...went out on the new Triumph Trident on Friday for about 100 miles on mixed road types. Rode over on the Street Triple so I could get a back to back comparison. As expected it's nowhere as nimble or fast but is a very capable and fun machine.
It's a far more relaxed and softer ride but still presses on a bit when pushed - turning the throttle doesn't give the instant crazy acceleration of the street triple but is still quick enough.
Clearly at 7k it's built to a budget but it still looks and feels quality. It accelerates and stops well given it's only 80BHP and has 'budget' brakes.
Anyhoo...they gave me an excellent deal on my street triple so i bought one and obviously loaded it with extra's with more to be added that aren't on the Triumph list. Delivery unfortunately not until July/Aug.
I will miss the ST but having the EBR in the garage will give me my fix of bonkerness if required
I suspect this will be my last new bike before retirement...
That's it, nothing very exciting. Carry on...