Triumph Trident 660 pre-bookings open in India
Triumph Motorcycles has started accepting pre-bookings for its upcoming middleweight naked roadster, the Trident 660. The company dealerships all across the country have started accepting the same for a token amount of Rs. 75,000. We are expecting Triumph Motorcycles to price the Trident in the range of Rs. 7 to 7.25 lakh, ex-showroom making it the accessible Triumph motorcycle in the company's line-up. We expect the deliveries to commence sometime in January 2021.
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.
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.