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Triumph Trident Suitable for Learners

A middleweight machine

The Trident name returns to the Triumph stable as a learner-approved motorcycle in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

The previous Trident was a porky 900cc triple with 72.9kW of power and weighing 235kg, while the new lightweight Trident is a 660cc triple weighing 189kg with power limited to 39.8kW to meet the Learner-Approved Motorcycle System.

It will arrive in Australia and New Zealand in February 2021 starting at $A10,999 (plus on-road costs).

While that’s expensive for a learner bike, Triumph boasts that it will be one of the cheapest in its category to maintain with a whopping 16,000km service interval.

Learners will also benefit from safety features such as the slip and assist clutch which prevents rear-wheel lock-up on downshifts, road and rain riding modes and switchable traction control.

High-tech features include colour TFT display, with accessory fit “My Triumph” Connectivity System and LED lighting.

Triumph says it will have class-leading handling with Showa upside down forks and Showa preload adjustable monoshock RSU, Nissin brakes with twin 310mm discs and Michelin Road 5 tyres.

There will be 45 dedicated Trident accessories and it will be available in four colour choices with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity 660 cc
Bore 74.0 mm
Stroke 51.1 mm
Compression 11.1:1
Maximum Power 54PS / 53 bhp (39.8 kW) @ 8,750 rpm (LAMS approved)
Maximum Torque 59 Nm @ 5,000 rpm (LAMS approved)
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system with low single sided stainless steel silencer
Final Drive X-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist
Gearbox 6 speed
Frame Tubular steel perimeter frame
Swingarm Twin-sided, fabricated steel
Front Wheel Cast aluminium, 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel Cast aluminium, 17 x 5.5 in
Front Tyre 120/70R17
Rear Tyre 180/55R17
Front Suspension Showa 41mm upside down separate function forks (SFF)
Rear Suspension Showa monoshock RSU, with preload adjustment
Front Brakes Nissin two-piston sliding calipers, twin 310mm floating discs, ABS
Rear Brakes Nissin single-piston sliding caliper, single 255mm disc, ABS
Instruments Multi-function instruments with colour TFT screen
Length 2020 mm (79.5 in)
Width (Handlebars) 795 mm (31.3 in)
Height Without Mirrors 1089 mm (42.9 in)
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 in)
Wheelbase 1401 mm (55.2 in)
Rake 24.6 °
Trail 107.3 mm (4.22 in)
Wet weight 189 kg (417 lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres (3.7 US gal)