The Cheapest Triumph: Is the Trident Worth Buying?

At INR 6,95,000 ex-showroom, the Trident is the cheapest Triumph motorcycle in India

A few weeks ago, Triumph Motorcycles India introduced the Trident, which is the British manufacturer’s cheapest offering in the nation. Priced at INR 6,95,000 ex-showroom, the Trident is a deal sweeter than honey. However, the deal may give birth to certain questions in the minds of the buyers. As we all know, Triumph is a premium motorcycle manufacturing corporation, and the motorcycles made by them are sold with hefty price tags. So, how is Triumph selling its brand-new 660cc, three-cylinder motorcycle at such a minimal rate? Let us commence by mentioning that Triumph has acted wisely to decrease the motorcycle’s price tag by discarding a few elements. In the following paragraphs, we’ve drafted an analysis of the street-focused Trident.

Styling- In terms of styling, Triumph has spared no expense as the motorcycle is equipped with LED lighting units from the front to the rear. It’s a motorcycle that looks retro and contemporary with a tank that is round but features sporty vinyl. The single but stepped-up seat with narrow bottom completes the retro-modern amalgamation. 

Powertrain- The Triumph Trident being a calm and lenient easy-to-ride street-focused motorcycle derives power from a 600cc, inline three-cylinder engine tuned to generate a peak power of 81hp and 64Nm of torque. The motorcycle is mated to a six-speed gearbox system but misses out on a standard bidirectional quick-shifter. That’s how Triumph has cut the price, but one can add the shifter as an accessory by paying some extra amount.

Suspension, chassis and tyres- The front suspension duties of the Trident is handled by 41mm Show separate function forks but they are not adjustable (another compromise) and the rear is furnished with a direct mount Showa preload-adjustable setup. The motorcycle uses a brand-new tubular steel perimeter frame because of which Triumph has limited the weight of the motorcycle down to 189 kilograms. Talking about tyres, the manufacturer has equipped the motorcycle with sticky Michelin Road 5 units. 

Electronics- This is one area where Triumph has tried its best to cutback the price as much as possible. The motorcycle is armed with a fully digital instrument cluster, but it misses out on Bluetooth as standard. A patron can add the Bluetooth setup by paying an extra amount. In terms of other electronic features, the Trident does not present much because a buyer receives only two riding modes (rain and road) which are non-adjustable. 

So, is the Triumph Trident worth purchasing? The answer is yes, but solely for those who are looking forward to acquire their first 600cc motorcycle.

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