Last month, my experience with the Triumph Speed Triple was exciting to say the least. Only if the rain gods were friendlier would it have been an even more exciting experience. And now that I’ve made another triumph, I’m having a hard time letting him go. An emotion that only a handful of bikes have been able to arouse recently.

We tried this brand new Roadster from the British brand on the hills a few months ago. Now we can go around the city with the Triumph Trident 660 to get an idea of what it’s like to live with. The Triumph Trident 660 is the most accessible Inline-Three of the brand and fits well with the gap created by the new Street Triple, which has become a powerful motorcycle with greater capacity, more electronics and a higher price.

Triumph Trident 660: Design

The simple styling of the Triumph Trident 660 stands out from the current offerings and a healthy mix of neo-retro Bits contributes to the cool quotient. like the round LED headlight, a circular instrument cluster with a Pod and the drop-shaped fuel tank. The knee-deep recess on the tank with the paint “Union Jack” from Triumph looks beautiful. Similarly, the neat rear part with the flush LED tail light, although I’m not a big fan of the turn signals and license plate that are mounted on the rear tire shell. It is a bike of neat appearance with special attention to detail and a cut and finish worthy of the Triumph badge.

Triumph Trident 660: Ergonomics

Swing one leg over and it feels light and manageable. There is no unnecessary volume and it is extremely compact for a 660 cc motorcycle without being cramped. With my middle frame, thanks to the tapered seat and the saddle height of 805 millimeters, I was able to keep both feet firmly on the ground. This also makes it perfect for Beginners. With my knees clutching the sinuous tank tightly, my hand on the narrow handlebar and feet resting on the footrests slightly back, we set off to face the world.

Triumph Trident 660: Engine

The centerpiece is a 660 cm3 three-cylinder based on the one that powers the popular Street Triple 675, but is coming to an end. Hinckley engineers extensively reworked the internal components, including an entirely new clutch, cams, and crank. So it still retains the same character and feel, but now the focus is on better low-end and mid-range performance. Its peak power of 81 hp is produced at just over 10,000 rpm and that’s more than a handful for most. Turn the throttle and you will be rewarded with the Triumph Triple sound. You will eventually use the escape note to alert people, because the individual sweet horn is not suitable for the task.

Triumph Trident 660: Features

When it comes to Gadgets, you get a customizable TFT color display, but it contains far too much information to capture while you’re driving. You also get the “rain” and”road” driving modes, which can be adapted to changing conditions along the way. As you have already guessed, “Rain” is ideal for surfaces with low traction, since the output power is attenuated. In fact, the initial throttle response, even on the “road”, is so loose that I got the impression that the bike was in wet mode. This softness makes the Trident ideal for our overloaded urban environment, even in new or rusty hands. Keep pressing the throttle and you will be rewarded with the Triple treat. When you wave the 81 horses, the triumph never feels out of control or intimidating. This is one of the most powerful motorcycles in its class and the usual doubtfuls on the road can keep up with the pace.

Triumph Trident 660: Performance

Squeeze it hard and the triple-digit speeds come quickly, although sometimes it tends to hit the limiter if you don’t go up fast enough. Get overexcited and traction control comes into play. This is not a bad thing and you also have the option to turn it off completely. Some vibration on the handlebars beyond 6.000 rpm and this is probably the only review this engine has. The large turning radius can make cornering difficult in a tight space, but you will thank Triumph for the fact that the curb weight of the motorcycle is 189 kilograms. And like a naked bike, there is a gust of wind to deal with.

Although the Trident produces as much power as the old 675, it produces a good torque. Most of the 64 Nm Twist is produced from 3,500 revolutions to the red line. This gives the bike an extremely steerable character, with enough grunts to allow you to effortlessly jump into traffic spaces. Here, the revised gear ratios of this six-speed gearbox take effect. In the city, you will use the first four shorter courses well. I only spent most of my way in third gear. In fact, the Triple can comfortably hold 45 km/ h even in the highest speed without hitting. Since it gets a slip clutch, you also do not have to worry about hard resets, because the rear wheel does not lock and the bike retains its stability. These really help make it a pretty user-friendly bike.

Triumph Trident 660: driving and handling

The inverted fork only serves to improve cosmetics, but works great. The Showa is not high-end and therefore does not offer any damping adjustments, but the configuration is ideal for such a road bike. Honestly, for your usual driving, you also do not need to tinker with the adjustment of the rear preload. But it’s good to have this attitude if you are planning a longer trip with a passenger or with luggage. In the standard equipment, the Triumph absorbs most of the road shafts without tingling, but clings to the road at fast speeds and remains flat while driving through corners. The Trident 660 is so light and easy to steer that cornering is so easy. Honestly, it is not intended for crazy inclinations or scratching the footrests, but it is extremely agile and goes exactly where you want it. He feels quite sharp, reacts very well and changes the direction exceptionally well. This is a fun and playful motorcycle that you want to ride all day long.

There is enough ground clearance so you don’t have to worry about him rubbing his stomach on a speed breaker. I should mention the stunning Michelin Road 5 tires that provide tremendous grip on asphalt and even on cemented roads. Even the monsoon-washed roads, which were watered with gravel, could not lose confidence. And with every mile you feel safer to push the trident more. I would have liked to have seen fancier Brembo monoblocks, but the standard Nissin two-piston brake calipers and two 310 mm brake discs at the front do the job with a firmer grip.

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