Bike India

Royal Enfield Partners With Levi’s

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AFTER ALMOST TWO DECADES, TRIUMPH Motorcycle are resurrecti­ng the Trident name and it will be hitting showrooms in 2021. For now, Triumph have showcased the Trident prototype at the London Design Museum which offers us a glimpse of what the production model could look like. It took the engineers nearly four years to develop the new Trident, with some styling inputs from the Italian motorcycle designer, Rodolfo Frascoli.

By the look of it, the production model would offer a relaxed upright riding position and seems to be designed for comfort. Speaking about the design, Steve Sargent, Chief Product Officer, Triumph Motorcycle­s, said that their ultimate aim was a new take on character and style, along with the easy handling and quality that Triumph are known for, at a price that’s really competitiv­e.

To keep the cost in check, the entry-level Triumph will share plenty of cycle parts with its siblings, particular­ly the Street Triple. You’ll notice familiar bits in the design and the threecylin­der mill, but it is said to come with a new steel mainframe instead of the Street Triple’s lightweigh­t aluminium chassis.

While the British brand has not divulged any informatio­n about the Triumph Trident’s powerplant and claim to be working on an allnew mill, the buzz is that the engine could be based on the 675-cc triple that used to power the now-defunct Daytona 675 and would be tuned more for torque than outright power. We expect it to make just below 100 hp.

When the Triumph Trident is launched, we expect it to be priced around Rs 6-7 lakh, thus making it affordable to a wider range of motorcycli­sts.

Royal Enfield have partnered with Levi’s in making riding gear offering requisite protection. This partnershi­p has been well received by many as it allows them to wear their favourite denim brand as well as be safe when on the move.

Jackets and trousers will sport Cordura denim and feature armour slots at the shoulder, elbows, and knees as well as high-visibility patches. This gear will be available at select Levi’s and Royal Enfield stores and on their online platforms.

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