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The Triumph Trident is the latest entrant to join an ever so competitive middleweight motorcycle category, and it will slot in under the Street Triple in Triumph’s line-up.

Developed over four years in Triumph’s Hinckley design facility, this naked motorcycle features a three-cylinder engine mounted to an all-new steel chassis. The Trident was styled by Rodolfo Frascoli, the guy behind the design of the new Tiger 900. The Trident’s design is contemporary but also has a classic touch to it, with the design cues borrowed from the Street Triple and other classic Triumphs.

The prototype in white you see here is nearly production ready and Triumph claims it will offer class leading features. It’s pretty tight lipped on what that entails, but from what we can tell, the Trident might include a full-digital display with navigation built-in. With handlebar and footpeg positions designed for everyday use, the upcoming Trident hopes to take the fight straight to the Yamaha MT-07 and Honda CB650.

The Trident will be built in Thailand in early 2021, and will make it over here soon after that. If priced competitively, it looks like it has the potential to succeed in an already competitive segment. Triumph will reveal more information about its three-cylinder engine over the next few weeks, so watch this space!