Triumph Tiger Sport 660 teased; to debut in India soon
British automaker Triumph has announced via a teaser that it will launch a new motorbike in India soon. It is expected to be the Tiger Sport 660, which is already available in the global markets. As for the highlights, the vehicle has an aggressive design, offers several electronic riding aids, and is fueled by a 660cc, inline-three cylinder, liquid-cooled engine.
Why does this story matter?
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is based on the Trident 660. Its good looks, long list of features, and decent performance should make it appealing to a lot of buyers in India. On our shores, the motorcycle is tipped to bear a hefty price tag and will take on rivals such as the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT and Kawasaki Versys 650.
The motorbike has alloy wheels and underbelly exhaust
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 sports a semi-faired look, featuring a muscular fuel tank, a stepped-up single-piece seat, an underbelly exhaust, integrated pannier mounts, a raised windscreen, and a prominent beak. The bike packs an all-LED setup for lighting, a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, and rides on designer blacked-out alloy wheels. It weighs 206kg and can store 17.2 liters of fuel.
It runs on an 80hp, 660cc engine
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is fueled by a 660cc, inline-three cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The mill generates a maximum power of 80hp at 10,250rpm and a peak torque of 64Nm at 6,250rpm.
There are disc brakes on both the ends
To ensure the rider's safety, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with ABS, switchable traction control, and two riding modes (Road and Rain). Suspension duties on the motorbike are taken care of by 41mm Showa inverted forks on the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660: Pricing and availability
In India, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 adventure motorcycle is expected to sport a price figure of around Rs. 8-9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the two-wheeler are already open in the country.