2021 Triumph Trident 660 revealed
Since September this year, Triumph has been talking to bikers around the world about an all-new entry-level model - the Trident - that aims to take on the 650 families from Honda and Kawasaki. While the two are powered and inline four and parallel twin 650cc engines, the Trident brings a 660cc triple cylinder option to the mix, borrowing the sprightly attitude of the Daytona and mixing it with the friendly nature of the Street Triple. The Trident model name finds its roots in the late sixties, but in 2021 it has been presented as a modern retro fit to take on the Honda CB650R.
The triple engine puts out 81PS @ 10,250rpm and 64Nm of torque at 6,250rpm, which is comparable to the new 2020 Street Triple S (660cc) sold in the UK and comes with a class-leading service interval of 16,000kms!
The engine comes with Road and Rain riding modes, along with ABS, traction control and a single-pot/dual-display TFT instrumentation with Bluetooth connectivity for telephony, navigation and GoPro control. The Bluetooth connectivity is likely to be an optional extra.
The teasers showed us that the Trident is a naked featuring a narrow and compact chassis, a Street Triple inspired tail light and a round headlamp with LED headlights. The Trident has a minimalist form. The 14l teardrop tank teasers a large Triumph "T" logo, while the knee recesses seem to be finished in a functional, grippy material with the Trident logo embossed in it. The bike is available in four colours and will have 45 accessory options to choose from - from fly-screens and grab handles to luggage options and touring accessories.
Accessorised Triumph with the drilled bash plate, fly-screen, bad-end mirrors and grab handles
The wet weight of the Triumph Trident is 189kg and the chassis is suspended by Showa 41mm Separate Function USD Forks (SFF) and mono-shock rear. It is shod with Michelin Pilot Road 5 tyres which seem to be becoming the rubber of choice for most entry-spec street bikes. The Trident features 310mm discs up front and 255mm disc at the rear, with Nissin two and single-piston sliding callipers respectively. The Trident measures 2,020x795x1,089mm and sits on a wheelbase of 1,401mm, with a seat height of 805mm.
The Triumph Trident is priced at £7195 (approximately Rs 7 lakh without taxes) in the UK. In fact, Rs 7-7.25 lakh could indeed be the starting price for the Triumph Trident in India as the bike maker promises that this will be their most accessible motorcycle worldwide, undercutting the Street Twin (Rs 7.45 lakh onwards) and the Street Triple (Rs 8.84 lakh onwards). Bookings for the Triumph Trident have opened in the UK market from today and the motorcycle is expected to arrive into India by the first quarter of 2021.
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