Triumph Motorcycles India has updated its portfolio with the launch of the new Trident 660. The new model is the most affordable Triumph product in the Indian market with introductory prices starting from Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India) onwards. Here we list the top five highlights of the new Triumph Trident 660.
Unlike its rivals such as the Kawasaki Z650, the new Triumph Trident 660 features a subtle design that includes a round headlight at the front and a contemporary fuel tank with knee cut-outs. The styling, however, is complemented by elements such as rear tyre hugger-mounted numberplate, an underslung exhaust, and a flat-style handlebar.
The premium feature list comprises of full-LED lighting and a Bluetooth-ready instrument cluster. The Bluetooth module is available along with other optional accessories that will be available through Triumph Motorcycles’ dealerships. The optional extras include My Triumph Connectivity System (Bluetooth module), Triumph Shift Assist (quickshifter), an under-seat USB charger, scrolling indicators, bar-end mirrors, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
The electronic rider aids include two modes (Road and Rain), a switchable traction control, ABS, and an engine immobiliser. The Bluetooth module brings access to turn-by-turn navigation, phone, music, and GoPro controls.
Similar to the international markets, the Triumph Trident will be available in four colours – Matt Jet Black & Matt Silver Ice, Silver Ice & Diablo Red, Crystal White, and Sapphire Black.
The specifications, too, are similar to the international-spec Trident 660. Thus, the India-spec model continues to use a 660cc, inline three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers 79.8bhp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm at 6,250rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox. The transmission benefits from an assist and a slipper clutch mechanism as standard while a quickshifter, as mentioned before, is available through the optional accessories.
The service interval stands at 16,000 km (or 12 months) and the motorcycle is backed by a two-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
The new Triumph Trident 660 is built around a tubular steel perimeter frame, and it rides on 17-inch cast-aluminium wheels. The suspension duties are handled by Showa 41mm separate function front forks and a pre-load adjustable rear mono-shock. The stopping power comes from 310mm twin discs at the front and a 255mm single rotor at the back – both grabbed by Nissin-sourced callipers.