After a long wait, the British bikemaker Triumph has finally launched its most affordable offering, the Trident 660, in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 6.95 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom), this naked motorcycle is the smallest bike in Triumph India line-up. While the bookings for the bike are already underway, deliveries will start by the end of this month. The brand is also offering a special finance scheme with EMIs starting as low as Rs 9,999.
Triumph Trident 660 – Engine and Underpinning
The Triumph Trident 660 is powered by an all-new BS6-compliant 660cc, liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder motor that comes mated to a 6-speed transmission with an assist & slipper clutch that provides a light action clutch and decreases rider fatigue. The engine makes out 81PS of power at 10,250rpm (13PS more than the Kawasaki Z650) and a peak torque of 64Nm at 6,250rpm. The brand claims most of the Trident’s torque is available from as low as 3,600rpm. Triumph is also offering an optional bi-directional quickshifter at Rs 29,000.
Design-wise, this compact but impactful machine looks quite attractive with its round LED headlamp and a brawny fuel tank that comes with knee indents. It also gets 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and sleek LED taillamps which will remind you of the Street Triple 675.
As far as the underpinning is concerned, the Triumph Trident 660 is based on a tubular steel perimeter frame, suspended on a Showa upside-down separate function fork (SFF) at the front and preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. The braking setup comprises twin 310mm discs at the front with Nissin two-piston sliding calipers and a 255mm disc at the rear with a single-piston Nissin sliding caliper. The other specifications of the bike are as follows: –
|Height Without Mirror
|Michelin ‘Road 5’ tires 120/70R17
|Michelin ‘Road 5’ tires 180/55R17
|189 (wet weight) kg
Triumph Trident 660 – Features
The British manufacturer has packed the Trident 660 class-leading electronics aids such as self-canceling indicators (first-in-India), two riding modes – Rain and Road (adjust throttle & traction control for optimum riding experience), switchable traction control (manages power & torque when traction is compromised), ride-by-wire throttle (for crisp & precise accelerator response), and Triumph’s latest generation dual-channel ABS for additional rider safety.
Other notable features include an all-LED lighting system, color TFT screen with optional accessory-fit connectivity system that enables turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, plus phone and music interaction via the switchgear.
Triumph Trident 660 – Color Options
Triumph Trident 660 is available in four color schemes, including two monotone — Crystal White, and Sapphire Black, and two dual-color options — Matt Jet Black with Silver Ice, and Silver Ice with Diablo Red.
Triumph is offering a two-year unlimited mileage warranty with the new Trident.
As per its price range, the Triumph Trident 660 locks horn with the Kawasaki Z650, Kawasaki Ninja 650, and the Honda CB650R.