Triumph Motorcycles, the largest UK-owned motorcycle manufacturer, has lifted the veil on a major novelty by presenting a design prototype of its upcoming Trident at the London Design Museum. This mythical name is recovered after the model of the sixties-seventies in the form of a prototype, but confirming that it will end up in a commercial model that will give much to talk about due to its positioning and its attractive price.
Triumph is already well established in the medium-displacement roadster segment with its Street Triple, and now the manufacturer intends to offer here a more affordable model to compete with the Yamaha MT-07s and other Kawasaki Z650s.
With a pure minimalist form, clean lines, Triumph design DNA and more than a hint of the Speed Triple’s muscular poise, the Trident prototype design motorcycle gives the first exciting glimpse of the unique style and attitude of the new middleweight Triumph roadster to come.
The chassis is very different from that of the Street Triple and should offer, along with the new handlebars and footrest, a less forward position. The heart of this Triumph Trident will be a compact and powerful three-cylinder engine with medium displacement. It does not specify its figures, but we could guess that it is based on outstanding 765cc 3-cylinder engine from the Street Triple, but limited for the A2 license due to its positioning as a model of access.
The headlight maintains the classic touch due to its circular shape, but with LED technology and the simple and small fully digital instrument display surprises, which promises navigation similar to other models through the buttons on the left pinecone.
The company confirmed that the Trident would be a new entry point in the triple inline series lineup. Trident will stand out for offering high value to a whole new generation of drivers: from the excellent performance of the engine to the integration of its cutting-edge technology as a standard to an agile and accessible driving experience that inspires confidence.
The design prototype has been unveiled by the brand in a white color, which reflects that the final model could still have some tweaks. This is the result of development work carried out by the brand’s design team for four years. The designer comes from the services of the Italian designer Rodolfo Frascoli. Rodolfo is the designer who contributed to the design of the new Tiger 900 and Suzuki Katana. Triumph team claims to provide a touch of a typical Italian design.
The Triumph Trident is expected to land in the exhibition hall in early 2021. However, Triumph said that customers could see the production version and a complete list of specifications before the release take place.