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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Hamamelis, Aug 25, 2020.
Probably why it worked for me so well...I’m a small guy! It felt like it was built for me.
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.
It looks very tempting. Its at the top of my test list for my smaller bike garage slot.
Someone posted this over on the Tiger 850 Sport thread. Perhaps by error.
Here are the specs and UK pricing...
The used the 660 version rather than the 675 from the previous gen Street Triple. HP is down about 30 from the last 675 Street Triple. Still competitive in the target market, as the chart shows. Edit: Looks like they indeed went for more low end with the tuning.
I've got to hand it to Triumph... rebrand an old Street 675 base model and sell a crap ton. Brilliant!
Nice looker IMO.
From motorcycle.com with lots of photos and information:
Priced at $7999 here in the states!
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.
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.
Revzilla has a nice write up: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2021-triumph-trident-first-look#comments
I think Triumph hit a home run with the Trident.
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.
Could be a great budget track day weapon, as well as fun around town bike.
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)
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.
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.
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.
...I almost got aroused reading that. Holy shit why can't this be more common?
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.
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.