Triumph Brings The Most Affordable Tiger To India

The entry-level Tiger 850 Sport carries a tempting price tag

It’s the second month of 2021 and Triumph has launched its second motorcycle, the Tiger 850 Sport. It’s been priced at Rs 11,95,000 (ex-showroom, pan India), making it the most affordable Tiger. 

So, what exactly does the ‘most affordable Tiger’ offer? Starting from its powertrain, the Tiger 850 uses a liquid-cooled inline-triple 888cc motor that makes 85PS at 8,500rpm and 82Nm at 7,250rpm. For reference, the Triumph Tiger 900 makes 95.2PS and 87Nm. Despite the 10PS and 5Nm deficit, the output figures are decent for a bike in its class.

Just like the 900s, the Tiger 850 Sport features the same fascia comprising an all-LED headlight with DRLs. However, it gets a smaller 5-inch display as opposed to the 900’s 7-inch screen. Triumph has given the Tiger 850 Sport a 20-litre fuel tank. With a claimed average of 19kmpl, the new Tiger should be a good choice for long hauls.

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The rider modes have also been cut down to half, Rain and Road, instead of Rain, Road, Off-road and Sport. The Tiger 850 Sport misses out on cornering ABS as well as rebound adjustability on both the ends to keep costs in check. However, the bike does get switchable traction control.

The Tiger 850 Sport comes with the same chassis, tyres, and rims as the road-biased variants of the Tiger 900. Suspension duties are handled by a Marzocchi 45mm USD fork with 180mm of travel and a preload-adjustable monoshock with 170mm of travel. Triumph hasn’t compromised on the braking hardware, with the Tiger 850 Sport getting a dual 320mm disc at the front with Brembo Stylema callipers and a 255mm rear disc. Dual-channel ABS comes standard. With an adjustable seat mechanism, the seat height ranges from 810mm to 830mm. 

Triumph has opted for the Michelin Anakee Adventure Tyres, which though road-biased, seem ready for off-road use as well. The price gap between the Tiger 850 and the Tiger 900 GT is Rs 1.75 lakh. So, buyers with budget constraints and those with a preference for minimal electronics may find the Tiger 850 Sport a good proposition. Check out our Triumph Tiger 900 review here.

The Triumph Tiger 850 Sport rivals the BMW F 900 XR and the Ducati Multistrada 950.

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