Ever since Triumph showcased the design prototype of the Trident 660 earlier this year, we have been curiously waiting for the British company to unveil the final production model of the new middleweight roadster. Well, Triumph has finally heard our wishes and revealed the all-new 2021 Trident 660 and, boy, it looks tempting!
Triumph has created the Trident 660 to reach out to a larger audience. That’s why the motorcycle has been priced quite aggressively, at least in the UK where it retails at 7,195 pounds which comes out to be around 34,210 AED. While the price of the new Trident 660 is low, Triumph has ensured that no corners have been cut when it comes to the quality and features of the new motorcycle.
To begin with, the fit-and-finish on the new Trident 660 appears to be top-notch. While we haven’t seen the motorcycle in flesh, its pictures seem to be more than enough to tell the entire story. And, after all, it is a Triumph.
Coming to the heart of the new British middleweight roadster, there is a 660cc inline 3-cylinder engine that features 67 new components. It has been tuned to churn out 81 hp and 64 Nm. While these aren’t the most ground-shattering figures, they are more than sufficient to put a big, wide grin on your face. Mated to the engine is a 6-speed gearbox which could be attached to a bi-directional quickshifter as an accessory. Another factor that will make the overall ownership experience of the Trident 660 lighter on the pocket is that the new bike has a service interval of a whopping 16,000 km!
We also like the way the new Triumph Trident 660 looks. It has a single-piece handlebar that provides an upright riding position which is slightly forward-biased. We also have a minimalistic, single-pod fully-digital instrument cluster that offers Bluetooth connectivity. Triumph has also added two riding modes (Road and Rain) and a traction control system that can be completely turned off.
For the suspension, the Trident 660 comes with units from Showa and the braking is provided by Nissin dual-piston callipers that are accompanied by twin 310mm rotors upfront. Adding to the overall handling are the Michelin Road 5 tyres.
Triumph has really nailed it with the Trident 660. It looks like a complete package that would be appreciated by even experienced riders and invite motorcyclists who are looking to enter the middleweight category. Unfortunately, we don’t have Triumph’s official presence here in our region which is a big bummer.