The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is now available in India, with prices starting at Rs 11.95 lakh. The new Tiger 850 Sport made its international debut not too long ago, in November, 2020, and is an accessible, road-focused variant in the Triumph Tiger range.
Tiger 850 Sport launched at Rs 11.95 lakh
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport gets an 888cc, inline-triple making 85hp and 82Nm
Gets two riding modes – Rain and Road
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport engine
The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is powered by the same 888cc, liquid-cooled, inline-triple engine that you get in the Triumph Tiger 900 range. However, in the Tiger 850 Sport, this engine produces 85hp at 8,500rpm and 82Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, whereas the Tiger 900's engine develops 95hp at 8,750rpm and 87Nm at 7,250rpm. The 850's engine also features the same T-plane crank and 1-3-2 firing order, which promises good tractability at low engine rpms. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox, with a slip and assist clutch. Triumph will offer a quickshifter as an accessory.
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport features
Along with the re-tuned engine, the Tiger 850 Sport gets two riding modes – Rain and Road. These modes alter the throttle response and traction control system settings to suit the riding conditions. You can also choose to turn off the traction control for some sideways fun.
All of these settings can be accessed via a 5.0-inch TFT display that seems to have been plucked off the previous generation Tiger 800.
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport: Chassis
Underneath the familiar bodywork, the chassis is the same as on the Tiger 900. As far as suspension components are concerned, Triumph has equipped the motorcycle with a 45mm Marzocchi USD fork at the front (180mm travel) and gas-charged monoshock at the rear (170mm travel) with manual preload adjustment.
The brakes are the same Brembo Stylemas as on the Tiger 900, with 320mm discs at the front and a 255mm disc on the rear, along with dual channel ABS.
Another point to note is that the Tiger 850 Sport is lighter than the Tiger 900 GT by 2kg, at 192kg (dry).
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport: Availability, competition and price
Triumph has positioned the Tiger 850 Sport as the new entry-level Tiger that replaces the base Tiger 900 - a model that was never available in India - in international markets. For the Indian market, the Tiger 850 Sport, slots itself below the Tiger 900 GT which is priced at Rs 13.7 lakh. Triumph has also made it clear that it has the BMW 750 GS firmly in its crosshairs with this new product.
All prices, ex-showroom, India.
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