast aluminum.

TRIUMPH 221 Special Edition special models Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT

For all Rocket 3 R 221 Special Edition and Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition that are registered at German or Austrian dealers, as well as for all original accessories, a full manufacturer's guarantee of four years with unlimited kilometers plus a two-year mobility guarantee applies in the event of a breakdown. The new Rocket 3 221 Special Edition special models are from February 2022 available from TRIUMPH dealers.

The prices of the Rocket 3 - 221 Special Edition special models in Germany

  • Rocket 3 R - 221 Special Edition special model, price Germany *: € 23.950
  • Rocket 3 GT - 221 Special Edition special model, price Germany *: € 24.750

* Prices in Germany: plus delivery costs, including a 48-month manufacturer's guarantee with unlimited kilometers plus a 24-month mobility guarantee

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