Triumph lifts the covers on Tiger Sport 660

TRIUMPH has introduced its latest Tiger offering, in the form of the Tiger Sport 660. Much like the Trident 660 launched earlier this year, Australia will receive one version; the learner approved variant.

Due to hit our shores in Q1 of next year, the Tiger Sport 660 takes aim at Yamaha’s Tracer 700, Kawasaki’s Versys 650L and CFMOTO’s 650MT. Triumph’s new challenger shows how critical the adventure all-rounder mid-capacity segment has become.

Designed to bring Triumph’s triple-powered advantage to the middleweight adventure sports world, the Tiger Sport 660 offers class-leading power, the highest specification, and the lowest cost of ownership in the category.

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From commuting to everyday riding, and longer trips, the new Tiger 660 delivers the capability, performance, handling and style needed to introduce a whole new generation of riders to the Triumph brand.

The first triple-cylinder engine in the category, the 660cc powerplant offers advantages over its twin engine rivals, with low-down torque combined with strong mid-range performance, and incredible top-end power.

Peak torque of 59Nm at 5,250rpm and peak power of 35kW at 8,750rpm guarantee great acceleration in any gear, even when carrying a pillion or progressing swiftly through traffic.

2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660

Power delivery is managed by a sophisticated engine management system, with a ride-by-wire throttle for a precise and responsive feel, and a slick 6-speed gearbox offering gear ratios optimised for fun and all-round everyday rideability.

The 660 triple engine’s distinctive, deep exhaust note is delivered through a short and minimalistic underslung stainless-steel silencer. The engine delivers low emissions and excellent fuel economy.

Dynamic, agile and comfortable handling feature on Triumph’s 2022 Tiger Sport 660, offering a bike that’s perfectly balanced and easy to control, with precise steering aided by lightweight aluminium tapered handlebars.

The twin seat is practical and comfortable, with an accessible height of 835mm and ergonomically optimised pillion grab handles fitted as standard. The Tiger Sport 660 also benefits from a slim stand-over width for easy manoeuvrability at lower speeds.

The suspension has been carefully developed to deliver all of Triumph’s renowned handling advantages, with a sporty feel when riding alone, while also offering a plushness for longer trips and two-up touring.

On the front, the Tiger Sport 660 is equipped with 41mm Showa upside-down cartridge forks, delivering 150mm of wheel travel. These are matched with the Showa mono-shock on the rear, with a dual rate spring to optimise performance for solo or pillion riding.

2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660

The mono-shock also features remote hydraulic preload adjustability for tailoring the ride for a pillion and/or luggage. The five-spoke, 17-inch wheels are lightweight cast aluminium, adding to the bike’s exceptional agility.

Michelin Road 5 tyres bring great road holding performance in both dry and wet conditions. Excellent stopping power is achieved thanks to the Nissin twin-piston sliding callipers with twin 310mm front discs, controlled by a span-adjustable brake lever.

The beautifully shaped tank holds 17-litres of fuel giving great range, while the sleek and aerodynamic screen is height adjustable through a simple, one-handed operation, enabling the rider to easily alter the level of weather and wind protection while riding.

Touring capability is further enhanced with the discreetly integrated pannier mounts, which allow for the easy and seamless fitment of dedicated panniers while maintaining the clean styling of the rear bodywork, when riding without luggage.

For additional luggage capacity, a 47-litre top box is also available, which can securely accommodate two full-face helmets. The panniers and top box can also be colour coded to match the bike.

The new Tiger Sport 660 is equipped with a category-leading standard of rider technology, including the new multi-functional instruments with TFT display, a first in the class, which provide all necessary rider information in a clear, compact and uncluttered design.

2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660

These have been specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with the optional My Triumph connectivity system, which enables turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro control, and phone and music interaction.

Two high-specification riding modes, Road and Rain, adjust the throttle response and traction control settings, improving rider control for greater confidence in all riding conditions. Safety is further enhanced with ABS and switchable traction control.

For maximum efficiency and durability, lighting is LED across the entire motorcycle, including the distinctive new twin headlights, the compact and integrated tail-light, and the self-cancelling indicators.

Riders can choose between three attractive colour schemes, the contemporary Lucerne Blue and Sapphire Black, the vibrant Korosi Red and Graphite with distinctive sporty graphics ($150 price addition), or a minimalist Graphite and Black option.

An extensive range of more than 40 genuine Triumph accessories are available for the new Tiger Sport 660, allowing customers to add even more practicality, technology, comfort and protection to their motorcycle, as well as versatile luggage options.

The 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be priced from $14,690 ride away and will backed by a 2-year unlimited kilometre factory warranty.

2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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