Triumph Motorcycles has recalled 7,500 units of the Trident 660 and the Tiger Sport 660 in the US over a possible issue related to the two-wheelers' Manifold Air Pressure (MAP) sensor. Impacted units may have been equipped with a faulty engine manifold absolute pressure sensor, giving incorrect signals to the ECU (electronic control unit) and thereby causing the engine to stall and increase the risk of a crash. This voluntary recall applies to the samples of the Trident 660 manufactured between 6 January 2021 and 27 July 2023, while the recall affects all units of the Tiger Sport 660 manufactured between 3 August 2021 and 4 August 2023. It remains to be seen if any of the units of the Trident 660 and the Tiger Sport 660 sold in India have been affected by the faulty MAP sensor. Customers in the US will be contacted by Triumph Motorcycles, and the necessary job will be carried out free of cost by the respective dealership.
Triumph Trident 660, Tiger Sport 660: Engine and Hardware
Like the Triumph Trident 660, the Tiger Sport 660 is also powered by a 660cc in-line three-cylinder engine. Power and torque figures stand at 80bhp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm. The triple engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox, with a slip and assist clutch. In terms of hardware, both motorcycles feature upside-down forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear.
Triumph Trident 660, Tiger Sport 660: Price
At Rs 9.34 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tiger Sport 660 adventure tourer is over Rs 1 lakh more expensive than the Trident 660 –carrying an ex-showroom price of Rs 8.12 lakh. In the domestic market, the Trident 660 takes on popular offerings, like the Kawasaki Z650 and the Honda CB650R. The Tiger Sport 660, on the other hand, rivals the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT and the Kawasaki Versys.
Upcoming Triumph Daytona 660: Powertrain, Specs, and More
Triumph has plans to add another product to its 660cc-engine lineup, with its launch expected by 2024. Dubbed the Daytona 660, the new supersport motorcycle was recently caught doing testing rounds, revealing a fully faired design, a split-seat layout, a new headlamp configuration with split LED units, clip-on handlebars, and more. The Daytona 660 will be powered by the same 660cc triple-cylinder engine that presently powers the Trident 660 and the Tiger Sport 660. This engine will crank out roughly 80bhp of maximum power at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm and will be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The upcoming Daytona 660 is likely to mark its international debut at the EICMA 2023. The bike will arrive in India as well, if not sooner, then surely by next year. In terms of pricing, the new bike is anticipated to range between Rs 9.5 lakh and Rs 9.7 lakh (ex-showroom), in a range similar to the Tiger Sport 660.