Triumph Tiger Sport 660 teased
Soon after revealing the teaser for the faired version of the Speed Triple 1200 RR, Triumph Motorcycles has already launched a teaser for an all-new motorcycle. But this time around, it is a middleweight ADV called the Tiger Sport 660 and it will be based on the Trident 660. Unlike its bigger hardcore off-road siblings, the Tiger Sport 660 will be more road-biased as it is based on the Trident 660. Let’s take a closer look into the things we know about the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 and what we can expect from it.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be powered by the same 660cc engine as seen on the Trident 660, but we can expect it to be in a slightly altered state of tune to aid its touring ability. It gets USD Showa forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear, but we do not know whether they are adjustable or the same spec as the ones found on the naked bike. The possibility of a long travel suspension remains uncertain as well at the moment. In terms of braking equipment, the Tiger Sport 660 sports a twin disc setup at the front with Nissin calipers and a single piston caliper at the rear, again from Nissin. This is similar to the setup seen on the Trident 660.
The Tiger Sport also receives a fairing which houses slimmer twin headlamps, and also features a windscreen to protect the rider from wind blast at higher speeds. The single seat unit also seems different than the one found on the naked bike, this could be to make the Tiger Sport 660 a more comfortable bike to tour on. And we may not be way off base in assuming that Triumph would also use a slightly taller handlebar setup. The Tiger Sport 660 can be expected to carry over similar levels of equipment from the Trident 660, including traction control, ride modes, dual-channel ABS, navigation, smartphone connectivity, and the My Triumph system with GoPro and bluetooth compatibility.
The teaser photos suggest the Tiger Sport 660 is near production ready and Triumph has confirmed that it will be revealed in October this year. When launched, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be rivalled by the likes of the Honda CB500X, Suzuki V-Strom 650, and the Kawasaki Versys 650 in India and bikes like the Yamaha Tracer 700 GT in international markets. We can expect Triumph to launch the Tiger Sport 660 in India sometime next year and it would be fair to assume that it will cost a fair share over the Trident 660.