Triumph Tiger 850 Sport unveiled; cheaper than 900

Always fancied the Triumph Tiger but thought it was too expensive? You aren’t alone as we think so too. Maybe in 2021, things may be different with the entry of the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport. Triumph globally revealed this model last night and while it looks quite similar to the existing 900 range, there are certain changes. New paint schemes as well as graphics give the 850 Sport a distinct edge. It’s LED lights, beak, adjustable windscreen and more. Triumph has confirmed that the bike will go on sale globally by start of 2021. Its India launch shouldn’t be far off either. Our hunch is February 2021. Moreover, it will replace the 900 base variants. If you think you’re losing out wherein the 900 has a bigger engine, you’re slightly mistaken. A) The 850’s engine is the same as the 900’s. B) It is slightly detuned.

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport

Specs, features of Triumph Tiger 850 Sport

The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport uses the same 888cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. In the 850, it makes 85PS of power and 82Nm of torque. A slip and assist clutch as well as 6-speed gearbox are aligned to this engine. In turn, the 900’s motor makes 95PS of power and 87Nm. Should one need a quickshifter, it is part of the almost 100 parts that Triumph is willing to offer as an accessory.

Triumph says that ease of riding is what the 850 Sport offers. For example, the engine retains its tractability whereas the bike is lighter by two kg over that of the 900 – 192kg now. The seat height is 830mm but can be lowered by a good 40mm. This makes it all the more alluring to shorter riders. A 5.0-inch coloured TFT display is provided and so are two ride modes – rain and road. The brakes are borrowed from the 900 – Stylemas. Another thing retained is the tyre size but with alloys – 19 in front and 18 at the rear.

In the UK, the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is priced at Rs 9.2 lakh, on-road. Expect it to be Rs 10.50 lakh, on-road here. Alluring, isn’t it?

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