Get ready to take on the road more travelled
ethos, the rear sprocket has gained a tooth to improve acceleration and the gearbox has been overhauled for slicker shifts. At the same time, the fuel injection has been recalibrated to reduce fuel use by about 7 percent.
The chassis has been reinforced to boost cornering stability and the suspension has been revamped along the same lines. The front end has new springs and revalved dampers to stiffen things up, while at the rear a new swingarm has freed up space for the exhaust and new pannier system, which will now cope with 10kg loads either side.
The rider’s seat is now 5mm lower at 830mm off the ground, to extend its reach to a wider range of rider physiques. The seat is also narrower at the front to help the short-legged, and longer overall to give taller riders room to move. The revised rear subframe means the pillion seat has also been lowered to improve wind protection and make throwing a leg over the bike a touch easier.
Neat touches include a dedicated glovebox under the seat, coloured seat stitching and reflector style headlamps in place of the previous projection units, which Triumph says substantially improves the night visibility and reduces mass.
The bars are lower and closer to the rider and all dash functions can now be operated using the left switch block, saving owners from having to reach forward to press buttons on the instrument panel.
The Tiger Sport will go on sale in late March and will be priced from $15,990.