Triumph recently debuted to Trident globally as the most affordable motorcycle they have ever built. It is coming to India next year as a CKD and is expected to be priced around Rs 7 lakh. It will also be a lot more friendly to ride than the Street Triple range.
Triumph had first teased us with the Trident in August 2020, and now, they have revealed the motorcycle in it entirety. The Triumph Trident is set to be the brand’s most affordable motorcycle ever and yes, it is coming to India as soon as next year. This will be Triumph’s new entry-level sports naked motorcycle and if the Street Triple range was a little inaccessible for some, the Trident should set that correct. It’s also not as manic as the Street Triple motorcycles and performance should thus be a lot more friendly too.
Triumph Trident Powertrain
Just like its elder sibling – the Street Triples – the Trident also uses an inline-three cylinder engine. Its a 660cc unit which pushes out 81hp and 64Nm of torque. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and can additionally also be optioned with an up and down quickshifter. Triumph says that this engine is not the same found on the Street Triple S. Instead, the motor has 67 new components, making it different from the three-cylinder engine found on the Street Triple range. But we hope it sounds just as good as the Street Triple.
Triumph Trident Underpinnings
The Trident however does not use the most premium of components and that helps to keep the costs on check. Suspension duties are carried over by Showa upside down separate function fork at the front and preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking is taken care by Nissin two-piston front calipers with twin 310mm discs, while the rear has a single-piston caliper. The Trident is also a fairly light motorcycle, tipping the scales at 189 kg (kerb) and thats down to its tubular steel frame. Also, with much more relaxed ergonomics than the Street Triple range, the Trident should be a friendly motorcycle to ride.
Triumph Trident Features
This may be an entry-level motorcycle but Triumph surely been generous on the features front. You get two riding modes – Road and Rain – along with adjustable traction control and ride-by-wire. You can even completely disengage the traction control in both the riding modes but ABS isn’t however switchable. You also get a fully digital instrument cluster which shows you all sorts of information you’d ever need. If you opt for the adjustable traction control and ride-by-wire, you also get turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control and phone and music control on the screen.
India Launch and Price Expectations
The styling of the motorcycle is typically Triumph but very unique in its own way. The compact dimensions give the motorcycle a very attractive profile and the minimalist design language looks very contemporary. The under belly exhaust adds the right dose of sportiness. The Trident will come to India next year as a CKD. Triumph hasn’t yet revealed the prices of the motorcycle internationally, but here in India, we expect it to priced around Rs 7 lakh and that will be great value for money. The Triumph Trident will rival the likes of the Kawasaki Z650 and Honda CB650 in India.