Triumph’s new range of single-cylinder motorcycles are likely to get 250cc and 350-450cc capacity enginesBajaj Triumph 350cc Motorcycle Spied In IndiaOnce a taboo for premium motorcycle brands, the quarter litre and 350-450cc mid-size segment is now too big to be ignored. Earlier, BMW Motorrad had entered this space with launch of their 300cc motorcycles. Triumph will be next, as their new street roadster has been spotted in production-ready form. A scrambler based on the same platform will also be launched simultaneously.While exact capacity of Triumph’s entry-level Bonneville motorcycles is not known, the company had earlier stated that it will be in the range of 250cc to 650cc. These new bikes have been developed by Triumph’s UK R&D division, whereas production will be handled by Bajaj. Launch is expected soon. It has now been spied in India for the first time, near Bajaj plant in Pune. It is the scrambler variant that has been spied now.Bajaj Triumph 350cc Spied In IndiaThe classic version will rival the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor, while the Scrambler will take on the likes of Hunter and Yezdi. Retro theme is clearly evident with features such as round headlamps and rear view mirrors.Other key features include USD front forks, chiselled fuel tank design with chrome filler cap, all-LED lights, twin-piece seat with quilted pattern stitching and upswept exhaust. Fine detailing can be seen on exposed engine parts, which enhances the bike’s overall look and feel.Bajaj Triumph 350cc Motorcycle Spied In IndiaTriumph’s new entry-level roadster utilizes a tubular frame with a cast swingarm. It has 17-inch wheels at both ends, shod with 110/70 front and 150/60 rear tyres. Aesthetically, the bike appears to offer a judicious mix of classic and modern features. While some features appear to be inspired by Bonneville range, others look familiar to Trident 660.Bajaj Triumph 350cc Motorcycle Spied In IndiaWith its new entry-level bikes, Triumph can target multiple markets globally. Apart from its home market UK, significant opportunities exist in countries like Indonesia and Philippines. Triumph will be looking to make its single-cylinder bikes accessible to a much larger customer base, something that hasn’t been possible with the company’s current range of motorcycles.When launched, Triumph’s 350-450cc bikes will take on the likes of BMW 310cc range and KTM 390 models. Even when manufactured by Bajaj, these bikes won’t be as affordable as Royal Enfield bikes in international markets.Bajaj Triumph 350cc Motorcycle Spied In IndiaTriumph 350-450cc motorcycles could be launched at around £5000-£5500 price range, which is approximately Rs 4.80 lakh to Rs 5.28 lakh. Smallest capacity and most low cost Triumphs they surely will be, but not necessarily the most affordable in segment.Triumph sub-500cc scramblerTriumph is also working on a scrambler version based on the same platform. Now spied in India, Triumph’s new entry-level scrambler is equipped with larger alloy wheels, handguards, shotgun-styled upswept exhaust, split seats and dual-purpose adventure tread tyres. Rest of the bike’s profile is largely the same as that of street roadster.Bajaj Triumph 350cc Motorcycle Spied In IndiaIn India, Triumph’s new sub-500cc motorcycles could be launched at a starting price of around Rs 2 lakh. Pricing has to be competitive if Bajaj-Triumph are looking to play the numbers game with formidable rivals like Royal Enfield. Bajaj has also purchased rights to Vincent Motorcycles, a British motorcycle brand.Source More
Bajaj has been trying to target the middleweight segment for quite some time now, but is yet to make any significant gains2023 Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle – New Spy Shots by MCNWhile Bajaj had launched Dominar with great expectations, it didn’t create any major challenges for segment-leader Royal Enfield. The Chennai-based manufacturer continues to command a market share of more than 85% in the 350cc-500cc single cylinder motorcycle segment.The market share is likely to increase further, with the launch of new Royal Enfield Hunter 350. However, Bajaj seems far from giving up and will be making another attempt soon. It will come via the company’s collaboration with UK-based Triumph Motorcycles.Bajaj-Triumph motorcycle spiedAs evident in the images, the new Bajaj-Triumph bike looks production ready. It seems to derive design inspiration from Triumph Bonneville range of motorcycles. Retro theme is evident with features such as round headlamps and rear-view mirrors.Other key highlights include a compact design, sculpted fuel tank, single-piece seat, all-skeletal design, upswept exhaust and alloy wheels. Suspension system comprises USD forks at front and a monoshock unit at rear with pre-load adjustability. In comparison, Bonneville bikes such as Street Scrambler, Street Twin and Speed Twin are equipped with dual rear shock absorbers. Use of a monoshock unit at rear makes the bike better suited for tackling off-road terrains.2023 Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle – New Spy ShotsOff-roading capabilities are further enhanced with features such as dual-purpose Metzeler tyres. The bike has 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. It also gets a rugged bash plate. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes at both ends. There’s a dedicated luggage rack at the rear and on the left side as well. Tank mounted bags could also be made available as an accessory.Other details include a rectangular digital instrument console, which looks similar to the one used on KTM bikes. This may not necessarily be the unit that will be used for the production variant. As the bike has a retro profile, a rounded instrument console will be a better match. Two versions are expected to be on offer, one a classic retro and the other adventure scrambler. The latter gets knobby tyres, scrambler style exhaust, knuckle guards, raised front fender, etc.Bajaj-Triumph motorcycle engineBased on the structure and size of the engine, it appears to be a 350cc to 500cc unit. Single exhaust vent indicates that the engine will be a single-cylinder unit. The engine utilizes liquid cooling and comes with vertically mounted radiator.2023 Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle – New Spy ShotsBajaj-Triumph motorcycle will be sold globally. It will allow Triumph to play the volumes game on a larger scale. As the bike will be manufactured in India, there will be significant reduction in production cost. Bajaj-Triumph motorcycle is expected to be launched at a competitive price point, somewhere around Rs 2 lakh. This is necessary since rivals like Royal Enfield motorcycles are among the most affordable in the country.Launch was earlier planned for 2022, but things have been delayed due to the pandemic. Bajaj-Triumph motorcycle could be unveiled around Diwali this year and launched in early 2023. Although Royal Enfield’s dominance seems unshakable, the company will still be following these developments closely.Source More
Both motorcycles developed under the Bajaj-Triumph joint venture share the same underpinnings and powertrain but different clothingNew Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle Will Rival Royal Enfield. Image above is a render.The partnership between Bajaj Auto and Triumph Motorcycles is one of the most talked-about associations in the Indian auto industry in recent times. The joint venture will result in production of premium mid-displacement motorcycles which will be retailed under the iconic British brand in India as well as overseas markets.The association between the two auto giants has led to the development of at least two bikes with the same underpinnings and engine but slightly different body styles. Both these motorcycles have recently been caught on camera for the first time. One is a neo-retro roadster while the other is a scrambler. The former will take on the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 while the latter will take on the likes of Yezdi Scrambler and upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350.Bajaj-Triumph Scrambler: EngineThe roadster has already been discussed at a length previously. The scrambler is a different take on the motorcycle with the same engine. As mentioned earlier, both bikes will be powered by the same motor. Although exact configurations aren’t known yet, we expect this mill to be a single-cylinder unit with a sub-500cc displacement. The engine has supposedly been developed by Triumph since it wears a similar look.The motor is nestled in a triangular-shaped casing which is reminiscent of the bigger Bonnevilles. The motor gets cooling fins but those are only meant for aesthetic purposes as it features a large radiator which means it will be a liquid-cooled unit. In all likelihood, the engine will use a 4-valve, DOHC layout like the KTM models developed by Bajaj.New Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle Will Rival Royal EnfieldLike its roadster sibling, the upcoming Triumph scrambler borrows visual cues from the neo-retro range of motorcycles from the British brand. The most evident styling inspiration is Triumph’s existing Street Scrambler with signature highlights such as a round headlight, an engine underbelly crash guard, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank with rubber pads on the sides and split-style seats.Both the roadster and scrambler get a single exhaust tailpipe with a dual-barrel canister although their design appears slightly different from each other. The latter’s scrambler appeal is highlighted with the presence of a tall-set beak-like front fender, knuckle guards, a short flyscreen and a luggage rack at rear, some of which will be available as accessories.Features & HardwareAs far as equipment is concerned, this test mule flaunted a rectangular digital TFT instrument console similar to the ones used in the 390 range of KTM. However, the production-spec model could use something more retro like a circular semi-digital cluster to suit the bike’s character. The bike is also expected to pack full LED illumination and multiple riding modes.Upcoming Bajaj Triumph Scrambler MotorcycleComing to its hardware, both the scrambler and its roadster singling appear to be based on a tubular chassis with bolt-on rear subframes. The chassis will be suspended on upside-down forks at front and a mono-shock at rear, although the suspension setup of the scrambler is likely to offer more travel. Braking duties will be carried out by a 4-piston radially mounted caliper with a single disc at front and rear each.Unlike the roadster with a 17-inch front wheel, the scrambler runs on a larger 19-inch front alloy wheel. The rear wheel on both bikes remain 17-inch units, however, the alloy wheels on scrambler are shod with semi-knobby road-biased tyres from Metzeler. The spy images suggest that the scrambler will also have a higher saddle. Launch of the Bajaj Triumph motorcycle is confirmed for 2023. Prices are expected to be in the Rs 2 lakh range. More
The single-cylinder Bajaj Triumph Scrambler will be pitted head on against Royal Enfield’s new family of 350 cc motorcyclesUpcoming Bajaj Triumph Scrambler MotorcycleAfter announcing a partnership to develop medium displacement premium motorcycles, Bajaj and Triumph have been working under the radar with hardly any updates surfacing in the recent times barring a recent spotting of a prototype abroad. Given the timeline of the partnership announcement, we reckon that the first product should be pretty close to being ready for its world premiere.Bajaj Triumph Scrambler RenderingThe modular medium displacement platform to be born out of this Indo-English alliance could adopt multiple body styles. We think a retro-classic scrambler and a low-riding cruiser are two of the top possibilities. Our design specialist Pratyush Rout has envisioned the former, taking cues from Triumph’s iconic Bonneville family.Earlier this year, a prototype of what is reported to be the Bajaj-Triumph Scrambler was spotted testing along with a sobered up roadster variant. The test mules appeared to donning unfinished body components but the design direction was apparent. The Scrambler variant was equipped with 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear unit, serrated foot pegs and hand guards.While it is obvious that the new Bajaj-Triumph Scrambler and its derivatives will be equipped with a single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, the displacement is still kept under wraps. Given that the partnership is going after Royal Enfield’s immensely popular family of 350cc motorcycles, we expect the displacement to be in the same ballpark albeit with considerably more power and torque.Upcoming Bajaj Triumph Scrambler MotorcycleMarket PositioningIf the Trident and Tiger 660 is anything to go by, Triumph is likely to position the upcoming single-cylinder offering in the premium end of the medium-displacement segment with no skimping on equipment. The prototypes supported this claim by sporting USD front forks, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, TFT instrument cluster, LED headlight and so on.At the time of initial announcement, Bajaj-Triumph revealed that the new range of jointly developed products will have a staring price of under Rs 2 lakhs. With pandemic induced supply chain challenges, it would be a difficult task to stick to this pricing commitment but if at all any OEM can pull off such an attractive pricing, it is Bajaj.Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle LaunchIt is no secret that with its upcoming family of medium displacement single-cylinder premium motorcycles, Bajaj and Triumph aim to put an end to Royal Enfield’s near-monopoly in the segment. Its been over 50 years since Triumph last made a single-cylinder motorcycle but given this segment is growing at a brisk pace globally, it can’t afford not to participate. Bajaj’s experience in manufacturing premium single-cylinder KTMs for global market and a competitive cost structure makes it a sound business model.Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle Spied. Image – MotobobThe first set of Bajaj-Triumph motorcycles are expected to be ready towards the end of this year. They will be made in India for global consumption. We hope to see more info and spy shots trickling online in the coming months. Launch is likely to take place in 2023. More
Triumph Tiger 1200 will rival other flagship ADVs like Ducati Multistrada V4, BMW R 1250 GS and Honda Africa Twin in India2022 Triumph Tiger 1200Adventure touring segment has been a very attractive space for motorcyclists around the world. In developing markets like India, the entry-level segment of ADVs has seen a huge surge in popularity. That said, there are plenty of options at the top of the ladder as well. The newest addition to this space will be the new Triumph Tiger 1200.The British manufacturer has announced the launch of its flagship adventure bike in India today. Notably, pre-bookings for Tiger 1200 began as early as December last year while deliveries are likely to begin by the end of this month. Prices start from Rs 19.19 lakh for the base variant, and go all the way to Rs 21.69 lakh for top variant. All prices are ex-sh.2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 – PricesTriumph Tiger 1200: Variants on offerThe new generation model of Tiger 1200 made its global debut late last year and comes with a host of upgrades over its predecessor. The ADV has been broadly classified under two categories- GT and Rally. The former is a more road-biased version suited for long-distance cruising while the latter is aimed at tackling off-roading conditions and features spoked wheels and longer travel suspension.In India, Triumph will be offering Tiger 1200 in a total of four variants including Rally Pro, GT Pro, Rally Explorer and GT Explorer. The most significant difference between Pro and Explorer variants is that the latter is available with a larger 30-litre fuel tank as opposed to a 20-liter tank offered in Pro variants.2022 Triumph Tiger 1200Hardware SpecsThe road-biased GT range rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear alloy wheels. On the other hand, Rally variants roll a 21-inch front and 18-inch rear set up with spoked wheels. Suspension setup on all four variants comprises 49mm Showa USD forks at front and a Showa semi-active mono-shock unit at rear. In the GT series, this setup offers suspension travel of 200mm whereas in the Rally range it offers a longer 220mm of travel.2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 – Variants and specsBraking duties are handled by twin 320mm floating discs up front and a single 280mm disc at rear, chewed down by callipers from Brembo. The braking setup is aided by a dual-channel ABS. Overall, the new Tiger 1200 is 25kg lighter than the outgoing model. Specifically speaking, the GT Pro variant weighs 245kg, Rally Pro weighs 249kg, GT Explorer weighs 255kg and Rally Explorer is the heaviest at 261kg.Powertrain Specs & FeaturesPowering the all-new Tiger 1200 is a new 1,160cc inline-triple cylinder engine that uses a T-plane crankshaft. This motor dishes out 148 bhp at 9,000rpm and 130 Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.2022 Triumph Tiger 1200In terms of features, 2022 Tiger 1200 is equipped with full LED lighting, an adjustable 7-inch TFT display, Bluetooth connectivity, multiple riding modes, traction control, seat height adjustability and cornering ABS. More
Versatile Triumph Tiger Sport 660 can effectively tackle city streets, mild off-roading and long-distance touringTriumph Tiger 660cc Launch Price Rs 8.95 LakhWith significant potential in ADV tourer segment, British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has launched Tiger Sport 660 in India at a price of Rs 8.95 lakh, ex-sh. Bookings are currently open for a token amount of Rs 50k.The bike had made its global debut last year in October. It is the most affordable ADV bike from Triumph. The company also sells Tiger 850 Sport and Tiger 900, starting at Rs 11.95 lakh and Rs 13.70 lakh, respectively.Triumph Tiger Sport 660 styling and featuresTrue to its Tiger DNA, the bike has a dominating street presence. Some key features include striking dual LED headlamp, LED DRL, sharp LED turn signals, large V-shaped windscreen, minimal fairing, exposed frame, sporty underbelly exhaust and narrow tail section. Users can expect an ergonomic riding stance, helped by wide handlebar and centrally mounted footpegs. Low seat height of 835mm will ensure improved control and stability across varied terrain.There are three dual-tone colour options on offer – Lucerne Blue / Sapphire Black, Korosi Red / Graphite and Graphite / Sapphire Black. The core theme across all these colour options comprises a blacked-out look with the contrasting shade used at the front on fuel tank, headlamp cowl and side fairing. Users can choose from a wide range of accessories. They can select their preferences online or at the dealership.Triumph Tiger 660Triumph Tiger Sport 660 engine and specsTiger Sport 660 will be borrowing most of its hardware from Trident 660 naked streetfighter. It is powered by a 660cc, 12-valve, liquid cooled, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC motor, capable of generating 80 bhp of max power at 10,250 rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 6,250 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike is equipped with slip and assist clutch that ensures effortless clutch pulls. It reduces rider fatigue and can be quite useful when negotiating heavy traffic.The bike utilizes a tubular steel perimeter frame, integrated with twin-sided, fabricated steel swingarm. The lightweight chassis ensures easy manoeuvrability in tight urban spaces. Suspension system comprises Showa 41mm USD front forks with 150mm wheel travel and Showa monoshock rear suspension with remote hydraulic preload adjustability.The bike has 17-inch cast aluminium wheels at both ends, shod with 120/70 ZR (58W) front and 180/55 ZR (73W) rear tyres. Braking duties are performed by dual 310 mm discs at front and single 255mm disc at rear. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard.Triumph Tiger 660 Specs for IndiaWith tank capacity of 17.2 litres and fuel efficiency of around 22 km per litre, there will be less stops at fuel stations. On a full tank, the bike can ride close to 400 km. Another benefit is long service interval of 16,000 km / 12 months. This is one of the best in this segment. Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will rival the likes of Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650. More
Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle SpiedTriumph and Bajaj have joined hands to manufacture entry level motorcycles in the 250cc to 500cc segment – rival Royal EnfieldIt was back in Jan 2022, that the official announcement was made. India’s Bajaj Auto and UK’s Triumph motorcycles had joined hands to manufacture motorcycles in the price range of Rs 2 lakh. Launch was expected in 2022, but due to Covid-19, it has now been delayed to 2023.Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle SpiedFirst spy shots of the upcoming Bajaj Triumph motorcycle have arrived. From the looks of it, the motorcycle looks like a rival to Royal Enfield Meteor 350, which is also priced in the Rs 2 lakh range. Debut is expected later this year, around Diwali 2022. Launch in 2023.Royal Enfield dominates the 350cc-500cc single cylinder motorcycle segment with over 85% market share. It is this segment that has been eyed by Bajaj for years now. They launched the Dominar brand to tackle RE, but failed. With Triumph, they are getting to take on Royal Enfield once again.Speaking about the upcoming Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle, it will be branded as a Triumph, and not a Bajaj. It will be sold in India, as well as global markets as a Triumph. Bajaj will be manufacturing the motorcycle at their plant near Pune.[embedded content][embedded content]Make In India BenefitsThe Bajaj-Triumph joint venture has been one of the most talked about partnerships in the Indian automotive market in recent times. The project has seen its fair share of delays which further got extended due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. But with businesses resuming full throttle, the JV is now looking forward to developing its first project for India.Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle Spied – LED headlights, USD forks at front, alloys, disc brakes, dual ABS, monoshock at rearThe main objective of the iconic British bike maker through this tie-up is to build more accessible ‘Triumph’ branded motorcycles in India. To achieve this, Triumph needed high levels of localisation to bring down the cost and hence required an Indian partner to carry out research, development and manufacturing of these bikes.New 250cc-750cc Triumph prototypes readyBajaj and Triumph have been working on the project since 2020. As per original plan, the first of new 250cc-750cc Triumph motorcycles were to be unveiled by 2022. However, the plans have been delayed due to the pandemic. Travel restrictions between India and the UK have been a major roadblock. Now that things have improved, the project is expected to gain momentum.Bajaj Triumph Motorcycle Spied – led tail lightsAccording to Miles Perkins (Head of Brand Management at Triumph), the project is on track and prototypes have been developed. Though a specific timeline for launch has not been provided, details about the bikes could be made available soon. The new Triumph bikes manufactured by Bajaj will be sold globally. It will not be limited to Asian markets that are known for their preference for affordable, small capacity bikes.There are multiple reasons why Triumph chose Bajaj for manufacturing its new 250cc-750cc range. A key factor is that Bajaj has a strong presence in both domestic and international markets. Plus, it has experience working with global brands like KTM, Husqvarna and Kawasaki.According to Perkins, the two companies have matching family-oriented leadership values and principles. Both teams are passionate about what they do and have displayed a high level of focus and commitment.Source More
Image – Biker Prakash ChoudharyTriumph Trident 660 was previously offered at an introductory price of Rs 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom)Triumph Motorcycles has increased prices for Trident 660 in India by Rs 50,000. The middleweight naked streetfighter is now priced at Rs 7.45 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the first price hike witnessed by the street naked bike from the British brand ever since it was first launched in India in April last year.The revised price has come into effect from today, February 1, 2022. Apart from the increase in price, no other updates have been made in Trident 660. Launch of Trident marked Triumph’s foray into the premium middle-weight roadster segment in India.Triumph Trident 660: Powertrain & Hardware SpecsDespite the significant increase in price, Trident is still the most affordable offering from the iconic British manufacturer. Powering the naked roadster is a 660cc in-line triple-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that pumps out 80 bhp at 10,250rpm and a peak torque of 64 Nm at 6250rpm.This motor is paired with a six-speed gearbox via a slipper and assist clutch as standard while a bi-directional quick-shifter is available as an optional extra. In terms of hardware, Trident 660 is based on a tubular steel perimeter frame that is suspended on upside-down forks up front and a mono-shock at rear.Triumph Trident is locally assembled in IndiaFeatures on offerThe motorcycle rides on 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels shod with Michelin Road 5 tyres. Braking duties are handled by a pair of 310mm twin discs at front and a 255mm single disc at rear, both held on by Nissin callipers.As far as features are concerned, Triumph Trident offers a full LED illumination and a TFT instrument console which is enabled with an optional Bluetooth connectivity with Trident. The motorcycle also packs a couple of ride modes including Rain and Road along with a switchable traction control system. For precise throttle input, the British bike maker has equipped Trident with a ride-by-wire function.Trident RivalsTrident competes against other middleweight naked street fighters such as Kawasaki Z650 and Honda CB650R. The former is more affordable than its British rival, while the latter is more expensive than Trident. It is offered in a single variant and four colour options including Matt Jet Black & Matt Silver Ice, Crystal White, Silver Ice & Diablo Red, and Sapphire Black.The British motorcycle brand currently has 20 offerings under its portfolio in India out of which four bikes are special models. The company will also be launching two brand new motorcycles in the form of Tiger 1200 and Tiger Sport 660. While the former is a hardcore adventure tourer, the latter is a sports touring machine based on the same platform as Trident 660. More
New Triumph Tiger 660 SportUpon its launch in India, it will rival other middleweight ADV tourers such as Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650
Back in Oct this year, the all new Triumph Tiger 660 Sport made its global debut in the UK. It is the new entry-level Tiger in the company line-up, their most affordable Tiger yet. Tiger Sport 660 is based on the same frame as the brand’s latest naked streetfighter- Trident 660.
With India being one of the key markets for the company, the launch of new ADV motorcycle is going to take place soon. Ahead of that, Triumph India has started accepting bookings for the Tiger Sport 660. Pre-bookings amount for Triumph Tiger 660 Sport is kept at Rs 50,000.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 – Brand New Attire
Triumph Trident, the new entry-level middleweight naked bike was launched in India earlier this year and is priced at a range of Rs 6.95 lakh to Rs 7.08 lakh (ex-showroom). Coming back to Tiger Sport 660, the bike is a road-biased tourer whereas a full-fledged hardcore Adventure version of the same is also expected to make its debut at a later stage.
The images reveal that Tiger Sport 660 gets a very sharp front fascia which is distinct from the larger and more powerful Tiger-branded ADVs. It also features signature styling elements such as a half-faired design with a tall windscreen underlining the design of a contemporary ADV tourer.
New Triumph Tiger 660 Sport Bookings open in India
Upfront, Tiger Sport gets a twin LED headlamp setup with LED DRLs and LED turn indicators. At first glance, design of Tiger Sport 660 reminds us of Japanese adventure bikes but it also borrows certain cues from Tiger Sport 850.
Updated Ergonomics, Hardware
In comparison to Trident, Tiger Sport 660 will have a more upright and comfortable riding position with taller handlebars, longer seat and neutral set footpegs. This would make it an ideal choice for long-distance touring. As mentioned earlier, it gets the same underpinnings as Trident 660 featuring the same frame, however, suspension offers slightly more travel to do justice to its ADV characteristic.
That said other hardware configurations such as braking setup, wheels and adjustable levers are identical to Trident. Speaking of hardware, suspension is sourced from Showa which will comprise 41mm inverted forks up front and mono-shock at rear. Braking is via twin discs in the front and single disc at the rear.
Tiger Sport is powered by the same 660cc liquid-cooled inline triple motor which also propels Trident 660. This engine dishes out 80 bhp at 10,250rpm and peak torque of 64 Nm at 6,250rpm. It will be paired with a six-speed gearbox. It is heavier than its naked streetfighter counterpart thanks to the rear subframe and additional fairing. Expect launch price in the range of Rs 7.5 lakhs, ex-sh. More