THE covers are off the 2021 Triumph Trident 660, with the final version of the learner approved bike being revealed to the world today. Set to be priced at $10,990 plus on-roads in Australia, it should arrive here in February next year.
Its design, combined with class-leading technology and a new 660cc triple powertrain, constitute what could be the perfect combination for a new generation of riders to enter the Triumph world.
Providing class leading riding agility, thrilling performance, enhanced by state-of-the-art safety features, and an iconic and modern British design, the new Trident 660 introduces a unique contemporary Triumph roadster style and character.
Its pure, minimalist stance and clean lines, bring together Triumph’s iconic design DNA. There are hints of the Speed Triple’s muscular poise. The engine delivers all the character and performance advantages of a triple to the middle-weight category for the first time.
All of that is bundled into a powerplant that has been developed specifically for the Trident, with 67 new components and a unique torque and power rich tune, offering the perfect balance of low-down torque, mid-range and top-end power.
The result is an engine that has been designed to combine the low down and mid-range of a twin, with the top end performance of a four-cylinder engine, to deliver a major performance advantage, with the best of all worlds.
Classified as a learner approved bike, the Trident will offer peak power of 54PS (39.72kW) and 59Nm of torque, and thanks to the stylish underslung silencer, will also be the best sounding bike in the category.
The single sided silencer emits a deep and crisp engine sound, delivering a distinctive Triumph triple character. With a setup and specification designed to set a new benchmark for handling, the Trident delivers a confidence-inspiring, agile and fun ride.
With a light steering weight, low seat height and slim width, and combined a wet weight of just 189kg, all-new tubular steel chassis, and an ergonomic setup designed to suit experienced and new riders, it’s expected to be a winner in the popularity stakes too.
Lightweight 17-inch aluminium spoke wheels and tapered aluminium bars, coupled with a narrow width, confidence-inspiring stand over position and a low 805mm seat height will allow most people to get their feet flat at standstill too.
The seat has also been designed with both rider and pillion needs in mind, with a deep foam construction providing comfort for both without compromising on the bike’s style. Pillion grab handles are available as an accessory to further improve passenger comfort.
The 2021 Triumph Trident 660 handles every road smoothly thanks to its premium Showa suspension setup too. The front is equipped with Showa upside down separate function forks giving 120mm front wheel travel.
At the rear, a Showa preload adjustable mono-shock rear suspension unit with linkage and preload adjustability provides 133.5mm of rear wheel travel. The handling performance is enhanced further by the characteristics of the Michelin Road 5 tyres, fitted as standard.
They deliver outstanding grip and provide confidence in wet and dry conditions. A tyre pressure monitoring system is also available as an accessory. To complete the Trident’s advanced setup, there is a Nissin braking system.
It provides outstanding stopping power from 2-piston Nissin sliding front callipers, with twin lightweight 310mm discs on the front, and a single piston Nissin rear calliper on the rear disc.
The Triumph Trident is equipped with an elegantly styled all-new dashboard providing the rider with all necessary information in a compact, clean and uncluttered style through a colour TFT screen integrated with a crystal clear ‘white-on-black’ LCD display.
The instruments, when implemented with the dedicated My Triumph connectivity system accessory module, can also provide turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control and phone and music control, all via Bluetooth, using the handlebar mounted switch cubes.
Designed to deliver maximum riding pleasure and confidence the new Trident comes fitted as standard with three class leading technology features, including two riding modes, adjustable traction control and ride-by-wire.
The Road and Rain riding modes enhance the rider’s confidence, control and safety through the electronic adjustment of both the throttle map and traction control. The adjustment of the throttle map is made possible by the ride-by-wire technology.
The power of the 660 Triple engine is managed by the switchable traction control, integrated in both riding modes, and this can also be disengaged directly through the instrument menu.
Additionally, the power of the Nissin braking system is made even smoother and safer thanks to ABS, which the Trident 660 also features as standard.
The distinctive look of the new Triumph Trident 660 is characterised by a host of unique features including a 14-litre fuel tank, with a new contemporary design style and Triumph’s signature knee cut-outs.
The Trident’s elegant new swingarm and clean and light rear design amplifies the distinctive styling with a minimal number plate hanger integrated with the rear indicators, while the 7-inch full LED headlight has been exclusively designed for this model.
The lighting system continues with a beautifully integrated LED tail-light that also has a Triumph badge integrated into it, and self-cancelling LED indicators. Scrolling indicators are available as an accessory.
The Triumph Trident will be available in four striking colour schemes; Silver Ice and Diablo Red, Matt Jet Black and Matt Silver Ice (both with Triumph graphics on the fuel tank), Crystal White, and Sapphire Black.
The attention to detail and finishing has been crafted to set the benchmark for quality, from the body coloured radiator cowls, to the sculptured aluminium yokes, body coloured fork protectors, tapered aluminium handlebars and teardrop shape mirrors.
The presence of the Triumph brand logo and the Trident name has also been flawlessly incorporated into the design of the Trident, including the machined fuel filler cap. A vast array of accessories are also available, including heated grips and a quick-shifter.
It comes with a class-leading 16,000km service interval and a 2-year unlimited kilometre warranty. Further information is available from your local Triumph Motorcycles dealership.