The Best Bike of 2021?
Triumph has had a winning spirit for the last 25 years with its Speed Triples and Street Triples class-leading motorbikes around the world.
The Triumph Trident 660 was launched in the late 2020s and is a massively important step for Triumph. They have come up with the perfect combination to take on Honda’s CB650R, The Kawasaki Z650 and Yamahas MT-07 in the entry-level naked market. The Trident is good as you can get it for its starting price of a mere £7195. The running costs are considerably reduced as the motorbike has a service interval of 10,000 miles or 12 months. The Trident has excellent looks and style. It defiantly can throw a punch and should top the sales chart in 2021 for Triumph.
The Triumph Trident has a liquid-cooled, 660cc, 12 valves, 3-cylinder inline engine that produces 80bhp @ 10250 rpm. A multi-plate, slip and assist wet clutch that is light action that can reduce the fatigue of the rider. You get excellent stopping power from the Nissin disk brake system that’s been added to this bike, Showa upside-down forks and a Showa rear shock. Seat height is set at 805mm, making a good riding position for most riders and will allow you to ride all day without getting backache.
The Trident feels effortless to ride. The gear ratios have been set for reliability and also the fun side to motorcycling. The colour TFT multifunctional instrument display is compact and has that easy interaction whilst riding. Triumph has taken the technology a step further with its latest TFT. They have now included (at extra cost) the ability to control, Sat nav, GO Pro, music and telephone, all from the switches on the handlebars that are then displayed on the Colour TFT screen. To make the ride a safer ride, Triumph has included Road and Rain riding modes within the new electronics. The selection will alter the bikes throttle and traction maps to suit. The Trident has ride by wire technology that is sharp and accurate with throttle response. The traction control is switchable for your own personal preference of riding situations. The bike is fitted with Triumphs latest generation of ABS. The new 660 has been fully integrated with LED lighting. A brand new looking 7-inch headlight, a compact rear light, and self-cancelling LED indicators.
Accessories have been designed and built to fit the Triumph perfectly. Enhanced styling accessories include a colour coordinated fly screen. Classic look bar-end mirrors. Protection accessories. For an added cost, you could have Triumph etched branded Frame protection, Front axle cover, Engine cover protection and tank pad. TFT connectivity pack. As previously mentioned, this pack give you the technology to control and view your phone, GoPro, and music. It includes the Connectivity module and USB charger. Extra tech pack includes shift assist quick shifter, Track plus bike tracking system that is Thatcham approved. The kit also changes the LED indicators so that they scroll when operated that bolsters your presence when riding.
The Trident has the option of being fitted with a conversion kit for reducing the power output and making it suitable for A2 licence holders. The equipment can be removed by Triumph, turning the bike back to full power. This could be a fantastic first bike and also one that you may want to keep for a long time as well.