Triumph Tiger 850 Sport to be launched in India on February 9, 2021
Triumph Motorcycles is all set to launch their entry-level offering in the adventure motorcycle segment with the Tiger 850 Sport. The company has confirmed February 9, 2021 as the launch date. Internationally, this trim of the Tiger has replaced the base offering which was never on sale in the Indian market. Triumph dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the motorcycle and are committing deliveries by the end of this month. The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport will be competing with the BMW F 750 GS.
The variant line-up will now consist of the Tiger 850 Sport, Tiger 900 GT and the Tiger 900 GT Pro when it comes to road-biased versions of the new-gen Tiger 900, whereas the off-road versions will continue to be Tiger 900 Rally and Tiger 900 Rally Pro. The UK prices for the Tiger 850 Sport starts at £9,300 which amounts to Rs 9.17 lakh, excluding the duties and taxes. When launched here, the Tiger 850 Sport's India pricing should be around Rs 12 lakh. Triumph has retailed the dimensions and design on the Tiger 850 Sport but to differentiate between the two, the Tiger 850 Sport gets dual-tone colours - graphite and diablo red, graphite and Caspian blue. Also, the Tiger 850 Sport gets a smaller 5-inch TFT instrumentation with lesser layout options and two ride modes.
The highlight of the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is its engine as it continues to use the 888cc triple that also powers the Tiger 900 but makes a lower power output of 85PS at 8,500rpm and generates 82Nm at 6,500rpm. In comparison, that on the Tiger 900 GT makes 95.2PS at 8,750rpm and 87Nm at 7,250rpm. The company mentions that this has made the motorcycle more accessible for younger riders, also it helps with the A2 licensing that is applicable in Europe. The six-speed gearbox features slip and assists clutch whereas the two riding modes, Road and Rain, adjust the ride-by-wire throttle response and traction control settings. The traction control is switchable.
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