If by looking at the headline, you think this is the bike from the Bajaj-Triumph alliance, you’re mistaken. As much as we want it to be the same unit, it isn’t. In fact, work on the Triumph Trident has been on since the last four years. In a digital showcase at the London Museum, Triumph showcased this prototype. This bike brings back the Trident nameplate and will be the entry-point Triumph worldwide. This is until the Bajaj-Triumph lower capacity, single cylinder bike arrives in late 2021. The Trident bike has been designed by the same guy that worked on the new Tiger 900 – Rodolfo Frascoli. The idea behind the design is to ensure the presence of the iconic Speed Triple while providing the low-down torque as well as high-end power of the Street models.
What are the specs, features of the Triumph Trident?
The Triumph Trident will feature a three-cylinder layout. It’s expected competition is the Honda CB650R (4-cylinder) and the Kawasaki Z650 (2-cylinder). The Triumph Trident price in India will be slightly higher than that of the Kawasaki. Not much of details have been revealed about this bike’s power and other details but we expect it to use same engine from the Street Triple. The 765cc motor’s block might be reduced and made into a 650cc. The power could be in the range of 65PS, with a torque rating of 70Nm. A 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and up-quickshifter will also be made available. Dual-channel ABS will be standard but there could also be traction control.
The design of the bike is iconic but with modern elements like an all-LED headlights with DRLs, a fully-digital instrument console, navigation, bluetooth and more. Upside down forks, pre-load adjustable monoshock as well as chunky Pirelli tyres too can be expected. The colour scheme shown here is just to mask the details of the Triumph Trident. One cannot help but notice the single-seat design and flat handlebar.
Why isn’t this the Bajaj-Triumph bike?
Both the manufacturers had said that they want to venture into smaller capacity bikes. 650cc by no means is smaller for Bajaj and even for Triumph. It is likely they might have a 500cc or lower capacity bike in the due course of time. Bajaj will gain with a premium tag whereas Triumph gets penetration in new markets. But, we will talk about that bike in a bit. In the meantime, India will get the new Triumph Trident bike by June 2021. Given the equipment as well as killer pricing for the recent new launches, the Trident too will be priced very competitively.
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