The Triumph Tiger Sport 660, based on the Trident 660 street naked that went on sale in India last year, is slated for launch on March 29.
However, it is different in many ways: the design, ergonomics and the price point. The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 has a rather sporty appearance, with a sharp-looking half fairing that encases the twin-LED headlights. The fuel tank is chunkier than the Trident’s, while the tail section looks pretty neat. The bike also gets a new TFT instrument cluster.
Coming to the ergonomics, the seat has been redone for better comfort, and the suspension travel has also gone up to 150mm on both ends. As a result, the seat height has risen by 30mm to 835mm, which is quite tall.
Underneath the bodywork, the Tiger Sport 660 utilises the same main frame as on the Triumph Trident 660, although the subframe is different, to accommodate the extra load that this touring-oriented bike is designed to carry. The swingarm is longer as well and the wheelbase has increased by 11mm.
The bike is powered by an 81hp, 64Nm, 660cc three-cylinder that is nearly identical to the Trident and is paired to a six-speed gearbox. An up/down quickshifter can be opted at extra cost.
The Tiger Sport 660 is expected to be priced between Rs 9 lakh-9.5 lakh and goes up against the Kawasaki Versys 650. The Brit bike sure has its work cut out; considering the Japanese motorcycle is priced much lower at Rs 7.15 lakh.
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*All prices, ex-showroom