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Triumph Trident 900

Trident 900

With the unpopularity of bikes the last few years, it was to question Triumph’s sanity they introduced the Trident 900 after all, if it’s not a racer, full-dress tourer, dollar sporty beginner or anything that looks a Harley Davidson, it seems just not worth a manufacturer’s to produce. At first glance, the looks like it could be any Japanese sport bike, but in it is significantly better, and this may be the basis of Triumph’s resurrection. For that remember the Triumph of hang on to your memories, for bike has nothing in common the name.For those that up with the Suzuki GS or Kawasaki KZ the Trident may strike a more chord.

Make no mistake, this bike is much than either of the latter. Triumph designed the Trident, looked at the classic design of era and at the materials available today, and up with a bike that is better than the sum of its parts.

design dictated an upright position, exposed motor, and a round headlight out in the open, not in plastic bodywork. Modern allowed wide wheels and tires, excellent brake and components, and a reliable water-cooled Together, they make for a competent do-it-all motorcycle.

The heart of the new Triumph is the same mill as the rest of the 900s in lineup save for the Thunderbird gets different cases and Dual overhead cams four shim-over-bucket valves per driven by a right-side cam chain. A primary gear delivers the to the multi-plate hydraulically actuated wet through to a six-speed transmission final drive.

Intake is a bank of three Mikuni semi-flat slide constant-velocity and the charge is sucked into a compression 885cc motor and lit by a controlled electronic ignition. gasses are routed through a exhaust pipe where the pipe splits near the head and diverts its contents to the two pipes just under the oil Maximum horsepower is a claimed 98 at 9,000 rpm.

The engine is a member of the high-tensile steel eliminating down-tubes and giving the a clean, uncluttered look. is handled by a large radiator in tight beneath the steering Out from behind the front the radiator receives copious of air, keeping engine cool under even the demanding conditions.

Multiple back-to-back runs at the strip — where we got a time of 11.84 at 113.84 mph couldn’t get the temp gauge to more than half the range.

Don’t expect to see the warning light very The Trident and the Thunderbird are Triumph’s models to come without an front suspension. The Trident’s legs are quite rigid, and the spring rate and damping are for highway cruising, they are too and quick, respectively, for sporting

Also, riders significantly than the staff average of may want heavier springs and The rear shock is adjustable for preload and rebound damping. the shock on the Trident is easier on any other stock bike tested: Lift the seat and the preload reservoir adjusting nut is accessible. Turn the 10mm nut and the bearing inside rises or indicating the amount of spring

Changing the damping is even Just reach down your left hand and the four-position dial. The third is adequate for even hard sport-thrashing, the fourth and stiffest should only be needed riding two-up.

The rear swingarm is a box section unit that incorporates an chain adjuster. Thus, the chain is almost as easy as the — simply loosen the bolts on either end of the swingarm and back the wheel by hand the chain has the proper tension, and the pinch bolts.

The combination of fork legs, a rigid and swingarm, and a good rear add up to a very stable, controlled that works well for cruising. Crank up the shock and scratching is surprisingly easy. The bars offer plenty of for hustling the claimed 466 pound dry weight machine through the and the Pirelli radials offer traction and feedback.

Wheels are 3.5 x 17 and 4.5 x 18 rear fitted with ZR17 and 160/60 ZR18

Braking performance is up to par with a of 296mm rotors up front with a 255mm rear.

are two piston units all around. looking and comfortable brake and levers offer four adjustments, though even hands wanted the levers to be at distance from the bars. The themselves are mounted on top of the upper around the fork legs the fork caps exposed for maintenance. The clip-on style angle back nicely but feel better with drop.

Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900

Mirrors are effective and positioned without much vibration-related helped, no doubt, by the smoothness of the 120 three cylinder motor.

about the bike were to the lack of front running the wimpy front suspension and the of having to remove the seat to the helmet lock.

Coming in at under the next highest model, the Thunderbird, the $7995 is positioned to be the foundation of Triumph’s new market. Only time tell if it is a successful gamble, but got our money in Triumph’s corner.

1. Mike Franklin, Managing

I thought this bike was to be a three cylinder version of a Ninja 900, but I wasn’t close. This bike has running gear — forks and a big aluminum swingarm and a solid chassis to boot. The is a sweet sounding triple enough power to ride two up and not overworked. Passenger accommodations are and with the addition of a set of Triumph the Trident could easily be a tourer.

It also makes a great scratcher. I guess what is leading to is that I like bike a lot, and would in my old GPz550 for one in a heart-beat. Plus cool when people up to you and tell you all about that old they had way back when, and how thought Triumphs were forever. Based on the solid of this bike, I think will be around for years to and give the Trident four of a possible five) stars.

The Trident did nothing for me — all of the front suspension are mushy and in of work, while the engine and shock are, well, . Sure, a set of Progressive Suspension springs, some heavy oil and a couple of afternoons to dial it in fix the droopy front end (who has the and I guess the humane riding would make me grow to the Trident, but who want’s to spend grand on something they to rationalize to like? Not me. And I don’t I’d ever get used to the Trident engine, which torque.

No, if I were buying a standard, either spent five on a red Honda CB750 (hydralic means no maintenance!) buy a matching suit and some saddle then pocket the rest of the — or I’d scrounge up couple of grand and get a BMW R1100R. now that I’ve searched our for bikes under 8,000 I see that Harley’s 1200 — with that monster Evolution engine has a suggested retail of 7,300. So if I had the and could find a dealer doesn’t price gouge, get me a HOG. ***

Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900

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