Triumph Tiger 850 Sport launched in India at Rs 11.95 lakh Most inexpensive Tiger yet

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The new Triumph Tiger 850 Sport will open up the Tiger brand to a wider spectrum of riders.

Triumph India has launched the new Tiger 850 Sport in India with a price tag of Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Triumph say this new Tiger “lite” which has been detuned, will be more accessible to those who want a touring motorcycle without the off-road credentials. The 850 is classified as a sports tourer and will take on the likes of the new BMW F900XR. Triumph hope that this new Tiger, with its accessible price tag and limited performance, will be less intimidating for those who are upgrading from a smaller machine.

At the heart of it, the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport uses the same 888cc with a T-plane crank although power is limited to 84bhp@8,500rpm and 82Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. With the new characteristic Triumph have been able to spread the power more toward the lower end of the powerband making it easier to ride through tricky low-speed obstacles or even in traffic. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual box with slip and assist. All designed to improve rider comfort.

The new Tiger 850 Sport gets an impressively high spec chassis and equipment package, specifically tailored to maximise the new Tiger 850 Sport’s all-round versatility and accessibility. Be it the category-leading Brembo Stylema brakes, or the top shelf Marzocchi suspension, adjustable screen or the extensive electronics package, with 5” TFT instruments, the Tiger 850 is no way shortchanged on the kit. Braking comes from Brembo Stylema 4-piston callipers, that clamp on 320mm twin discs up front and a 255mm disc at the back. The suspension comes from a set of Marzocchi springs with 45mm Marzocchi upside-down cartridge forks, with 180mm travel, combined with a gas pressurised mono-shock rear suspension unit with manually adjustable preload and 170mm rear-wheel travel.

Since the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport replaces the base variant of the Tiger 900 that was never sold in India, this new Tiger will open up the Tiger brand to a wider spectrum of riders, but what will be crucial is how it weighs up against the likes of BMW F900XR and the Ducati Multistrada 950.




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