Title: First look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660
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Published Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2021 18:21:43 +0000
Triumph has just pulled the curtain back and given us a first look at the latest addition to its product range, the Tiger Sport 660.
The British brand hasn’t revealed too many details about the new bike, like specs, color schemes or price, but they have released a number of photos that we loved here at the ABR offices.
And after speaking with Triumph, we learned a little more about what to expect when the Tiger Sport 660 hits the market. Here’s everything we know so far.
What can we expect from the Triumph Tiger Sport 660?
The new bike, which is currently going through its final test phase, is the British manufacturer’s entry into the so-called “middleweight adventure sports category”.
With this in mind, we expect long-distance comfort and exciting performance from the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 for drivers who like touring on asphalt but don’t feel like turning off-piste on their adventures. This impression is underpinned by pictures that show the bike equipped with a touring display, factory-fitted cases and a large comfort saddle, while hand guards, engine bars or studded tires are nowhere to be seen.
To guarantee the all-important excitement in the saddle, Triumph sticks to what it does best and equips the new Tiger with its characteristic three-cylinder engine. The 660cc power plant is likely the same as that of the Triumph Trident 660, so we would expect the COPs to match the 84 horsepower and 64 Nm of torque the Trident produces.
I was fortunate enough to recently ride Triumph’s triple-sport Tiger 900 Rally Pro and Tiger 850 Sport, both of which offer smooth cruising and ample power, and I hope the team at Hinckley can do this in a smaller package.
What is the competition?
A three-cylinder engine should also set the new Tiger Sport 660 apart from its two-cylinder competition. First impressions of the bike suggest that Triumph has its sights set on rivaling two touring-friendly bikes on the market, with Yamaha’s Tracer 700 the most obvious rival, followed by the Kawasaki Versys 650.
Only time will tell how it fits together, but when the new Tiger resembles its older and larger family members it will be great fun to drive. Check out more photos of the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 below and keep them Adventure cyclist Website in the near future for more updates as soon as we receive them.
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