Hot on the heels of the 2021 Triumph Trident’s design prototype reveal at the London Design Museum, Triumph has released official images of the new Trident during its final testing stages at the brand’s headquarters in Hinckley, UK.
The Triumph Trident is a new middleweight roadster aimed at other affordably priced middleweight motorcycles, such as the Honda CB650R, Kawasaki Z650, Yamaha MT-07 / XSR 700 and Suzuki SV650. Although MSRP has not been confirmed, Triumph has stated that the Trident will be competitively priced within its category. Currently, the Trident is slated for a Spring 2021 release.
On paper, the Trident will separate itself from the rest of the field in a couple major ways. First, it is the only triple-cylinder powered motorcycle in a category dominated by parallel-twin and V-twin engines. Second, Triumph has stated that it will come equipped with “class-leading technology as standard.”
Today, Triumph is further teasing us with images of the Trident in working order, but camouflaged in stickers, during its final testing stages. Triumph is still being tight-lipped about pricing, specifications, and performance figures – we’ll have to wait for the official announcement soon.
Although Triumph has not confirmed displacement, the triple-cylinder engine appears to be the same sporting powerplant found in the original Street Triple 675 and Daytona 675, as evidenced by the nearly identical engine cases and bolt patterns. Triumph may have revived the engine, undoubtedly modifying it for the Trident’s purpose, as well as Euro 5 emissions standards.
These images also confirm the inclusion of a non-adjustable Showa inverted fork, which is a rarity in this class, and what we assume to be a Showa shock, featuring spring preload adjustment only. Also highlighted are the beefy, machined aluminum triple clamps.
Nissin dual floating calipers will handle braking duties in the front and are paired with a Nissin axial master cylinder. In the rear, a single radially mounted Nissin caliper is responsible for braking duties.
Now that the Trident is not obscured by white paint, we can also see the Triumph’s fit and finish on display, with the finely detailed headlight, hardware finishes and overall clean look. Also, Triumph has wisely gone with a svelte license plate, brake, and indicator hugger, which improve the bike’s styling.
We’ll have to sit tight for more information about the 2021 Triumph Trident – details will be announced shortly. Until then, feast your eyes on the images below.