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Get ready to take on the road more trav­elled

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - TWO WHEELS -

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.

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