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Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the much-awaited Trident 660 motorcycle in the country. The Trident 660 street-naked motorcycle retails at introductory pricing of Rs 6.95 lakh, ex-showroom (India). The company has also announced a low EMI scheme of Rs 9,999 for the new motorcycle.
The company has received over 125 bookings for the motorcycle in India. Bookings for the new motorcycle are being accepted for a token amount of Rs 50,000. The deliveries of the Trident 660 will begin by the end of April.
The street-naked motorcycle is offered in four colour options: Crystal White, Sapphire Black, Matt Jet Black & Silver Ice, and Silver Ice & Diablo Red.
The Triumph Trident 660 is powered by a liquid-cooled, in-line three-cylinder 660cc engine. It produces a maximum of 80bhp at 10250rpm and a peak torque of 64Nm at 6250rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox along with a slip-assist clutch as standard.
The Trident 660 features a street-naked look with a contoured fuel tank, round-shaped LED headlamps, an underbelly exhaust, a single-seat design, a single-piece handlebar that aids to the upright riding position, however, the footpegs are rear set.
The motorcycle comes with a whole host of electronic rider aids. This includes ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control, two riding modes: road & rain, and dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle is offered with an optional bi-directional quick-shifter from the company called the ‘Triumph Shift-Assist'.
Staying in tune with the current trend of connected technology, the company is also offering ‘My Triumph Connectivity System'. All features of the connected technology can be controlled with the switchgear cube and a TFT display. This includes navigation, call/SMS alerts and more.
The motorcycle uses a perimeter frame and double-sided swingarm. Suspension duties on the motorcycle are handled by Showa 41mm upside down separate function forks at the front and Showa mono-shock unit with adjustability for preload at the rear.
Braking on the motorcycle is done via twin 310mm floating discs with two-piston sliding callipers at the front, and a single 255mm disc with a single-piston sliding calliper at the rear both of which are sourced from Nissin.
The Trident 660 features 17-inch alloy wheels at either end shod with performance tyres. The motorcycle features a 14-litre fuel tank and tips the scale at 189Kgs (kerb).
Triumph is offering over 45 different performance, cosmetic and functional accessories for the Trident 660. This includes coloured flyscreen, bar-end mirrors, aluminium belly pan, frame protection, front axle protectors, engine cover protection, tank pad, and a USB charger; among others.
The Triumph Trident rivals the Kawasaki Z650 and the recently launched Honda CB650R. In terms of pricing and power figures, the Trident 660 sits between the Z650 and the CB650R. The most powerful of the lot is the Honda CB650R, however, it is over 2 lakh more expensive than the other two motorcycles in the segment.
Thoughts About The Triumph Trident 660 Launched In India
The Triumph Trident 660 will be the brand's entry-level offering in the Indian market. The motorcycle is packed with a host of features and electronic rider aids over its segment rivals. Customers also have the option to personalize their motorcycle with a host of accessories offered by the company.