Versatile Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is suitable for city streets, mild off-road riding and long-distance riding
With significant potential in the ADV touring segment, British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph Tiger Sport has launched 660 in India at a price of Rs 8.95 lakh, ex-sh. Bookings are currently open for a token amount of Rs 50k.
The bike made its worldwide debut in October last year. It’s Triumph’s most affordable ADV bike. The company is also selling Tiger 850 Sport and Tiger 900 starting at Rs 11.95 lakh and Rs 13.70 lakh respectively.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 styling and features
True to its Tiger DNA, the bike has a dominant presence on the street. Key features include the distinctive dual LED headlight, LED DRL, sharp LED turn signals, large V-shape windshield, minimal fairing, exposed frame, sporty underbelly exhaust and narrow rear section. Users can expect an ergonomic riding position, aided by wide handlebars and centrally mounted footpegs. A low seat height of 835mm provides enhanced control and stability on varied terrain.
Three dual-tone color options are available: Lucerne Blue / Sapphire Black, Korosi Red / Graphite and Graphite / Sapphire Black. The core theme of all these color options is a darkened look with the contrasting tint used on the front fuel tank, headlamp hood and side fairing. Users can choose from a wide range of accessories. They can select their preferences online or at the dealer.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 engine and specs
Tiger Sport 660 will borrow most of its hardware from Trident 660 naked streetfighter. It is powered by a 660cc, 12-valve, liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC engine, capable of generating a maximum power of 80PS at 10250rpm and maximum torque of 64Nm at 6250rpm. It is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The bicycle is equipped with a slip and auxiliary clutch that ensures effortless clutch pull. It reduces rider fatigue and can be very helpful when driving in heavy traffic.
The bike uses a tubular steel frame, integrated with a double-sided fabricated steel swingarm. The lightweight chassis provides easy maneuverability in tight urban spaces. The suspension system consists of a Showa 41mm USD front fork with 150mm travel and a Showa monoshock rear suspension with remote hydraulic preload adjustment.
The bike has 17-inch cast aluminum wheels on both ends, shod with 120/70 ZR (58W) front and 180/55 ZR (73W) rear tires. Braking duties are performed by dual 310mm discs at the front and a single 255mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.
With a tank capacity of 17.2 liters and a fuel consumption of about 22 km per litre, there will be fewer stops at petrol stations. The bike can travel almost 400 km on a full tank. Another advantage is the long service interval of 16,000 km / 12 months. This is one of the best in this segment. Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will rival Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650.