Triumph Motorcycles have just unveiled the Trident Concept, with the bike scheduled to arrive in 2021, offering a ‘new entry point into Triumph’s award winning Triple roadster line-up’ and which ‘will be competitively priced to deliver great value.’
That’s great news for new riders, with the Trident to feature a Triumph triple-cylinder, possibly the 660 cc A2/LAMS version already available in the Street Triple S, but hopefully – thanks to a more simple neo-retro design, and probably more value-driven components – an easier (read: cheaper) buy in.
Non-adjustable forks are joined by Nissin brakes all round, along with a single shock. The swingarm and frame look simple and new, with styling that will appeal to more riders thanks to a single headlight and more back to basics overall design incorporating many iconic Triumph details.
Triumph have also promised class leading electronics which for entry level machines could just mean traction control and a few maps, so we may see a similar package to the Street Triple S, or possibly even the R, but as an entry level bike the update of electronics has been slow and relatively basic, so something similar to the Street Triple S seems most likely.
It looks like the Triumph Trident will be available in Spring 2021 here in Australia, with full details and pricing yet to be released. It’s exciting to see what will be on offer and how it’ll match up to the competition however, as this could be the spiritual successor to the Street Triple 675, offering a mid-range, high value option that is just that little bit more premium and tech packed than the competition, where the Street Triple 765 models have taken a capacity, feature and price step up into the next segment up in many ways.
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