Tougher, smarter 2016 Triumph Tiger Sport

2016 Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport

The new Triumph Tiger Sport has now arrived in Australia with more growl, technology and features plus a hefty $1150 price rise.

The new 1050cc Tiger Sport costs $17,150 (+ORC), but includes substantial upgrades to the engine, electronic rider aids and extra creature comforts.

The engine has had a host of updates including a revised combustion chamber for more immediate torque and ride-by-wire throttle for better fuel economy and instant throttle response.

Fuel economy is improved by 8% and aided by the new, freer-flowing exhaust which Triumph claims has a richer sound.

The bike is also smarter thanks to a new ECU and the ride-by-wire throttle which allows the inclusion of three rider modes (rain, road and sport), multi-level traction control and cruise control.2016 Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport

Rider safety is increased by the addition of a slip-assist clutch to prevent rear-wheel lock-up on aggressive downshifting.

There is a new instrument panel with two trip computers and a “live fuel gauge” which refers to active fuel usage in litres per 100/km which provides average and instant fuel consumption readings, plus distance to empty.

Other changes include grippier footpegs, one-hand adjustable tinted screen, revised engine covers, new mirrors, a billet machined rear wheel spindle finisher and hand guards as standard.

It now comes in matt black or aluminium silver.

Triumph Tiger Sport

Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport

  • Price: $17,150 (+ORC)
  • Engine: 1050cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Bore/Stroke: 79 x 71.4 mm
  • Compression: 12.25:1
  • Power: 93kW @ 9475rpm
  • Torque: 106Nm @ 7000rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed, wet clutch, , assist and slip
  • Economy: 5.2L/100km (54mpg)
  • Frame: Aluminium beam twin-spar
  • Wheels: alloy 17 x 3.5in; 17 x 5.5in
  • Tyres: 120/70 ZR17; 180/55 ZR17
  • Suspension: Showa 43mm USD forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 140mm travel; Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound damping, 155mm travel
  • Brakes: 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston radial calipers; 255mm disc, 2-piston Nissin caliper
  • Length: 2150mm
  • Width: 850mm
  • Height: 1330 – 1385 mm (screen low – high position)
  • Seat: 830mm
  • Wheelbase: 1540mm
  • Rake: 22.8 °
  • Trail: 88.7 mm
  • Dry weight: 218kg
  • Fuel Tank: 20L2016 Triumph Tiger 1050 Sport

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