Triumph Motorcycles have launched the 2021 Tiger 850 sport, a road-oriented variant of their popular adventure motorcycle. Claimed to have retained the genes from the latest generation Tiger range, but designed for manageable road-focused performance.
Powered by Triumph’s traditional inline-three motor displacing 888 cc- the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport produces max power of 85 ps @ 8500 rpm and peak torque 82 nm @ 6500 rpm. Retaining the T-Plane Triple crank with 1-3-2 firing intervals, the 850 not only offers character but also claimed to offer improved tractability at lower RPMs. The six-speed gearbox comes mated to a slip and assist clutch to facilitate effortless shifts and control during misjudged downshifts. For Europe, the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is being offered with an A2 compliance kit which could be restored to full power once the rider has earned his full license. Triumph is offering a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty on the engine with 10,000 miles service interval.
Frame and suspension
Featuring a lightweight modular chassis with an aluminum bolt-on sub-frame and pillion hangers, the new Tiger 850 Sport offers optimized ergonomics through strategically placed anchor points. A narrow and two-step adjustable seat offering 20mm of bi-directional clearance, angle adjustable handlebars, and rear-set placed rider pegs, all entail comfort for extended riding jaunts.
Suspension and brakes
Except for adjustability, the front suspension has been swapped from the Tiger 900 with 45mm upside-down Marzocchi forks offering 180mm of travel. A preload-adjustable gas-charged shocker at the rear imparts the new Tiger 850 Sport with 170mm travel.
Stopping power comes via courtesy of 4 piston Brembo Stylema Monobloc calipers pinching a pair of 320mm rotors at the front and a single-piston sliding Brembo caliper over a 255mm rear single disc. Needless to mention, ABS comes standard on the motorcycle.
Electricals and electronics
The 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport features all LED lights with Triumph’s signature shaped DRL along with twin LED headlights. A 5-inch TFT instrument displays performance data and controllable via switch-cubes placed on the left side of the handlebar. A 12v charging socket is provided to juice up the required gadgets on the ride.
Electronic rider-aids by way of switchable traction control is standard on the new Tiger 850 Sport. The traction control system along with a ride-by-wire (RBW) throttle is mated to the two riding modes- Road and Rain. Traction control and RBW are adjusted with a change in ride modes offering more control under varied riding conditions.
For riders wanting to personalize the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport can do say via a list of accessories offered by the manufacturer. Givi collaborated trekker side-opening panniers and a 52-liter twin helmet top box is being offered to lug and safeguard touring essentials. Handguards, aero-diffuser, heated grips, comfort seats, backrest, center-stand, and protectors for engine, fuel tank, radiator, headlight, and forks complete the balance accessories list.
Emulating the design theme of the new generation Tiger series of motorcycles, the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport looks modern yet retaining the trademark Tiger silhouette. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but the new road-going Tiger looks forward to taking the touring tussle to it’s equal from Bavaria- the BMW F750GS.