2021 Triumph Trident design prototype comes as a result of a 4 year development programme led by a dedicated team in our design facility in the UK, Triumph’s global headquarters, where every single Triumph is designed and prototyped. Conceived and developed by the Hinckley design team, with additional styling input from Rodolfo Frascoli, the Trident brief was focused on delivering a distinctive, dynamic and attractive new take on Triumph style and attitude.
Working with Rodolfo, a passionate Triumph fan who has brought Italian design flair to the Triumph design language – most notably with our latest generation Tiger 900, the team focused on evolving what a contemporary Triumph should be, building on our recognised strengths and design DNA, the character and distinctive original style.
Following our ethos to develop all aspects of design in harmony, from the style to the ergonomics, integrated technology and engine performance the 2021 Triumph Tridentbrief centred on delivering the complete motorcycle for the perfect ride. The Trident design motorcycle integrates the original design development model with prototype components – built to showcase the style and attitude of the landmark new motorcycle to come.
Introducing an all-new contemporary take on Triumph style & attitude, the 2021 Triumph Trident design presents a pure, minimalistic form, with clean lines and uncluttered features that incorporates Triumph’s design DNA, with signature tank knee indents and key cues from our iconic Speed Triple’s muscular poise. Central to the overall form and brief, the Trident is built around a compact powerful Triumph triple engine, designed to bring all the advantages of a triple to the category for the first time, with the perfect balance of low down torque and top-end power.
With a distinctive and confident stance & poise, the Trident will deliver rider ergonomics crafted to bring all of Triumph’s handling expertise, for the perfect balance of an engaged agile and dynamic ride, with an all-new chassis, married to great rider accessibility, comfort and confidence-inspiring feel, including a natural upright riding position. The design prototype also highlights another key aim with the integration of modern digital technology into the design that brings the features which riders in this world value and desire, in an elegant and easy to use way.
This is very likely a bike which is under the 765cc displacement mark and will go against the likes of Suzuki GSX-750, Yamaha MT-07, Honda CB650F, Kawasaki Z650 and KTM Duke 690. Triumph being inactive in this highly lucrative segment was something to all analyse but that the manufacturer has concrete plans now to expand this lineup and even this model should help them get volumes to sustain in this highly competitive segment. A triple in a segment of twin and four-cylinder engines should already appeal to a lot of audiences. Someone who wanted a four-cylinder but think its too heavy and someone who wants to upgrade to a 3-cylinder motor from his previous 300-400cc twin-cylinder motorcycle.