Triumph has recently launched the Trident 660 in India. Priced at Rs 6.95 lakh, it is the most affordable offering in the British manufacturer’s line-up. Looking at its pricing and overall package, the Trident seems like an attractive package on paper. But if you’re wondering what you can buy for a similar price, there are three options available in the market.
Honda CB500X: Rs 6.87 lakh
Considering its 500cc displacement, the pricing of the Honda CB500X is undoubtedly exorbitant. But it’s a profoundly likeable machine out on the road, as we have mentioned in our first ride review. The parallel-twin engine of the CB500X is smooth and punchy and the handling is agile and neutral. It also scores quite high in terms of comfort. However, it could surely do with more modern features like a Bluetooth-enabled TFT dash and traction control.
Kawasaki Versys 650: Rs 6.94 lakh
Just Rs 5,000 more expensive than the CB500X is the Kawasaki Versys 650. The latter is much more powerful than the former with a larger 649cc parallel-twin mill and the performance numbers standing at 64.8bhp and 61Nm. It also gets more premium hardware in the form of preload and rebound-adjustable inverted forks up front. On the flip side, the Versys gets 17-inch wheels at both ends, as opposed to the 19-17-inch combo in the CB500X that gives the latter more stability while going off the beaten path.
Kawasaki W800: Rs 7.09 lakh
For those who like relaxed and stylish modern-classic bikes, Kawasaki also has the W800 in its portfolio. With a round headlamp, pulled-back handlebar, chopped fenders and spoke wheels, it is a proper old-school machine. Powering the bike is a 773cc, twin-cylinder motor that makes 50.02bhp and 62.9Nm. Although it’s bare basic on the feature front, its five-speed gearbox is accompanied by an assist and slipper clutch.
(All prices are ex-showroom)