Triumph has shared some images of the upcoming Trident undergoing testing. The neo-retro styled motorcycle will be positioned below the Street Triple but will still be powered by a triple-cylinder engine with displacement of around 600-675cc.
Triumph has just shared some new images of the Trident motorcycle under testing. The Triumph Trident was first unveiled in concept form back in August where the entire motorcycle came painted in a camouflaging white shade. This time, the motorcycle can be seen wearing the test livery and thus reveals some more details and the mechanical hardware as well. The Triumph Trident will be positioned below the Street Triple range and it will serve as a stepping stone into Triumph’s naked motorcycle universe.
Just by a look at these images, you can already tell that the Trident will be a pretty compact motorcycle. The styling is clearly neo-retro inspired where the front end has resemblance with the larger Speed Twin while the rest of the bodywork is clearly inspired from the Street Triple. This test mule also gives us a look at the full exhaust system and wheels which were not shown in production-spec on the concept earlier. Feature-wise, the new motorcycle gets a digital instrument console and all-LED lighting.
The biggest talking point of the new Triumph Trident has to be its engine. This baby Street Triple, if we can call it so, will also be powered by a three-cylinder engine. Although Triumph hasn’t confirmed the exact displacement, it is expected to be in the range of 600cc to 675cc. Power is expected to be in the range of 80-85PS. Triumph says that the Trident’s engine will have a “perfect balance of low-down torque and top-end power,” making it a very versatile package. It is also expected to come with electronic aids such as riding modes, traction control or switchable ABS.
Triumph Trident’s triple cylinder engine will also be unique in its segment. The other motorcycles in the middle-weight naked streetfighter segment – the Kawasaki Z650 and the Yamaha MT-07 – use parallel-twin engines while the Honda CB650 uses an inline-four engine. Triumph says this engine will combine the low-end grunt of a twin as well as the top-end thrill of a four-cylinder engine. The Trident is based on a tubular perimeter frame instead of the twin-spar frame seen on the Street Triple.
In terms of mechanical hardware, the motorcycle gets non-adjustable Showa upside-down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by dual discs with Nissin axially mounted calipers and a rear disc with a Nissin caliper. Triumph will launch the Trident internationally early next year and considering that the motorcycle is already in the final stages of testing, it could be unveiled later this year. It will be manufactured in Thailand and will come to India via the CBU route. The motorcycle is expected to be priced around Rs 7.5 lakh, ex-showroom.