Triumph’s triple-powered Trident prototype unveiled
Revealed at the London Design Museum, the Trident design prototype marks the beginning of a new modern chapter for Triumph, introducing a new triple-powered dimension to the competitive middleweight roadster world.
The Trident design prototype comes as a result of a four year development programme led by a dedicated team at Triumph’s global headquarters in the UK, where every single Triumph is designed and prototyped.
Conceived and developed by the Hinckley design team, with additional styling input from Rodolfo Frascoli, the designer behind the Italian flair of the Tiger 900, Triumph say 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, the team focused on evolving what a contemporary Triumph should be, building on their recognised strengths and design DNA, the character and distinctive original style.
Following Triumph’s ethos to develop all aspects of a design in harmony, from the style, to the ergonomics, integrated technology and engine performance, Triumph state the Trident brief centred on delivering the complete motorcycle for the perfect ride.
The Trident design presents a pure, minimalistic form, with clean lines and uncluttered features that incorporates Triumph’s design DNA, Triumph say, and with signature tank knee indents and key cues from their Speed Triple‘s muscular poise. Central to the overall form and brief, the Trident is built around a compact powerful Triumph triple engine, with the ‘perfect balance of low down torque and top end power.’
With what Triumph says is a distinctive and confident stance & poise, the Trident will allegedly deliver rider ergonomics crafted to bring all of Triumph’s handling expertise, for the claimed 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 which Triumph say brings features which riders in this world value and desire, in an elegant and easy to use way.
Steve Sargent. Triumph Chief Product Officer
”The Trident design prototype marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Triumph, where the brief was all about fun, from the look to the ride. With its pure minimalist form, clean lines, Triumph design DNA and more than a hint of our Speed Triple’s muscular poise, this gives the first exciting glimpse at the full Trident story to come. Ultimately our aim was to bring a new take on character and style, alongside the accessible easy handling and quality Triumph is known for – at a price that’s really competitive”.