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Triumph Tiger Sport 660 to Debut on October 5

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The new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will make its global debut just a week later, on October 5, 2021. Once it’s launched, this new addition to the Triumph Tiger line-up will replace the Tiger 850 Sport as the British manufacturer’s entry-level adventure-tourer.

Earlier this year, Triumph released several images of the Tiger Sport 660 prototype, clad in camouflage, giving us a glimpse of what the bike would look like. This not-so-little entry-level model features a big fuel tank, substantial radiator shrouds, and a reasonably large windscreen. The prototype also featured a single-seat design and a tall and wide handlebar, suggesting an upright riding triangle.

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We expect the Tiger Sport 660 to be powered by the same 660cc inline-triple from the Triumph Trident 660. On the Trident, this engine produces 80bhp at 10,250rpm and 47.2ft-lb of peak torque at 6,250rpm. While Triumph hasn’t revealed if the engine will be in the same state of tune on the Tiger Sport, we’ll likely see similar performance levels. 

Triumph’s images also revealed that the Tiger Sport 660 featured a similar-looking Showa USD fork as the Trident 660. However, considering its more adventure-oriented intentions, the Tiger will probably offer more suspension travel and, perhaps, a higher level of adjustability. The prototype also featured the same 17-inch wheels at either end, clad in Michelin Road 5 tires. 

The Tiger Sport 660 will likely cost a bit more than its street-naked counterpart and will take on the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 once it’s launched.

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