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entry-level is getting a new name and a revised character for ’21, as the storied English marque angles for a friendlier introduction for newer riders. The 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport carriest the same 888cc mill as the , but with a revised tune focused on tractability as opposed to outright power.
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says the new tune is aimed at making the bike more accessible and versatile, hoping to up its usefulness as an everyday mount as well as a weekend getaway machine. The changes do mean the 850 is down about 10 hp on its 900cc brethren and last year’s entry-level machine. Peak is now 84 hp at 8,500 rpm and 60.5 torque at 6,500 rpm.
The big triple is connected to a slip-and-assist clutch, in a bid to help smooth out the ride and lower lever effort.
Backing up the revised engine is a tidy spec sheet that keeps the Tiger in line with what you’d expect on a $12,000 modern motorcycle. The fork is a preload-adjustable 45mm unit from Marzocchi, which combines with a Marzocchi rear shock that is also preload adjustable. Radial-mount Brembo Stylema Monoblock calipers up front clamp 320mm rotors with the help of ABS. The rear brake is a single-piston Brembo that also features ABS.
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The new Tiger comes with Road and Rain riding modes, and the traction control can be turned off independently if you’re looking to get a little rowdy. The controls and vital systems are monitored by a 5.5-inch TFT display.
At $11,995, the Tiger 850 Sport is the least expensive way into the Tiger line. It is on sale as we speak.
2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||888cc, liquid-cooled, T-plane crank inline 3-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.|
|Bore x Stroke:||78.0 x 61.9mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Clutch:||Wet, hydraulic multiplate, assist and slipper|
|Front Suspension:||45mm Marzocchi inverted fork, preload adjustable|
|Rear Suspension:||Marzocchi single shock, preload adjustable|
|Front Brakes:||Radial-mounted Brembo 4-piston Stylema calipers, radial master cylinder, floating 320mm discs w/ ABS|
|Rear Brake:||Brembo 1-piston caliper, 255mm disc w/ ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Cast alloy; 2.5 x 19 in. / 4.25 x 17 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||100/90-19 / 150/70R-17|
|Seat Height:||31.9–32.7 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||5.3 gal.|
|Claimed Dry Weight:||423 lb.|
|Warranty:||2-year unlimited mileage|
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