No sooner had the Triumph Trident 660 being globally unveiled, the India bookings have started. This shows how important a product the Triumph Trident is. Triumph dealers all across the country are now accepting bookings of the entry-level naked sportsbike. The booking amount is a refundable Rs 50,000. A special finance scheme for the buyers too has been announced. This embraces the Rs 10,000 EMI function. While all this seems really good, it’s a limited period offer. Moreover, Triumph India hasn’t revealed the launch date of the product yet. The bike will likely be available in the showrooms by February 2021, with deliveries in March. Triumph might manufacture the bike here to avail of localisation. The Triumph Trident 660 price in India is expected to be Rs 6.8 lakh, ex-showroom. It will compete with the Kawasaki Z650.
What all does the Triumph Trident offer?
For starters, the Triumph Trident will be the most affordable in the bikemaker’s portfolio. It has a 660cc, inline-3-cylinder engine. This engine makes 81PS of power and 64Nm of torque. It is assisted by a slipper clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. A bi-directional quickshifter is on offer as well. There are round LED headlights, a digital instrument console with two riding modes, Bluetooth connectivity and traction control. One can switch off the latter if required.
It is likely India might get only one colour option of this Triumph initially. It will definitely set the cat amongst the pigeons. As it is, Triumph and Yamaha sell three-cylinder engines in India. With the Trident coming in, not only will the bike have the power-to-weight advantage but also the price one. The upcoming Benelli 660i is a 4-cylinder and it remains to be seen if it can undercut the Trident’s price tag or not. Triumph offers a two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty on the bike. Service intervals are at one year or 15,000km, whichever is earlier.
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