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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2020, 11:47:56 PM »
Would have been an opportunity for them to put a triple engine into the Bonnie chassis and come up with the modern equivalent of the T160, like an updated Thunderbird (the 900 triple from the mid-90s, not the later hyuge twin).

When I took the Tiger 900 GT Pro out for a brief test ride and commented afterwards about the vibes, the dealer told me that they were putting the T-plane crank into (I quote) the new Trophy. I now suspect he meant new Trident - don't think there's a new Trophy coming out. I shall wait and see.
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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2020, 12:02:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Would have been an opportunity for them to put a triple engine into the Bonnie chassis and come up with the modern equivalent of the T160, like an updated Thunderbird (the 900 triple from the mid-90s, not the later hyuge twin).

Agree. A loosely retro inspired Trident would be nice.
Naked bike, triple engine, classic (similar to the Bonneville) lines but with things like a modern single shock rear suspension and upside down forks would have allowed Triumph to dig themselves out of the hole they have created with the twin cylinder Bonnes.

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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2020, 08:41:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by daniburton [+]
I'm very curious about this bike ... Seems it will be an MT competitor.

Yep, that's what they're aiming at, the MT07 market.
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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2020, 09:22:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Yep, that's what they're aiming at, the MT07 market.

I know that Triumph have said that is where they are aiming but I will be surprised if its price competitive in that market. That is a price conscious section of the market its not the faster at all costs And hang the expense boy racer mid weight market thats for sure.
From the video I watched Triumph seem to be hanging their hopes on people falling in love with the tech inbuilt in the speedo if it works it will be a first.

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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2020, 10:28:53 AM »
Just had the latest update email from Triumph on the Trident progress .... am I the only one who isn't inspired by it. To me there is little difference from what is already available in the range, like Street Triple, and hardly the big new model Triumph would have us believe. :027:
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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2020, 10:56:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
Just had the latest update email from Triumph on the Trident progress .... am I the only one who isn't inspired by it. To me there is little difference from what is already available in the range, like Street Triple, and hardly the big new model Triumph would have us believe. :027:

You're not alone, I find it really uninspired and they even copied the awfull under engine exhausts, like the mt-07 have.
I understand them wanting a part of the most important market, I however think it might detract from the more quality image of Triumph, if they have to cheap out like Yamaha.

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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2020, 12:27:49 PM »
The original Trident model was regarded as the 'top' model, hence with hindsight it would really have been more appropriate to have used the name on the top of the range Rocket ... IMO.  :084: :027:
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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2020, 11:33:49 AM »
Although the Small Heath/Meriden Trident was top of the range, the original Hinckley Trident 750 was the base model - the Trident 900 was the very slightly better equipped (and more powerful) version, the Daytona (750/1000) and Trophy (900/1200) were the range toppers. It's not terribly distinctive but I assume it's Triumph extending its range downwards a bit and having a basic triple again.
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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2020, 11:54:50 AM »
I would have liked to seen it as a bigger Daytona with a styling nod to Slippery Sam
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Re: New Triumph Trident 660 for 2021
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2020, 11:57:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I would have liked to seen it as a bigger Daytona with a styling nod to Slippery Sam

But would it sell in numbers, current market trends says not unfortunately...  :006:
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