With the 2022 Tiger Sport 660, Triumph attacks the middle-weight adventure sport class with versatile performance and function.
The new 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is the British manufacturer’s foray into the middleweight adventure sport class, using its new 660 engine as the powerplant. Triumph’s triple 660 engine made its debut in the well-received Trident 660.
The engine of the Tiger Sport 660 is claimed as the most powerful in its class with an output of 79 hp at 10,250 rpm and 47 foot-pounds of torque at 6,250 rpm. The liquid-cooled, 660 cc, inline three-cylinder engine is housed in a steel tubular steel perimeter frame, the same frame as Triumph’s Trident 660.
At the front end of the Tiger Sport 660, you’ll find a pair of 41mm Showa upside-down cartridge forks, that offer 150mm of wheel travel. At the rear, Showa mono-shock with a dual-rate spring and remote adjustable hydraulic preload complete the suspension package. You add those components to a set of lightweight aluminum tapered handlebars, a seat height of 835mm, an overall narrow build, a wet weight of 454 pounds, and you’ve got the makings of an agile and well-handling motorcycle.
The braking department employs Nissin components at the front and the rear. Twin two-piston sliding calipers are paired with 310mm rotors in the front. The rear setup includes a single-piston sliding caliper with a 255mm rotor. ABS is standard.
The Tiger Sport 660 is equipped with a suite of aids designed to enhance the overall rider experience. There are two riding modes: Road and Rain, traction control (that can be disabled if desired), ride-by-wire throttle, slip and assist clutch, and an immobilizer. All features can be accessed via the multi-functional TFT display.
Not to be left out are the touring features that the Tiger Sport 660 offers: integrated mounts for bags, a windscreen with single hand adjustability, and a sculpted 17-liter fuel tank. Triumph offers a collection of touring and performance accessories that increases the Tiger Sport 660 versatility for both short runs and long hauls.
The 2022 Triumph Tiger Sport 660 will be available in three color options: Lucerne Blue – Saphire Black, Korosi Red – Graphite, and Graphite – Sapphire Black with a starting MSRP of $9,295.