Did the teasers and camo-clad shots of the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 get you hyped? Well, the wait is over—the Triumph logo paint job is off, and the middleweight adventure tourer has now officially broken cover.
Now that we can admire the bike in all its British glory, it’s apparent that the new Tiger is a looker. Styling-wise, it has elements of a sportbike, naked bike, and adventure bike. This is a good thing, as younger riders who are most likely to swing a leg over this machine want a ride that doesn’t make them look like their dads.
Housed within the Tiger Sport’s fairings is Triumph’s platform pioneered by the Trident 660. In Tiger guise, the liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder engine pumps out about 80hp at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of torque at 6,250rpm.
Suspension and braking components appear to be identical to the Trident’s. A Showa inverted fork handles the front end, while a Showa monoshock takes care of the rear. Stopping power comes from Nissin calipers on both ends, and is paired with ABS.
Tech features include switchable traction control, two riding modes, and phone connectivity—which can be accessed via a multifunction TFT display. Niceties like full LED lighting, self-cancelling indicators, an immobilizer, and a slip and assist clutch also come standard.
The seat height is adventure bike-appropriate at 32.8 inches. Seating position is relaxed and optimized for comfort. An adjustable windscreen, sizable grab bars, and integrated luggage rails adds some touring cred.
Three colors will be available for the new Tiger: Graphite Sapphire Black, Korosi Red Graphite, and Lucerne Blue Sapphire Black. A full gamut of accessories can be had through Triumph’s catalog, and will bring the price up from the MSRP of £8,450. Triumph Motorcycles Philippines announced a local starting price of P556,000.
Excited? Expect to see this bike hit local dealers in January next year.
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