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Triumph Trident 660 Has Finally Hit Indian Shores


The most affordable triple-cylinder bike from Triumph comes at a very competitive price!

The seven-month-long wait is finally over. Triumph has launched its latest entry-level offering, the Trident 660, in India. It is the smallest motorcycle in the British manufacturer’s India lineup, replacing the Street Twin as Triumph’s most affordable offering.

What’s The Price? Who Are Its Rivals?

Everyone was expecting the Trident to be priced competitively, and Triumph has done exactly that. The Trident 660 is priced at an introductory price of Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The manufacturer also has announced special finance schemes with EMIs starting as low as Rs 9,999. At this price, it goes up against the Kawasaki Z650, Ninja 650, Honda CB650R, and the CBR650R. It undercuts both the Hondas by a substantial margin while being slightly more expensive than the Kawasakis. 

But, what do you get for the money?

What’s New?

A brand new motorcycle for starters. You see, Triumph has worked on the Trident from the ground up to make it a capable offering. Aesthetically, the Trident gets a round LED headlamp, a muscular tank with knee indents, alloy wheels, and a sleek tail with a subtle LED light reminiscent of the Street Triple 675. It’ll surely stand out on Indian roads, considering we usually expect quirky bug-eyed nakeds from the British brand. Triumph is offering the Trident in -- Crystal White and Sapphire Black colours along with two dual-colour options -- Matt Jet Black/Silver Ice and Silver Ice/ Diablo Red.

Triumph has packed the Trident with full-LED lighting, first-in-class (in India) self-cancelling indicators, and a digital instrument cluster with a TFT display. Riding aids like two riding modes (Rain and Road), switchable traction control, and a dual-channel ABS (with varied intervention levels) come standard. 

The Trident 660 features an all-new BS6-compliant 660cc triple-cylinder engine that churns out 81PS and 64Nm. It is paired with a 6-speed transmission with a slipper clutch. This gives the Trident a 13PS advantage over the Kawasaki Z650, which makes 68PS. However, it is 6PS short compared to the Honda CB650s. Triumph claims most of the Trident’s torque kicks in from as low as 3,600rpm, which should make it a tractable machine.

What’s Unchanged?

While the Trident is largely an all-new bike, some components have been borrowed or based on other Triumph offerings. For instance, its suspension (a Showa 41mm USD fork and monoshock) and braking setup (twin 310mm front discs and a 255mm rear disc) are based on the Triumph Street Triple 765S. 

The package is held together by Triumph’s famous perimeter frame, inspired from the Street Triples. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch wheels shod with sticky Michelin Road 5 rubber as seen on the TVS Apache RR 310. All this should make the Trident a sweet handler. Also, with a seat height of 805mm and a kerb weight of 189kg, It should be a pliant machine is what we think.

ZigSays

It’s nice to see that the British brand has priced the Trident 660 competitively, despite some of its competition retailing at much more. This should give the motorcycle the edge, making it an ideal upgrade for riders who own sub-400cc bikes like the KTM 390 Duke and BMW G 310 R. Also, the bike is friendly enough, which should make it a good option for someone planning to step up to mid-capacity performance bikes. Of course, the triple motor is an added benefit.

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