Triumph Motorcycles has recently revealed the all new new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 ADV tourer to the media globally via a virtual press conference (C*VID right?) - At first glance, the bike is quite a departure from the current Tiger’s design philosophy with a sharp and sporty-looking half-fairing that holds twin LED headlights. The fuel tank has grown larger to 17 litres — from the 14 litres in the Trident — and the bike gets a new digital display with a small colour TFT section. Overall, a marked improvement from models of previous years.
The motorcycle is expected to arrive in Singapore sometime in 2022 and will be distributed exclusively through Triumph's agent in Singapore - Mah Pte Ltd. The Triumph brand in Singapore has long been held in great regard with the camaraderie amongst Triumph riders strong enough to keep bikers in the family - and the fact that Triumph motorcycles evoke a sense of emotion in you that you'd be hard press to find in other marques is just the icing on top of the cake. Fundamentally, Triumph bikes have always been quality and rider focus first, and that recipe has been working for them for many years.
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The side and tail angles are more familiar to the Trident, but the bigger fairing will give the Tiger Sport 660 a stronger sense of presence. There are three colour combinations available — Lucerne Blue and Sapphire Black, Korosi Red and Graphite and a minimalist Graphite and Black option.
Features wise, the Tiger Sport 660 gets self-cancelling indicators, dual-channel ABS, switchable traction control and two riding modes — Road and Rain. Triumph says there are over 40 homologated accessories, including specially designed panniers and a large top box.
The Tiger Sport 660 uses the steel main frame from the Trident, but the subframe is now different to accommodate the extra load that this bike is designed to carry. The swingarm is a little longer as well and the wheelbase has gone up by 11mm. Triumph says that the seat has been redone for better comfort. The bike has a seat height of 835mm.
The Tiger Sport 660 gets 150mm of suspension travel at both ends, compared with 120mm and 133.5mm of front and rear travel on the Trident.
The suspension components are made by Showa, with a non-adjustable 41mm USD fork and a pre-load adjustable shock with a remote preload adjuster. The rest of the chassis components, including the 17-inch wheels, Nissin brakes and Michelin Road 5 tyres are shared with the Trident.
The 660cc three-cylinder is nearly identical to the Trident and produces the same 81hp and 64Nm. The internal gear ratios and final drive ratio are untouched, but Triumph says there are some small differences in the overall tuning for this application. As with the Trident, the six-speed gearbox can be optioned with an up/down quick-shifter.
Here are 10 facts about the Tiger Sport 660 to get you up to speed on the 2022 model and expect a full review to follow when the motorcycle arrives in Singapore:
The 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is street-focused. Like the Tiger Sport 850 before it, the Tiger Sport 660 has 17-inch street tires—that seals the deal as far as off-road capability goes. This is a pure street-going motorcycle with adventure styling, which includes a bit more suspension travel and taller seat height to enhance your view of the world as you tour or commute.
The Tiger Sport 660 gets the same motor as the Trident, and in the same tune. That means an identical 80-horsepower peak delivered at 10,250 rpm, and maximum torque output of 47 ft-lbs at 6250 rpm.
Touring bona fides come from integrated mounts for panniers. Although the side cases are an accessory, the Tiger Sport 660 comes from the factory with mountings integrated into the rear subframe. A 52-liter top box is also optional, and it will swallow up two full-face helmets.
The 4.5-gallon fuel tank and estimated fuel consumption of 44 mpg work out to a range of just under 200 miles. That’s a decent number for a touring bike and for trips up North for when the border opens!
Michelin Road 5 tires are all about long wear and high-performance in the wet. When you’re touring, you never know when the weather will come after you, so Triumph slipped a pair of tires on the Tiger Sport 660 that can handle inclement weather.
Showa handles the longish-travel suspension. The Showa suspension on the 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is on the basic side. The fork is non-adjustable, though of the inverted persuasions with cartridge internals. The shock allows remote hydraulic adjustment of spring preload, plus rebound damping adjustment. Wheel travel at both ends is just under six inches—long for a street bike, modest for ADV.
With the longer suspension travel comes a higher seat height. The Tiger Sport 660’s seat is 32.8 inches above the pavement—a bit higher than a Tiger Sport 850.
The windscreen can be adjusted with one hand while riding.
The electronics suite on the Tiger Sport 660 includes two power modes, switchable traction control, and a ride-by-wire throttle, plus a TFT display to monitor it all. There’s also a slip-and-assist clutch, though no quick-shifter. The My Triumph system, which coordinates your smartphone and the Tiger Sport 660, is optional but does not have support for Singapore / Malaysia mapping at the moment.
- Availability of the Tiger Sport 660 should be sometime in 2022 and we will advise on OTR pricing closer to the date. If you want to express interest and place your reservation - Check in with Mah Pte Ltd, details are at the start of this article.