Triumph Tiger Sport 660 launched, prices start from Rs 8.95 lakh
After seeing all those big shipment boxes on Triumph’s social media handles, we couldn’t help but scratch our heads and think what delightful surprise the British motorcycle manufacturer had in store for us. That wait is now finally over, as the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 has finally been launched, with prices starting from Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The Tiger Sport 660 aims to make the Tiger lineup more accessible to customers, and in terms of rivals, it has the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 in its crosshairs.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Design
We’ve already spoken about how the Tiger Sport 660 looks — but let’s go through it briefly again. The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is a more road-focused motorcycle with long-distance touring in mind, but it should also be able to do some soft-roading courtesy the bump in suspension travel. There’s a front fairing which houses the sleek twin headlamps, along with a windscreen to protect from wind blast at higher speeds. The sleek treatment follows at the rear as well, with twin LED strips for the tail lamps, and the Michelin Road 5 high performance 180/55 ZR17 rear tyre aids in some beefiness.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Powertrain and Chassis
Under the skin, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 shares a lot of components with the Trident 660 — it is powered by an inline three-cylinder 660cc powertrain that churns out 80bhp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of torque at 6250rpm, paired to a six-speed transmission.
The Tiger Sport 660 is underpinned by the same tubular steel main frame from the Trident 660, and even retains the braking setup from the naked middleweight roadster. The frame hangs off of 41mm Showa USD separate function forks at the front, and a Showa monoshock with preload adjustability that can be done via a remote preload adjuster so you dont need to use any tools or wrenches, with 150mm of wheel travel on both ends which is a bit more that what was offered on the Trident 660. The Tiger Sport 660 uses Nissin dual-piston calipers that are axially-mounted on 310mm twin discs at the front, and a single-piston caliper mounted on a 255mm disc at the rear.
At 206kg, the Tiger Sport 660 is 17kg heavier than the Trident 660, but it also packs a larger 17.2-litre fuel tank, a slightly longer wheelbase (1418mm), and a slightly taller but still friendly 835mm seat height keeping its adventure tourer intentions in mind.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Equipment
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 sports an identical multifunction TFT instrument cluster to the Trident 660 but it is packed in a different housing. In terms of features, it continues to get smartphone connectivity which also enables music streaming, messaging, turn-by-turn navigation, calls, and GoPro control. Additionally, the Tiger Sport 660 also packs two riding modes (Road and Rain), ABS, switchable traction control, slip-assist clutch, and self-cancelling indicators. Triumph will also offer a range of 40+ accessories, some of which include new full-integrated panniers, a two-helmet top box, an underseat USB charger, heated palm grips, a tyre-pressure monitoring system, and scrolling indicators. Triumph will also offer a suite of 40+ accessories, which includes fully-integrated panniers, a two-helmet top box, a comfort seat, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and more.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Prices and Rivals
The Tiger Sport 660 aims at offering a more affordable entry point into the Tiger lineup, and its prices start from Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom). This places it among rivals like the Kawasaki Versys 650 (Rs 7.15 lakh) and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 (Rs 8.84 lakh). Which one should you be picking? How about we answer that for you in a review coming soon?