Triumph Motorcycles has launched the new Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition in India priced at ₹ 21.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The special edition offering has been launched alongside the Bonneville Edition and will be available in limited numbers. The new Triumph Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition gets a unique colour scheme and will be on sale only for one year. The special offering derives its name from the Rocket 3’s performance numbers, translating to 221 Nm of peak torque. The new colours further add to the bold and imposing look of the motorcycle, which gets one of the largest displacement engines on two wheels.
The Triumph Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition gets the Red Hopper colour on the fuel tank and front mudguard, and makes for a nice contrast with the Sapphire Black mudguard brackets, headlight bowls, flyscreen, side panels, rear bodywork and radiator cowls. The special edition is further enhanced by the 221 knee pad graphics as well as the subtle tank-top graphics. The single-sided swingarm and the hidden pillion footrests have been retained from the stock version.
Power on the Triumph Rocket 3 GT comes from the 2,458 cc three-cylinder engine that develops a whopping 221 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm, the world’s highest torque on a production motorcycle. The motor churns out 165 bhp at 6,000 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a torque-assist hydraulic clutch. The three-header exhaust delivers a meaty sound and remains one of the design highlights on the motorcycle.
With the cycle parts being the same, the Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition uses the same suspension package with fully adjustable Showa monoshock rear suspension and USD Showa cartridge forks at the front. Braking duties are handled by Brembo Stylema four-piston radial monobloc calipers with twin 320 mm floating discs at the front and a Brembo M4.32 four-piston monobloc caliper gripping a 300 mm single disc at the rear. The wheels are lightweight cast aluminium and come fitted with Avon Cobra Chrome tyres.
The Rocket 3 GT 221 Special Edition gets a host of electronic aids including cornering ABS, cornering traction control, and the inertial measurement unit (IMU) that brings four riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport and a rider configurable option. The bike also gets a TFT screen, hill hold control, cruise control, keyless ignition and keyless steering lock, as well as an under-seat USB charging socket.