Another four models have been given the Special Edition paint scheme treatment alongside the eight Gold Line models. You now have the Thruxton RS Ton Up, Street Twin EC1, Rocket 3 GT 221, and Rocket 3 R 221. All are available for one year only and may be a fairly cheap way to get a distinctive paint scheme.
The Street Twin Goldline started it all. Only 1,000 of those were made and all were sold within a year. Then Triumph brought out the eight Gold Line Bonneville based special editions and they have started so well that they've brought out these additional four machines in their own distinctive paint schemes. Move over TFC, here come the Special Editions.
So up first we have the Thruxton RS Ton Up Edition, inspired by Triumph's racing heritage and the Ton-Up Cafe Racers it is presented at the Ace Cafe in London. It has Ton Up and 100 decals as well as an Aegean Blue / Fusion White paint scheme. In the UK it retails at £14,050 compared to £13,250 for the standard model.
Second is the Street Twin EC1 Special Edition, inspired by the urban district of EC1 where The Bike Shed is to be found. It is pictured outside Clerkenwell & Social near Farringdon. It has a Matt Aluminium Silver and Matt Silver Ice paint scheme with an EC1 logo on the tank. In the UK it retails at £9,000 compared to £8,400 for the standard model.
Third and fourth are the two Rocket 3 Special Editions, inspired by the 221 Nm of torque they have. They feature the same Red Hopper and Sapphire Black paint scheme with 221 graphics and engine specs on the tank. In the UK they retail at £21,800 and £21,100 respectively compared to £20,900 and £20,200.