Triumph Tiger Sport (2013 - present) review

Think of it as a heavily revised and polished Triumph Tiger 1050

By Ben Cope on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 - 12:02

Details
Manufacturer:
Triumph
Category:
Adventure
Price:
£ 9599
Overall
4
This is an honest Triumph that's more of a Shire horse than show pony
Great motor, all-day comfort. Lack of electronics keeps price low
If you want a bike packed with electronics, you won't find it here

WHEN I first heard about the Tiger Sport I thought it was going to be a faster, lighter and more agile Triumph Tiger. Still cuddly but with added bite; a Tiger with more GRR.

It's not quite that simple.

Forget the 'Sport' name for a moment. This is a meticulous update to one of Triumph's most popular bikes from the past five years, the Tiger 1050.

Sure, it's got 10 more horsepower, a new single-sided swingarm and sharper looks. While those may well be the headlines that catch your attention it's the smaller details that make the difference. While it features ABS there are no power modes nor any traction control.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2013-triumph-tiger-sport/22330.html#ixzz2KyUQseDc

WHEN I first heard about the Tiger Sport I thought it was going to be a faster, lighter and more agile Triumph Tiger. Still cuddly but with added bite; a Tiger with more GRR.

It's not quite that simple.

Forget the 'Sport' name for a moment. This is a meticulous update to one of Triumph's most popular bikes from the past five years, the Tiger 1050.

Sure, it's got 10 more horsepower, a new single-sided swingarm and sharper looks. While those may well be the headlines that catch your attention it's the smaller details that make the difference. While it features ABS there are no power modes nor any traction control.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2013-triumph-tiger-sport/22330.html#ixzz2KyUQseDc

Score Breakdown
Overall
4
Engine
4
Brakes
4
Handling
4
Comfort
4
Build Quality
4

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