Triumph recently unveiled the Trident, a neo-retro streetfighter, with a 660cc inline-triple cylinder engine.
The manufacturer from Hinckley, UK, teased the public with prototype images back in September 2020. Now that the motorcycle has finally been unveiled, it is time to set out the details that really matter.
The new Trident 660 is powered by a 660CC inline-triple cylinder engine producing 81 hp at 10,250 rpm at 64 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. A good 90% of the torque is delivered between 3,600 and 9,750 rpm, making the Trident easy to drive and comfortable for city riding. The powerplant is coupled to a 6-speed transmission with specifically designed gear ratios and final drive sprocket.
The Trident 660 is constructed around a tubular steel frame with comfortable riding geometry at the front and a neutral seating position ideal for both amateurs and seasoned motorcyclists. Suspension duties are covered by 41 mm Showa inverted separate function forks at the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from twin Nissan two-pot calipers with 310 mm rotors for the front and a single pot caliper with a 255 mm disc taking care of the rear wheel.
Triumph provided the best-in-class electronics kit for its upcoming bike, offering two riding modes: Road and Rain. For more experienced riders, the Trident 660 comes with switchable traction control too. The instrument cluster is a circular dial consisting of a negative LCD display providing tachometer and speedometer readouts. When combined with Triumph’s app, the secondary TFT monitor allows features such as turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and GoPro controls.
The Triumph Trident 660 comes in five different colors – Crystal White with red highlights and stripes, Sapphire Black with red accents and silver lines, Matt Jet Black with a large Triumph logo, and Silver Ice with Diablo Red with a touch of Street Triple Vibes. A total of 45 different accessories are also provided for the Trident, including a Quickshifter up & down, bar-end mirrors, heated grips, frame sliders, and an aluminum belly pan.
The Trident is priced at £ 7,195, making it quite competitive against other twin-cylinder motorcycles in the same segment and provides a great blend of street performance and practicality.
The bike will roll out to showrooms all over the world, starting in 2021.
More details on Triumph’s website.