The world’s top sports bike manufacturer Triumph has introduced the Tiger Sport 660 in India. The new bikes, like the previous Triumph Tiger bikes, are off-road capable, with the Sport 660 geared more towards touring. This is due to the fact that it is built on the same platform as the Trident 660, a naked streetfighter, and both the bikes share many similarities including the powertrain. Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be available in India next year, dealerships will start receiving them in January 2022. It will compete with the Kawasaki Versys 650 and even the Honda CB500X when it releases.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 looks like a packed tourer. The powerful look of the bike has been enhanced with LED pilot light with air duct, dual LED headlights, a tall windshield and a muscular fuel tank with tank extension. The low side panels and underslung small exhaust canisters make the entire body attractive, despite the fact that the rear is built down a bit.
Like the previous Tiger bikes, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 features a dual instrument cluster with an LCD and a TFT display. The ADV comes with a ride-by-wire throttle and two riding modes: Rain and Road, which change the throttle map, traction control level, and ABS intervention, respectively. When you want to slide the tail off, you can turn off the traction control on the bike.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is expected to use the same 660cc triple-cylinder engine as the Trident, which produces 80 bhp and 64 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch, though a bi-directional quickshifter is available as an option. The Tiger Sport 660 suspension includes 41 mm Showa inverted separate function forks with Showa mono-shock and remote hydraulic preload adjustment. Both sides of the bike have 150 mm of wheel travel. Braking components include dual 310 mm front discs and a 255 mm rear disc with Nissan calipers.