Triumph Motorcycles has teased its incoming Trident naked bike ahead of its full reveal in the coming months, and Australian debut next year.
The English bikemaker has shown images of the Trident in ‘final testing’ at its Hinckley facility in the UK, providing a closer look at what we can expect from the production model.
Triumph first announced the middleweight Trident in August with the unveiling of an un-rideable prototype, but these new images show that the Trident is equipped with Nissin brakes, Showa suspension and what appears to be full LED lighting.
The unit shown in testing also wears Michelin Pilot Road 5 tyres, although local specifications may differ.
INFO MOTO understands that the Triumph Trident will hit local showrooms in LAMS trim in the first half of 2021, and critically, will represent a new entry point into the brand’s line-up.
Pricing remains up in the air, however, Triumph says that the bike will be positioned to compete with the likes of the Yamaha MT-07 and Kawasaki Z650, meaning that a sub-$15k pricetag is likely.
Currently, Triumph’s only LAMS offering comes in the form of the Street Triple S ($14,900 rideaway), which is motivated by a 660cc three-cylinder engine developing 35kW and 60Nm.
While the Trident appears to share some components with the Street Triple S, it does feature a new frame and a specific engine tune, among many updates.
A spokesperson from Triumph Motorcycles Australia told INFO MOTO that it sees the entry-level Street Triple and the Trident attracting different types of buyers, with the latter model standing apart with its modern retro styling and unique handling dynamics.
“Through the final testing stages the Triumph product team have been fine tuning the characteristics that will make the new Trident the first choice for a new generation of Triumph riders: bringing all the advantages of a Triple to the category, with class-leading technology as standard, and an agile and rider-friendly chassis and ergonomics,” said Triumph Motorcycles in a press release.
The Triumph Trident will be revealed in full in the coming weeks, after which we expect the brand’s local wing to provide pricing and more detailed specification details.
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