Triumph is doing its part to keep up with the higher than usual demand for motorcycles. It's recently developed a new model that features an entirely new platform for your riding pleasure. It's given us a few teasers in the past, but now we have the details on the new 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 to share with you.
Overview of the new 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Revzilla gives us our first up-close and personal look at the new model with a few details that inspire a bit of anxiousness to see it in person. Triumph took the platform of the Trident and added a few new features along with some bodywork. It's classified as the entry-level big bike with a middleweight look and feel in an adventure sports bike. The engine, tune, and frame are comparable with the Trident, but it's going to be loaded with standard features and a ton of available options.
The chassis and engine
The Tiger Sport features a few tweaks to the chassis that make it a more versatile bike. Engineers reinforced the subframe for hauling more cargo and accommodating the extra weight if you're traveling. They gave it the strength required for heavy-duty sport touring with a lengthened swingarm and easy preload adjustments for accommodating varying weights through the remote reservoir in the rear suspension unit. The fuel tank holds 4.5 gallons with a maximum mpg range of 230 on a full tank. This means fewer stops to refuel and more time on the road to get to your destination. The entire wet weight of the bike is 454 pounds until you start adding the optional features. The Tiger Sport is equipped with the same engine you'll find in the Trident with a 3-cylinder 600 cc that cranks 80 horsepower and 47 ft-lbs torque. Triumph estimates a healthy 10,000 miles on the machine before it needs to go into the dealership for servicing. This is one of the best service intervals in its class.
Technologies and features
The tech on the new Tiger Sport 660 is modern with two built-in ride modes to choose from, according to Motorcycle.com. A few examples include an accessory quickshifter, switchable traction control, a key-controlled immobilizer, and a ride-by-wire throttle. All the lighting is upgraded to LED with a TFT dash display screen that is bright enough to be useful for the rider. An optional tech feature is going to be MyTriumph connectivity that supplies the rider with turn-by-turn navigation and other goodies including GoPro control along with call features for using your smartphone on the fly. It's designed with touring in mind with a windscreen adjustment that only requires one hand, and more.
The accessory side panniers hold approximately 57 liters with a top box that provides an additional 52 liters of storage. When it comes to accessories, you will be able to customize the bike to your heart's desire. Triumph offers a total of 40 different accessories to choose from, and one of them is hard luggage.
Bennett's predicts that the new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 for 2022 is likely to be a strong competitor when up against the likes of Kawasaki's Versys 650 or the Tracer 7, but they see that the three-cylinder engine is likely to outperform them. They also see the new Tiger 660 becoming the superior choice for those looking for the ideal blend of practicality, performance, and value for the cost. It's a tad on the naked side but it isn't totally stripped down. The rain and road riding modes are luxury features to enhance the ride and performance.
Pricing and availability
You won't have long to wait until you can see this motorcycle in person. It's scheduled for delivery in the United States in February of 2022. You'll be able to order one from your local dealership or go buy one directly from the dealer if you prefer. The starting price of the 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is set to be in the middle between the Trident and the Tiger 850 Sport at $9,295. It will be available in a choice of color combinations including Korosi Red/Graphite for an additional $125, Lucerne Blue and Sapphire Black, or Graphite Black if you prefer a more sophisticated aesthetic.
Asphalt and Rubber reports that Triumph has suggested that the Tiger Sport 660 may see a few new upgrades as early as the second generation. They're already talking about the possibility of a center stand and cruise control. This seems good reason to believe that the new model is one that Triumph is planning to take the distance in its foreseeable future. Triumph has also indicated that there is a possibility that the company will develop an off-road variant of Tiger Sport.
The news of the pending release of the 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is exciting for those who are ready for their first big bike. They've kept the weight down to 454 pounds, but you can add more if you prefer to customize with the 40 some accessories that will be available. The new model is built on a new platform that brings it into the modern tech age, although Triumph hasn't gone overboard on this model. It's a middleweight adventure bike that will offer Triumph fans one more option in the adventure sport touring class. Triumph has made a full disclosure about the specs and features, and it's nice to know what to expect. We're no longer relying on the educated guesses made by spycam operators. Their transparency is refreshing, but it's about time to get about the business of marketing as the new models will be arriving in less than four months.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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