Triumph has officially ripped the covers off its all-new Trident 2021 naked bike, which is set to hit local showrooms in LAMS trim in February, priced from $10,999 plus on-road costs.
At this price, Triumph has made good on its word to position the Trident to compete with current segment heavyweights like the Yamaha MT-07 and Kawasaki Z650, yet its high level of standard equipment may put it a class above its closest rivals.
For instance, the Triumph Trident will come standard with two rider modes (Road, Rain), switchable traction control, a colour TFT display and LED lighting: features which are usually reserved for upper market models.
The Triumph Trident draws power from a 660cc three-cylinder engine, making it the only triple in its segment, and is tuned to produce 39kW and 59Nm in Australia to meet LAMS restrictions.
While the powerplant does borrow components from the current Street Triple S, Triumph Motorcycles said at a media event that the Trident engine uses 67 new parts and features a unique tune to give it its own personality.
The Trident also uses an all-new chassis with upright ergonomics, an approachable 805mm seat height and tips the scales at 189 kilograms (wet).
A slipper clutch comes standard with the six-speed gearbox, while an up/down quickshifter will be available as an optional extra.
For suspension, the Trident is equipped with Showa USD front forks, and a preload adjustable Showa monoshock at the rear, while other premium features extend to Nissin disc brakes and Michelin Road 5 tyres.
The dash combines a colour TFT screen with an integrated LCD display, bundled in a classic round form factor.
Triumph will offer its ‘My Triumph’ connectivity system as an option, which gives access to things like turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, smartphone mirroring among other tech niceties.
Four colour options will be offered from launch, including Crystal White, Matt Jet Black, Sapphire Black, Silver Ice/Diablo Red, while a significant accessory catalogue provides more personalisation potential.
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