Some months back, we wrote about one of Triumph’s newest models, the Trident. This new model hopes to shake up the middleweight roadster segment with its three-cylinder engine, technology, and competitive pricing.
It’s powered by an inline-3 660cc engine that produces peak power of 81-PS at 10,250 rpm and maximum torque of 64-Nm at 6,250rpm. Handling all this power is ride-by-wire technology with 2 riding modes and adjustable traction control. The ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’ riding modes adjust the throttle map and traction control.There’s also a switchable traction control, integrated in both riding modes, and this can also be disengaged directly through the instrument menu.
It also comes with a new 7-inch full LED headlight. There’s also an LED tail-light and self-cancelling LED indicators.
Facing the rider is a multi-function TFT display that can connect to your phone through the My Triumph Connectivity app. Besides the usual navigation and music controls, the app also includes GoPro camera controls.
The Trident was conceived to combine the lowdown and mid-range of a twin, with the top end performance of a four-cylinder engine, to deliver the best of all worlds. Best of all, it‘s set to be one of the most accessibly priced in the entire Triumph range, serving as a very appealing entry model.
The Trident is also perfect for Pinoy riders with a seat height of just 805 mm and a wet weight of just 189 kg.
So what makes us think it’s coming soon?
Triumph Motorcycles Philippines recently posted a teaser video on their social media page.
All it says is, “Yes. You heard it right,” followed by a trident emoji.
That certainly sounds like a clue to us.
We did some snooping around with a few sales agents and found out the following: The Trident is open for reservation with units scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2021.
It will come in two variants, one priced at PhP499,000 with a choice of Crystal White, Sapphire Black. The top of the line is priced at PhP505,000, available in Silver Ice/Diablo Red, Matt Jet Black/Silver Ice.
To reserve, a downpayment of PhP100,000 is required. It's refundable for those who change their mind.
There’s also an optional shift-assist up and down quickshifter kit priced at PhP15,000, which we highly recommend.
Watch out for an announcement very soon.