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Old 6th April 2021, 11:55   #61
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Triumph Trident 660 launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 6,95,000 Ex-showroom. Bookings open

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A class-leading service interval of 16,000 km (or 12 months) and a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty for the new Trident 660.

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Wow brilliant pricing! I thought 7.5l at least but Triumph seems on point with it's pricing lately including the Street triple 765 R while Honda seems to be playing in a different field altogether.

This seems to be much better value than the Z650 though Kawasaki has the advantage that they usually give some good upfront discounts while Triumph generally gives bundled accessories or better interest rates in lieu of upfront discounts.
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Very well priced, Triumph has been aggressive in India and this bodes well for the industry. Kawasaki and Triumph seem to be most serious about Indian market.

Personally I would pick this over the Z650, actually forget Z650, power figures are so close to CBR 650R that if someone is not specifically looking for a faired bike, this is a better pick then the CBR as well.

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Wowww that's amazing pricing by Triumph - will kill the Z650 and Triumphs own Bonnie and Street Twin I feel. The next best thing is the service interval which means less maintenance costs over a period of 2-3 years.

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Good pricing from Triumph! Really looking forward to this motorcycle!

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Personally I would pick this over the Z650, actually forget Z650, power figures are so close to CBR 650R that if someone is not specifically looking for a faired bike, this is a better pick then the CBR as well.
With the CB650R, we now have a direct comparison with the Honda. And Triumph definitely seems to be the better/ VFM motorcycle on paper!

More torque produced lower down + lesser weight - the only advantage for Honda seems to be the extreme top end power! Knowing how Triumph's generally handle, and based on the international reviews of the Trident, we have a fun motorcycle at almost 2 lakhs cheaper than the Honda CB650R!

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So, the next logical upgrade for happy Duke 390 owners is here.

Roughly twice the power; ~73% more torque at more accessible RPMs.

Roughly twice the price.

All the features from the Duke and more (Riding modes, Music, Navigation, GoPro Connect)

Definitely has a lot going for it, all for a great price. Really loved the one in White... that one goes on my wishlist.

Now if only they fix the service aspects (being discussed elsewhere) since they already have a winner on their hands.

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I was of the opinion that Trident 660 pricing was on higher side, until Honda launched the CB650R at 8.7 lacs! This makes the Trident (approximately) 2.1 lacs cheaper than the Honda on-road in MH!

Some of the stats with which Trident one-ups the CB650R:
- as per calculation, approximately 2.1lacs less expensive than Honda (OTR)
- 17 kg lesser kerb weight
- makes -6 HP/+5.5 NM
- ride by wire throttle, Honda gets cable based
- much better TFT display than Honda
- gets better stock tires than the Honda

Triumph better start producing bikes out of the gate to ensure supply, this is going to decimate the segment!

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Good pricing from Triumph! Really looking forward to this motorcycle!

With the CB650R, we now have a direct comparison with the Honda. And Triumph definitely seems to be the better/ VFM motorcycle on paper!

More torque produced lower down + lesser weight - the only advantage for Honda seems to be the extreme top end power! Knowing how Triumph's generally handle, and based on the international reviews of the Trident, we have a fun motorcycle at almost 2 lakhs cheaper than the Honda CB650R!
Goes on to say how Honda really does not have the pulse of the market. Pure Honda fans will support the pricing, but that pricing will only help to keep the bike more exclusive rather then being better.

Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't Honda CBR650 need to be serviced every 6 months, compared to Triumph which is Once a year now. If indeed it is the case, then that is one headache less for Trident owners, and overall the servicing cost will also be equal.

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I was of the opinion that Trident 660 pricing was on higher side, until Honda launched the CB650R at 8.7 lacs! This makes the Trident (approximately) 2.1 lacs cheaper than the Honda on-road in MH!

Some of the stats with which Trident one-ups the CB650R:
- as per calculation, approximately 2.1lacs less expensive than Honda (OTR)
- 17 kg lesser kerb weight
- makes -6 HP/+5.5 NM

- ride by wire throttle, Honda gets cable based
- much better TFT display than Honda
- gets better stock tires than the Honda

Triumph better start producing bikes out of the gate, this is going to decimate the segment!
The lesser HP will be compensated by being lighter and more torque will help to probably gain speeds faster. I won't be surprised if it is faster in straight lines.

Another advantage is Triumph as a brand has better perceived value then the Japanese, so that will help as well.

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Goes on to say how Honda really does not have the pulse of the market
Can resonate with this perspective, however it is a well understood fact that Honda wishes to lend exclusivity to their superbikes in India.

They do not have an aim to move volumes by offering VFM pricing. This strategy continues to work for them and in all likelihood, they would end up selling out the 650R cousins.

There appears to be no purpose served in lamenting about this strategy, either one would buy a Honda or one would not. Either way, Honda would end up achieving their goal which in essence, is what matters to them as a business concern.

Speaking personally, if I were to be in the market looking for a roadster in this segment, would pick up the Trident 660 without a moment's hesitation. There is simply no tangible benefit/USP to consider the Honda CB650R over the Trident, period.

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Can resonate with this perspective, however it is a well understood fact that Honda wishes to lend exclusivity to their superbikes in India.

They do not have an aim to move volumes by offering VFM pricing. This strategy continues to work for them and in all likelihood, they would end up selling out the 650R cousins.

There appears to be no purpose served in lamenting about this strategy, either one would buy a Honda or one would not. Either way, Honda would end up achieving their goal which in essence, is what matters to them as a business concern.

Speaking personally, if I was in the market in this segment, would pick up the Trident 660 without a moment's hesitation.
I agree with what you say, but what is sad is that some one who was genuinely interested in a Honda bike, now really needs to convince himself real hard. The small target and numbers would be met, the higher ups will be happy, but a potential would not be realized. The dealers need to make money and survive as well, a well priced product will help them in longer run as well.

Your last line sums it up perfectly.
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Wow, now this is the exact opposite of Honda, i had atleast theoretically finalised CBR 650r as my next bike (after r15v3) and hopefully my final bike as i don't think i would require anything more from a bike for my use case (it has the signature 4 cylinder sound i absolutely love along with 4x more power than i would ever be able to use), they however ruined it with overpricing it and detuning it, this on the other hand is such a brilliant package, roughly the same inline 4 sound but with more torque and more useable spread of power, less weight, better maintenance packages, if only they offered a full faired version of this, this would have been THE BIKE i would buy next, great package nonetheless.

They have priced it to sell, their intentions are clear and serious, Honda on the other hand, i don't know what the hell is wrong with them, even their car division functions like a headless chicken and now the bike division too, not sure where they are headed.

P.S - How is the reliability of this bike (it is apparently based on old gen speed triple), also is the service really bad? (Worse than Kawasaki, Honda?)

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Personally I would pick this over the Z650, actually forget Z650, power figures are so close to CBR 650R that if someone is not specifically looking for a faired bike, this is a better pick then the CBR as well.
Actually, i won't consider z650 to be its competitor at all, being a relatively short stroke twin, it doesn't sound much better than our regular single cylinder dukes and r15s which already sound like auto rickshaws and splendors (no offence) and very very ordinary, this is not much better in this respect which is a huge deal breaker in my books, makes less power too, i don't think they are in the same league at all.

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After a slew of pricing faux pas by Honda, the Trident 660 comes as a breath of fresh air. At just around ₹8L on-road, it is the more sensible option compared to the CB650R for someone seeking to upgrade from a sub-50 bhp motorcycle.

Here's a real-world comparison between the two bikes. In the UK, they are priced only 100 (~ ₹10,200) apart, so the choice would boil down your design and engine configuration preferences, but here, the difference is a whopping ₹2 lakhs+ ! The Honda is a beautiful machine, no doubt, but IMHO, it's definitely not worth the premium.

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No surprises from Triumph India on the pricing, Rs 6.95L is a good price but Rs 6.49L as an introductory price would have been absolutely irresistible. Triumph India has not been doing well sales wise and they need their new launches to boost up their falling numbers. The entry level Street Twin has steadily lost ground over the last few years and the Trident could be a game changer for Triumph India.

One very interesting ownership aspect that I found on the Bennett's website was the lower service costs compared to the competition. It will be interesting to see if Triumph will pass on these benefits to Indian customers or if the service bills be the same as that of the others.

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A two-year, unlimited mile warranty is matched with a 10,000-mile service interval with an average workshop time at a claimed 25% lower than the competition leaving customers with a few more pounds in their pockets after a couple of years of ownership.
Also, will the Triumph service network be able to deal with these potential volume sales? Time will tell.
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In the UK, they are priced only 100 (~ ₹10,200) apart, so the choice would boil down your design and engine configuration preferences, but here, the difference is a whopping ₹2 lakhs+ !
Speaking of UK, the price in India is competitive even if we check with a simple conversion.

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Triumph seems to be off to a good start with 125+ pre-bookings. Source

Shoeb Farooq, Business Head, Triumph Motorcycles India said-
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Does these Tridents come with Michelin Road 5? This is indeed a great upgrade for the 390 riders. great pricing.
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