Triumph have released the first official pictures of the new, 2016-spec Triumph Tiger Sport, which is fitted with the British company's 'next-generation' 1050cc three-cylinder engine (claimed to deliver better fuel economy and increased torque), ride-by-wire throttle, multiple riding modes, multi-level traction control, cruise control and ABS as standard. There's also a slipper clutch, revised free-flow exhaust system, adjustable windscreen, grippier footpegs, redesigned rear-view mirrors and new matt-black or aluminium-silver paintjobs on the new Triumph Tiger Sport, which will be officially unveiled at the MCN London ExCel Motorcycle Show on Friday this week.
"Designed to tackle every journey, from a trip to the office to a lap of your favourite Sunday afternoon ride, the new Tiger Sport isn’t just an everyday motorcycle – it’s a motorcycle you will want to ride every day," say Triumph, about the new Tiger Sport. With a new combustion chamber, the bike's updated 1050cc triple will, supposedly, deliver "seamless power, waves of immediate torque [and] instant throttle response, thanks to the new ride-by-wire throttle." Furthermore, the bike's new exhaust system is said to sound better and contributes to the improved fuel economy.
With new-age electronics finally making their way to the Triumph Tiger Sport, you can now choose between three riding modes - rain road and sport. An all-new instrument panel now includes two trip computers and a live fuel gauge, provides clear access to all the information a rider requires, and is easy to navigate. New colour options on the Tiger Sport include matt black with neon yellow detailing, and an aluminium silver with red details.
We suppose this new Triumph Tiger Sport will make a brilliant long-distance sports-touring bike, though we'd still much rather have the 2016 Speed Triple, which we simply love!
Do check out Hardware Express if you're looking for motorcycle batteries!
2016 Triumph Tiger Sport: Tech Specs
Engine and transmission: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder, 1050cc
Power & Torque: 125bhp @ 9,475rpm, 106Nm @ 7,000rpm
Fuel system: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust: Stainless Steel 3 into 1, high level brushed stainless steel silencer
Final drive: X-ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, assist and slip
Fuel Economy: 5.2L/100 Km (54mpg)
Chassis: Aluminium beam twin-spar
Swingarm: Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Front Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 5.5 in
Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR17
Front Suspension: Showa 43 mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 140 mm travel
Rear Suspension: Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 155 mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake: Twin 320 mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston radial calipers
Rear Brake: Single 255 mm disc, 2-piston Nissin caliper
Seat Height: 830 mm
Wheelbase: 1540 mm
Dry Weight: 218 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20L