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Triumph Trident Design prototype unveiled
27 Aug 2020 Concepts
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Triumph Motorcycles has revived the name Trident in its history, and will be the most affordable and accessible Triumph motorcycle in the brand’s current line of roadsters. The new Triumph Trident will be a mid-weight roadster, which will fall under the Triumph Street Triple lineup, but will be powered by an inline three-cylinder engine, possibly with a displacement of around 650cc. According to Triumph, the new Trident will be the new entry point into the Triumph roadster lineup and will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021. More details and technical specifications will be announced closer to the launch of the Trident.

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The Triumph Trident design prototype was revealed at the London Design Museum and incorporates the original design development model with prototype components, designed to showcase the style and design lines of the new motorcycle to be introduced in the family of Triumph roadsters. The design prototype is the result of a four-year development program led by a dedicated team at Triumph’s design plant in Hinckley, UK, the global headquarters of Triumph.

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The new Triumph Trident was designed and developed by the Hinckley design team, with additional stylistic input from Italian motorcycle designer Rodolfo Frascoli, who designed the last Triumph Tiger 900, but also competed in the previous Triumph Speed Triple and the Triumph Tiger. 1050 models.

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“The Trident design prototype marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Triumph, where the brief was all about the fun, from the look to the ride. With its pure minimalist form, clean lines, Triumph design TBEN and more than a hint of our Speed Triple’s muscle balance, this provides the first thrilling glimpse into the full Trident story to come. Ultimately, our goal was to bring a new take on character and style, and the handling and quality for which Triumph is known – at a truly competitive price, ”said Steve Sargent, Product Manager at Triumph. Motorcycles.

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The Triumph Trident will have an all new steel main frame, unlike the aluminum frame on the Triumph Street Triple models. The engine architecture will be derived from the Daytona 675, but Triumph says the engine has been developed entirely from scratch and will receive new components. In terms of competition, according to Triumph internationally, the Triumph Trident will compete with Japanese twin-cylinder roadsters like the Honda CB650R, Kawasaki Z650 and Yamaha MT-07. Triumph claims that the new Triumph Trident will have a significant advantage of being the only motorcycle with a three-cylinder engine in the segment and will also benefit from best-in-class electronics and features. The new Triumph Trident will be manufactured at Triumph’s manufacturing facility in Thailand.

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The name of the Triumph Trident comes from the brand’s history, and the older Trident was in production from 1968 to 1975. The older Trident was powered by a cooled 740cc overhead valve inline three-cylinder engine. by air, which produced 58 hp of maximum power at 7,500 rpm. The Honda CB750 was the main competitor to the original Triumph Trident. In its resurgence as the most affordable Triumph, the new Trident will also take on Japanese roadsters in 2021, but all with dual-parallel engines.

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  • Russell Taylor 09 Sep 2020
    You mention Hinckley as Triumph's Global HQ, but all this is is an office and warehouse. No manufacturing takes place in the UK, with most of the R&D taking place outside the UK too. Pretty soon even these facilities will be closed down, leaving the UK without a motorcycle manufacture.
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