Triumph Motorcycles has launched the latest Trident in the Indian market. It is priced at Rs 6.95 lakh, ex-showroom, making it the most affordable bike with the Triumph triple-cylinder roadster engine and is the most affordable motorcycle in the Triumph line-up. Triumph is now accepting the bookings for the all-new Trident and the deliveries will begin in the next few weeks.
The Triumph Trident is undoubtedly one of the most awaited motorcycles around the world. It is designed and developed by the Triumph team in Hinckley, UK. The bike’s design also gets inputs from Rodolfo Frascoli, the motorcycle designer behind the new Tiger 900. Frascoli is a renowned designer who worked on the Triumph Speed Triple and the now-discontinued Tiger 1050.
The Trident looks sharp. From the front, the fuel tank looks bulging out and it complements the round headlight of the bike too. The fuel tank adds a strong, broad and muscular look to the bike. The fuel tank gets a dual-tone finish. It is a retro-designed fuel tank. It gets a 14-litre fuel tank.
It gets a short tail section with full LED lamps. The bike gets a single-piece seat and rear-view mirrors are teardrop-shaped. The radiator is of a cowl is also of body colour and merges with the overall design quite well. The exhaust is an underbelly exhaust. The Trident sure looks modern and advanced.
The Triumph Trident will be available in four colour options. There is a Crystal White, Sapphire Black, Matt Jet Black and Silver Ice, and lastly, Silver Ice and Diablo red. There are two dual-tone colour options available with the Trident.
Triumph Trident 660 gets 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends. It gets a sporty alloy wheel design with five spokes. The tyres are high-performance Michelin Road 5 tyres. The front of the bike gets 41mm USD Showa suspension. It is a separate function fork with 120mm of travel. At the rear, it gets a preload-adjustable mono-shock with 133.5mm travel. The front gets twin disc brakes of 310mm and at the rear, the bike gets 255mm disc brake.
There are plenty of features too. The list includes a fully digital instrument console, self-cancelling turn indicators, riding modes – Rain and Road, switchable traction control system, and dual-channel ABS with (with adjustable intervention levels). The adjustable ABS will be delightful for many bike enthusiasts.
The Triumph 660 Trident gets powered by a 660cc, liquid-cooled, inline-3 cylinder engine. It develops a maximum power of 81 PS at 1-.250 rpm and peak torque of 64 Nm at 6,250 rpm. It is paired with a six-speed transmission. The transmission gets slip and assists feature as standard. There is also a bi-directional quick-shifter as standard.
The engine is an all-new product and is build from the ground up. Triumph claims that 90 percent of torque is available throughout the rev range, which will make it a very sporty bike to ride. The all-new Trident will take on the likes of Kawasaki Z650, Honda CBR650R and even the Ducati Scrambler 800.