Triumph has just confirmed that the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is in its final stages of testing with posts on its official social channels and website, with a few details and shots to whet our appetites for the newest addition to a seriously contested middleweight market.
It’s huge news, and is the first new bike that Triumph has launched since the Trident 660 – from which this Tiger ‘cub’ shares a motor.
Despite no official dates or details being confirmed at this stage, we’ve been given enough information to confirm a few base details. The new Tiger Sport 660 will feature the 660cc liquid-cooled triple powerplant – most likely in the same guise as seen in the quick & classy Trident 660 – making it A2 compliant with APS throttle fitted and likely matching the 80bhp and 64 Nm (47 lb-ft) of torque on tap.
As they say, the final phases of testing is underway, this new model is sure to bring the engine performance advantages of a triple to the middleweight adventure sports category – and no doubt in typical Triumph style.
Further official details on this new middleweight Tiger are thin on the ground as of yet, but having a closer look at the photos reveals some of the trim spec – particularly of note are the 17-inch wheels with Michelin Road 5 hoops, Showa front forks, and Nissin brakes in a twin front disc & single rear disc setup.
What spec is the new Triumph Tiger 660?
Other photos show the new adventurer with a pannier set, front LED lights with small DRL strips, and despite a (admittedly pretty nice) Triumph logo livery obscuring finer details, it seems the underlying paintwork or highlights is a Tiger Sport 850-esque blue.
It’s looking good so far, and with the recent announcement of the Tuareg 660 from Aprilia, the middleweight adventure/tourer market has never looked so appetising. Although this Trumpet may lean towards GT, similar models to factor in are the Yamaha Tenere 700, KTM 890 Adventure, and Yamaha Tracer 7 amongst others.
Further details and information is on the way and to be confirmed, but we’ll be first to bring you the first ride reviews and tests of this new adventure motorcycle – so keep it Visordown for the latest.
If you want more adventure until then, check out our Triumph Tiger 900 tour, roaring from Land’s End to John o’Groats!