Ahoy, it is finally been unveiled. To say that it didn’t stray from the concept showcased is the absolute truth. The Triumph Trident 660 has been showcased to the world in a virtual press conference. This is set to be Triumph’s smallest capacity bike for global markets. Until the Bajaj co-developed makes its presence that is. The bookings for the Triumph Trident have started in the UK and Europe. However, for the Indian market the bookings as well as price announcement will happen early next year. The motorcycle will most likely be bought in as a CKD.
The Triumph Trident 660 price in India is expected to be slightly less than Rs 7 lakh, ex-showroom. It will come with a host of accessories as well. This will include Bluetooth connectivity as well as quickshifter.
What are the Triumph Trident 660 features, specs?
This is an entry-level Triumph. However, just like the Street Twin or Bonneville, it has got ride-by-wire. This means there are two ride modes – Rain and Road. The power delivery is a tad lower when it comes to the Rain mode. There is adjustable traction control with the option to disable it as well. Dual-channel ABS, non-switchable, is also provided. Triumph has given twin discs in the front and a single disc at the back. In terms of suspension, one gets non-adjustable Showa upside down front forks. At the back, there is a pre-load adjustable monoshock.
The rider triangle seems a bit relaxed than what we have seen in the Street Triple. This should help make travelling in the city very easy. The motorcycle appears too small but we reserve our comments till the time we see the product. The seat height of 805mm is reasonable and should suit riders below 6ft frame. Anything above and it may seem a bit cramped.
Triumph gives a fully-digital coloured TFT instrument console. An all-LED lighting system with self-cancelling indicators is added as well. The bike gets 17-inch alloys at both ends, with a 180-section rear Michelin Road 5 tyre. The wet weight of the bike, with a 14-litre fuel tank, is 189kg.
Now comes the meatier part of the Triumph Trident 660 – its engine. It is a 660cc, triple-cylinder motor with liquid-cooling. This engine makes 81PS of power and 64Nm. It is paired with a slip and assist, 6-speed gearbox. The bike gets a single-sided steel exhaust system.
The Triumph Trident 660 should go head-on with the Kawasaki Z650, and Benelli 660i. It will also come with a massive 16,100km service interval or 12 months, whichever is earlier. This along with the two-year and unlimited kilometre warranty should help bring in sales.
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