• First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws

  • Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Second model on the Trident 660 platform. Identical mechanically
  • Versatile It's an adventure bike in all but off-road ability.
  • 660cc Triple Cylinder 79bhp, 47.2lb.ft make it the most powerful in the segment
  • TFT Dash Connects with your phone for navigation, calls, GoPro and Music interface
  • Full LED Lighting Two Rider modes, ABS and traction control via ride-by-wire throttle
  • The New Benchmark? Specs immediately put it at the top of the pile. Proof will come in the riding. In showrooms beginning 2022.

Second model on the Trident 660 platform looks fantastic

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Triumph finally reveals the Tiger Sport 660, based on the Trident 660 platform. Only triple-cylinder engine in the category and the most powerful. Coupled with Triumph quality and finish, this is one kitten with sharp claws.

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Officially Launched

Triumph is being nothing if not prolific at the moment. Following hot on the heels of the Speed Triple 1200RR and appearing just before the new Tiger 1200 comes this little beauty, the Trident 660-based Tiger Sport 660.

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws
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Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Second model on the Trident 660 platform. Identical mechanically

Triumph uses the Tiger Sport name for its range of adventure-sports bikes, bikes that have the stance, comfort and agility of an adventure bike but which are designed for purely road use. They are versatile and capable mile-eaters and the latest addition to the range promises to make them more accessible than ever.

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws
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Versatile
It’s an adventure bike in all but off-road ability.

It’s not exactly been a secret - as well as new bikes, Triumph is doing great business in teaser videos and in-house spy shots. But this is the first time we have seen it in full production form and with all specifications.

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws
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660cc Triple Cylinder
79bhp, 47.2lb.ft make it the most powerful in the segment

Using the triple-cylinder engine in identical spec as used in the Trident 660, it becomes the only bike in this segment with such a configuration as well as the most powerful. It will play in an increasingly crowded segment against the likes of the Yamaha Tracer 7, the Kawasaki Versys 650, the Suzuki V-Strom 650and the Aprilia Tuareg 660.

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws
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TFT Dash
Connects with your phone for navigation, calls, GoPro and Music interface

Peak power is quoted as 79bhp, with 47.2lb-ft of torque. The torque has a broad spread, with 90% available at 3600rpm. Weight is quoted as 206kg, fuel tank capacity is 17.2 litres and fuel consumption is a pretty good 4.5l/100km or 62mpg.

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws
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Full LED Lighting
Two Rider modes, ABS and traction control via ride-by-wire throttle

A ride by wire throttle allows for two riding modes - Road and Rain - which adjust throttle response and traction control to best cope with differing road conditions. Suspension is by Showa front and rear, brake calipers by Nissin, ABS is non-switchable but traction control is. The 17" wheels are shod with Michelin Road 5 tyres.

Seat height is 835mm, the screen is one-hand adjustable, LED lights all round (twin headlights at the front) and the indicators are self-cancelling.

First Look: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Is A Kitten With Claws
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The New Benchmark?
Specs immediately put it at the top of the pile. Proof will come in the riding. In showrooms beginning 2022.

There’s a TFT dash which can be paired with your phone for turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, phone & music interaction. Extra-cost options include up/down quickshifter, heated grips, under-seat USB charger, tyre pressure monitoring system, and luggage options & protectors (engine, frame, fork).

An often overlooked factor is servicing costs. Triumph claims the lowest service workshop cost in the category. The service interval is 10,000 miles/12 months with a total of 8.3 hours of servicing. over the first three years. That’s against 11 - 15.9 hours for its rivals.

The Tiger Sport 660 should be arriving on dealer floors in the first quarter of 2022 and comes with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty, with an option ot extend for one or two years.

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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