The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The road-biased 850 Sport is now the entry-level model in the Triumph Tiger line-up. It is based on the Tiger 900 range and is powered by the same engine as well, but is more road-oriented now.
The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport made its International debut back in November 2020. In European markets, it is pegged as the replacement for the base Tiger 900 variant. This Tiger 900 base variant never made it to India, hence this new Tiger 850 Sport will now become the entry-level model in the Tiger Lineup.
In terms of design and styling, the Tiger 850 Sport carries the familiar design traits of the Tiger 900. It gets the same LED headlamp with the familiar beak up front. When looked at from the side profile, the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport looks imposing with its tall stance and the rear is a simple affair as usual. The engine plays a big role in the design and styling aspect of the motorcycle.
The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 888cc, inline-three cylinder engine that also powers the Tiger 900 range. In the Tiger 850 Sport, it produces 85bhp at 8,500rpm and 83Nm at 6,500rpm which is 10bhp and 5Nm lower than in the Tiger 900.
It makes use of the same T-plane crankshaft and 1-3-2 firing order that lends it a unique sound and also makes it more torquey at lower revs. A 6-speed gearbox drives the rear wheel via a slip and assist clutch. The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport comes with lots of features. Instrumentation duties are handled by a 5.0-inch TFT display.
The rider can choose between two riding modes — Road and Rain. The motorcycle features switchable traction control, dual-channel ABS, optional quickshifter, etc. Suspension duties are handled by a 45mm upside-down fork up front with 180mm of travel and a monoshock at the rear with 170mm travel, both from Marzocchi.
Braking is taken care of by twin 320mm discs up front and a single 255mm disc at the rear with Brembo Stylema calipers clamping on them. The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport competes directly with the BMW 750 GS in the Indian market. Bookings for the motorcycle are now open at all Triumph dealerships and deliveries should start soon.
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