So far, Triumph’s new 660cc platform has given birth to the Trident 660. The arrival of more motorcycles based on the same platform was inevitable. In fact, a leaked image from one of Triumph’s dealer presentations held last year had revealed that the 660cc platform would underpin at least two more models. Well, one of those bikes will be the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 – the smallest and most affordable Tiger in the British brand’s lineup.
Triumph has released a bunch of pictures of the Tiger Sport 660’s prototype that looks production-ready. What we can infer from the images is that the upcoming motorcycle will feature a semi fairing with a dual-headlamp setup with integrated LED DRLs. There will be a decent-size windshield, hopefully adjustable. The seat appears to be large and comfy. We expect the Tiger Sport 660 to have a relatively larger fuel tank for a longer range.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be equipped with USD front forks and a rear monoshock for handling the suspension duties. The braking department will consist of dual rotors up-front and a single rotor at the back with ABS. The motorcycle will have 17-inch alloy wheels with, most likely, Michelin Road 5 tyres that would suit the bike’s purpose of crunching miles.
In terms of engine, the Tiger Sport 660 will borrow the inline 3-cylinder engine from the Trident 660. However, Triumph might tune it differently to suit the Sports Tourer character. We expect to have the same 6-speed gearbox as well with a bi-directional quickshifter as an optional accessory.
The Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be capable enough to compete with motorcycles like the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650.