Triumph tackle the middleweight bike sector with the launch of their long-awaited Trident 660 Triple, with the aim of enticing bikers to the brand at a more competitive entry point. Its unique triple engine provides all the character and performance of a triple to the middle-weight category for the first time.
It combines the low-down and mid-range of a twin, with the top-end performance of a four-cylinder engine, resulting on a perfect balance of low-down torque, mid-range and top-end power, with the triple’s signature smooth, responsive and linear delivery.
The Trident’s chassis and riding position has been designed to feel comfortable yet engaging for the rider, a narrow width. A confidence-inspiring stand-over position and a low 805mm seat height allow most people to get their feet flat on the floor at a standstill, but without feeling cramped when riding.
Its elegantly styled all-new dashboard provides 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, paired to the My Triumph Connectivity System accessory module, provide turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, phone and music control, all via Bluetooth, using the handlebar-mounted switch cubes.
The Trident 660 boasts an array of unique attributes and styling details.– Jeremy Webb
Delivering maximum riding pleasure and confidence the new Trident comes with three class-leading technology features, 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 Trident 660 features a new 7” full-LED headlight, exclusively designed for this model with a premium Triumph badge incorporated in it. The lighting system continues with a beautifully integrated LED taillight that also has a Triumph badge integrated into it, and LED self-cancelling indicators.
The distinctive look of the bike is characterised by a host of unique attributes including a14 litre fuel tank, with an original design style and Triumph’s signature knee cut-outs. Lightweight cast aluminium five-spoke wheels add an aggressive look thanks to their black sporty design. The Trident’s elegant new swingarm and its clean and light rear design amplify the distinctive styling with a minimal number plate hanger integrated with the rear indicators.
The presence of both Triumph iconic brand logo and the “Trident” name has been flawlessly incorporated into the design. Premium Triumph logos can also be found on both the headlight and taillight and elegantly displayed on the instrument interface and the machined fuel filler cap. On the side of the tank, an aluminium Trident badge with diamond-machined detailing reinforces the style and quality of this all-new model.
Steve Sargent – Triumph’s Chief Product Officer, commented, “What we wanted with the Trident 660 was to give riders in this really exciting middleweight class all of the things they want from their bike, a genuine set of real advantages that set a new benchmark for choice. From the competitive price to the triple power and performance, plus the benefits of class-leading handling and technology, we believe the Trident 660 is a real milestone in the category and introduces the Triumph brand and the advantages of a triple engine to a whole new generation of riders across the world.”
The Trident 660 will be available in dealers in January 2021. At a genuinely competitive price, £7,195, it is sure to compete with the likes of the Yamaha MT-07 which comes at around £7,000. The Trident 660 will come with Triumph’s two-year unlimited mileage warranty for extra peace of mind.
Words: Jeremy Webb
Opening image: Triumph 660 Trident