Triumph Motorcycles launched the new road focused Tiger 850 Sport in India today at INR 11.95 lakh. The road focused Tiger 850 Sport is the latest addition to Triumph’s premium adventure motorcycle line-up, taking the overall number to 4. Triumph has one of the largest offering of premium adventure motorcycles in the country with the Tiger 900 Rally Pro, Rally, GT and now the Tiger 850 Sport.
The Tiger 850 Sport is aimed towards urban adventure enthusiasts, apt for daily commuting, long rides as well as for weekend adventure runs. The new Tiger 850 Sport comes fitted with high specification equipment featuring best-in-class technology offering an all-day engaging ride. Customers can choose from two paint schemes to suit their tastes – Graphite & Diablo Red and Graphite & Caspian Blue. Along with the launch, Triumph has also opened the bookings for the Tiger 850 Sport.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head – Triumph Motorcycles India said: “We are excited to introduce the new member of the Tiger family; Triumph Motorcycles have been dominating the premium adventure segment in the country since the first Tiger made its way to the Indian shores and now with the launch of the new Tiger 850 sport, we extend the Tiger portfolio to 4 purposefully different motorcycles, at the same time strengthening our commitment to catering to premium adventure motorcyclists in the country.
While the Tiger 850 sport is more road focussed, its adventure bearing capability is at par with its 900 siblings and we’re sure it will open the gates for more potential adventure customers to be part of the Triumph family.”
The new Tiger 850 Sport shares the same innovative T-plane crank as the latest generation Tiger 900 range, with its own unique 850 tune. Designed for a more accessible and manageable delivery of usable power and torque, the new 850 delivers enhanced all-round easy-riding versatility for commuting, touring or just having spirited two-wheeled fun at the weekends.
The T-plane triple crank and its 1-3-2 firing order give the 850 triple outstanding tractability at low rpm, which translates into an enhanced connection between the rider and the rear wheel, and responsive and intuitive road-riding performance. This new and unique engine configuration has an incredibly distinctive sound, with the throttle characteristics and feel of a twin lower down, married to the rich and responsive torque delivery of a triple in the mid-range and top end.
Peak power comes at 85PS @ 8,500 rpm and peak torque is 82Nm @ 6,500 rpm, with a smooth and linear power and torque delivery available from low engine speeds and across the rev range. The responsiveness of the engine is complimented by the slip and assist clutch, which reduces lever effort and provides additional comfort on both long journeys and in urban environments.
The new Tiger 850 Sport features a dedicated, high specification chassis and equipment package, specifically tailored to maximise the new Tiger 850 Sport’s all round versatility and accessibility. From the category leading Brembo Stylema brakes, to the high quality Marzocchi suspension, adjustable screen and comprehensive electronics package, with 5” TFT instruments, all LED lighting, 2 riding modes, ABS, and switchable traction control, the new Tiger 850 sport has been optimised for accessible road-focused adventure fun.
The Tiger 850 Sport features category-leading Brembo Stylema® brakes for superior stopping power. These are lightweight, compact, carefully sculpted and high performing calipers, with reduced volume around the pistons and brake pads, reducing the internal space occupied by brake fluid, and delivering a more immediate braking response. Increased airflow around the brake pads also helps the calipers to cool quicker.
The Tiger 850 Sport has a high performance suspension set-up, with premium Marzocchi components front and rear. 45mm Marzocchi upside down cartridge forks, with 180mm travel, combine with a gas pressurised monoshock rear suspension unit with manually adjustable preload and 170mm rear wheel travel, to deliver a sporty yet comfortable ride.
With a narrow seat, ergonomically optimised footrest position, and angle adjustable handlebars the new Tiger 850 Sport has a comfortable upright riding position designed for a high level of rider confidence and control, when static and on the move. It also features a built-in easily adjustable two-position seat height mechanism, which enables the rider to change the seat height by 20mm to their preferred set-up. Making every journey even more comfortable the Tiger 850 Sport comes with a large 20 litre fuel tank and an adjustable screen, delivering superior wind protection with a simple single-handed adjustment.
Featuring the new generation Tiger’s modular frame with bolt on aluminium rear sub-frame and bolt on pillion hangers, the new Tiger 850’s combination of lightweight frame, light weight engine, high specification suspension and premium Brembo brakes ensures exceptional handling in all riding scenarios. The new Tiger 850 Sport comes equipped with a tailor made set-up of high specification technology as standard, all selected for enhanced user-friendliness, confidence inspiring riding and safety.
The Tiger 850 Sport features a high contrast 5” full TFT display, for excellent visibility in all light conditions. Key information is presented to the rider in a clear and intuitive way. The two riding modes, Road and Rain, adjust the ride-by-wire throttle response and traction control settings for enhanced control in all riding conditions. The traction control is switchable and may be deactivated independently via the instrument menus if required.
The headlight, tail-light and indicators* on the Tiger 850 Sport are LED powered for maintenance-free active safety. In applicable markets, the headlight features Triumph’s signature shape DRL* for enhanced visibility in all lights. (*market specific) The Tiger 850 Sport also comes equipped with a 12V socket that allows mobile devices to be charged while riding.
The Tiger 850 Sport’s bodywork has a focused and aggressive adventure style, with a narrow stand over width, visually light front end and dominant fuel tank design and size. With all of the class-leading level of finish and detailing from the latest generation Tiger range, the new 850 Sport comes in two exciting paint options, Graphite and Diablo Red
or Graphite and Caspian Blue, each incorporating contemporary new Tiger 850 Sport graphic schemes.
A range of over 60 genuine Triumph accessories are available for the new Tiger 850 Sport, all designed alongside the bike itself to ensure seamless integration, and the same exacting standards of manufacturing quality and finish.
There are two luggage range options available, both created in partnership with Givi, with the Trekker side-opening panniers with 52 litre twin helmet top box, and the Expedition
top-opening aluminium panniers, with matching 42 litre top box. Additionally, the Tiger 850 Sport accessory range covers options for added comfort, protection, capability, style and security. For even greater reassurance, all of the Genuine Triumph Accessory range comes with Triumph’s 2 year unlimited mileage warranty.