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Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport launch

I’m heading off in the rain this afternoon to the Gold Coast for the launch tomorrow of the Triumph Tiger 1050 all-road tourer.

It’s going to be even wetter tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see how the Tiger handles the conditions (I suppose a Pommy bike should feel right at home!).

The 1050 has had a substantial makeover with more power, comfort and style, but with $600 lopped off the price to $15,990.Triumph Tiger 1050

It’s apparently so sporty, they call it the Tiger Sport.  It certainly looks sportier with a stylish single-sided swingarm, leaner front shroud, black forks, new colours and graphics, and a new belly pan. To match that sporty look is 7.5Kw more power, now 92kW, and 6Nm more torque for a peak of 104Nm from the triple.

Triumph also claims it has punchier and smoother acceleration thanks to a one-tooth larger rear sprocket and gearbox revisions.

While performance has improved, so has fuel economy with reworked fuel injection adding about 7% to tank range. It comes in white or red with Triumph’s two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Meanwhile, outgoing 2012 Tiger SE with gel seats, panniers, hand guards and centre stand are walking out the door at $16,490

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