In this video, Spencer gets to grips with the all-new Triumph Trident 660 naked bike. Could this be ‘The Ultimate’ LAMS motorcycle?
Why the Triumph Trident 660 is poised for dominance
Triumph has officially launched its all-new Trident 660 LAMS naked bike 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 660 comes 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 reiterates 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.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.