Triumph Tiger Sport 660's India launch slated for March 29
British automaker Triumph has announced that it will launch the Tiger Sport 660 motorcycle in India on March 29. Pre-bookings for the vehicle have already commenced. As for the highlights, the two-wheeler bears an eye-catching look and offers many electronic riding aids, including switchable traction control. It is powered by a 660cc, inline-three cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 80hp of power.
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The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is based on the Trident 660. It will replace the Tiger Sport 850 as the entry-level model in the brand's line-up in India. On our shores, the adventure motorbike is expected to bear a premium price-figure and should take on rivals such as the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT.
The bike has a windscreen and full-LED illumination
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 sits on a tubular steel perimeter frame and has a sloping fuel tank, muscular fairings, an underbelly exhaust, a stepped-up single-piece seat, integrated pannier mounts, and a raised windshield. It packs a Bluetooth-enabled TFT instrument console, a full-LED setup for lighting, and rides on blacked-out alloy wheels. It stores 17.2 liters of fuel and tips the scales at 206kg.
It draws power from an 80hp, 660cc engine
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 runs on a 660cc, inline-three cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes 80hp of power at 10,250rpm and 64Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm. The mill is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
It gets two riding modes
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS, two riding modes (Road and Rain), and switchable traction control. Suspension duties on the vehicle are taken care of by 41mm Showa inverted forks on the front end and a mono-shock unit on the rear side.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660: Pricing and availability
The availability and pricing details of the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 in India will be announced at the time of its launch. Nonetheless, the motorbike is tipped to bear a price-tag of around Rs. 8 lakh (ex-showroom).Share this timeline