Bike India

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport


The Tiger 850 Sport has been introduced to replaces the base variant of the Tiger 900, with prices starting at Rs 11.95 lakh (exshowroom) in India. The design is identical to that of the new Tiger 900 and can be distinguis­hed with the new colour schemes (Graphite and Diablo Red or Graphite and Caspian Blue) and dedicated 850 Sport graphics running along the large fuel-tank.

The big change here is that the engine character that promises to offer a more accessible and manageable delivery of usable power and torque. The 888-cc, liquid-cooled, in-line three-cylinder puts out 85 hp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 82 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The bike features a modular frame with a bolt-on aluminium rear subframe and bolt-on pillion hangers and Brembo Stylema brakes. The suspension set-up comprises 45-mm Marzocchi upside-down cartridge forks with 180 mm travel at the front and a gas pressured monoshock rear suspension unit with manually adjustable preload and 170 mm rear-wheel travel.

The standard kit includes an adjustable screen and a comprehens­ive electronic­s package, with a five-inch TFT instrument cluster, all LED lighting, ride-by-wire throttle, two-riding modes (Road and Rain), a 12V power socket, ABS (not switchable), and traction control (switchable).

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