After Triumph also released a teaser for a Speed Triple 1200 RR last week, the British brand has now pulled the curtain on a Tiger Sport 660. It is clear that the brand new adventure touring bike based on the Trident 660 is targeting the Tracer 7.
Although Triumph keeps their lips together for the time being, the photos of the final prototype leave little to the imagination. It remains guesswork, of course, but it looks like the block was taken over one-on-one – although there may have been some tweaks internally. In any case, we can assume performance that will not far outrun the Trident (80 hp, 64 Nm).
The frame also seems to come from the Trident, the subframe seems a bit longer to facilitate both suitcases and a passenger. The biggest difference with platform brother Trident is of course the fairing and the high windshield, the suspension looks (except for longer travel) similar to that of the Trident. As for electronics; it will probably be transferred directly. That means ride-by-wire and riding modes, traction control, ABS…
The price remains. The Trident costs just a little less than direct competitor Yamaha MT-07, we can assume that Triumph will use the same tactics for this Tiger 660 and will remain just below or at least close to the price of the Tracer 7. Triumph remains a bit mysterious about its launch date, but we’re guessing you can expect the Tiger Sport 660 over the coming months.