Triumph Trident nears production

Triumph Trident nears production

30th Sep 2020 9:00 am

Official images from Triumph reveal what the 2021 Trident will look like.

Triumph Motorcycle has just revealed, that the Trident concept that was first showcased back in August, is now in the final stages of testing.

  • Triumph Trident India launch in early 2021

  • Will use a three-cylinder engine

  • Gets a brand-new steel frame

The Triumph Trident

Triumph is creating a step for people to enter its naked motorcycle universe at a price point below the Street Triple range. This brand-new street naked motorcycle was showcased as a concept in August, but nothing about its specifications has been revealed. 

The concept that was showcased was fully white, but this iteration is clad in camouflage test livery, giving us a better idea of what the final product will look like. Unlike the concept, this test mule also features production-spec hardware, like the wheels and full exhaust system. When the concept was unveiled, Triumph mentioned that the Trident will feature a swingarm mounted hugger for the number plate and that can be seen on this test mule. 

Triumph has also shared an image of a rider atop the motorcycle and it has revealed that the Trident will be a rather compact offering.

Triumph Trident engine

It’s the engine that Triumph believes will truly set the Trident apart from the competition. This will be the first triple-cylinder motorcycle in the segment, the others being the Kawasaki Z650 and Yamaha MT-07, with their parallel-twin engines, and the Honda CB650, with its inline-four motor. Triumph says that the Trident's Street Triple-inspired engine has an advantage over its rivals, as it can offer the low-end grunt of a twin as well as the top-end rush of a four-cylinder engine. It’s possible that this motor will be based on the 660cc engine from the 2020 Street Triple S, but the changes it will come with and whether it keeps the displacement figure is unclear at the moment. 

Triumph Trident launch

Triumph has already said that the Trident will launch, early next year. Considering that the bike is in its final stages of testing, we could see a full unveil, later this year. We know that the 2021 Triumph Trident will be made in Thailand and that spells options for the Indian arm. Triumph India could avail the benefits of the Thai Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or assemble the motorcycle in India itself. Whatever route they might choose, a price tag of Rs 6.5-7 lakh (ex-showroom) would help the Triumph Trident to generate interest in India.

Also see:

Triumph Trident to debut in 2021

Triumph Trident concept image gallery

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