Triumph Trident 660 (2021+) Maintenance Schedule (2023)

This is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Trident 660, a mid-size roadster from Triumph released in 2021, including the A2 / LAMS-approved version.

The Triumph Trident has the same name as its forebear from many years earlier, but it’s an all-new motorcycle. It has an inline three-cylinder engine (a “triple”) with 660cc of displacement, running a compression ratio of 11.95:1 for max power of 60 kW or 80 hp at 10250 rpm in unrestricted form.

The Trident 660 is also available in learner-legal form in many markets, including Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Parts and maintenance are the same — it’s restricted but nothing fundamental changed in the build.

Being an all-new bike, it doesn’t have in common much with the Triumph Street Triple S, the LAMS-approved bike for some markets. But it does effectively take a portion of its market share.

The Triumph Trident 660 shares an engine and basic platform with Triumph’s entry-level adventure sport bike, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660.

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What you need to service the Triumph Trident 660

PartTriumph Trident 660
Engine oilSemi or fully synthetic 10W-40 oil that’s API SH or JASO MA or higher, e.g. Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T 10W-40.
Oil filterTriumph part T1218001 or Hiflofiltro part HF204RC (common to many Triumph motorcycles)
Spark plugNGK CR9EK spark plug.
Air filterDNA air filter P-TR6N21-01 is a well-respected aftermarket filter.
CoolantTriumph D2053 OAT coolant (50-50 pre-mixed). You can substitute this with Motorex M3.0, another OAT coolant.
BatteryA Yuasa YTX9-BS battery
BulbsAll LED, you need Triumph parts (but they’re unlikely to fail!)
Brake fluidUse DOT 4, e.g. Castrol DOT 4
GreaseAn NLGI 2 spec lithium soap-based grease, e.g. Royal Purple NLGI 2 grease
ChainMaintain your chain with a high quality lubricant like Motul chain lubricant or Motul chain paste

Maintenance schedule for the Triumph Trident 660

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Triumph Trident 660.

The table is the same content as from the manual, though re-formatted slightly to make it more easy to read.

Basic service intervals for the Triumph Trident 660 are to change the oil and filter every 6000 miles or 10000 km or year. Change the air filter and spark plugs every second service, as well as the valves and the camshaft timing. There’s more detail in the full maintenance schedule below.

Daily / Pre-ride checks

Do the following checks on the Triumph Trident 660 daily or before every ride. Also do them with every regular service.

Trident 660 Daily / pre-ride checks
Oil cooler – check for leaks
Fuel system – check for leaks, chafing etc.
Coolant level – check/top up
Clutch – check operation
Clutch cable – check function and adjust as necessary
Wheels – inspect for damage
Tyre wear/tyre damage – check
Tyre pressures – check/adjust
Lights, instruments, and electrical systems – check
Steering – check for free operation
Front and rear suspension – check for leaks/smooth operation
Brake system – check operation
Brake pads – check wear levels
Brake master cylinders – check for fluid leaks
Brake calipers – check for fluid leaks and seized pistons
Brake fluid levels – check
Drive chain slack – check/adjust
Fasteners – inspect visually for security
Bank angle indicators – inspect visually for wear
Side stand – check operation

Trident 660 regular maintenance schedule

Below is the regular maintenance schedule to be done every 6000 miles or 1000 kms – or every year.

Notes

  • Do the daily checks as well as the scheduled checks below.
  • If there’s both a time and distance interval (e.g. for oil changes), follow the earlier of the two.
  • Items marked [T] need specialist Triumph equipment
mi x 10000.66121824
km x 1000110203040Every
Engine oil – renew (Motul 7100 10W-40)Year
Engine oil filter – renew (HF204RC)Year
Exhaust butterfly valve cables – check cable for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace if necessaryYear
Air filter – renewMore often if riding in wet or dusty conditions
Spark plugs – renew (NGK CR9EK)
Cooling system – check hoses for chafing, cracks or damage. Replace if necessary
Coolant – renew (Motorex M3.0)3 years
Clutch lever pivot – clean/greaseYear
Valve clearances – check/ adjust
Camshaft timing – check/ adjust
Wheel bearings – check for wear/smooth operationYear
Headstock bearings – check/adjustYear
Rear suspension unit and linkage – lubricate
Fork oil – renew
Swinging arm spindle – lubricate
Brake fluid – renew (Castrol DOT 4)2 years
Drive chain – lubricate (Motul chain paste)Year
(See below)
Drive chain – wear checkYear
Drive chain rubbing strip – check for wear, cracks, or damageYear
[T] Instruments, chassis ECM, keyless ECM and engine ECM–check for latest calibration download using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
[T] Autoscan – Carry out a full Autoscan using the Triumph diagnostic toolYear
[T] Carry out all outstanding Service Bulletin and warranty workYear
[T] Complete the service record book and reset the service indicatorYear

Drive chain maintenance —Extra notes

Maintain you drive chain regularly — not just at major services.

(Video) Triumph Trident 660 First service, problems and diagnosis...

In another section of the manual, Triumph recommends servicing the chain by the below schedule, and “also after riding in wet weather, on wet roads, or any time that the chain appears dry.”

ItemEvery
Drive chain – lubricate200 miles (300 km)
Drive chain – wear check500 miles (800 km)

About the Triumph Trident 660

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The Triumph Trident 660 is an entry-level naked roadster, Triumph’s entrant into the “middleweight sports” category, a rapidly expanding market for motorcycles. It’s also a bike available in A2 or LAMS-restricted form, which means it can be learner legal in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

It’s designed to appeal to a wide range of riders:

  • Casual riders who don’t want the most intense sportbike possible, and don’t want to spend that much
  • New riders on their learner licenses (A2/LAMS) who want the same bike, just conforming to legal requirements
  • People with a sense of nostalgia about the triples of old…

Unlike the Triumph Speed Triple and Street Triple bikes, the Trident 660 is not a high-strung sportbike. It’s not a bike people would buy intending to race (other than for fun!), and so its components — while not cheap as chips — are lower end than the other bikes, and aren’t designed to be pushed too hard.

But that isn’t to say the Trident 660 isn’t well-equipped —it is. It comes with competent tech right out of the box, including

  • A ride by wire throttle
  • Standard ABS (of course)
  • Switchable traction control
  • Two ride modes
  • A TFT display
  • All-LED lighting
  • A slip and assist clutch (a relative rarity in its budget class)

The Triumph Trident 660’s motor revs happily above 10000 rpm — though not much further. But the speed and grace with which it gets there means that it’s a bike you’ll really enjoy flinging about back country roads.

The torque curve is extremely flat, with most of its torque available on a wide plateau between 3000 and 9000 rpm. This makes it really easy to ride in a range of styles from everyday commuting to getting RPMS up in back roads.

The suspension and braking area also capable too. It comes with Showa upside down forks, though they’re non-adjustable, and a Showa preload-adjustable monoshock with a remote reservoir.

The non-adjustable nature of the front suspension is just one thing that differentiates the Triumph Trident 660 from higher-end alternatives, like the Aprilia Tuono 660, which has fully adjustable suspension (and costs about 50% more).

But the Trident’s spec is still on the upper end compared to most middleweight road bikes.

(Video) Riding Trident 660 after 1st Service & 1000Kms RAW Impressions

Some competitors to the Triumph Trident 660 are other middleweight motorcycles like the Kawasaki Z650, Honda CB650R, the Yamaha MT-07, and the Ducati Monster 659, which are all available in learner-legal incarnations in some markets.

Manual for the Triumph Trident 660

The above maintenance schedule and service intervals come straight from the user manual for the Triumph Trident 660.

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You can download the manual for the Trident 660 directly from Triumph’s website.

FAQs

Where is the Triumph Trident 660 built? ›

Although the business has moved mass production out of the UK, with the Trident made in Thailand, it said the new model has an “original British design” which comes in a “pure, minimalistic form” and Triumph's design DNA.

Does the Triumph Trident 660 have an Immobiliser? ›

Basic immobiliser as standard but as with most bikes additional security would be recommended. Triumph do security accessories with unlimited warranties so gives an on-brand option.

Is Trident 660 a superbike? ›

Triumph Trident 660 is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 7,58,000 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 5 colours. The Triumph Trident 660 is powered by 660cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 80 bhp and a torque of 64 Nm.

Does Trident 660 have slipper clutch? ›

Triumph Trident 660 Engine:

The engine works alongside a 6-speed transmission with an assist-and-slipper clutch.

How reliable is the Trident 660? ›

Summary of owners' reviews
Overall rating:4.4 out of 5 (4.4/5)
Ride quality & brakes:4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)
Engine:4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
Reliability & build quality:4.6 out of 5 (4.6/5)
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Is the Trident 660 fast? ›

Power flows through a six-speed transmission with a final-drive ratio that turns out an impressive 131.7 mph top speed. If you live in an area with tiered licensing, you can have the engine tuned to meet A2 requirements, so the Trident 660 can cover a wide range of buyers.

What is the MPG Triumph Trident 660? ›

Despite the tank being relatively narrow for a bike of this size, it is still an ample 14 litres, and the average estimated mpg is around 50-60. If you are riding conservatively on a commute you might expect to hit 150 miles between fill-ups, but the fun factor of this bike is not to be underestimated.

How heavy is the Triumph Trident 660? ›

416.7 lb

Is Triumph Trident good for beginners? ›

We've had this bike for two weeks to get a chance to really get familiar with it. One of the big reasons we love the Trident is it is incredibly beginner-friendly. Now don't mistake that for a bike that's lacking the 'fun factor' because this bike certainly isn't short of that.

What category is the Trident 660? ›

The Triumph Trident 660 is a naked motorcycle by manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.
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Triumph Trident 660
ManufacturerTriumph Motorcycles
Classnaked
EngineWater-cooled, 660 cc (40 cu in), DOHC, triple
Bore / stroke74 mm × 51.1 mm (2.91 in × 2.01 in)
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Does Triumph Trident 660 have cruise control? ›

It also has ride modes (Road and Rain), switchable traction control, and ABS, but alas, no cruise control. For sport-touring duty, the 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 has a fairing and adjustable windscreen for wind protection, comfortable ergonomics, and optional saddlebags.

Is Triumph an Indian company? ›

Triumph International is a Swiss underwear manufacturer founded in 1886 in Heubach, Germany. The company's headquarters has been located in Bad Zurzach, Switzerland, since 1977, and it has branches in 45 countries.

How many cc is a Triumph Trident 660? ›

Triumph Trident 660 is powered by 660 cc engine. This Trident 660 engine generates a power of 81 PS @ 10250 rpm and a torque of 64 Nm @ 6250 rpm. The claimed mileage of Trident 660 is 22.88 kmpl. Triumph Trident 660 gets Disc brakes in the front and rear.

Where are Triumph motorcycles made? ›

Triumph has six-world class factories around the world. Two of these factories are based in Hinckley in the UK, just a stone's throw from the Mallory Park race track. There are also three factories in Chonburi, Thailand, and one in Manaus, Brazil.

Where are Trident motorcycles made? ›

The Trident, though designed in Hinckley, will be built in Triumph's facility in Thailand. For motorcycle enthusiasts, it just feels right that the Trident is back.

Is Triumph Trident ride by wire? ›

Fuelling benefited from a modern ride-by-wire system that controls everything from fuel delivery to the two preset riding modes; road and rain.

How fast is a Triumph Trident 660 0 to 60? ›

Triumph Trident 660 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.43 seconds. If you get it right the Triumph Trident 660 will accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.43 seconds and 0-100 km/h at 3.56 seconds.

What is the top speed of Trident? ›

As the video progresses, we can see that the Trident 660 certainly breaks the 200km/h barrier and achieves an impressive top speed of 212km/h.

How many cylinders does a Triumph Trident have? ›

SPECIFICATION
FeatureDetails
Engine & Transmission
TypeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity660 cc
Bore74.0 mm
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Does Triumph Trident have abs? ›

Showa upside down forks and preload-adjustable rear suspension unit.
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Features
BrakesNissin brake calipers with ABS
InstrumentsMulti-functional instruments with TFT display
ConnectivityMy Triumph Connectivity System (Accessory fit)
LightingAll-LED lighting, with self-cancelling indicators
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How much is the Triumph Trident 660? ›

Pricing and Variants

At a reasonable $8,095 (for solid colorways, $8,220 MSRP for two-tone), the Trident 660 is a competitively priced standard .

What BHP is a mt07? ›

74bhp @ 9,000rpm

Is the Triumph Trident a cruiser? ›

Triumph Trident 660: Their most affordable power-cruiser is now in India. The Triumph Trident 660 makes its debut in India promising the flair and power of its elders but at a smaller price package. Here's all about it.

Does Triumph Trident 660 have abs? ›

Yes, Dual Channel ABS is available on Triumph Trident 660.

When did the Triumph Trident come out? ›

The Triumph Trident is a three-cylinder motorcycle of either 750 cc or 900 cc capacity. These bikes were produced from 1990 onwards at Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, by Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, the successor business to the defunct Triumph Engineering at Meriden Works, Warwickshire, England.

Which Triumph is best for beginners? ›

If you're considering the Triumph Bonneville T100 as your first bike, we think it's a great choice! The T100 is a good size with plenty of power, great handling and a comfortable riding position. It also has a fairly low 31” seat, making it accessible for shorter riders, including women ready to roll on two wheels.

Is the Svartpilen a good beginner bike? ›

The Husqvarna Svartpilen is a perfect beginner's bike for anyone looking to scramble. The scrambler-style bike is making a serious comeback.

Who makes Triumph Trident? ›

The Triumph Trident 660 is a naked motorcycle by manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. Following a four year development programme, the Triumph Trident prototype was revealed at the London Design Museum on 25 August 2020.

How many Triumph Tridents are there? ›

It was the last major motorcycle developed by Triumph at Meriden, West Midlands, created to meet the demands of the US market. Although BSA experienced serious financial difficulties, 27,480 Rocket 3/Tridents were produced during its seven-year history.

Is the Triumph Trident a cruiser? ›

Triumph Trident 660: Their most affordable power-cruiser is now in India. The Triumph Trident 660 makes its debut in India promising the flair and power of its elders but at a smaller price package. Here's all about it.

How heavy is the Triumph Trident 660? ›

416.7 lb

What is the MPG Triumph Trident 660? ›

Despite the tank being relatively narrow for a bike of this size, it is still an ample 14 litres, and the average estimated mpg is around 50-60. If you are riding conservatively on a commute you might expect to hit 150 miles between fill-ups, but the fun factor of this bike is not to be underestimated.

How much does a Triumph Trident weigh? ›

SPECIFICATION
FeatureDetails
Engine & Transmission
Trail4.22 in (107.3 mm)
Tank Capacity3.7 US gal (14 litres)
Wet Weight416.7 lb (189 kg)
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Does Triumph Trident have abs? ›

Showa upside down forks and preload-adjustable rear suspension unit.
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More videos on YouTube.
Features
BrakesNissin brake calipers with ABS
InstrumentsMulti-functional instruments with TFT display
ConnectivityMy Triumph Connectivity System (Accessory fit)
LightingAll-LED lighting, with self-cancelling indicators
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When was the Triumph Trident made? ›

The original Triumph Trident set a new standard for performance when it was first introduced in 1968, and the name was subsequently reintroduced into the Triumph line-up in 1990 at the rebirth of the brand in Hinckley.

What is a Triumph Hurricane worth? ›

If you'd like to read more about or register to bid you can click here to visit the listing. It's due to cross the auction block with Silverstone Auctions on the 14th of May and the price guide is £20,000 – £25,000, which works out to $26,400 – $33,000 USD.

Where are Triumph motorcycles made? ›

Triumph has six-world class factories around the world. Two of these factories are based in Hinckley in the UK, just a stone's throw from the Mallory Park race track. There are also three factories in Chonburi, Thailand, and one in Manaus, Brazil.

Is Triumph Trident ride by wire? ›

Fuelling benefited from a modern ride-by-wire system that controls everything from fuel delivery to the two preset riding modes; road and rain.

Does Triumph Trident 660 have abs? ›

Yes, Dual Channel ABS is available on Triumph Trident 660.

How many cylinders does a Triumph Trident 660 have? ›

3-cylinder

How much is the Triumph Trident 660? ›

Pricing and Variants

At a reasonable $8,095 (for solid colorways, $8,220 MSRP for two-tone), the Trident 660 is a competitively priced standard .

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