2020 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport specs, features, and details

Triumph has announced a new entry point into the adventure touring range as the Tiger 850 Sport is revealed to the world

THE 2021 Triumph range has sprouted a new off-shoot this winter, as the Tiger 850 Sport is revealed. The bike is being heralded as the new entry point into the adventure touring range, replacing the base Tiger 900 in the line-up and giving customers a dedicated road-going adventure touring set up.

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport reveal

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport engine

  • 888cc T-Plane crank design
  • Dedicated tune with 84bhp and 60lb-ft of torque
  • A2 compatible

First and foremost, the new bike is powered by a re-tuned version of the current Tiger 900 T-plane engine. The 888cc engine produces 84bhp at 8,500rpm and 60lb-ft of torque at 6,500rpm. The revised output, compared to the rest of the Tiger 900 range, means the new 850 Sport is easily A2 compatible, with dealers able to a dedicated APS twist grip if required.

Chassis

  • Brembo Stylema brakes, with twin 320mm discs.
  • Marzocchi upside-down cartridge forks and rear shock
  • Slip & Assist clutch

Many of the chassis components of the bike have been carried over from the existing range, which means you get top-spec Brembo Stylema monoblock stoppers that are mated to a two-channel ABS system. The suspension system is supplied by Marzocchi, with 45mm USD forks joining a rear shock with manual preload adjustment.

The frame of the bike is the same latest generation item as found on the other Tigers in the range. That means it’s a modular item, with a bolt-on rear subframe and a seat height of either 810 or 830mm.

Equipment

  • 5” TFT
  • All LED lighting – including DRL
  • Two riding modes – rain and road
  • Traction control – switchable including off
  • Two-channel ABS
  • Assisted slipper clutch
  • Adjustable screen

The 850 Sport features a 5” full colour TFT dash as seen on a few other bikes in the Hinckley brands range. It’s not the huge item as found on the top-spec Tigers, although its more than adequate and very easy to read.

Within the dash, there are two-riding modes, road, and rain, each of which adjusts the throttle map and traction control while retaining full power. The traction control can be switched between road and rain settings independently and can also be turned off altogether.

The new bike features a full LED lighting suite, with the headlight, taillights, and indicators all being LED powered. In certain markets, the bike will also feature a classy-looking LED DRL running across the headlight. A 12v power socket is standard on this model.

The arrival of this new bike will mean the death knell for another model. To make room for the 850 Sport, the current base model Tiger 900 will be lost.

The new bike will be available in two new paint options, Graphite and Diablo Red or Graphite and Caspian Blue, each incorporating model-specific Tiger 850 Sport graphics.

The new Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is set to land in dealers from January 2021, pricing is confirmed as £9,300 - £200 less than the previous base model Tiger 900.

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport specs

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Type

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder

Capacity

888 cc

Bore

78.0 mm

Stroke

61.9 mm

Compression

11.27:1

Maximum Power

85 PS / 84 bhp (62.5 kW) @ 8,500 rpm
(A2 restriction) 47.6 PS / 47 bhp (35 kW) @ 7,000 rpm

Maximum Torque

82 Nm (60lbft) @ 6,500 rpm
(A2 restriction) 78 Nm @ 3,750 rpm

Fuel System

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system, side mounted stainless steel silencer

Final Drive

O-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist

Gearbox

6 speed

CHASSIS

Frame

Tubular steel frame, bolt on sub frame

Swingarm

Twin-sided, cast aluminium

Front Wheel

Cast alloy, 19 x 2.5 in

Rear Wheel

Cast alloy, 17 x 4.25 in

Front Tyre

100/90-19

Rear Tyre

150/70R17

Front Suspension

Marzocchi 45mm upside down forks

Rear Suspension

Marzocchi rear suspension unit, manual preload adjustment

Front Brakes

Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo Stylema 4 piston Monobloc calipers. Radial front master cylinder, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 255mm disc. Brembo single piston sliding caliper, ABS

Instruments

5" TFT screen

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Length

2248 mm (88.50 in)

Width (Handlebars)

830 mm (32.67in)

Height Without Mirrors

1410-1460 mm (55.51-57.48 in)

Seat Height

810-830 mm (31.88-32.67 in)

Wheelbase

1556 mm (61.25 in)

Rake

24.6 °

Trail

133.3 mm (5.24 in)

Dry weight

192 kg (423 lb)

Fuel Tank Capacity

20 litres (5.28 US gal)

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Fuel Consumption

55.4 mpg (5.2 l/100km)

CO2

119 g/km

Standard

EURO 5

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now