2021 Triumph Trident 660: Photo Gallery
Triumph’s most affordable bike yet explained fully through images
Lately, Triumph has been busy expanding its BS6 portfolio in India. After launches like the Speed Triple 1200RS, the Rocket 3 GT and the Bonneville 1200s, the British bikemaker has now pulled off the wraps of its most affordable offering in India, the Trident 660. Is it as enticing as its bigger siblings? Here’s a detailed photo gallery to help you decide.
First, let’s talk about design. For the Trident, Triumph has bid adieu to its usual radical bug-eyed design language seen in its naked lineup.
But fret not, the Trident 660 is still a looker. It gets a round full-LED headlamp and a sculpted fuel tank with indents inspired by the Bonneville lineup.
Towards the other end, its sleek seat, alloy wheels and minimalistic taillight remind us of the Street Triple 675.
Triumph is offering the Trident in four colours: Crystal White and Sapphire Black, Matt Jet Black/Silver Ice and Silver Ice/ Diablo Red, the latter two being dual-tone options. All colours come with blacked out alloy wheels.
To up the swagger, one can choose from an aluminium bellypan, livery-based coloured flyscreen, bar-end mirrors and tankpads, all offered as accessories by Triumph India.
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The Trident 660 is powered by a triple-cylinder motor. But it’s a brand-new 660cc unit that makes 81PS and 64Nm, a good 13PS buffer over its twin-cylinder Kawasaki rivals, the Z650 and the Ninja 650. The engine is paired to a six-speed transmission featuring a slipper clutch.
There’s sufficient electronic aid at hand too. The baby Triumph gets two rider modes, switchable traction control, and dual-channel ABS with varied intervention levels, all accessible through the bike’s circular digital TFT instrument cluster.
Triumph has several optional goodies as well, including a bi-directional quickshifter, connectivity module, and a USB charger.
Holding everything together is a tubular steel frame with a steel swingarm, inspired from the sharp-handling Street Triples. The frame is suspended on a 41mm USD fork and a monoshock, both from Showa.
Stopping power comes from twin 310mm discs at the front and a single 255mm disc at the rear, aided by grippy Michelin Road 5 rubber. While all this makes the Trident a potent offering, there’s a cherry at the top -- its price!
At Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom), the Trident makes an excellent proposition for itself. It costs just about Rs 90,000 more than the less powerful Kawasaki while undercutting the Honda CB650R and the CBR650R by almost Rs 1.75 lakh. So much so that even the Trident’s on-road price is less than the CB650R’s ex-showroom price!