Brand-New Triumph Tiger Sport 660 Reveal

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Tiger Sport 660

Triumph has just released the details of their new Tiger Sport 660. This motorcycle has been designed to bring Triumph’s triple-powered advantage to the middleweight adventure-sports riders. The brand aims to set a new class-leading standard in power, specification and cost of ownership for this category of riders. It’s a big call, but if anyone can do it, it’s Triumph. A LAMS variant is expected to arrive in Australia at the beginning of 2022. Starting at a $14,690 ride away, the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is set to be the most powerful bike in its class.

Summary:

  • Contemporary adventure sports design
  • Most powerful bike in its class
  • Over 90% of peak torque delivered from 3,600rpm to 9,750rpm
  • Fully LAMS compliant as delivered
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • Ready for “My Triumph” connectivity system
  • Two riding modes: Road and Rain
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Switchable traction control
  • Immobiliser built into the key
  • Self-cancelling slim LED indicators
  • Come in three colour designs
  • Lowest service workshop cost in the category
  • 40+ dedicated Tiger Sport 660 accessories
  • Internally wired heated grips
  • Service interval of 16,000km / 12 months
  • 660cc displacement
  • Sports Adventure
  • 206kg wet weight
  • 17.2L fuel tank capacity
  • 835mm seat height
  • $14,690 rideaway (standard colour, metallic colour adds $150)
Red Triumph Tiger Sport 660 parked by the waterside
Pictured: Red Triumph Tiger Sport 660 parked by the waterside

Suspension

The standard Triumph Sport 660 comes equipped with Showa suspension. The front 41mm upside-down Showa cartridge forks perfectly match the Showa monoshock on the rear. It also has remote hydraulic preload adjustability, which allows you to raise or lower the motorcycle’s rear to accommodate a pillion or luggage.

The suspension has been carefully developed to best match the Tiger 660s handling, resulting in a sporty feel when riding alone. It’s been designed to deliver all of Triumphs renowned handling advantages, and the suspension has been optimised for a comfortable Touring feel over long-distance riding, even with a pillion.

Brakes

Thanks to the included Nissin twin-piston sliding callipers with twin 310mm front discs, stopping power is phenomenal. In addition, the brake lever is span-adjustable, which means you can tailor the response time to best suit your riding style. Once you become fond of this feature, it’s hard to move on to any motorcycles that don’t have it.

Nissin twin-piston sliding callipers fitted on Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Pictured: Nissin twin-piston sliding callipers

Wheels

A pair of lightweight, 17-inch cast aluminium wheels come standard with the Tiger Sport 660. These do well in cutting down the overall weight and making the motorcycle more nimble. In addition, Michelin Road 5 tyres come standard, offering exceptional performance in dry and wet conditions.

Engine

Being the first triple engine in this category of motorcycles, this is one of the most powerful bikes of this class. This 660cc bike with 59.6kW peak power at 10,250rpm and 64Nm peak torque at 6250rpm, the Tiger Sport 660 has Triumphs signature smooth, linear power delivery. So no matter the revs, the ride will be feeling smooth and comfortable. An advanced EMS manages power delivery with ride-by-wire throttle, which feels incredibly precise.

Australia is also getting a LAMS variant, aiming to release in the first quarter of 2022. It has a restricted peak power of 35kW at 8750rpm and peak torque of 59Nm at 5250rpm. Regardless of the variant, however, the motorcycle has plenty of fuel capacity at 17.2 litres with a consumption rate of 4.5 litres per 100km. With this level of versatility, paired with the degree of functional performance, this bike is set to be the best of all worlds.

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 engine side view
Pictured: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 engine side view

Gearing

The Tiger Sport 660 has a slick six-speed gearbox with optimised gear ratios set up for everyday riding and fun. The clutch is both slip-and-assist, as well as span-adjustable. This means gear changes are smooth, quick and easy to operate. This amounts to a significant reduction in rider fatigue, which, in turn, allows you to ride with more safety.

Electronics

Triumph has outfitted the Tiger Sport 660 with a category-leading standard of rider technology. It comes with multi-functional instruments that output their readings to a TFT display. These have all been designed to be compatible with My Triumph, which enables GPS navigation, GoPro control, and phone and music interaction.

There are two high-specification riding modes, Road and Rain. These adjust the traction control settings and throttle response, dramatically increasing rider control and confidence in all conditions. ABS and switchable traction control are both fitted as standard. Plus, you can turn the traction control off entirely if you wish. All lighting on the Tiger Sport 660 is LED. This includes the headlights, tail-light, and self-cancelling indicators.

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 TFT display
Pictured: Triumph Tiger Sport 660 TFT display

Conclusion

Although we have a few months to wait, this is a promising motorcycle. Especially considering it is aiming to be the category leader for power and the cost of ownership. With plenty of ways to adjust the bike for your comfortability, the Tiger Sport 660’s design caters to riders who look to use the bike daily. Whilst it would have been nice to see a few more riding modes, the two available can take on most situations with ease. You can expect the LAMS-approved variant of the Tiger Sport 660 to be available in Australia within the first quarter of 2022, with the standard version to follow shortly afterwards.


Technical Specs – Triumph Tiger Sport 660

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder, 240° firing order
Displacement660cc
Bore74.04mm
Stroke51.1mm
Compression Ratio11.95:1
Maximum Power59.6kW Peak Power @ 10,250 RPM
Maximum Torque64Nm Peak Torque @ 6,250 RPM
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
ExhaustStainless steel 3-into-1 header system with low single-sided stainless steel silencer
Final DriveX-ring chain
ClutchWet, Multi-plate, Slip & Assist
Gearbox6-speed gearbox with up & down quickshifter
FrameTubular steel perimeter frame
SwingarmTwin-sided, fabricated steel
Front WheelCast Aluminium, 17 x 3.5″
Rear WheelCast Aluminium, 17 x 5.5″
Front Tyre120/70 ZR 17 (58W)
Rear Tyre180/55 ZR 17 (73W)
Front SuspensionShowa 41mm upside-down separate function cartridge forks. 150mm wheel travel
Rear SuspensionShowa Monoshock RSU, with remote hydraulic preload adjustment. 150mm wheel travel
Front BrakesNissan two-piston sliding callipers, twin 310mm discs, ABS
Rear BrakesNissan single-piston sliding callipers, single 255mm disc, ABS
InstrumentsMulti-function instruments with colour TFT screen
Length2071mm
Width (Handlebars)834mm
Height without Mirrors1398mm / 1315mm (high / low screen position)
Seat Height835mm
Wheelbase1418mm
Rake23.1°
Trail97.1mm
Wet Weight206kg
Fuel Tank Capacity17.2 Litre
Fuel Consumption4.5 Litres / 100km
Service Interval16,000km / 12 months
Triumph Tiger Sport 660

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