Our readers showed great interest in the redesigned 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport. Another entry from Triumph in the red hot adventure tourer segment … this one aimed strictly at street riding with 17″ wheels and street rubber. The European press launch is underway, and Triumph has released some of the specifications.
The revised Tiger Sport features a version of the 1050 cc triple found in the new 2016 Speed Triples. With more than 100 changes, the new engine makes a lot more power in the Speed Triples, but the new Tiger Sport also gets a boost to a claimed 126 horsepower at 9,475 rpm and 78 foot/pounds at 7,000 rpm (compared to 140 horsepower and nearly 83 foot/pounds at slightly higher rpm in the Speed Triple). Triumph claims a broader spread of power and improved fuel economy, as well. Claimed dry weight is 480 pounds.
The Showa fork is fully adjustable, while the Showa rear shock only has adjustable spring preload and rebound damping. Radial mount Nissin calipers with four pistons grab huge 320 mm discs in front.
Ride-by-wire throttle offers three maps, including Standard, Sport and Rain modes. Traction control is also standard. Adjustable windscreen and 12v power socket work with available luggage options and heated grips to offer the type of versatility expected by riders in this category. We hope to have a test of this model a little later.
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