British Motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph Motorcycles has launched the all-new Trident 660 at an introductory price of Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Trident 660 is the cheapest naked bike currently sold by Triumph. It was globally launched back in October 2020 and has been a highly anticipated motorcycle in India ever since.
Trident 660 Engine
Powering the Trident is a 660cc triple-cylinder engine that produces 80bhp and 64Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. Triumph states that the engine is designed to combine low down and mid-range of a twin, with the top-end performance of a four-cylinder engine, to deliver a major performance advantage.
Trident 660 Specs
The motorcycle also boasts of plenty of technology such as two riding modes – Rain and Road, switchable traction control, a ride by wire throttle, a multi-functional instruments with colour TFT display with bluetooth connectivity and LED lighting all around. Also, as standard, the Trident 660 comes with Showa upside-down forks and a Showa preload-adjustable monoshock suspension, Nissin two-piston sliding callipers, twin 310mm floating discs at the front and Nissin single-piston sliding calliper, single 255mm disc at the rear.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head – Triumph Motorcycles India said: “We’re excited to bring the Trident 660 in the country as it marks our entry into the premium middleweight roadster category in India. The Trident is the latest addition to Triumph’s roadster portfolio in India, taking the count to four – Street Triple RS, Street Triple R, The Speed Triple 1200RS and the Trident 660. The response to the Trident has been overwhelming, as we’ve had 125+ bookings even before the price announcement. We are confident that Trident will set new benchmarks in the segment and increase the reach and range of Triumph in India. With the Trident, Triumph now offers 16 motorcycles across the entire range in India, offering motorcycles across varied riding styles and segments”.
The Triumph Trident 660 faces some immense competition from the Kawasaki Z650, which is priced at Rs 6.18 lakh (ex-showroom, India), making the Trident more expensive by Rs 77,000. Compared to the newly launched Honda CBR 650R, which is priced at Rs 8.67 lakh (ex-showroom, India), Trident 660 is far more superior solely from the price point.