Triumph Launches New Tiger 850 Sport

Nov 23, 2020 View Comments by

The classic UK motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has introduced the new Tiger 850 Sport, a machine it claims makes adventure riding more intuitive and manageable.

Based on the previous generation Tiger platform, the 850 Sport provides improved performance with new components, while maintaining the familiar Tiger handling characteristics.

Like the previous Tiger 900 range, the new machine features the OEM’s T-plane crank. The engine delivers 84 hp of power, with a peak torque of 60.5 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm.

“Designed for a more accessible and manageable delivery of usable power and torque, the new 850 delivers enhanced all-round easy-riding versatility for commuting, touring, or just having spirited two-wheeled fun at the weekends,” Triumph said in a statement.

The new engine configuration delivers a unique sound, with riding comfort enhanced by a slip-and-assist clutch.

To bring the engine’s power to a stop, the bike is equipped with Brembo Stylema brakes. A front Marzocchi suspension system—featuring 40mm upside-down forks and 180mm of travel—is joined by a gas-pressurized monoshock rear suspension, with manually adjustable preload and 170mm of wheel travel.

The 850 Sport is supported by the new-generation modular frame, with a bolt-on aluminum subframe and pillion hangers. The lightweight frame provides good handling and comfort, thanks to an adjustable seat height.

The comfort will be welcome, as the new Tiger sports a large 5.28-gallon fuel tank. The fuel can be burned using two riding modes—Road and Rain—that can be activated using a high-contrast five-inch TFT display.

The riding modes adjust the ride-by-wire throttle response. Traction control can be managed independently and even turned off completely.

Maintenance-free LED headlights and tail lights provide increased safety. The bike comes in two color schemes—Graphite and Diablo Red, or Graphite and Caspian Blue—and retails for $11,995.

Triumph provides a range of personalization options for the Tiger 850 Sport. Options include both side- and top-opening panniers and other equipment for added comfort and security.

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