In the middleweight market, Triumph Motorcycles has announced its newest product, the Trident 660. In addition to modern features such as full-LED lighting and a Bluetooth-ready instrument panel, the motorcycle features a retro style.
The triple-motor 660cc engine was derived from the same triple 675cc used in the Daytona and will allow Triumph to enter a more mass-market audience. Triumph says they will launch the Trident globally in early 2021, as one can hope for a launch by mid-next year for the Indian market.
The 660cc triple-cylinder engine of The Trident, their smallest on offer, will still pack quite a punch. For a naked roadster, the unregulated motor produces 81bhp at a stratospheric 10,250rpm and 64Nm of torque at around 9,000rpm. A triple-cylinder engine’s advantages mean that 90 percent of the torque would be available to the rider at 3,000rpm, considering the sky-high redline.
Triumph will also sell the Trident with A2 and LAM restrictions for select foreign markets, taking power down to 47bhp and 54bhp, respectively, and 59Nm of torque. Once they have their full licenses in order, riders will have their bikes withdrawn from their local Triumph dealerships. In an all-new steel frame, the 660 triple is nestled, but Triumph has managed to hold the weight to a reasonably respectable wet 189 kg even then. To put that in perspective, at a cool 206 kg, the Interceptor 650 tips the scales.
The Trident will also receive a class-leading electronics kit, including road and Rain riding modes, switchable traction control (integrated into the riding modes), wire throttle ride, and an all-new color TFT display multi-functional instrument, with “My Victory” communication system and all-LED lighting and ABS accessory fit. A pair of Showa upside-down forks up front and Showa preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back will manage suspension duties on the Trident. Nissin brakes with twin 310 mm discs will be used to manage to brake. Power will be put down via Michelin Road 5 tires on the blacktop.
The Triumph Trident will be Hinckley’s most inexpensive bid when released in India later this year. Coming up against the likes of the Z650 Kawasaki. Considering that Triumph would probably try not to place way about the ex-showroom price of the Z’s Rs 5.9 lakh, we will risk that once launched in India, the Trident would be priced about Rs 6.3 lakh.