BREAKING: Triumph Trident 660 Launched In UK; India Launch In 2021
When launched in India, this middleweight naked will be the most affordable Triumph
- The Triumph Trident 660 costs GBP 7,200 (around Rs 6.92 lakh) in the UK.
- It will arrive on our shores by early next year.
- Key details: 81PS, 64Nm, two riding modes with traction control, and optional smartphone connectivity.
After teasing it multiple times, Triumph has now launched the Trident 660 in the UK. Priced at GBP 7,200 (around Rs 6.92 lakh on road), the Triumph Trident 660 will help the British bikemaker establish a strong presence in the mid-capacity premium bike segment. The motorcycle will arrive in dealerships by the end of January 2021. It is expected to be launched in India via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route in early 2021. The motorcycle is likely to command an introductory price of around Rs 6.99 lakh, making it the most affordable Triumph bike in India, undercutting the Triumph Street Twin by a whole Rs 45,000.
Powering the Triumph Trident 660 is a new 660cc liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder Euro 5/BS6-compliant engine churning out 81PS at 10,250rpm. Triumph says 90 percent of the torque is available across most of the rev range, peaking at 64Nm at 6,250rpm. This should ensure easy rideability. The engine is reined in by ride-by-wire-enhanced two-level riding modes: Road and Rain, with integrated and switchable traction control. Of course, there’s a dual-channel ABS too. The engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. Enthusiasts would be happy to know that a bi-directional quickshifter is offered as an option too.
As expected from a typical Triumph, the Trident 660 is loaded with features like an all-LED Lighting and a TFT-LCD instrument cluster. The optional ‘My Triumph Connectivity System’ should enable riders to use functions like turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, phone and music control via the joystick-style ‘switchcubes’ on the left handlebar.
The all-new tubular steel perimeter frame is suspended on 41mm Showa inverted separate function front fork and a rear linked monoshock from Showa with preload adjustability. It offers a decent 120mm front wheel travel and a 133.5mm travel for the rear wheel. Anchorage is courtesy twin 310mm front discs with Nissin two-piston sliding calipers and a Nissin single-piston rear caliper holding the 255mm disc. For optimum grip, the 17-inch cast aluminium wheels are wrapped with Michelin Road 5 tyres on both ends.
At 14 litres, the fuel tank capacity is pretty decent and more importantly, the bike tips the scales at an impressive 189kg wet. The light weight along with the comparatively low 805mm seat should help beginner riders secure a strong footing.
Triumph says the Trident 660 will come with a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty, along with a generous 16,000km service interval. A2 licence holders in Europe can also opt for a kit which limits the power to 47PS and 59Nm. When launched in India, it will essentially be a more premium alternative to the Kawasaki Z650. But then, the Z650 is devoid of any such sophisticated electronics. The Triumph Trident 660 will also go up against the upcoming Honda CB650R, which might be priced at a premium over the British naked.
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