Triumph Trident - 2020s Sport-Classic Revival

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

  1. oldoval

    oldoval Pleasant as fuck

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    His description can best be described as "It's a motorcycle". Which is a good thing in my opinion. Not this or that, just a good all-round motorcycle. Sorta the UJM of the past ?

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  2. Motonirvana

    Motonirvana Can't make this shit up

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    Here's the review from Visordown:
  3. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    Man, some of these reviews are pathetic. "Yeah, it's a motorbike, but it doesn't have any gizmos, might be OK for a beginner or some old fart that doesn't want to get scared by a real bike..."

    If you can't go fast enough to be on a first name basis with every LEO in the state (and a number of neighboring states too :lol3) on a ~190kg and 80HP motorcycle, you simply need to go improve your riding skills, it's not a limitation of the bike. :deal


    My local dealer has this and the Tiger 850 Sport in this weekend. I still don't understand the point of the 850, but that's a different thread. The Trident, OTOH, is a very nice looking bike in person. Yes, it's built to a price, some shortcuts had to be made. But Triumph took time to design/spec parts that still look good and integrate nicely into the bike. The seat seems OK, it was surprisingly roomy reach to the pegs for this type of bike. I didn't have an MT-07 to do a straight comparison, but my knees thought it was more like an XSR (or maybe roomier) than an MT-07. And that's w/o having a seat so tall that only people with 32" inseam or taller will feel comfortable on it. The cables/hoses are all nicely tucked away for a very clean look Triumph is very good at.

    That neat look, of course, can be a problem too. Those cables/hose that are so nicely tucked away for a clean look, don't look to have a lot of free length. Without taking things apart (didn't want the dealer to chase me out :augie) it doesn't look like there is much slack to raise the bars w/o using longer hose and/or cable extensions. Not that the position isn't OK with stock seat, there is a slight lean forward, but it's not severe. But, if you wanted to raise the seat, you may probably also want taller bars...

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  4. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    Seemed really comfy riding position to me, coming right off MT-09. The only thing I think they shouldn't have skimped on is cornering ABS, especially on a beginner-oriented bike; all other premium manufacturers are sticking it on every new bike.
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  5. T-34

    T-34 Long timer Supporter

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    Thats me! The RS900 Kawasaki appealed to me, and this one actually does a bit more. The price as well... gravy. What a concept! A modern motorcycle with modern manners, all-day ergonomics, and a regular round headlight. A UJM for 2020. UEM?

    I'm looking very closely at it. It would be my primary street motorcycle. A medium-small flyscreen, better seat, and hopefully someone will make hard bags for it, and it might be what the doctor ordered.
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  6. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    The painted part is a plastic cover (similar to what Yamaha is doing these days). The real tank is underneath and you can't really see it, but I'd hazard a guess that is is metal.

    Gustavo
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    T-34 Long timer Supporter

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    Anyone call a dealer or otherwise inquire when these things will be actually showing up?
  8. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Long timer Supporter

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    There are photos a page back....
  9. T-34

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    Yeah, I should have specified. The STL dealer doesn't have any.
  10. LOUFY034

    LOUFY034 Been here awhile

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    I'm wondering who this bike is for?

    is it basically just a rounded off 2004 SV650 w/+1 cyl at that HP and weight-?
    or is it a severely underperforming XSR900 clone?
  11. T-34

    T-34 Long timer Supporter

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    It is significantly faster than an SV650, with better suspension. I bet it has much better fit and finish than a Suzuki product.
  12. richarddacat

    richarddacat No fruit in my cookies! Supporter

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    I view it as a step up bike for newly experienced riders needing more power than their 250 starter bike.
  13. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    The bike you saw in earlier in the thread is a roving demo (sort of, not actual demo ride, just demo look...) that Triumph NA is sending around to show at dealers to potential clients. The actual bikes they can sell are supposed to be here in March, IIRC. My dealer already had 3 orders for an allotment of 10 on the first day the bike was there. Maybe they sold more over the weekend.

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  14. Gustavo

    Gustavo Motociclista Errante

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    I think it's mostly for people who like motorcycles. :dunno


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  15. Matt-J2

    Matt-J2 Been here awhile

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    It's a triple at the same price as popular twins. So it's for anyone who wants a 65-75hp motorcycle with nice features, but not too many, and isn't too expensive. That it's a triple instead of Yet Another Twin is an enticing feature.
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  16. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    And it has more of a "classic" look than "modern/alien" like the FZ-07, KTM 790 Duke/Adv, Kaw Z650. Just waiting to see if the ergos fit tall riders.
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  17. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    It is a great beginner/2nd bike for those who does not want a transformer while just wish to enjoy...

    Kinda like owning a tool that does everything ok.

    Kinda like buying a V7 Guzzi :p
  18. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    And compared to XSR900 it has better suspension presumably?
  19. Matt-J2

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    Reviews I saw said it was better balanced between front/rear than the MT series, but I guess we won't know for sure until they're actually out. Wouldn't surprise me though, it's been a weak point of the MT-0X from the beginning, and the -07 has been better than the -09 in that regard. (Same with the XSR, of course)
  20. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    I cannot fault my '18 MT09, previous years had some problems. I do think I'll replace the rear shock eventually, though. My favorite bike of all times was '99 Triumph Triple Thunderbird standard, which had this intangible "rightness" that cannot be explained by the specs, so I'll reserve the judgement until the test ride.
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