New Delhi: A new entry-level Triumph Tiger has been launched today in India at a starting price of Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The Trident 660 is the bestselling entry-level roadster in its category, and Triumph’s second highest selling model in India, after the Triumph Street Twin. According to Triumph, the new Tiger Sport 660 is expected to bring in new customers into the Triumph brand with its blend of easy ride-ability, entertaining performance and versatile personality.
The Tiger Sport 660 will come in three colour options – Lucerne Blue & Sapphire Black, Graphite with Sapphire Black, and Korosi Red & Graphite. It will retail with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty and promises a 16,000 km service interval. Customer deliveries will begin from the end of April 2022.
In India, the new Tiger Sport 660 will compete against the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Stron 650 XT. Although it carries the famous “Tiger” name, the Tiger Sport 660 is not an out-and-out off-road focussed ADV but built for what Triumph calls “tarmac adventures.” It does get a tall-ish stance, with a sporty-looking half-fairing, an adjustable windshield and upright riding position.
Based on the Trident 660, the Tiger Sport 660 shares the same 660 cc, inline three-cylinder engine, which makes 79 bhp at 10,250 rpm and 64 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The Tiger Sport 660 gets two riding modes (Road and Rain), switchable traction control, and dual-channel ABS. Apart from the engine, the Tiger Sport 660 also shares the same frame, swingarm and braking system with the Trident 660, but suspension travel has been increased, and the reinforced rear sub frame gets integrated pannier mounts for easy fitment of accessory panniers.
Suspension travel has been increased with 150 mm travel at both ends. The Showa 41 mm upside down front fork is non-adjustable, while the monoshock gets a remote preload adjuster. The Nissin brakes are also shared with the Trident 660, with two-piston sliding calipers gripping 310 mm twin front discs, and a single-piston caliper gripping a single 255 mm disc on the rear wheel.
The instrument console comes with a TFT display and is ready for the accessory-fit MyTriumph connectivity system. The seat height is at 835 mm, while kerb weight is 206 kg. Fuel consumption is claimed at 22.2 kmpl. Like the Trident 660, the Tiger Sport 660 also comes with a two-year unlimited kilometres warranty, with an option to extend it for one or two years. To keep maintenance costs low, the Tiger Sport 660 also comes with 16,000 km or 12 months service intervals.