2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport gets let off the leash
TRIUMPH has launched the latest addition to their Tiger range, with the new Sport 850 expected to arrive in showrooms in February 2021.
It blends Triumph’s 850 triple engine setup with tailormade high specification equipment and technology.
The 2021 Tiger 850 Sport shares the same innovative T-plane crank as the latest generation Tiger 900 range, with its own unique 850 tune, and has been designed for a more accessible and manageable delivery of usable power and torque.
Delivering enhanced all-round easy-riding versatility for commuting, touring or just having spirited two-wheeled fun at the weekends, the new Tiger 850 offers outstanding tractability at low rpm.
That translates into an enhanced connection between the rider and the rear wheel, and responsive and intuitive road-riding performance. The unique engine configuration also has an incredibly distinctive sound.
With the throttle characteristics and feel of a twin lower down, married to the rich and responsive torque delivery of a triple in the midrange and top end, its peak power comes in at 62.5kW, with 82Nm of torque.
Smooth and linear power and torque delivery is available from low engine speeds and across the rev range. The responsiveness of the engine is complemented by the slip and assist clutch, which reduces lever effort and provides additional comfort on both long journeys and in urban environments.
The new Tiger 850 Sport features a dedicated, high specification chassis and equipment package, specifically tailored to maximise the new Tiger 850 Sport’s all round versatility and accessibility.
It features category leading lightweight Brembo Stylema brakes, with carefully sculpted high performance callipers provide reduced volume around the pistons and brake pads, reducing the internal space occupied by brake fluid.
This delivers a more immediate braking response. High quality suspension comes in the form of 45mm Marzocchi upside down cartridge forks, with 180mm travel, combined with a gas pressurised mono-shock rear suspension unit.
It has a manually adjustable preload and 170mm rear wheel travel, to deliver a sporty yet comfortable ride. There's an adjustable screen and comprehensive electronics package, that includes a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster, and all LED lighting.
ABS and switchable traction control are standard, and with a narrow seat, ergonomically optimised footrest position, and angle adjustable handlebars, the new Tiger 850 Sport has a comfortable upright riding position designed for a high level of rider confidence.
A built-in easily adjustable two-position seat height mechanism enables the rider to change the seat height by 20mm to their preferred setup. The Tiger 850 Sport comes with a large 20-litre fuel tank.
The new Triumph’s combination of lightweight frame, lightweight engine, high specification suspension and premium brakes ensures exceptional handling in all riding scenarios.
Two riding modes, Road and Rain, adjust the ride-by-wire throttle response and traction control settings for enhanced control in all riding conditions. The Tiger 850 Sport also comes equipped with a 12V socket that allows mobile devices to be charged while riding.
The Tiger 850 Sport’s bodywork has a focused and aggressive adventure style, with a narrow stand over width, visually light front end and dominant fuel tank design and size.
With all of the class-leading levels of finish and detailing from the latest generation Tiger range, the new 850 Sport comes in two exciting paint options, Graphite and Diablo Red or Graphite and Caspian Blue, each incorporating the Tiger 850 Sport graphic schemes.
A range of more than 60 genuine Triumph accessories are available for the new Tiger 850 Sport, all designed alongside the bike itself to ensure seamless integration, and the same exacting standards of manufacturing quality and finish.
There are two luggage range options available, both created in partnership with Givi, with the Trekker side-opening panniers, with 52-litre twin helmet top box, and the Expedition top-opening aluminium panniers, with matching 42-litre top box.
The Tiger 850 Sport accessory range covers options for added comfort, protection, capability, style and security. For even greater reassurance, all of the Genuine Triumph Accessory range comes with Triumph’s 2-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
It's priced at $15,990 AUD plus on-roads and will be available in dealerships from February next year. For further information please contact your local Triumph Motorcycles dealer.
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