Trident 660 Goes Triple Again
One, two, three… yes, its three cylinders that is the focus here and Triumphs’ decision to revive the Trident to spar in the middleweight sport-standard category. So what’s the fuss all about?
It’s probably the engine that is the most impressive new feature of the 660. Triumph offers a 660cc triple-cylinder powerplant in this new model. It delivers a solid torque curve, peaking at 47 lb-ft at 6,250 RPM and 81 horsepower at 10,250 RPM.
Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, which the maker says it optimized for fun and rideability, it features a rider-friendly slip and assist clutch to reduce fatigue. Add to this a class-leading 10,000-mile service interval.
Priced at $7,995, Triumph priced the 2021 Trident as the cheapest machine in the its stable. The company intends it to entice new buyers to the marque. Its competitors include the Yamaha MT-07 ($7,599), the Kawasaki Z650 ABS ($7,749), and the Honda CB650R ABS ($9,199).
Some cool new technology on offer includes the Trident 660’s multi-functional instruments with color TFT display providing all key information in a compact and uncluttered design for easy at-a-glance interaction while riding.
Triumph designed the display specifically to incorporate the optional My Triumph Connectivity system. Speccing that option enables turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, plus phone and music interaction via the switchgear – all clearly displayed while riding.
The new Trident 660 also benefits from category-leading rider electronics. That includes Road and Rain riding modes, which adjust the bike’s throttle and traction control maps for maximum rider control (with Rain mode bringing a softer map for improved safety), ride-by-wire throttle for crisp, precise throttle response. On top of that, there’s a switchable traction control which manages power and torque when traction is compromised and Triumph’s latest generation ABS for additional rider safety.
Full LED lighting produces better performance for maximum rider safety. The new distinctively-styled 7” LED headlight was uniquely designed for the Trident 660, while the compact and integrated rear light was contoured to the shape of the tail unit. Self-cancelling LED indicators add to the Trident 660’s high level of rider convenience.
The Trident 660 should be available in January 2021 in the U.S. Check out more on Triumph’s new middleweight contender below: