Triumph Tiger Sport 660 teased
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is set to go official globally on October 5, 2021. It will be the most affordable offering in the Tiger adventure tourer series.
Initially, the Sport version of the bike will be revealed which will be more road-biased than off-road loving. Triumph has announced that a Tiger 660 Rally is in the works, with a release date set for 2022.
Triumph offered fans a glimpse of the Tiger Sport 660’s aesthetics and design by posting a shot of the motorcycle’s front end on social media. Good news is that the bike does not have the polarising design of the bigger Tigers. There’s a sharp dual headlamp setup at the front along with a half-fairing design and a large windshield which emphasizes the Tiger family’s adventure touring design DNA.
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When compared to the Trident, the Tiger Sport 660 should feature a more upright riding position, higher handlebars, and greater wind protection for long hours in the saddle, making it ideal for touring.
The wheels will be 17-inch at both front & back and will come shod with Michelin Road 5 rubber. Showa is anticipated to provide the suspension, which will have 41mm diameter forks but with more travel. We don’t know if the Tiger Sport 660’s suspension will be adjustable. Nissin is expected to offer braking hardware.
Triumph Tiger Sport 600 engine
The motorcycle will share the same frame as the Trident 660 and will be powered by the same 660cc triple-cylinder engine. The engine on the latter produces 80 horsepower at 10,250 rpm and 64 Nm at 6,250 rpm.
Trident 660 has a 16,000km/12 months service interval and a two-year guarantee with unlimited mileage. The Tiger Sport 660 is anticipated to receive a similar treatment.
At this time, we don’t know if Triumph has kept the same tune or made any adjustments to the engine to accommodate the Tiger Sport 660’s touring capabilities. In all probability, the 660cc engine’s state of tune will stay the same as the Trident’s.
Triumph Tiger 660 India launch date
Since the Tiger series is quite successful in India, there is no doubt that this upcoming Tiger Sport will also launch here. Expect it to arrive on our shores in Q1 2022. It will compete with the Kawasaki Versys 650, Honda CB500X, and Benelli TRK 502.