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Triumph reportedly bringing back Trident, is this Triumph’s first electric motorcycle?

Triumph has reportedly filed a number of trademarks for an upcoming Trident line of motorcycles. Multiple sources are reporting that the new line could be Triumph’s first ever electric motorcycle.

Triumph reportedly bringing back the Trident

Triumph’s original Trident was the company’s first superbike.

They nearly beat Honda to the first ever production superbike, but design delays repeatedly pushed the final release date back.

The Trident ultimately disappeared to history, but perhaps not forever. At least not for the name.

Triumph has apparently filed European trademark documents for the Trident name in a wide range of product classes, including for electric two-wheelers.

The original Trident was similarly trademarked in classes as broad as “land vehicles; sports utility vehicles; side by side vehicles; motorcycles; mopeds; scooters; tricycles; bicycles; powered 2-wheeled vehicles; and structural parts for land vehicles”, according to MoreBikes.

But the outlet is reporting that Triumph has added “electric motorcycles” to the list this time, indicating that the brand is at least considering the possibility of an electric two-wheeler.


That would make sense based on the electric motorcycle feelers that Triumph has been establishing. A couple of months ago the company sent out an email survey to Triumph customers to gauge their interest in an electric motorcycle.

The questionnaire included questions such as “have you ever ridden an electric motorcycle?”, “how did you like it?”, and “Would you be interested in an electric motorcycle from Triumph?”

While none of these signs indicate a firm commitment from Triumph, they don’t show a company that is entirely disinterested in electric motorcycles either.

If Triumph were to begin developing an electric motorcycle now, they’d already be coming late to the party.

Harley-Davidson has been working on its own LiveWire electric motorcycle for years. H-D’s flagship electric motorcycle went on sale earlier this year and will be delivered to customers this summer.

The bar-and-shield motorcycle manufacturer has already rolled out two more electric bike concepts including a light electric dirt bike and an electric scooter.


Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle at EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show 2018

Plus they’ve got one more lighter electric motorcycle and an electric bicycle on the way.

And if that wasn’t enough to demonstrate Harley-Davidson’s commitment to electric bikes, they’ve gone and bought a children’s electric bicycle company as well.

But it isn’t just traditional motorcycle manufacturers that are building electric motorcycles.

California-based Zero Motorcycles has been building electric motorcycles for over a decade. The company recently debuted its newest and fastest electric motorcycle, the Zero SR/F.

2019 Zero SR/F electric motorcycle

And fellow Californian company Lightning Motorcycle is launching its own new electric sport bike this week. The Lightning Strike is highly anticipated based on its purported $12,998 starting price and combination of 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed and 150 mile (241 km) range.

With a number of other smaller brands also in the mix, the field is crowding ahead of a potential entry by Triumph. If the company is planning its own electric motorcycle, will there be any room left when it arrives?

Let us know what you think of a potential Triumph electric motorcycle in the comments below.

via: RideApart

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