Triumph Tiger Sport 660 goes on a UK tour.
Triumph is currently running a test ride tour for its new Tiger Sport 660 motorbike, which will run between March and June 2022. Bikes are accessible to both A and A2 license-holders who can visit 15 Triumph showrooms in England, Wales, and Scotland.
On Saturday, March 19, the first of these took place at Triumph Birmingham West before moving to Staffordshire Triumph on Saturday, March 26. On a first-come/first-served basis, online slots for each event may be booked.
Triumph riders will lead each excursion, and everyone who participates will receive a souvenir bag. Test rides at Triumph dealerships outside the tour may still be scheduled as usual.
Quick overview of the Triumph Tiger Sport 660
The Tiger Sport 660 is a brand new model and a new category for Triumph, but first, look at some quick tech specs.
- We have a 660 cc inline-triple engine, liquid-cooled 12 valves versatile engine producing 80 Horsepower @ 10,250rpm and 547 pound-foot of torque at 6250RPM.
- Upfront, we have Nissin twin pot sliding callipers and Showa forks.
- and Showa RSU mono-shock at the rear with hydraulic preload adjustment so you can adjust the bike if you intend to put luggage on the bike or even take a pillion with you on the fly
- ABS at the front and the rear are standard.
- LED lights, snazzy self-cancelling indicators.
- and, of course, a TFT display screen at the bar
What are the tour dates for the Triumph Tiger 660?
|Saturday 19th March||Triumph Birmingham West|
|Saturday 26th March||Staffordshire Triumph|
|Saturday 2nd April||Triumph West Yorkshire|
|Saturday 9th April||Destination Triumph Dorset|
|Sunday 10th April||Fowlers Motorcycles|
|Saturday 16th April||Woods Motorcycles|
|Saturday 23rd April||Triumph Aberdeen|
|Saturday 30th April||Suffolk Triumph|
|Sunday 1st May||Carl Rosner Motorcycles|
|Saturday 7th May||Norfolk Triumph|
|Sunday 8th May||Triumph Essex|
|Saturday 4th June||Triumph Glasgow|
|Saturday 11th June||Triumph West London|
|Sunday 12th June||Triumph North London|
|Saturday 18th June||A1 Moto York|
Triumph Tiger Tour date Map
Here you’ll find a map of all the locations where you’ll be able to test ride the Triumph Tiger 660.
Incoming Triumph Tiger Sport 660 set to ignite middleweight title fight
In order to dominate the lucrative middleweight adventure-sports market, Triumph has introduced a feisty yet refined Tiger Sport 660. The new model is based on the firm’s popular Trident model, which debuted in January. The appeal of the Trident lies in its simplicity – it’s tiny, light, narrow, and inexpensive – and this attitude is carried over to the Tiger Sport derivative.
The new bike is the firm’s debut in a fast-growing and increasingly competitive market sector. It will compete against formidable competitors such as the Yamaha Tracer 7, Kawasaki Versys 650, Suzuki V-Strom 650, and Honda NC750X—although it has a more premium badge and extra cylinders than the others—and comes with an increased price tag.
The baby Tiger is a sturdy little fellow with an 835mm seat height and 206kg wet weight, making it suitable for less experienced riders. The punchy 80bhp triple with 47lb. Ft of torque will keep more experienced bikers interested, given its 47bhp, 479cc engine.
Watch my review video below
The Tiger 660 was built to move
The Tiger Sport is a variant of the Trident that allows you to go further. With a new half-fairing screen, you gain an extra three litres per tank and better weather protection (the Trident does not have any). The same running gear is used, so the standard is twin Nissin brakes, 41mm Showa forks, and a shock with hydraulic preload adjustment. A set of hard panniers and a top box are available as official accessories.
The centre console is where you’ll find the TFT dash layout with a top section showing revs, speed, fuel level, and a colour part below with a clock and gear indicator. You may also install the optional My Triumph connectivity system to enable turn-by-turn navigation and phone/GoPro control. The Tiger Sport comes standard with two riding modes – Road and Rain – and switchable traction control, ABS, and LED lighting all around that self-cancel when turned off.
The engine in the Tiger 650 remains at 565cc, but its peak power has been increased from 60bhp to 65.5bhp, allowing it to reach 62 mph (100 km/h). The 660 is restricted (to 47 bhp) for A2 license holders, just like the Tiger 850 Sport. Triumph has made it clear that the Tiger Sport 850 will continue to be available.
Priced to compete
Triumph targets bikes like the Yamaha Tracer 7 and the Kawasaki Versys 650, which means the new Tiger Sport will have to be inexpensive. It is. The blue one costs £8500 (about £250 more than a baseline Tracer 7), but it lacks riding modes and traction control, while the Yamaha doesn’t have them either and has less power; therefore, on paper, at least, the Trumpet appears to be excellent value.
Triumph Tiger Sport 660 highlights:
- Price £8450
- Engine 660cc triple
- Weight 206kg (kerb)
- Power 80bhp
- Torque 47lb.ft