Triumph Tiger 850 Sport revealed in American EPA filings

The name of a new motorcycle has been revealed in EPA filings as the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is named

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport revealed in American EPA filings

IT’S no secret that the current Triumph Tiger Sport is due to either get axed or updated in the coming months. The Euro4 compliant 1050 engine that nestles within the bike’s frame is no longer clean or efficient enough to remain in the range.

The thought of Triumph dropping the bike altogether though was a difficult pill to swallow, the model had, after all, seen strong sales on this and the other side of the Atlantic. The answer as to what will happen to the model seems to have been answered, in Environmental Protection Agency documents filed across the pond.

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They show a Triumph Tiger Sport model, although interestingly the name refers to the bike as a Tiger Sport 850. Delve a little deeper though and the filings show a machine with a displacement matching that of the current Tiger 900 range.

The document reveals that the new bike has a displacement of 887cc, and a claimed output if 94hp at 8750rpm. All of which put this bike closer to the Tiger 900 range than the outgoing Tiger 1050 Sport range. The outgoing bike boasted 123bhp at 9,475rpm and 1,150cc.

It seems a strange bike at first glance as Triumph already has an all-singing and all-dancing tourer in the range in the form of the Tiger 900 GT and GT Pro. So exactly where this new bike slots into the range is difficult to say.

We’re speaking to Triumph later today, and while we know they almost certainly be tight-lipped about this news, we’ll do our best to find out a little more.