Triumph’s new Tiger Sport 660 will replace the Tiger 850 Sport as the British manufacturer’s entry-level adventure-tourer.
And the good news for Australians is that Triumph Motorcycles Australia has restricted power to fit into the Learners Approved Motorcycles Scheme.
The rest of the world will get a bike with 59kW of power and 64Nm of torque which fits into European A2 licence requirements.
In Australia, the triple-cylinder Tiger Sport 660 has been limited at 35kW and 59Nm to suit learner riders which is a huge market here.
It will arrive in the first quarter of 2022 priced from $14,690 rideaway in Lucerne Blue/Sapphire Black or Graphite/Black while the metallic Korosi Red/Graphite (red) paint will add $150.
Features include Showa suspension, Nissin brakes, Michelin Road 5 tyres, a 17-litre fuel tank. Height-adjustable screen and full LED lighting.
Technology highlights are a TFT display with My Triumph connectivity, switchable traction control, ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, slip-and-assist clutch and an immobiliser.
Triumph also clams it all have a low cost of ownership which should appeal to newcomers with the lowest service workshop cost in the category, largely thanks to 16,000km service intervals.
Mind you, 16,000km may come up sooner than you think with a bike ready to go on tour with discrete pannier mounts and an accessory 47-litre topbox and panniers which can be colour coded to match the bike.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 tech specs
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder, 240° firing order
LAMS maximum power
48PS / 47bhp (35kW) at 8750rpm
LAMS maximum torque
59Nm at 5250rpm
Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist
Tubular steel perimeter frame
Twin-sided, fabricated steel
Cast aluminium, 17 x 3.5-inch
Cast aluminium, 17 x 5.5-inch
120/70 ZR 17 (58W)
180/55 ZR 17 (73W)
Showa 41mm upside down separate function cartridge forks, 150mm wheel travel
Showa monoshock RSU, with remote hydraulic preload adjustment, 150mm wheel travel
Nissin twin-piston sliding calipers, twin 310mm discs, ABS
Nissin single-piston sliding caliper, single 255mm disc, ABS
Multi-function instruments with colour TFT screen
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Height Without Mirrors
1398mm / 1315mm (high / low screen position)
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.5 litres / 100 km
10,000 miles (16,000km) / 12 months