Triumph Tiger Sport 660 arrives March 29th



Given the Tiger models’ rich pedigree, could the 660 fill the entry-level gap for the first Triumph buyer?

Triumph Tiger Sport 660. (Image: Triumph)

Triumph has released quite a few teasers for the upcoming Tiger Sport 660 arriving in India, and we recently got a date too. On March 29, the UK-based motorcycle manufacturer will launch its Trident 660 tourer in India. As the name suggests, the Tiger Sport 660 will be the smallest adventure tourer the brand has in the country. However, it will differ from the Trident in some crucial ways. Namely – ergonomics, style and pricing. Given the Tiger models’ rich pedigree, could the 660 fill the entry-level gap for the first Triumph buyer?

In terms of ergonomics, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 uses the same frame as the Trident 660, but has a slightly modified subframe and longer swingarm, resulting in a longer wheelbase (11mm). The suspension travel has also been increased, by 150mm at both ends, which also means the seat height has risen to 835mm. Triumph has also tinkered with the seat to make it much more tour-friendly. However, the Tiger Sport is powered by the same 660 cc three-cylinder engine that produces 81 hp and 64 Nm; and is mated to a six-speed gearbox.

Design-wise, the most obvious change has to be the semi-fairing, dual LED headlights and a larger fuel tank. There is also a new TFT instrument cluster to match all the other changes. Overall, the Tiger Sport 660 looks pretty well finished and seems like a real alternative to the Trident for the more tour-oriented. What remains to be seen is the pricing Triumph will be handling with their upcoming ADV. It will likely be priced around Rs 9 lakh according to reliable online sources but that is still much more than its closest competitor – Kawasaki Versys 650 – which retails for Rs 7.15 lakh (ex-showroom).

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