Triumph Triumph Trident 660 [2021] | First Impressions Ride Review

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The Triumph Trident 660 sees the British marque strike for the heart of the lucrative mid-capacity roadster market with an all-new sporty contender 

Its been a busy couple of years for Triumph, the British marque churning out a series of brand-new models from the Rocket 3 to the Street Triple RS to the Tiger 900, not to mention a wealth of facelifts and limited editions, in that time. And yet, it is this - the all-new Triumph Trident 660 - that ranks as probably the most important of the lot.

Indeed, while the mid-capacity naked class - dominated by the Yamaha MT-07, Kawasaki Z650 and Honda CB650R - doesn’t exactly scream passion, it is these good value, modest running cost, tidy handling motorcycles that rack up a not-to-be-ignored proportion of market share in Europe and beyond.

Enter stage right, the Triumph Trident 660 which arrives as the new entry point into Triumph roadster ownership starting at £7,195.

While the heavily modified 660cc triple-cylinder engine is a relic of the erstwhile Street Triple, everything else on the Trident 660 is brand-new. Even so, it retains some unmistakable Triumph styling from the synonymous circular headlamp front-end to the bulbous silhouette and slick detailing.

We’ve posted plenty of articles about the Trident since its unveiling last month but now comes the important bit… what is it like to ride?

We have come to Tenerife and ascended into the clouds surrounding Mount Teide to find out whether Triumph sweet sounding triple trouble is about to cause an eruption in the mid-capacity roadster segment.

Triumph Trident 660 [2021] | First Impressions Ride Review

This is just a taster… stay tuned for our FULL REVIEW of the Triumph Trident 660 very soon.