Back in November, we reported about the launch of the Trident 660 by Triumph Motorcycles. The Trident 660 is a middleweight naked bike that is powered by Triumph’s signature 3-cylinder engine that produces 81-Ps of power and 64-Nm of torque.
Not surprisingly, this same engine (and platform) will be utilized again by the British; this time, for an upcoming sport tourer that will bear the “Tiger” badge.
While the photos are obviously NOT spy shots, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that we were given a glimpse of the upcoming 660 from Triumph, which obviously has its eyes set on the Aprilia Tuareg 660.
Like what the Aprilia Tuareg 660 is to the Tuono 660, the upcoming Tiger Sport 660 will share the platform of the Trident, also bearing the same 660 triple, but with engine mapping set to deliver more power at lower RPMs.
Besides that, engine-wise, little has changed from the Trident. Even the underneath exhaust is the same, along with the aluminum swingarm and tubular steel frame. Wheels are 17-inch alloy with Michelin Road 5 tires.
Bumps will be absorbed by non-adjustable Showa inverted forks, with 120mm travel. The rear Showa monoshock is preload adjustable and has about 135mm travel. As far as the seat height is concerned, sources claim that the Tiger Sport 660’s seat height is not far from the Trident’s, but is shaped to accommodate the rider’s rear for more relaxed riding on long journeys.
It also appears that there are integrated saddlebag mounts near the tail. No more need to get aftermarket racks. They should fit Triumph branded saddlebags.
Of course, being a sport tourer, the Tiger Sport 660 has more plastics and wind protection and has a more upright ergonomics. Fuel tank also looks larger than the Trident’s. It holds 17 liters and is expected to tip the scales somewhere around the 200-kilogram mark.
So, what would you ride on your future adventure? Will it be the Aprilia Tuareg 660? Honda Transalp 650 or this?