British motorcycle manufacturers, Triumph has just announced the launch of their latest adventure tourer, the Tiger 850 Sport. Prices for the 850 Sport start at Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Bookings for the motorcycle have already begun at Triumph dealerships across India with a booking amount of Rs 50,000.
Engine and Chassis
The Tiger 850 Sport has a 888cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder which produces 84bhp and 82Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed slipper clutch gearbox. The chassis is a tubular steel frame chassis with a bolt on sub frame and has a twin-sided cast aluminium swingarm bringing the overall weight of the bike to 192kgs (dry) which is 7kgs lighter than the previous generation. The fuel tank capacity of the motorcycle is 20 liters. To add to the riders comfort, the seat’s height is adjustable by 20mm to improve the rider ergonomics.
Stopping capabilities on the 850 Sport is provided by a twin 320mm floating discs with 4 piston brembo calipers on the front and a single 255mm Brembo single piston sliding caliper disc brake at the rear. The 850 sport uses a Marzocchi 45mm upside down forks for the front suspension and Marzocchi rear suspension unit with manual preload adjustment for the rear suspension. The Tiger 850 Sport uses the Michelin Anakee tyres to put down its power.
The adventure tourer does have plenty of technology and features on offer such as a high contrast 5-inch TFT digital instrument display, 12V power socket and full-LED lights for the headlight/tail-lights and turn indicator. For the rider’s safety, a switchable traction control system and ABS fitted as standard. Two different riding modes are also on offer – Road and Rain. Apart from this, buyers can choose from 60 different accessories to further personalise their motorcycle.
With the launch of the Tiger 850 Sport, Triumph has increased its adventure tourer portfolio which consists of the Tiger 900 GT, 900 Rally and the 900 Rally Pro. The 850 Sport replaces the older generation Tiger 800 XR which was previously on sale in India.