Originally introduced towards the latter end of the 1960s, the Triumph Trident was a three-quarter-liter, air-cooled triple released during something of a motorcycling golden era, alongside legendary motorcycle models like the Honda CB750. The original version of the Trident was pulled from production in 1975, only to be followed by later iterations several decades after in the 1990s. And now, it appears Triumph is repeating this same pattern with another revived Trident for the 2021 year.
Penned by Rodolfo Frascoli — the force behind Suzuki’s revived Katana and the Hinckley firm’s Tiger 900 — the new Trident Prototype retains its predecessor’s inline-three engine configuration and roadster-class. While pricing, production numbers, or official specs have yet to be revealed, Triumph has stated it expects the new Trident to roll into dealerships early next year. The British marque did clarify that the Trident will represent the entry-level model amongst the brand’s line-three family. To highlight the angles and lines of the new design, the company has presented the “protobike” in a statuesque monochrome white, with the engine, exhaust, belly-pan, tires, and lighting being the only non-whited-out elements. The dual-disc front brake configuration, inverted front-end, and street fighter bars all point to a sporty ride, too.