Triumph Trident 660 launched in India at Rs 6.95 lakh
Triumph's much-awaited naked bike the Trident 660 has finally launched in India, and at Rs 6.95 lakh, it is extremely aggressively priced and also the company’s most affordable offering. The all-new middleweight-naked will go up against the likes of the Kawasaki Z650, Ducati Scrambler Nightshift, the newly launched Honda CB650R.
In terms of design, the Trident 660 is unmistakably a Triumph. The front end gets a circular LED headlamp that resembles the modern-classic Street Twin, while the rear end of the motorcycle looks inspired from the Daytona 675. The Trident 660 gets sharp styling and looks like a good blend of modern and retro. It will also be available in four different colour schemes.
The Trident 660 is powered by a 660cc inline-triple engine that is loosely based on the Street Triple S but the engineers at Hinckley have changed and updated as many as 67 components in the engine, including a new crankshaft, pistons, clutch and cam profiles and a new intake and exhaust system. The mill on the Trident 660 is good for 80.4bhp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm at 6250rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and to make the ride easier, the Trident 660 also gets a slipper clutch as standard.
On the chassis front, the Trident 660 uses a tubular steel perimeter frame which gets 41mm Showa non-adjustable Separate Function Forks in the front while the rear gets a Showa monoshock that is preload adjustable. Braking components are borrowed from the Street Triple S, meaning it gets two-pot Nissin calipers mated to twin 310mm discs at the front and a single-piston Nissin caliper on a single 245mm disc at the rear. The Trident 660 will be an extremely approachable bike even for riders upgrading from small capacity bikes courtesy its low 805mm seat height and kerb weight of 189kg.
The Triumph Trident 660 is an entry into the company’s portfolio, but that doesn’t mean it skimps on kit. The bike gets a colour TFT instrument cluster that can be fit with the ‘My Triumph’ connectivity suite to enable a host of connected features. The bike also gets a ride-by-wire system which has allowed Triumph to give the Trident 660 two riding modes, namely, road and rain. Other rider aids include a switchable traction control system and non-switchable dual-channel ABS. There are also a whole bunch of Triumph accessories that you can get for the bike to personalize it even further. Triumph also claims a 16000km service interval which should aid keep running costs low.
The Trident 660 sounds like a great package and we are riding the bike real soon to test just that. So, watch this space and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay notified for our review of the Triumph Trident 660.