As far as middleweight naked bike goes, the latest 2021 Triumph Trident 660 is certainly one of the most highly anticipated motorcycles for the coming year. Officially launched today, the Trident offers class-leading tech and impressive handling at a very competitive price package.
For the Malaysian market, Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia has confirmed that it will arrive here sometime in the first quarter of 2021 (very fast work, fellas!). Pricing for the UK market sits at £7,195, which is around the RM38,750 mark. Now, that’s impressive.
In terms of firepower, the all-new Trident comes with a 660cc three-cylinder DOHC liquid-cooled engine that produces a respectable 80hp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of torque at 6,250rpm. This package offers a punchy power delivery throughout its rev range together with a unique triple-cylinder soundtrack.
A six-speed manual transmission handles all the power delivery to its rear wheel and that is further enhanced with the presence of an assist/slipper clutch. There’s also the addition of a ride-by-wire throttle, selectable riding modes, and switchable traction control for even greater riding efficiency across the board.
As for its looks, the 2021 Triumph Trident 660 is definitely a bike that would be turning heads. A minimalist roadster paired with Triumph’s iconic triple muscles is contemporary yet timeless at the same time. This whole look is tied together with its five-spoke wheels (17-inch aluminium), elegant swingarm, and many more.
Other highlighted specs include:
- 14-litre fuel tank
- Front Showa 41mm upside down separate function forks (SFF)
- Rear Showa monoshock RSU, with preload adjustment
- Front 310mm twin discs + Nissin two-piston sliding calipers with ABS
- Rear 255mm single disc + Nissin single-piston sliding caliper with ABS
- Multi-function instruments with colour TFT screen
- My Triumph Connectivity System (turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro, phone & music control via Bluetooth)
- Handlebar mounted switch cubes
- 189kg (kerb weight) + more
There are over 45 dedicated Triumph optional parts and accessories to further elevate its riding experience, which also includes a bi-directional quickshifter. Service interval? Every 16,000km. Very impressive, indeed.
Customers can choose between four striking colour options – Silver Ice/Diablo Red, Matt Jet Black/Matt Silver Ice, Crystal White, and Sapphire Black. If it’s going to arrive in the first quarter of 2021 here in Malaysia, it’s safe to say that you can place your bookings with Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia soon.