Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed that the Triumph Trident will make a return to the British manufacturer’s lineup from early 2021.
Revealed overnight, the new Trident will be powered by one of Triumph’s signature triple-cyclometer engines and will become the new entry point to Triumph’s three cylinder models.
‘’The Trident design prototype marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Triumph, where the brief was all about fun, from the look to the ride, says Triumph chief product officer Steve Sargent.
”With its pure minimalist form, clean lines, Triumph design DNA and more than a hint of our Speed Triple’s muscular poise, this gives the first exciting glimpse at the full Trident story to come. Ultimately our aim was to bring a new take on character and style, alongside the accessible easy handling and quality Triumph is known for – at a price that’s really competitive’’.
The Trident design prototype comes as a result of a 4 year development programme led by Triumph’s design facility in the UK, where every single Triumph is designed and prototyped before production in one of the firm’s factories around the world.
Conceived and developed by the Hinckley design team, with additional styling input from Rodolfo Frascoli, the Trident brief was focused on delivering a distinctive, dynamic and attractive new take on Triumph style and attitude.
Central to the overall form and brief, the Trident is built around a compact powerful Triumph triple engine which Triumph is yet to announce the size of. The new power plant Triumph says has been designed to bring all the advantages of a triple to the category for the first time, with the perfect balance of low down torque and top end power.
As the Street Triple 660 is the current entry into the Triumph family in general, the new Trident could take its place in the lineup. That could mean the Trident could potentially enter the market as a LAMS machine.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see what the final specifications of the new Trident are, but we expect the new bike to be every bit a premium machine as the rest of the lineup.