Triumph Tiger Sport 660 launched in India
The most affordable member of the Triumph Tiger series, Tiger Sport 660, has arrived in India.
Because Tiger Sport is marketed as an adventure sports tourer, it receives several upgrades over the Trident to make it more suitable for long-distance travel.
The most noticeable improvement is the increased wind protection provided by the slim front fairing and large height-adjustable windshield.
The steel perimeter frame of this bike is identical to that of the Trident, but it incorporates a longer subframe to carry baggage and provide additional seating space.
Luggage is available as an optional extra, but the Tiger comes standard with integrated pannier mounts that meld seamlessly into the tail area.
The Trident’s fundamental suspension configuration is the same, with a 41mm separate function fork and a monoshock with remote hydraulic preload adjustment.
However, to aid in its touring ambitions, the Tiger Sport 660 receives more travel – 150mm at both ends vs 120mm and 134mm on the Trident. Additionally, it has a bigger fuel tank – 17.2 litres against 14 litres on the Trident.
Interestingly, the Tiger’s rake angle has been strengthened in comparison to the Trident, which could assist offset the Tiger’s increased weight – 17kg more than the Trident.
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Despite its adventure-themed name, the Tiger Sport 660’s off-road performance will be limited at best. While it has greater suspension travel than the Trident, it is still not much; similarly, its 162mm ground clearance is not much. It even comes with Michelin Road 5 tyres.
Engine and electronics remain unaltered, with the Tiger Sport 660 inheriting the Trident’s 81hp, 64Nm, 660cc inline-triple motor. To assist with this, an electronics suite is included, which includes two selectable riding modes, ABS, and switchable traction control.
This new Tiger features a white-on-black LCD display augmented by a tiny colour TFT display, albeit the cluster shape is unique on this bike.
LED headlamps, self-cancelling LED indicators, and adjustable levers are standard, with scrolling indications available as an option.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 price in India
Triumph has released the Tiger Sport 660 at an initial price of Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom). This means that it is Rs 1.50 lakh dearer than the Trident 660 street naked on which it is based.