Bookings for the Triumph Trident commenced in November 2020 for a minimum amount of Rs 50,000. Upon launch, the Trident will be new entry-point into the Triumph’s ‘Triple’ range of products
It has been a busy year for Triumph Motorcycles India so far. Earlier in January, the brand brought in the Speed Triple 1200 RS in India – just two days after its global unveiling. The British marquee then brought in the Tiger 850 Sport in February. Now, they are gearing up for what could be their biggest launch for the Indian market – the all-new Trident. The official social media handles have already confirmed that the motorcycle will be launched soon. We expect Triumph to officially announce the pricing next month.
Interestingly, the starting price of the Trident appeared shortly on the official website, possibly when the website was being tested. Screenshots of the same have leaked online, and if they are to be believed, the Trident is likely to be priced at Rs 6.95 lakh. Having said that, we will only get a confirmation at the time of its launch in April.
The Trident has a very simplistic approach to its design with clean lines. Elements like the round headlamps and the neatly shaped 14-litre tank give it a neo-retro appeal. The Trident will get full LED lighting including the turn indicators, a long single-piece seat and a floating rear section.
As the name rightly suggests, the Trident will b powered by a 660-cc three-cylinder unit that develops 80bhp and 64Nm. Triumph claims that the beauty of this motor is in the fact that it makes 90% of its peak torque from as low as 3,600rpm. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission that is aided by a slip and assist clutch. Suspension duties are performed by upside down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from Nissin-sourced 310mm twin discs at the front and a 255mm disc at the rear.
The Triumph Trident could not only be the most affordable ‘triple’ but Triumph’s most affordable offering in the country, and by that virtue, it is a very important product for the brand. The Triumph Trident will compete against the likes of the Kawasaki Z650.