Triumph’s upcoming motorcycle
IT IS official! The Triumph Trident roadster is set to return to the Triumph line-up in 2021. The new roadster will be the most inexpensive street-focused naked sports motorcycle in the Triumph line up joining under the Street Triple 765. While the 765 will take on the larger roadsters on sale currently, the Trident will take on the likes of the Kawasaki Z650 and, in international markets the Yamaha MT-07 and the Honda CB 650R.
Like its namesake, the 2020 Triumph Trident is a street-focused middle-weight that has its sights set on the Japanese dominated middle-weight space. Designed by none other than Rodolfo Frascoli, the man responsible for the Triumph Tiger 900, expectations from the Trident are high. As a result, the Trident gets the prominent knee recesses and sinewy tank that flows into a minimalist rear-section. That paired with a very classic rounded LED headlamp. as well as a circular instrument cluster is symbolic of the Trident’s heritage.
The Triumph Trident will use a derivative of the Daytona 675’s triple-cylinder motor. To put that in perspective, this triple motor was so capable that it was the blueprint not just for the Street Triples but also on the Tiger 800 and the brand new Tiger 900. Of course,
Triumph will likely use a slightly lower displacement version of the motor to fit it in the 650cc space, to save cost and ensure that it remains competitive against the rest of the Japanese competition.
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