Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport, which is its most affordable adventure tourer vehicle at Rs. 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new ADV is positioned as an entry-level offering in the Tiger range and will be aimed at first-time buyers and tourists looking for more gestures and rideability rather than a fully developed off-road motorcycle. Compared to the Tiger 900, the new 850 Sport is Rs. 1.75 lakh cheaper. The new Triumph Tiger 850 Sport shares most of its fundamentals with the Tiger 900, including the chassis and engine, among other mechanisms. Triumph India hopes this, along with a slightly lower price, will attract many new buyers to the Tiger family. However, it is still an expensive offering and will likely only offer an optional variant in the Triumph Tiger family.
The new Triumph Tiger 850 Sport made its world debut last year and is the brand’s first launch in 2021. This motorcycle is powered by the well-known 888cc T-plane engine which also powers the Tiger 900. Although the engine has been engineered for development 84 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 82 Nm of maximum torque at 6,500 rpm. The included triple comes with a 1-3-2 firing arrangement that provides a better ride at the lower end of the speed range, making it more suitable for use within city limits. The bike also comes with a six-speed gearbox with an assisted slip clutch that increases the appeal of the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport. The bike has two driving modes: road and rain.
In terms of style, the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is identical to the Tiger 900. The pointed nose raised beak, and the narrow frame is all preserved. The bike features its road setting with a combination of 19-inch front and 17-inch rear aluminum wheels, while the ergonomics can be improved with an adjustable seat height of up to 20 mm. Frame, subframe, suspension, and brakes come from the larger Tiger 900. The bike is available in two colors: graphite demon red and graphite cashew blue.
The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport uses the Marzocchi’s premium suspension setting front and rear, with manually adjustable preload for single rear pressure. There are also Brembo Stylema calipers for braking tasks with Michelin Anakee bi-sport tires wrapped in alloy wheels. The equipment list is equally comprehensive and includes a 5-inch high contrast TFT display, all-LED lighting with a LED DRL, dual-channel ABS, switchable traction control, and more.
Pre-orders for the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport are now open, while deliveries will start soon. The mid-weight adventure bike will compete with the BMW F 750 GS and the Ducati Multistrada 950.
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