The Tiger Sport 660 will be joining Triumph’s India line-up on 29 March, 2022, as revealed by the brand recently. The Tiger Sport is a touring motorcycle based on the Trident 660 that’s already available in India. Now that the launch is just a few days away, we tell you what to expect from the motorcycle.
Typical of a tourer, the Tiger Sport 660 has an upright stance but the shape of its body panels make it look sporty. On the front, there’s a narrow, split LED headlamp with a central air vent and a tall windscreen. The sculpted fuel tank is joined by sharp extensions and a radiator cowl while the sleek and raked tail adds to its sporty aesthetics.
For a mid-size sport tourer, the Tiger Sport 660 is generously equipped with modern elements. The list of electronic aids includes two riding modes (road and rain), switchable traction control, and ABS. All the information is displayed on an LCD instrument cluster that offers Bluetooth connectivity while illumination is provided by a fully-LED setup.
Powering the motorcycle is the same 660cc engine that does duty on the Trident 660 as well. This inline-three cylinder, liquid-cooled engine churns out 80bhp of power at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm. This engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch.
This baby Tiger is based on a steel perimeter frame that is suspended by upside down forks and a monoshock, both sourced by Showa. Dropping the anchors are dual discs up front and a single disc at the rear, with Nissin callipers. The motorcycle weighs 206kg (kerb) while the fuel tank capacity stands at 17.2litre.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be more expensive than its naked sibling, the Trident 660 which retails for Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The Tiger will lock horns with the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT.