NEW technology and a multitude of design enhancements and engine developments have given the new 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport a restyled look, stronger power delivery and enhanced rider comfort and bike capability.
The latest evolution of the Tiger Sport centres around an iconic 1050cc triple engine, which features instant throttle response thanks to a new ride-by-wire throttle system, and a new freer flowing exhaust that not only sounds richer but also contributes to improved fuel economy.
Added to this are a choice of rider modes, enabling the rider to select the throttle response and traction control to suit the conditions. Available modes are Rain, Road and Sport, tailoring each system to optimise the bike’s performance and control.
The Sport mode allows the rider to explore the maximum character and punch of the triple engine while Rain softens and reduces overall power delivery.
Cruise control completes the suite of original equipment rider aids while an all-new instrument panel, including two trip computers and a live fuel gauge gives clear access to all the information a rider requires, with the benefit of simple navigation through the displays.
A slip-assist clutch eases the strain of both city commutes and long-distance adventure by reducing the effort required for each operation, thus contributing to reduced rider fatigue.
The new clutch system is coupled to a slick six-speed gearbox to allow the rider to make maximum use of the available power whilst providing a comfortable ratio for top gear long distance cruising.
Restyled and with all new livery available in subtle matt black – with neon yellow detailing – or striking aluminium silver with red details, the Tiger Sport makes a stylish statement for every-day, every-journey motorcycling.
The Tiger Sport’s single sided swing-arm gives a clean finish while completing the new look are revised engine covers, new mirrors and a billet machined rear wheel spindle finisher.
Rider comfort reaches a new level of sophistication too – with restyled, grippier footpegs, a tinted, adjustable screen and handguards as standard.
The new screen offers superior wind protection with innovative ‘screen aero diffusers’ deflecting the air away from the rider and passenger without compromising the sporty stance, while the single handed operation makes adjustment easy.
The new Tiger Sport will be unveiled at the London Motorcycle Show, to be held at Excel tomorrow (February 12) and is due to arrive in Australia mid year with a $17,150 starting price (plus on-roads).