The Affordable Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Launched In India
It is the cheapest Tiger in the Triumph lineup
- It gets the same engine from the Tiger 900, albeit in a detuned avatar.
- Gets a smaller 5-inch TFT display.
- Still packs top-notch Brembo Stylema brakes along with Marzocchi suspension at both ends.
- Undercuts the Tiger 900 GT by Rs 1.75 lakh.
Triumph has launched the much-awaited Tiger 850 Sport in India at Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It basically serves as an entry-level offering into the Tiger lineup and is meant to attract customers who find the Tiger 900s intimidating. At this price, the 850 Sport undercuts the Tiger 900 GT by almost Rs 1.75 lakh, making it the most affordable Triumph ADV in India.
Aesthetically, the Tiger 850 Sport doesn’t look brand-new or standout, as it is based on the Tiger 900. It gets the same overall design with full-LED lighting and the signature Tiger LED DRLs. Its paint job and graphics are all-new, though, with Triumph offering the 850 Sport in the following colours: Graphite Diablo Red and Graphite Caspian Blue.
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As for equipment, Triumph has loaded the 850 Sport with a 5-inch high-contrast TFT display which shows all the basic information like speed, odometer, tachometer, efficiency, ABS, fuel level, and temperature. It is also used to toggle between the two riding modes: Road and Rain. It gets an adjustable windscreen too. Features such as heated grips, cruise control, and IMU have been left out of the package.
The 850 Sport is powered by the same BS6-compliant 888cc triple-cylinder motor from the 900s but in a detuned state to make 85PS and 82Nm, which is 10PS and 5Nm less than the Tiger 900. Triumph claims the 850’s power comes in earlier than the 900, though, and this will make the 850 easier to live with for new riders who feel intimidated by the performance of the 900s. Additionally, it offers a claimed mileage of 19kmpl and considering its 20-litre fuel tank, the total range should be around 380km.
On the suspension front, the Tiger 850 sport uses Marzocchi 45mm USD fork and a Marzocchi monoshock with preload adjustability. Other underpinnings include top-notch Brembo Stylema callipers up front with twin 320mm disc brakes and a single 250mm disc at the rear along with dual-channel ABS. Along with this, the 850 features 19-/17-inch tyres with Michelin Anakee rubber. It tips the scale at 192kg (dry) and gets an adjustable seat with its height varying from 810mm to 830mm.
In the market, the Tiger 850 Sport slots between 650cc ADVs such as the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Storm 650XT, and offerings such as the BMW F 850 GS. We can’t wait to get our hands on the 850 Sport and see how it fares against its rivals.