A couple of months ago, we were privy to the press conference wherein Triumph unveiled the Tiger 850 Sport globally. The officials did confirm that this Triumph is on its way to the Indian market real soon. Now that this is out of the way, Triumph India has revealed the date – February 9. The motorcycle will replace the 900. At least the base trims will be culled, making way for the more affordable 800. There is no change in the engine capacity, however, the tuning is lightly different – the 850 approaches a much more accessible performance bracket. This 3-cylinder engine makes 85hp of power and 82Nm – lower than the 900 by 10hp/5Nm. The gearbox is a slip and assist 6-speed unit. A quickshifter will be part of the accessories bin though. Speaking of which, there are more than 100 genuine accessories
Take a ride on a classic British bike.
Welcome once again to Motorious’ Motorcycle Monday where we pick an interesting motorcycle to highlight. This time around we have a two-wheeled classic from the other side of the pond. Many people have a soft sport for classic Triumphs, including most famously Steve McQueen. In fact, during the filing of The Great Escape Triumphs were used in certain scenes but had to be disguised by the production crew as BMWs.
If the King of Cool loved Triumphs, it’s easy to see why people still swoon over them today. This TR6R 650 is one of the later iterations of the Tiger, a name which Triumph used for some time and riders from back in the day will recall with a certain level of fondness.