Triumph Tiger Sport 660 first ride review

This bike it definitely going to stir up some trouble in the mid-weight adventure sport category! Introducing the brand-new Tiger Sport 660 from Triumph. I had an incredible opportunity to ride the Tiger Sport 660 prototype with Triumph Global and experience it before the world even knew it was coming. After a day riding here are my thoughts on the Tiger, including why I think this bike is going to take the segment by storm! I also got to ride two rival bikes, the Yamaha Tracer and Kawasaki Versys 650, riding them both in identical conditions, on the same roads back-to-back.

Here are some of my key highlights on the Tiger Sport 660:

  1. Triple engine more powerful and more responsive for an energetic ride, including ride by wire. Triple 660 is proven with the Trident 660 – see Trident review here.
  2. Class leading spec – this sounds dull but it’s pretty noticeable with the British quality, attention to detail and finish with 3 colours. Plus the list of branded equipment such as Showa suspension and Nissin brakes. On paper it’s not a huge up on rivals, but in the saddle, you can feel it’s all tuned together for a superior experience.
  3. Value for money – with a mid-market entry price and the lower cost of ownership with 10k service intervals it’s an affordable option
  4. Versatility – with a poised upright stance the Tiger Sport 660 is comfortable and makes adding luggage or a pillion easy. I particularly like the rear luggage mounts that come as standard and are seamlessly designed into the bikes lines – no big ugly brackets
  5. Technology – this is where it stands out particularly well over rivals, with multiple riding modes, a clear TFT display screen and smooth slip assist clutch
  6. Confidence – seat height is 835mm with a narrow stand over. Add the chassis feel and 206kg weight, it feels solid and balanced for low-speed manoeuvrability
  7. Tyres – it comes with Michelin Road 5s – a very well known and highly rated tyre option

Let me know in the comments what you think of the new Tiger Sport 660.

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Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Triumph Tiger Sport 660

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