Tri­umph’s up­com­ing mo­tor­cy­cle

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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.

TRI­UMPH MO­TOR­CY­CLES is cel­e­brat­ing 61 years of its pop­u­lar mod­ern clas­sic range of mo­tor­cy­cles the Bon­nevilles. ‘Bon­neville’ is also one of the most fa­mous names in mo­tor­cy­cling, with the legacy start­ing in 1955 when Tri­umph set the land speed record at the Salt Flats in Utah.

HERO MO­TOCORP in­creased prices of the BS6 Splen­dor Plus by Rs 150 across the range and it now starts at Rs 60,500 while the self-start vari­ant is priced at Rs 62,800. The top-spec self-start with i3S vari­ant is priced at Rs 64,010 (all prices are ex-show­room, In­dia).

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