Triumph has revealed that the Trident 660 will be launched on April 6
Set to be most affordable naked offering from Triumph
Uses a 660cc, inline-three-cylinder engine making 81hp/64Nm
Features two riding modes – Road and Rain
Triumph has taken to social media to announce that it will launch the Trident 660 in India on April 6. The Trident 660 is the company’s latest entry-level, street-naked offering. The motorcycle will come to India as a CKD. The price of the bike hasn’t been revealed, but if the UK price (7,195 pounds) is anything to go by, we can expect it to be priced around Rs 7 lakh.
Internationally, the Trident has been designed to take on the Kawasaki Z650, Yamaha MT-07 and Honda CB650. Of its three rivals, only the Kawasaki is available in India and it's priced at Rs 6.04 lakh.
To recap, the 660cc, inline-three-cylinder engine makes 81hp and 64Nm of torque. It comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox and can also be optioned with an up and down quickshifter, internationally. The new Trident features two riding modes (Road and Rain), adjustable traction control and ride-by-wire. It also has the option to completely disengage traction control in both modes. ABS, on the other hand, isn't switchable.
The Trident also has slightly more relaxed ergonomics than the Street Triple models. Suspension, meanwhile, is handled by a Showa upside down separate function fork and preload-adjustable monoshock. As for the brakes, it uses a Nissin two-piston front caliper with twin 310mm discs, while the rear has a single-piston caliper. The tubular steel frame helps keep the kerb weight down to 189kg. Triumph has also confirmed that the bike will come equipped with Michelin Road 5 tyres. The Trident 660 gets an impressive service interval of 16,000km.
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