The new 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport has been designed to redefine the meaning of versatility and literally deliver the best of all worlds – from real sporting prowess, with more performance and thrilling riding characteristics – to mile-munching touring, with more comfort and capability for hassle free long distance riding pleasure – to the simple fun and practical needs of everyday get on and go riding.
Featuring a host of developments, including the next generation 1050cc triple engine, a suite of rider-focused technology, enhancedcomfort and capability and a more dynamic and sporty character.
More responsive riding experience
Next generation signature 1050 Triple engine
with 104 changes for more performance, power and torque.
New 38% freer flowing silencer and an even better sound.
8% better fuel economy.
New torque assist clutch with up to 48% lighter lever action.
More capability, control and active safety
New rider focused technology including ride-by-wire and three riding modes – road, rain and sport.
ABS and new switchable multi-level traction control.
Cruise control fitted as standard.
More comfort and a superior level of protection from the elements
New adjustable tinted screen.
New screen Aero diffusers.
Adventure hand guards fitted as standard.
More dynamic, imposing and sporty character
More high quality sports adventure detailing & finishes including; new footpegs with improved grip, redesigned mirrors, belly pan and heat shield.
New badges and eye catching contemporary graphics.
New contemporary matt black or aluminium silver liveries.
The latest evolution of the Tiger Sport centres around the iconic 1050cc triple engine.Featuring 104 developments to optimise power delivery, which include new cylinder heads, inlet ports and piston design, this new generation powerplant delivers waves of immediate torque.
Instant throttle response, thanks to a new ride-by-wire throttle system, allows the rider to make maximum use of the triple engine’s signature drive in every situation from highway cruising to cross-town commuting.
The new, 48% free-flowing flowing silencer not only sounds richer but also contributes to 8% better fuel economy.
Technology for the ride
The introduction of a new ECU, ride-by-wire throttle system and switchable traction control opens up the new Tiger Sport to a host of rider-focused technology.
This means the new Tiger Sport gives an instant response to rider input, with seamless power and a wall of torque immediately on hand.
Added to this are a choice of rider modes, enabling the rider to select the throttle response and traction control to suit the conditions. Available modes are Rain, Road and Sport, tailoring the system to optimise the bike’s performance and control.
The Sport mode allows the rider to explore the maximum character and punch of the triple engine while Rain softens and reduces overall power delivery.
A new USB and 12v power socket allows riders to charge up personal equipment and help with the fitting of powered accessories.
Cruise control completes the suite of original equipment rider aids while an all-new instrument panel, including two trip meters and a live fuel gauge gives clear access to all the information a rider requires, with the benefit of simple navigation through the displays.
A new tinted adjustable screen for superior wind protection, adventure handguards as standard and innovative ‘screen aero diffusers’, that deflect the air away from the rider and passenger without compromising the sporty stance, deliver an unprecedented level of aero protection for significantly improved touring capability and comfort.
Added to this is a new torque-assist clutch that eases the strain of both city commutes and long-distance adventure by reducing lever effort by up to 48%.
The new clutch system is coupled to a slick six-speed gearbox to allow the rider to make maximum use of the available power whilst providing a comfortable ratio for top gear long distance cruising.
Dynamic style and sporty character
Restyled and with all new livery available in subtle matt black – with neon yellow detailing – or striking aluminium silver with red details, the Tiger Sport makes a stylish statement for every-day, every-journey motorcycling.
The Tiger Sport’s single sided swingarm gives a clean finish while completing the new look with revised engine covers, new mirrors, new belly, new header heat shield and a billet machined rear wheel spindle finisher.
Rider comfort reaches a new level of sophistication too – with restyled footpegs designed to give more grip and a new seat with embossed logo and stitching detail.
With a huge fan base worldwide, thanks to its thrilling triple engine, great handling, excellent rider and pillion ergonomics and a large load-carrying ability the new Tiger Sport has been developed to be better in every way for the motorcyclist who wants a single bike that absolutely does it all.
The new Tiger Sport is available in Triumph dealerships now.
Triumph Tiger Sport 2016 – Technical Specifications
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