After the much-awaited launch of the Tiger 900 not too long ago, Triumph has introduced a more road-focussed and accessible variant based on the aforementioned ADV. The Tiger 850 Sport comes with a slightly detuned version of the 888cc, liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder motor. Power output figures stand at 84 bhp@8,500 rpm and 8.36 kgm@6,500 rpm. However, the 6-speed gearbox remains the same.
Other changes include different rubbers (Michelin instead of Metzeler) and new colour options. Apart from these details, the 850 Sport is identical to the standard or base variant of the 900. Some of the notable features include all-LED lighting, two riding modes (Road & Rain), 5-inch TFT instrument display and Brembo Stylema brakes, with twin 320mm discs.
The Tiger 900 currently retails at Rs 13.7 lakh to Rs 15.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). When the 850 Sport arrives in India (soon, fingers crossed) it should be the most affordable variant of the Tiger. What do you think the pricing should be? Also, do you think an exercise like this makes sense? All we can say is, the more the merrier!