New Tiger Sport model opens the 900 range

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Words: NZ Autocar
18 Nov 2020

Triumph has introduced a new entry-level road-oriented adventure sport model, dubbed the Tiger Sport 850.

Using a mildly detuned version of the latest Tiger 900 mill, offering accessible grunt and the latest version of the Tiger platform, this is designed to be a “manageable, accessible and intuitive road-focused adventure ride”. An upright open riding position includes two-position seat height adjustment (20mm difference).

Sporting a maximum output of 63kW at 8500rpm, and peak torque of 82Nm at 6500rpm, the Tiger Sport is said to be responsive across the rev range, optimised for touring, adventure riding or just a fun day out. The new T-plane triple crank evidently delivers the feel of a twin low down and the tractability of a triple in the midrange and top end. It also features a distinctive sound.

To rein progress in, there are Brembo Stylema monobloc brakes - these apparently deliver a more immediate braking response - with four-pot calipers acting on 320mm discs. Forks are USD units by Marzocchi, as is the preload adjustable monoshock which features gas pressurisation.

Other features include a five-inch TFT screen, road and rain riding modes, full LED lighting, slip and assist clutch, an adjustable screen, 20L fuel tank, 12v power socket, and ABS brakes with switchable TC. Wheels are 19 inches in diameter up front and 17 at the rear.

Over 60 genuine accessories will become available, including Givi-designed luggage sets. Bike colours are red and blue.

We touched base with Triumph NZ regarding this model. They said it's un unlikely starter for here; most people want higher specified variants so for the time being it is Tiger 900s only coming to New Zealand.



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