New Delhi: Triumph Motorcycles launched the Tiger 850 Sport in the Indian market at a price tag of ₹11,95,000 (Ex-Showroom Pan India). The new Tiger is positioned as an entry-level model in the range of adventure bikes from Triumph. It is a replacement for the existing base Tiger 900 XR trim.
The company has said that Tiger 850 Sport comes out as a ‘perfect balance of power and technology’ as it gets the company’s acclaimed 900 cc triple engine platform. Compared to the other models like Tiger 900, the new 850 Sport is about ₹ 1.75 lakh cheaper.
Tiger 850 sports shares most of its underpinnings with the model Tiger 900 including the frame, engine, among other mechanicals. The motorcycle packs the 888 cc, inline three-cylinder engine which delivers 84 bhp of maximum power at 8,500 rpm along with 82 Nm of peak torque. The inline triple comes with a 1-3-2 firing order that offers better tractability at the lower end.
The Tiger 850 comes with the latest-gen Triumph ABS and switchable traction control. Both are integrated into the riding modes and also independently adjustable using the instrument menu. It features a built-in easily adjustable two-position seat height mechanism, which enables the rider to change the seat height by 20mm to their preferred set-up.
It can be a direct rival to the likes of BMW F 750 GS in India.