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Triumph Tiger Sport 660 launched at Rs 8.95 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Based mostly on the Trident 660, this middleweight journey sports activities tourer will get some modifications to make it higher suited to the lengthy haul.

The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 has been launched at an introductory worth of Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). This makes it Rs 1.50 lakh costlier than the Trident 660 bare roadster that it’s based mostly on.

The Tiger Sport is billed as an journey sports activities tourer, so it will get some modifications over the Trident to make it higher suited to the lengthy haul. Essentially the most obvious distinction is the extra wind safety on supply, courtesy of a slender entrance fairing and sizeable height-adjustable windscreen.

This bike’s metal perimeter body is much like the Trident’s, however contains a longer subframe to help baggage and supply extra seating room. Baggage is obtainable as an non-obligatory additional, however the Tiger will get built-in pannier mounts as customary, which mix neatly into the tail part.

The essential suspension set-up is much like the Trident as properly, with a 41mm separate operate fork and a monoshock with distant hydraulic preload adjustment. However to assist it with its touring aspirations, the Tiger will get extra journey – 150mm at each ends in comparison with the Trident’s 120mm and 134mm. Additionally aiding it go the space is a bigger gasoline tank – 17.2 litres in comparison with the Trident’s 14 litres.

Apparently, the Tiger’s rake angle has been sharpened in comparison with the Trident, which ought to give it barely sharper dealing with to assist offset the additional weight that it’s carrying – 17kg greater than the Trident.

Regardless of the journey tag in its description, the Tiger Sport 660’s off-road functionality might be minimal at finest. Whereas it does have extra suspension journey than the Trident, it nonetheless isn’t an entire lot in an absolute sense; neither is its 162mm floor clearance (although 12mm greater than the Trident’s).

And as for its Michelin Street 5 tyres… properly, the identify ought to let you know what the meant use sample is. However Triumph’s Tiger Sport vary has by no means claimed to have off-road bikes, and is extra of a sport touring vary.

Areas that stay unchanged embody engine and electronics, with the Tiger Sport receiving the 81hp, 64Nm, 660cc inline-triple motor from the Trident. Serving to handle that is an electronics suite that contains two selectable trip modes, ABS and switchable traction management.

Just like the Trident, the Tiger will get a white-on-black LCD show supplemented by a small color TFT display, although the design of the cluster is totally different on this bike. Commonplace tools consists of LED headlights, self-cancelling LED indicators and adjustable levers, with scrolling indicators obtainable as an non-obligatory additional.

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