Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the Tiger 850 Sport priced at Rs. 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new Tiger 850 Sport is positioned as an entry-level offering in the Tiger line-up and is the brand’s most affordable adventurer tourer. It is targeted at first-time ADV buyers and tourers looking for more road-biased mannerisms and easy ride-ability over a fully-blown off-road motorcycle. Compared to the Tiger 900, the new 850 Sport is about Rs. 1.75 lakh cheaper, while sharing most of its underpinnings with the Tiger 900 including the frame, engine, and electronics to an extent.
The new Triumph Tiger 850 Sport made its global debut last year and is the first launch from the brand in 2021 in India. The motorcycle is powered by the familiar 888 cc T-plane engine that also powers the Tiger 900. The motor has been de-tuned to develop 84 bhp at 8500 rpm and 82 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. The inline three-cylinder unit comes with a 1-3-2 firing order that offers better tractability at the lower end of the rev band, which makes it more convenient to use within city limits. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox along with slip and assist clutch. The bike gets Ride-by-Wire and two riding modes - Road and Rain.
In terms of design, the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport looks identical to the Tiger 900. The sharp nose, tall beak, and slender frame, all have been carried over. The bike differentiates its road-biased set-up with the 19-inch front and 17-inch rear alloy wheel combination, wrapped in Michelin Anakee dual-sport tyres. The rider ergonomics are designed to maximise comfort with the raise handlebar, centre-set footpegs, and seat that can be adjusted up to 20 mm. The bike is being offered in two colours - Graphite & Diablo Red, and Graphite & Caspian Blue.
With respect to the hardware, the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport uses the premium 45 mm Marzocchi suspension set-up at the front and rear, with USD forks up front and a manually adjustable preload for the rear monoshock. Braking duties are handled by the supreme Brembo Stylema calipers with 320 mm discs at the front and a 255 mm disc at the rear. The bike also comes with dual-channel ABS and switchable traction control.
Other features on the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport include the 5-inch high-contrast TFT instrument console, all LED lighting with a LED daytime running light and 20 litre fuel tank. The new 850 Sport is already available for bookings across dealerships while deliveries are set to commence soon. The middleweight motorcycle competes against the BMW F 750 GS and the Ducati Multistrada 950 in the segment.