Triumph Trident 660 is all set to rival the Kawasaki Z650, the only middle-weight street naked in the Indian market at the moment. Pricing is expected to be competitive as the Triumph Trident 660 will sit below the Street Triple R
Triumph India has confirmed that the Trident 660, middle-weight street naked motorcycle will debut on April 6, 2021. The launch will be held virtually and the motorcycle will be on display at dealerships across nation by April 10, 2021.
So far we know that the Trident 660 will debut with a 660cc inline-three engine that is based on the 765cc engine of the Triumph Street Triple. However, the new 660cc unit has undergone a few tweaks and uses up to 67 new components. The power rating for the Trident 660 stands at 80bhp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm. Triumph claims that 90 per cent of the torque will be available between 3,600 – 9,750rpm which loosely translates to a better bottom-end and mid-range performance.
The engine is housed in an all-new tubular steel chassis and other cycle parts include, Showa SFF USD (Upside-Down) forks at the front and a preload-adjustable Showa mono-shock at the rear. The braking system includes twin 310mm discs upfront and 255mm disc in the rear. The motorcycle tips the scales at (kerb) 189kg, which is very close to the Street Triple R that comes with a more powerful engine.
The Trident will feature a colour-TFT instrument cluster. Electronic package includes two riding modes on offer – Road and Rain, along with traction control and a ride-by-wire throttle. Optional extras include ‘My Triumph’ connectivity system – which will bring along Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation and Go-Pro controls – a USB charging port, scrolling LED indicators.
The Trident 660 could see a price tag between Rs 7-7.75 lakh ex-showroom. And it will be pitted against the Kawasaki Z650 which retails at Rs 6.04 lakh ex-showroom. The motorcycles that are expected to be launched in the segment are the 2021 Suzuki GSX-S750 and the Honda CB650R, however, there isn’t a word from the respective manufacturer about their arrival.