Triumph Trident - 2020s Sport-Classic Revival

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Hamamelis, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. Shep

    Shep Vagabond Supporter

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    Probably why it worked for me so well...I’m a small guy! It felt like it was built for me.
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    just watched the official release video. Trident 660. Overall it's now on my shortlist of Tiger 800 replacement. Good price, quoted for UK as £7200, and being a bit of a short arse the lowish seat height is a plus.
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  4. Coffeeman

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    It looks very tempting. Its at the top of my test list for my smaller bike garage slot.
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  6. Volfy

    Volfy Fava beans & a nice Chianti

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    I've got to hand it to Triumph... rebrand an old Street 675 base model and sell a crap ton. Brilliant!
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  7. flinders_72

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    Nice looker IMO.

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  9. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Looks a hell of lot better than the new MT09. I know they are not direct competitors, but on looks alone this one wins by a landslide.
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  10. Matt-J2

    Matt-J2 Been here awhile

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    I do like this one and I have a soft spot for Triumphs in general. It's priced really nice and I'm fine with the hp. I think having a triple in the same price band as all the twins is a Good Thing!

    Don't have all the details yet, but I could absolutely see one of these in my garage.
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  11. Motonirvana

    Motonirvana Can't make this shit up

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  12. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    yeah, an 80hp triple in a nice package with decent components is a very attractive buy. I could see trying one of these out in a few years. I bet they are going to sell a shit load of these (I hope so), and am happy to see Triumph offering something that is not priced like billet gold for a change.
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  13. JeffPM

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    Could be a great budget track day weapon, as well as fun around town bike.
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  14. Crocodile Tears

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    Honestly, I think its kind of ugly.... either commit to the retro look or don't. The weird knee indents made in a different material and color but shaped to be overall like a bonneville tank just looks off, especially in the white version.

    Lack of a rear fender, faux or otherwise, sort of detracts from the retro vibe and makes it look a little unbalanced.

    The little accessory chin spoiler thing looks mediocre at best.

    I don't think the street triple is a particularly great looking bike, but I definitely prefer it to this.

    And now we have a 660 "tuned for torque" like the tiger 800, a bit of a sleepy engine. Not terrible, but compared to all the other triples, a bit dull.

    I guess I'll reserve judgement until I see one in the flesh / ride one, as photos are never a great indicator, but for the moment, hard pass. CB650R or Z900RS (Or Speed Twin)
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  15. KeithU

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    I like it.

    The MO article mentions lower service costs, too: 8.3 shop hours over three years compared to 11+ hours for competitors. I like that.

    I remember that my TT600 had some thoughtful features to simplify servicing: The oil and filter could be changed without removing any fairings; all fairing fasteners were the same; and the radiator was hinged so you could change sparkplugs and check valves without draining coolant.
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    I too do not like the knee indents and do not care for the display. I could live with them but the exhaust has to go! Massive and distasteful. It will be interesting to see the bike with aftermarket exhaust.

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    Though I like Triumph’s concept, it’s tough to get a liquid-cooled naked bike to look good. And Trident has too many conflicting things going on, as already mentioned.

    But with that nameplate, price and motor it’s a heckuva good deal.
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  18. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    ...I almost got aroused reading that. Holy shit why can't this be more common?
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    I watched the press release and either the price is listed incorrectly on the Triumph USA Website or the spokesperson gave an in correct number. I just replayed it and he said 7195 Pounds. Which is $93xx USD. I know the brits add in some of the dealer fees to the price so the USD price would be lower. I guess we have to wait and see. I was shocked to see $7995 USD on Triumph's website.
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  20. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile

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    The exchange rate vs $ is a rarely an absolute indicator of prices here in the US, for many reasons.

    Exceptions occur of course, but I highly doubt that $7995 number is incorrect.